NCAA basketball bloopers, falls and gaffes

The NCAA tournament is college basketball at its best, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few trips, dives, crashes and typos along the way.




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Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Louisville

Russ Smith of the Louisville Cardinals falls over a teammate on the bench out of bounds in the first half against the Syracuse Orange during the final of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Pittsburgh

C.J. Fair #5 of the Syracuse Orange looks up as he attempts to control the ball against James Robinson (R) #0 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Philadelphia

Justin Jackson of the Cincinnati Bearcats falls while defending Gregory Echenique #0 of the Creighton Bluejays during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Creighton defeated Cincinnati 67-63. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Wichita State's Malcolm Armstead

Wichita State's Malcolm Armstead (2) is elbowed by La Salle's Rohan Brown (35) during the first half in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 action in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Wake Forest vs. Duke

Duke forward Mason Plumlee (5) falls onto Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas (2) during first-half action at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wednesday January 30, 2013. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

UNC-Maryland

Maryland's Dave Neal (35) tumbles into the Tar Heel bench under the feet of North Carolina's Justin Watts (24) while chasing a loose ball in the second half of play on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland. Maryland won 88-85. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

Kentucky Wildcats v Florida Gators

Scottie Wilbekin of the Florida Gators tumbles against the Kentucky Wildcats February 12, 2013 at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators won 69 - 52. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Final Four scoreboard misspells Atlanta

During a 2012 NCAA championship game at the New Orleans Superdome, the rotating message board on the sideline advertised tickets to the 2013 Final Four in "Alanta."

March Madness bloopers

N.C. State's C.J. Leslie (5) falls over U.S. Presswire's Bob Donnan after chasing a loose ball during the second half at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sunday, March 6, 2011. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)

Typo on Kentucky basketball plaque

City officials in Pikeville, Kentucky, got a litle overexcited after UK brought home the 2012 NCAA championship trophy. Along with a ceremonial key to the city, they presented Kentucky coach John Calipari with this plaque, complete with two typographical errors.

Texas Longhorns v Iowa State Cyclones

Myck Kabongo #12 of the Texas Longhorns falls into a row of photographers as he chases a loose ball during a game against the Iowa State Cyclones in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament March 8, 2012 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Kennesaw State v Notre Dame

Jerian Grant #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish falls after being fouled by Jordan Montgomery #13 of the Kennesaw State Owls at Purcel Pavilion on December 19, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Kentucky fans misspelling

In an attempted dig at University of Louisville, Kentucky fans made themselves the butt of the joke with their pitiful spelling.

Oregon v Washington

Isaiah Thomas #2 of the Washington Huskies falls through the lane with the ball in the first half while taking on the Oregon Ducks in the semifinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals

Quincy Miller #30 of the Baylor Bears falls backward out-of-bounds as Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives toward the basket during the NCAA Big 12 Semifinal game on March 9, 2012 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Tennesee

Murphy Holloway #31 of the Ole Miss Rebels trips over Skylar McBe #13 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the quarterfinals of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kentucky Wildcats v Florida Gators

Guard Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators tumbles against the Kentucky Wildcats February 12, 2013 at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators won 69 - 52. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational - Day 1 - UNLV v USC

Justin Hawkins (L) #31 of the UNLV Rebels and James Blasczyk #31 of the USC Trojans tumble over each other while going for a loose ball during the third round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena November 25, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Cincinnati v Florida State

Ge'Lawn Guyn #14 of the Cincinnati Bearcats trips over Bernard James #5 of the Florida State Seminoles during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 18, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)