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VIDEO: UVA Fan Falls Flat on Face During March Madness Championship Celebration

David Kaestle
NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Texas Tech v Virginia
NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Texas Tech v Virginia / Tom Pennington
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While the Virginia Cavaliers were celebrating the school's first NCAA men's basketball national championship in Minneapolis, Minn., a large group of their fans were back on campus watching from the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.

Well, when the final buzzer went off and Virginia had won, the fans in Charlottesville stormed the empty court.

But we've learned that storming the court can be a hazardous endeavor. People often trip, fall or even get trampled by other court-stormers. And that's exactly what happened to one Virginia fan as she was hopping over the fence to celebrate the Cavaliers' win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Fortunately, she did seem to handle the face plant like a champ. Although it's a short video, she seems to pop right back up after her face hit the concrete. Maybe it was the adrenaline rush from watching her team secure its first-ever national title.

Regardless, congrats to Virginia on winning it all and congrats to that fan for living to tell the tale.


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