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College Basketball Coach's Dancing Goes Viral (Video)

Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga celebrated with a dance after his team defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 54-48 in overtime in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Feb. 20 (video below).

When Larranaga entered the locker room, his team welcomed him into a dancing celebration, which CBS Sports described as "Groovy, baby!"

What Larranaga lacked in skill, he made up for in enthusiasm.

HERO Sports offered its own analysis of his dance:

There is an air of Ric Flair about this initial entrance as Larranaga channels the "Stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!" All that is missing here is a drawn out WOOOOOOO, but that would have probably broken the internet.

Next comes a dance move that even his own players can't handle. Larranaga holds his hands high above his head and his squad seems entirely unsure if he is calling for a high five or throwing down some Euro techno kind of vibe. Either way, Larranaga is clearly in charge of the group at this point.

Turning around to face the camera, Larranaga finally calls on his inner Alfonso Ribeiro, bringing out a sort of half Carlton (and that was not a height joke) to the delight of all involved.

Look for your grandpa to pull out the full Larranaga repertoire at the next family Christmas get together.

Virginia made only 31 percent of its shots, while Miami was at 37 percent, CBS Sports reports.

Beating the 18th ranked Cavaliers was a big win for the Hurricanes -- and their dancing coach -- as they push towards a place at NCAA Tournament, but they still have to play Duke, Florida State and Virginia Tech.

The Hurricanes are now 19-8, with a 9-6 record in the ACC.

There is no mention of dancing in Larranaga's bio on the Hurricanes official website, but it does say that he has a career record of 588-391, and a record of 118-57 at Miami.

Sources: CBS Sports, HERO Sports, / Photo credit: Thomson200/Wikimedia Commons

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