The Top GIFs and Clips From March Madness 2024

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3 min readApr 10, 2024


One shining moment, there frozen in time!

The 2024 NCAA tournaments came to a thrilling close this week with the Connecticut Huskies winning their sixth championship title…

…and the South Carolina Gamecocks winning their third women’s championship.

Women’s basketball took center stage this year, as several teams and players broke records—including one Caitlin Clark. This year’s NCAA Women’s Championship game between Iowa and South Carolina also broke viewership records, becoming the most-watched basketball game since 2019.

This moment from Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley after their win was a highlight for one GIPHY editor, who called it out as a “moment of class and a great example of celebrating our opponents and women’s basketball overall.”

Want to relive the highs and lows of March Madness? Here’s a look at the top GIFs and Clips from this year’s tournaments, all of which we captured live on the official March Madness GIPHY channel.

Most-Viewed GIFs: Terrence Edwards Jr., DJ Burns Jr., Kelvin Sampson

For us, March Madness is all about the reactions, both from the court and the audience in the bleachers.

This year, reactions GIFs from the court dominated our list of the most-viewed GIFs from March Madness, with several players ranking at the top.

For starters, the James Madison Dukes opened March Madness strong, defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 72–61 and becoming the first 12 seed to advance in this year’s tournament. This GIF of then-Dukes player Terrence Edwards Jr. speaking to a reporter after their win was the third most-viewed GIF of the tournament.

North Carolina State also made its mark this year as it entered the Final Four for the first time since 1983. This GIF of NC State forward DJ Burns Jr. celebrating during their regional final against Duke was the second most-viewed GIF of March Madness.

Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson won accolades this year for leading the team to its third consecutive 30-win season and its fifth consecutive Sweet 16 appearance. This GIF of Sampson celebrating after the team’s win over Texas A&M was the most-viewed GIF of March Madness.

Get Motivated With These Women’s Basketball Clips

From Caitlin Clark to Raven Johnson, several women’s basketball players made history this year as they broke records on the court and became stars in their own right.

Need some motivation? Here are five Clips from this year’s women’s basketball tournament that are sure to get you hyped up.

  1. Raven Johnson: “We didn’t come this far just to come this far, so.”

2. Caitlin Clark: “Go let your work shine. Go have fun.”

3. Angel Reese: “I want to be a part of history.”

4. South Carolina Gamecocks advance

5. Ayoka Lee: “You’re silly if you’re not buying tickets.”

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