The university president was among those to hit the streets to celebrate the Flyers' upset of Syracuse, and some folks from high places weighed in with their support elsewhere.
Syracuse's Tyler Ennis (11) reacts as Dayton's Kendall Pollard (22) and Devin Oliver (5) celebrate with teammates during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dayton won 55-53.
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By Marcus Hartman
Dayton's first trip to the Sweet 16 in 30 years not surprisingly tipped off a raucous celebration on campus.
At least one of the participants might have been a little unexpected though -- school president Dr. Daniel J. Curran.
Also checking in was ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who was a star quarterback at nearby Centerville before going to Ohio State, and Arizona head coach Sean Miller, older brother of Dayton head coach Archie Miller and former coach of Flyers' arch-rival Xavier.
Congrats to Archie Miller and @DaytonMBB on advancing to 1st sweet 16 since 1984!!! Team has serious grit. Good luck in Memphis!!