Marquette vs. Miami: It's a dance-off!

MU's Buzz Williams and Miami coach Jim Larranaga are prone to showing off their moves.

Shane Larkin going head-to-head with Vander Blue? How about Davante Gardner and Kenny Kadji squaring off?

Miami and Marquette will have some fun on-the-court match-ups when the two schools square off in the Sweet 16 in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, but let's forget about that for a few minutes and focus on which coach is a better dancer. 

Miami coach Jim Larranaga and Marquette's Buzz Williams — two candidates for national coach of the year — both flashed some moves after their teams advanced in the NCAA tournament. 

First it was Williams, who has danced before, most memorably at West Virginia in 2012. Excited that Marquette had just won its second nail-biter to head to the school's third straight Sweet 16, Williams had a little fun while his two sons watched. 

"I shouldn't have done that," Williams said afterwards. "I was really excited. My two boys are here, my two daughters are at home. My wife has been in the hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, for over half of our stay here. It's been a crazy, crazy four days in Lexington."

It was Larranaga's turn Sunday, but he did it in the locker room. That didn't stop cameras from capturing whatever you call his moves. 

Sure, March is ultimately about what happens on the basketball court, but these two coaches have helped us have a little fun along the way, and that's also important this time of year. All right, now back to basketball.

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