Marcus Zegarowski and Creighton must have felt as notorious as Conor McGregor after win.
Marcus Zegarowski had reason to celebrate, and to do so, he took a page out of the playbook of one of the UFC‘s most popular and polarizing figures, Conor McGregor.
As Creighton, a fifth seed took down Ohio, a No. 13 seed, in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Zegarowski busted out the strut that’s been performed on many different occasions by McGregor as he celebrated with teammates and fans in attendance.
Of course, the strut was well-known as the power walk done on screen by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, which McGregor has previously acknowledged and said “Vince McMahon must be p***ed…I stole that walk and that walk is now mine.”
In 38 minutes of action, Zegarowski scored 20 points and added three rebounds and two assists.
Marcus Zegarowski channels Conor McGregor as Creighton moves on in NCAA March Madness
Creighton got off to a strong start in the first 20 minutes of play, taking a 39-24 lead into the half. Ohio would make a strong effort to fight back, but the Bluejays kept pace and ended up coming away with a 72-58 victory.
In a March Madness that has seen a record number of upsets in the first two rounds, Creighton has managed to hold off its competition. They had a scare in the first round, however, edging out No. 12 UC Santa Barbara 63-62.
Creighton entered the national tournament as an at-large bid after losing to Georgetown in the Big East Tournament.
With its victory, Creighton reaches the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1974. It’s going to be an uphill battle from here, however, as they will next take on No. 1 Gonzaga, one of the favorites to win the tournament.
McGregor was last in action at UFC 257 in January, losing to Dustin Poirier and being stopped by KO or TKO for the first time in his career. The pair is rumored to have a trilogy bout in the future.