One day after what could be the biggest basketball win in school history, excitement coursed through campus at the University of South Carolina.
Copies of The Daily Gamecock, with its big headline 'Upset City,' disappeared from racks.
Snatches of many conversations invariably included "Devan Downey," "Kentucky," "game."
"'Devan Downey, Devan Downey' that's all you hear," Sammie Taylor III, a 19-year-old sophomore from Moncks Corner, said of USC's star point guard. "There's a rumor that Colonial Life Arena will be renamed for Devan Downey."
Many on USC's campus might favor that move.
Taylor and several other students, standing behind a table on the second floor of the Russell House, were signing students up for the Carolina Alumni Association.
But Tuesday night's game was topic No. 1.
"People who weren't there, all I hear is, 'I wish I was there,'" said Darryl Morris, a 19-year-old sophomore from Seneca.
Morris was among the crazies at Colonial Life when Downey pushed the Gamecocks past the top-ranked and unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats. But he did not think his Gamecocks would fare so well against Kentucky and its biggest star, John Wall.
"I thought Wall would score 30 points and we'd lose by 15 or 20," Morris said.
That, as Gamecock Nation now knows, did not happen.
As Morris and other students worked the table, USC mascot Cocky stopped by.
Asked for comment on the big win, the big bird shrugged his shoulders and grabbed the upper and lower portions of his yellow beak and moved them up and down.
No words came out, but those nearby got the message: The rooster was still in rapture.
Tuesday's monumental upset was a work night for Cameron Widerman, a 20-year-old sophomore from Cherry Hill, N.J.
Widerman filmed snippets of the game, including the mad rush onto the court during the game's immediate aftermath, for a campus Web site, capitalcitysports.blip.tv.
Wednesday morning, Widerman and others were in a room not far from the offices of the student newspaper, talking basketball and reminiscing about Tuesday night.
"We were up here until 4 in the morning putting together a highlight package," Widerman said, as images of the scene at Colonial Life Arena played on a computer screen over his shoulder.
Did the work keep him and his pals from enjoying the big moment?
"No, sir," Widerman said. "We were celebrating while we worked."