Joe Burrow celebrates Ohio Bobcats basketball March Madness upset win but ignores LSU

Erik Hall
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Joe Burrow enjoyed football postseason success at LSU by guiding the football team to the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. 

But March means the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. 

Burrow was paying attention and tweeted about it Saturday night. 

But not about his alma mater LSU, which defeated St. Bonaventure 76-61 on Saturday afternoon. 

Burrow tweeted about the No. 13-seeded Ohio Bobcats, which upset No. 4 seed Virginia 62-58 on Saturday.

"How bout those Bobcats," Burrow tweeted.

Burrow lists his hometown as Athens, Ohio, which is the home of Ohio University. Burrow's dad, Jimmy Burrow, coached Ohio football from 2005-18.

The former LSU quarterback didn't completely ignore LSU basketball. Before the game, he posted a paid ad from Buffalo Wild Wings that started by saying, "Let's Geaux Tigers."

Maybe Burrow will celebrate LSU's next game. The LSU Tigers face Michigan on Monday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

No. 8-seeded LSU comes into the Michigan matchup 19-9 overall. No. 1 seed Michigan enters the game 21-4 overall. On Saturday, Michigan beat Texas Southern 82-66 in the NCAA Tournament first round.

Entering Monday, Michigan leads the all-time series 2-1 vs. LSU. The teams last met in 2017. 

Nov 22, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) stands on the field against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Burrow's other alma mater, Ohio State where he completed his bachelor's degree before transferring to LSU, lost in Friday's first round to No. 15 seed Oral Roberts 75-72 in overtime.

Burrow is in the process of recovering from a left knee injury he suffered Nov. 22 during his first NFL season as quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Will Wade is the LSU men's basketball head coach. Juwan Howard is the Michigan men's basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.