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‘Thriller’ dance by Longwood hoops teams highlights ‘Lancer Madness’ (VIDEO)

Oct 31, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

Tristan Carey, Nate Lubick AP

Longwood University held its preseason event at a later date than most Division I teams, holding “Lancer Madness” on Wednesday night. Given the proximity to Halloween, the men’s and women’s basketball teams came together to put forth their best version of the dance scenes in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.

There seemed to be a little confusion amongst members of the men’s team during the latter portion of the dance, so they just scrapped the routine and did their own thing. The video below also includes first-year men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee firing up the crowd, and some clips from dunk contest champion Tristan Carey.

Not in the video is the shooting contest, which featured two players hitting half-court shots to win prizes for the fans.

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