1. Worst lie: Mike Krzyzewski, lying about scolding Oregon's Dillon Brooks
Let's start with the biggest, dumbest, silliest part of the weekend.
In Oregon's Sweet 16 win over Duke, the Ducks' Dillon Brooks hit an unnecessary but harmless three-pointer very late in a game that had been decided in Oregon's favor.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski didn't appreciate it.
From ESPN's Myron Medcalf, Oregon's Dillon Brooks said Krzyzewski told him that he's "too good of a player to be showing off at the end."
Did you, Coach K?
"I didn't say that," Krzyzewski said after the game. "You can say whatever you want. Dillon Brooks is a hell of a player. I said, 'You're a terrific player.' And you can take whatever he said and then go with it, all right?"
Now, lying to a reporter is a bad idea. Reporters at live sporting events are generally tenacious in getting to the bottom of a hot story, especially when they're called out in front of their peers.
So this was a bad look for Coach K.
But, even worse, Krzyzewski thought he could pull one over on the internet.
If you've been on any corner of the internet in the last five years -- especially any portion of Sports Twitter -- you know that this is impossible.
There were cameras present, which means there were microphones present, which means the internet would eventually find one of those microphones, play the audio in a Vine, and spoil Krzyzewski's totally unnecessary lie.
So the coach apologized.
A couple of lessons: stop taking things so seriously, and don't lie to the Internet.
2. Best dunk of the weekend: Jake Layman of Maryland
Let's get the taste of that silly Coach K debacle out of our collective mouths with something entirely more enjoyable: Maryland's Jake Layman throwing it down (in a loss, but still.)
3. Best comeback: Syracuse upends Virginia on Sunday
This came too late in the weekend for us to really, truly relish it, but what Syracuse did against Virginia, engineering a comeback of elephantine proportions, was nearly unfathomable.
No team had made Virginia's stingy defense look so utterly hopeless all season long. And here, with the stakes so high?
It was transcendent.
Trailing by 15 midway through the second half, Syracuse seemed effectively resigned to falling victim to the Cavaliers' armor. It would have been understandable; Tony Bennett's team was a defensive stalwart all year.
Instead, the Orange ripped off a 24-5 run that flipped the script and lifted Cuse into the Final Four.
Here, with a little help from the official March Madness Twitter, is how it happened:
To make this even more incredible, Syracuse was considered by many to be a fringe participant in this year's tournament. Experts believed they had no right taking the place of a team like Monmouth.
After all, Syracuse lost 13 games this season. It was a fair argument.
Now, Jim Boeheim and the Orange are one of four teams left standing. It's kind of incredible.
4. Worst use of a final timeout: Mike Brey against North Carolina
With just over eight minutes left in the second half of Sunday's Elite 8 matchup with North Carolina, Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey used his fourth timeout.
He wanted to calm his team down, get a grasp of what they were doing offensively, and set something up.
The only problem? That was his final timeout. Of the game.
With over eight minutes to play.
When the Irish gave up baskets on nearly a half-dozen consecutive possessions late in the second half, Brey might have wanted to call a timeout to slow things down and get his team back on the same page.
But, of course, he couldn't. He was out of timeouts. So he stood, helpless, on the sideline, scratching his face, watching his team's chances slip away.
5. Best Vine-able moment of the tournament: Maryland's rim-out
This is art of the highest degree, the greatest use of six seconds your eyes will ever watch.
I don't need many words here.
It was this kind of Thursday for Maryland as the Terrapins lost to Kansas.