Watch Haley Cavinder Shut Down Trolls During NCAA Tournament Game Against Indiana

The college athlete and TikTok star plays guard for the Miami Hurricanes.
Haley Cavinder

Haley Cavinder.

Haley and Hanna Cavinder are two of college basketball’s hottest female athletes—both on and off the court. The twins are social media stars, with nearly five million followers on their joint Instagram and TikTok accounts.

The sisters also happen to be paving the way for female athletes in NIL deals. With fame comes criticism, and Haley shut down naysayers on the court during an NCAA tournament game on Monday.

As Haley, who plays guard for the Miami, approached the free-throw line, Indiana fans began chanting “stick to TikTok.” After sinking her shot, Haley held a finger up to her mouth to shush the crowd.

Miami beat Indiana 70–68 and moved on to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. The team secured a victory against Villanova on March 24 and will advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history.

The twins then posted the epic moment on TikTok, which quickly went viral. It racked up more than two million views in just two days.

"the ‘stick to tik tok’ chants go crazy .. sweet 16 us🤫 #fyp #bball #twins,” the sisters wrote in their caption.

“love or hate...the girls have proven they can play...they constantly move on the court and make things happen...they can flat out play,” one person commented.

“the GOAT 🐐🏀🏆,” another follower added.

During the 2021–22 season at Fresno State, prior to her transfer to the Hurricanes for her senior season, Haley set the NCAA record for free-throw percentage in a season (97.3%).

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