Charlie Hall contributed to Northwestern's victory over Rutgers, and his famous mom watched it all go down
Julia Louis-Dreyfus might be the Veep, but she’s first and foremost a proud mom.
On Thursday night, the Northwestern University men’s basketball team overpowered Rutgers University, 83-61, to move to the next round of the Big Ten Tournament. They did so with a helpful dose of star power, thanks to Louis-Dreyfus, a Northwestern alumnus herself who was also at the game to cheer on her son, player Charlie Hall.
When Hall entered the game in the second quarter, broadcasters like ESPN and the Big Ten Network put the game in split-screen, showing a phone-clutching Louis-Dreyfus react to the game play.
Louis-Dreyfus did have reason to celebrate, too. Not only did Northwestern stay well ahead of Rutgers after an early-game run, but Hall himself was able to grab a couple rebounds too. Louis-Dreyfus reacted in kind, and her joyful cheering was captured by the TV broadcasters.
Check out the video of Hall’s playing and Louis-Dreyfus’ reactions above. For more Louis-Dreyfus excitement, watch her character Selina Meyer spread democracy “like patient zero” in Veep‘s season 6 trailer. The HBO hit returns Sunday, April 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET.