The Cavinder twins got jokes.
Haley and Hanna Cavinder — who are college basketball players at the University of Miami and TikTok superstars — had way too much fun trolling critics after the Hurricanes’ upset of top-seeded Indiana to reach the women’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
Haley made two clutch free throws with 12 seconds remaining to give the No. 9-seeded Hurricanes a three-point lead in an eventual 70-68 win over the Hoosiers on Monday night.
The Cavinder twins shared a clip of Haley at the free throw line to TikTok, writing, “The ‘stick to Tik Tok’ chants go crazy .. Sweet 16 us.”
After sinking both shots, Haley — who is Miami’s leading scorer, averaging 12.6 points per game — put her finger up to her mouth to silence the home Hoosier crowd before a timeout was called.
The TikTok video had “Neva Cared” by Polo G playing in the background and included the lyrics: “Ain’t no competition even though they try their hardest. I know they be hating, but I’m in my bag regardless.”
Haley also took to Instagram — where she boasts over 500,000 followers — and shared a photo of herself on the court in Bloomington.
“My favorite kind of dancing,” she captioned her post, referring to March Madness.
“TikTok prepared u well for this dancing thing,” Hanna wrote in the comments.
In a separate TikTok video, the sisters trolled someone that asked: “Didn’t one of you only score 2 points.”
Haley finished with nine points, eight rebounds and a single assist — while Hanna added three points, three rebounds and two assists off the bench.
The senior guards — who transferred from Fresno State to Miami in April 2022 — celebrated with their Canes teammates inside the locker room in a separate TikTok video.
Haley and Hanna — who are the third-highest NIL earners in the 2023 NCAA Tournament (men’s and women’s) — were unfazed about their critics.
“They could say whatever they want, we’re in the Sweet 16,” Haley said.
“So keep talking. We don’t care,” Hanna added.
Haley and Hanna are two of the highest-paid college athletes, having earned an estimated seven figures in NIL deals since the NCAA rule change in 2021 — enabling student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness.
The sisters rose to internet stardom during the COVID-19 pandemic, when they began sharing dancing videos on TikTok.
Haley and Hanna are open about criticism they receive and how they deal with hate on social media.
“No matter what someone will always have an opinion about you, or what you post, or what you wear, or how you live etc,” the sisters wrote in an Instagram Q&A last week.
“We have learned that you can not look for approval from strangers that only see a glimpse of what you choose to show them throughout social media.”
They elaborated on the topic during a recent appearance on the “BFFs” podcast.
“Sometimes on the road they’ll make signs or something,” Hanna said about critics — adding that Haley often gets trolled at the free throw line.
“Haley plays way more than me, so I constantly get it,” she said.
Hanna explained that her role changed when the sisters transferred from Fresno State to U of M.
“They always say I’m too small and stuff like that,” she said. “… We’re 5-foot-6 on a good day… 5-foot-5 and a half.”
An NCAA investigation found that a meeting between prominent Hurricanes booster John Ruiz and the student-athletes, including their parents, at his Miami home violated a number of recruiting rules.
Miami will play No. 4-seeded Villanova in Greenville, South Carolina on Friday.
If they defeat the Wildcats, the Hurricanes would play the winner of LSU and Utah on Sunday.