Katie Holmes admits she's an 'intense' basketball fan that trash talks


Katie Holmes is a sports fan you don't want to mess with.

The 38-year-old actress appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, when she talked about her love of basketball ... and how she isn't above taking things to the next level.

"I'm a big basketball fan, I come from a big basketball family," she explained. "My dad played at Marquette under Al McGuire, so everyone is, like, very good in my family except for me. But we were just at the NCAA this weekend at MSG and it was incredible. We watched the South Carolina-Florida game, and the Florida-Wisconsin game ... oh my God!"

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Holmes said she even prays and does rituals before the games.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Suri Cruise (2L) and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes attend a basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Suri Cruise, guest, Emily Pynenberg as 'Cassandra', Katie Holmes, Zac Posen, Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella The Glamour Cat' chat backstage at the hit musical 'Cats' on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on August 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Laura Michelle Kelly as 'Sylvia Llewelyn Davies', Paul Slade Smith as 'Charles Frohman', Suri Cruise, mother Katie Holmes, Tony Yazbeck as 'J.M. Barrie' and Amy Yakima as 'Peter Pan' pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Suri Cruise and mother Katie Holmes pose backstage at the hit musical 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on July 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen walking their Chihuahua Honey with some friends on July 31, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Actress Katie Homes and her daughter Suri Cruise attend the game between the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 20, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Actress Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise attend the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Connecticut Huskies and the Michigan State Spartans at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Katie Holmes takes Suri Cruise on a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 12: Katie Holmes with Suri Cruise sighting on December 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Actress Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen walking Chelsea on December 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Katie Holmes sighted helping Suri Cruise to scooter in Chelsea on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Actress Katie Holmes sighted helping Suri Cruise to scooter in Chelsea on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise seen on the streets of Manhattan on October 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise (R) leave ABC Carpet on July 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise sighting on July 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
MANHATTAN NY - JULY 12: (L-R) Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise sighting on July 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise leave Make Meaning on July 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Katie Holmes picks up Suri Cruise from school on November 09, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are seen at a playground in Brooklyn on September 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Suri Cruise seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Suri Cruise plays in Bleecker Playground on August 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise visit Make Meaning on August 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Katie Holmes (R) takes Suri Cruise on a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise visit Make Meaning on August 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Katie Holmes takes Suri Cruise on a bike ride along Manhattan's West Side bike path on August 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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"I'm a very intense fan no matter what, because I'm the youngest of five, so I used to go to all my brothers and sisters' games when I was little, so ... I pray, I do rituals," she said. "And my nephew was on a great basketball team this year, and I would listen on the radio and I would have to, you know, run on the treadmill because I would be so, like, 'Oh my God, oh my God! It's two minutes left! Oh my God!' you know?"

She of course dials up the intensity if she's actually at the game.

"And then if I'm there, I'm not above yelling anything I want at that ref," she said unapologetically. "Like, 'You're ugly! You suck! I hate you!' ... just to distract. "You're so mean! Those pants are too tight!' You know, anything. I just want to be a part of it."

Holmes also briefly talked about almost nabbing Sarah Michelle Gellar's now iconic Buffy the Vampire Slayer role when she was still in high school.

"I was a junior in high school, and I went out to L.A. for a pilot season, and I tried out for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and ... the scheduling ... well, it didn't work out," she shared. "I got close and then a year later, they were casting Dawson's Creek, so it was weird... and now it's Buffy's 20th reunion."

"She [Gellar] was amazing in that," she added.

Later, Holmes took part in Fallon's adorable Pup Quiz with Girls star Andrew Rannells, where she got to cuddle with a few super cute puppies.

- New York, NY - 03/29/2017 - Katie Holmes, Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Golden Retriever puppies backstage at The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

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Clearly, Holmes isn't exaggerating when it comes to her love of basketball. Last week, she made sure her 10-year-old daughter, Suri, got in on the NCAA March Madness fun, when she took her to a Notre Dame basketball game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


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