It’s only fitting that a boring NCAA Tournament gave us one of the greatest buzzer beaters of all-time.
Villanova beat North Carolina in an NCAA championship game for the ages last night, winning it all on a last second 3-pointer from Kris Jenkins – which came just after the Tar Heels’ Marcus Paige hit a circus three to tie the game (ONIONS!) It was about as thrilling a conclusion to a championship game as we can remember, which you wouldn’t have gathered from watching Villanova coach Jay Wright react to winning his first national title like a cold-blooded killer.
Anyway, the fallout from the Wildcats’ win has been all over the place. People like this cool security guard and Charles Barkley couldn’t believe their damn minds, while others tempered their immediate excitement for later engagements. Someone even sucker-punched the Tar Heels’ mascot and Villanova did everyone a favor by canceling classes on Tuesday, probably because campus was swarmed with rowdy celebrations last night.
And then there was the inevitable: The Crying Jordan face. Michael Jordan knew he was in for a long night when cameras spotted him early in the game.
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) April 5, 2016
UNC fans right now pic.twitter.com/yT3Hyjs8uh
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 5, 2016
— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) April 5, 2016
UNC’s Wikipedia page was also temporarily changed to the “North Carolina Crying Jordans,” which further proves that this thing is never going to die.
Meanwhile, shit was going off at Kelly’s Taproom, located near the Villanova campus, as fans celebrated the school’s first title since 1985:
Unfortunately, not all the reactions were funny. According to NBC Philadelphia, around six people were arrested – and another 27 injured – when celebrating Villanova fans threw glass bottles at cars and set fires following the game. I wonder how Michael Jordan would react to that news?