Insert a crying Michael Jordan meme here. This time its use is really warranted.
With MJ himself looking on at NRG Stadium in Houston on Monday night, the second-seeded Villanova Wildcats scored a 77-74 victory over the No. 1 University of North Carolina Tar Heels to be crowned NCAA National Champions.
But it was how Villanova did it that really turned heads. After Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige scored an unbelievable off-balanced three-pointer to knot the game at 74 with six seconds remaining, an ecstatic Jordan pumped his fists in the stands in awe of what he just seen.
But just before the parade could rain North Carolina baby blue, Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins buried a deep three-pointer of his own at the buzzer to lift the Wildcats to an electric three-point victory as the Internet exploded with reaction.
Sorry, UNC fans...you're going to be seeing the MJ crying meme all on your social Tuesday and beyond.
MJ wasn't the only Tar Heel alum to feel the pain. Former UNC stars Vince Carter and Danny Green were in attendance to see the heartbreaking loss as well.
Congrats to Villanova!
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