Happen to be sitting down low by Nova parent section and when the confetti came down we saw pure pride and emotion. pic.twitter.com/NwGeOYilCU
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) April 5, 2016
Villanova’s pulse-pounding 77-74 victory over North Carolina to claim the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Championship on Monday resonated with millions of fans.
The Wildcats’ Kris Jenkins’ game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer countered the Tar Heels’ Marcus Paige’s acrobatic game-tying trey just moments before. ESPN commentators and reporters at NRG Stadium in Houston, on the Villanova and North Carolina campuses and elsewhere took to social media to join the conversation Monday night and this morning.
Derek Volner contributed to this post.