An incredible ending to a national championship game like the one between Villanova and North Carolina is going to lead to many awesome reactions, and we have plenty of those.
Between the reactions from campus bars, to fans watching at homes and even rival fan bases, below is a roundup of the best fan reaction videos to Villanova’s 77-74 win. You’re going to love these.
Here’s the reaction from a near-campus bar by Villanova:
REACTION: What the game-winning shot looked like from a near-campus bar.
— Comcast SportsNet (@CSNPhilly) April 5, 2016
This Villanova fan reaction is awesome:
My Dad is the biggest Villanova fan I know. MUST WATCH video of him on last play pic.twitter.com/I2aspQd1Y4
— Jay Alter (@jaltersports) April 5, 2016
So is this video of a Villanova fan, but this one has lots of bad language:
As great as the finish was between Villanova and North Carolina in the national championship game, we also must remind ourselves that there is the agony of defeat felt by the losing team.
North Carolina forward Brice Johnson fell short of a title in his final collegiate game and closed his career in tears:
Johnson was one of six seniors on a North Carolina team that unfortunately goes home crying. What a game.
You knew they were coming. You just knew that if North Carolina lost the national championship game to Villanova, the Michael Jordan crying memes would be coming even more so than normal.
It happened, and then the crying faces happened.
By LBS obligation, we have compiled some of the MJ crying face memes following UNC’s loss:
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) April 5, 2016
— Houston Hank (@hen_ease) April 5, 2016
Kris Jenkins gave us one of the best and most memorable shots in college basketball history when he buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Villanova the national championship over North Carolina.
Right after Marcus Paige had made an improbable three to tie the game at 74, Jenkins went up the court and nailed a buzzer-beater for one of the best championship game endings ever:
FOR THE TITLE?!?! WHAT??!https://t.co/aFvWVQDEr9
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 5, 2016
Here are a couple of cool courtside angles of the shot:
Seriously, the coolest: https://t.co/O6xzrrH3jn
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) April 5, 2016
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 5, 2016
Just in case there was a doubt, it was clear he got the ball out of his hands with time on the clock to spare:
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) April 5, 2016
The betting line for the NCAA Tournament National Championship Game on Monday night between North Carolina and Villanova has been released, and the Tar Heels are the early favorite.
The Tar Heels opened up as favored by anywhere from 1.5-3 points depending on the book.
CG Technology had them as a 1.5-point favorite:
North Carolina opens as a 1.5-point favorite over Villanova at Las Vegas sports book operator @CGTechnology_.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) April 3, 2016
William Hill listed North Carolina as a 2-point favorite:
— Covers (@Covers) April 3, 2016
Sportsbook.com had UNC favored over Villanova by 3:
UNC opens as -3 over Villanova in NCAA Championship at @Sportsbook_com
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 3, 2016
It may be hard for some to believe that after a historic performance against Oklahoma that Villanova would be an underdog, but North Carolina is the higher-seeded team and has won each of its tournament games by at least 15 points. This should be a good one on Monday night.
It was not easy being the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday.
The team lost to Villanova in historic fashion 95-51 at the Final Four in Houston. The 44-point margin was the largest in NCAA Tournament semifinal history. Naturally, with the team getting crushed so badly, the joke was on the Sooner very early on in the second half.
We’ve compiled the best jokes, memes and crying Jordan faces Oklahoma was hit with during their loss. Enjoy:
Time for a live look at Oklahoma pic.twitter.com/xBSONOwJL6
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 2, 2016
At least, OU now has the distinction of being the first school to get blown out of the Final Four in both football and basketball.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 3, 2016
Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats blew the doors of Oklahoma in one of the most impressive Final Four victories in history, but the coach still had empathy for his opponent.
“That was just one of those nights,” Wright said of his team’s hot shooting in an interview with TBS’ Tracy Wolfson after the game. “I feel bad for Oklahoma; we’ve all had those nights. They’ve had a great season, they’re a great team.”
Wright also referenced his team’s 78-55 December loss to the Sooners.
“We knew they could beat us bad, so we had a lot of fear coming into this game.”
Wright’s Wildcats posted the largest margin of victory in Final Four history at 44 points. Their 71 percent shooting was also the highest percentage in a Final Four semifinal game. 95-51. What more can you say?