As a kid you dream of icing the winning shot in a championship game for your favourite sports team. But very few of us ever actually get to do it. And even fewer get to do it in the biggest game of the year, in the most ridiculous circumstances imaginable.
The NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball National Championship (a bloody mouthful, we know) was decided a short while ago when the North Carolina Tar Heels clashed with the Villanova Wildcats in the culmination of US College basketball’s insane March Madness tournament.
The back-and-forth affair was an arm wrestle, and was already one of the better NCAA National Championship games of all time when the second half rolled into its final minute.
Three points down, and with a mere 12 seconds left of the clock, the Tar Heels pulled one out of the bag.
Tying the game at 74 each, and with 4.7 seconds left on the clock, Villanova had one final shot to end the game in regulation.
Enter: Kris Jenkins.
That is huge. HUGE.
Sinking the biggest shot of his life as time expired, Jenkins helped Villanova claim its first national title in 31 years, and second overall.
Hell, even Nicki Minaj is fired up.
ICE. COLD. BUCKETS. YOU GO GET IT, YOUNG MAN.
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