On Monday night, Villanova took home its second men’s basketball championship in the past three years after absolutely dominating Michigan to coast to a 79-62 victory in a game that was essentially over before the half and all but ended after a couple of threes by Wildcats hero Donte DiVincenzo that put a stop to a late-game run by the Wolverines. DiVincenzo got Milkshake Ducked almost immediately after the game ended thanks to some questionable tweets from a few years ago, making me incredibly glad Twitter wasn’t a thing when I was in high school. With that said, it didn’t put much of a damper on the celebration.
The post-game festivities included all of the confetti and net-cutting you’ve come to expect, but everyone knows March Madness isn’t officially over until we get the pièce de résistance: the “One Shining Moment” video, an annual tradition that documents the highs (and some of the related lows) of the tournament. Every year, players hope they made a play that made the cut, and they found out if their prayers had been answered when the video dropped after the game.
To borrow a phrase from Saturday Night Live’s Stefon, this video has EVERYTHING: band geeks, mascots punching themselves in the head, the schadenfreude pure anguish of a recently defeated foe, and a number of great highlights recapping one of the more chaotic tournaments in recent memory.
Shoutout to the UMBC player who said he wanted to be in the “One Shining Moment” video for making the “One Shining Moment” video because he said he wanted to be in the “One Shining Moment” video (I guess playing on the squad that upset a one-seeded team for the first time didn’t hurt either).