Dallas, TX -- It’s the day after the night before, the world keeps on turning but it feels a little different. Last night we witnessed one of the greatest giant slaying moments of all time as a buzzer beater took down UConn — and its 111 game win streak.
The 19,202 fans (other than the Husky fans in disbelief) packed inside the American Airlines Arena exploded with a roar that drowned out the buzzer as the Mississippi State Bulldogs did the unimaginable. So, naturally so did the Twitter world, and hours later it’s still reeling:
It took the shortest player on the court, 5’3” Morgan William, to make the biggest shot in the history of women's college basketball.
“Well, Coach called the timeout. He was like, Morgan, you can win the game. That's what he say. Morgan, you can run this play,” William said after the game. “He said, You about to win the game. We want the ball in your hands. Just in case the foul, free throw-wise, or just get a bucket.”
With seconds to go, it was in her hand and all she could do now was shoot and hope.
“When I made the shot, I was in shock. I'm still in shock. I'm over here like, Hey, I just won the game. My teammates are just so happy and proud of me. I can't thank them enough because I can't be playing the way I'm playing without them.”
Dak Prescott, the star QB for the Dallas Cowboys and an alum of the Bulldogs, may be used to be being the face of Mississippi State in recent years, but he’s going to have to take the back seat to Morgan William now. Not that he minds that an “Itty Bitty” bit.
His reaction was priceless last night:
The Mississippi State alum went through all the feels watching his beloved Bulldogs battle against the big dogs. His Dallas Cowboys teammate had something to say, too.
I need miss st to win so I can make sure I have a full hearted QB after this game... I don't think I've seen @dak this emotional ever— Brice Butler (@Brice_Butler) April 1, 2017
The legendary Magic Johnson also took to Twitter to show his appreciation.
Terrell Owens tuned in to watch and professed his love for women’s basketball on Twitter:
It wasn't just the sports stars jumping on the hype. Country music singer Darius Rucker cried in the stands as his South Carolina Gamecock’s took down Stanford earlier in the night. There was only one thing that would make his night better -- an all-SEC national title game.
SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) April 1, 2017
Gabrielle Union, an actress, and Dwayne Wade’s wife, maybe said it best of all to describe the woman of the moment.
Chills. Special player. Special woman. https://t.co/zfCuUzZEs9— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 1, 2017
Social media was “lit” last night as the world witnessed one of the greatest upsets ever.