Internet Reacts to West Virginia’s “Worst Final Possession Ever” vs. Gonzaga (Tweets)
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and West Virginia Mountaineers played one heck of a Sweet 16 game on Thursday at the SAP Center in San Jose…besides that final thirty seconds.
With WVU in possession and in need of a three-pointer to tie the game, Jevon Carter went all And1 baller on his team and began dribbling madly and shooting up prayers from everywhere. After his first two attempts missed badly, he got the ball one last time and dribble off some more valuable seconds before passing the ball off to Daxter Miles Jr. with just 1.5 seconds remaining—forcing him to desperately heave up a three-point attempt, which was no good.
It was March Madness in every sense of the word. I suggest you have a look. You can do so below:
Jevon Carter be like, “What would Kobe do?” pic.twitter.com/Qnq2MmBQo8
— TotalProSports.com (@TotalProSports) March 24, 2017
Gonzaga holds on, 61-58.
After the game, the talk wasn’t about the gutsy performances that both teams put forth for 39 minutes, 30 seconds. It was about what transpired during that final 30 seconds when West Virginia had the ball—specifically, what Carter was doing with the ball during that 30 seconds.
Here’s a look at how Twitter responded to those ugly final 30 seconds:
That last sequence by West Virginia just set basketball back 200 years.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) March 24, 2017
Let’s check out that last WVU possession again https://t.co/sUoIH9t19k
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 24, 2017
Knew West Virginia’s final possession looked familiar pic.twitter.com/d1JzDjewHn
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 24, 2017
Gonzaga survives when Carter decides not to shoot the ball in the last 15 seconds for West Virginia. pic.twitter.com/iAeJuiEO0d
— SportsRadio 610 (@SportsRadio610) March 24, 2017
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 24, 2017
Worst possession WVER?
— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) March 24, 2017
WVU played the 30 seconds like there was one second left.
Then they played the last one second like there was 30 seconds left. https://t.co/y612yjnzmg
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) March 24, 2017