Detroit’s top athletes react to Monday night’s NCAA Championship game

If you were on Twitter last night at around 11:28 pm you undoubtedly saw three things:

  1. Marcus Paige’s unbelievable double-clutch three-point shot to tie the NCAA Championship game at 74-all with 4.7 seconds left in regulation.
  2. Kris Jenkins’ ice-cold, buzzer-beating, game-winning three-point shot as time expired to give the Villanova Wildcats their first NCAA Championship since 1985.
  3. Crying Jordan. Lots and lots of crying Jordan.

What you might have missed through all the mayhem that was post-championship Twitter last night was the reaction from some of your favorite local athletes. Lucky for you, we at Detroit Sports Nation have round up their reactions to remind you that even people who play sports for a living absolutely lose their you know what when they witness a truly great finish.


Running back Ameer Abdullah went the route of drawing on personal experience.

While tight end and UNC alum Eric Ebron decided he was done… with everything.

Corner back Darius Slay also chimed in.

Punter Sam Martin was left questioning UNC’s defense on the final play.

Wide receiver Golden Tate and running back Theo Riddick decided to just enjoy the moment.


Steve Blake, Reggie Jackson, and Anthony Tolliver all echoed similar sentiments.


Catcher James McCann was caught up in the excitement, but perhaps too caught up if you ask pitcher and Opening Day starter Justin Verlander.


After scouring Twitter it seems the fellas in the Winged Wheel were too cool to participate.

What do you think?

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