Somewhere, someplace, Chris Webber is smiling. With enough time left on the clock to call a timeout and draw up a play for North Carolina, the Tar Heels did the exact opposite, letting the clock run out before they could stop it. The failed timeout gave Iowa State the win and a trip to the Sweet 16 after a long debate from the refs.
Twitter instantly exploded with fantastic reactions. Here’s a roundup of some of the best tweets:
“Oh, craaaaap! Who’s gonna tell Roy?” pic.twitter.com/bwO7uuYuVI
— Greg Hall (@greghall24) March 23, 2014
Can you imgaine if that was Tom Crean and not Roy Williams handling that situation?
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) March 23, 2014
Roy Williams now has more time to tan.
— Kevin Noon (@Kevin_Noon) March 23, 2014
— David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) March 23, 2014
GAME-WINNING REPLAY REVIEW! THE MOST EXCITING FINISH IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL! HUGE PLAY BY THE REFS!
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 23, 2014
Yes RT @TomFornelli: Les Miles totally understands what the Heels were trying to do there
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) March 23, 2014
UNC loses on a timeout call. Somewhere, Chris Webber is rejoicing. #NCAAMarchMadness2014
— Khaled Bey (@KhaledBeydoun) March 23, 2014
Well, at least we’re not Duke. #GoHeels
— ThunderTreats.com (@ThunderTreats) March 23, 2014
Well, at least that wasn’t awkward.
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 23, 2014
“Hey, at least you got teams to the tournament.” – state of Indiana trying to console North Carolina.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 23, 2014
Once again I don’t like calling time out in that situation. This is also why I don’t think coaches should be able to call TO. Too confusing.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 23, 2014
Big win for Duke.
— Dan Treadway (@Dan_Treadway) March 23, 2014