Ohio State and Dayton delivered an unbelievable finale in the opening game of the 2014 NCAA tournament, featuring the image of a defeated Aaron Craft lying exhausted on the floor. That's when the Internet took over.
With mere seconds on the clock and trailing 60-59, the Buckeyes' star guard, Craft, took the ball up the court to attempt a game-winning shot. It clanked off the rim, sealing the Flyers' upset victory.
That's when hilarity ensued.
The Score's Josh Gold-Smith tweeted this challenge of sorts:
And here come the Photoshops. pic.twitter.com/PVVYHxb48R— Josh Gold-Smith (@GoldAndOrSmith) March 20, 2014
Twitter answered in kind.
Poor Simba is worried about his buddy (Twitter's Rob Perez):
Let's take a look at that with a more Hakuna Matata feel, via Joey Anguiano:
"Pumbaa, what do you think championships look like?"-Aaron Craft pic.twitter.com/Ae5SxsYEX0— joey anguiano (@Joey_Anguiano) March 20, 2014
The Dan Patrick Show's Paul Pabst illustrates life isn't all bad:
Beach Craft pic.twitter.com/MP5NFtjuGQ— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) March 20, 2014
SB Nation's Nick Fasulo has Craft worrying about TPS reports:
Aaron Craft, March 2015, wondering how to meet his sales quota. pic.twitter.com/gFDO50mbuX— Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) March 20, 2014
We are more worried about his legs.
How do fans feel about this? (via The Whistle):
Finally, this Twitter user sums things up with some Key and Peele, which is always nice.
Everyone to Aaron Craft pic.twitter.com/WYlbUn5rpY— Quinn Manfredini (@QManGroup) March 20, 2014
We might as well end by doffing our cap to Craft who was an absolute dynamo throughout parts of the game, dropping 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, also adding five rebounds, four assists and four steals.
His play in the waning moments of the game had most fans thinking his last-second shot might actually save Ohio State from an early exit.
Unfortunately, for OSU faithful, that's not how it would end. On the positive side, we got a good laugh thanks to the quick Photoshop skills of Internet denizens.
Of course, this will be the first of many memes throughout the tournament, which is a good thing, because, knowing our brackets, we will need the chuckle.