Kentucky Bar Goes from Joy to Pain After UNC's Luke Maye Hits Game-Winner

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2017
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UK fans at the Tin Roof react in the seconds before the game expires. #Limestone #BBN https://t.co/xXwk7YKw15

Big Blue Nation fans at a bar in Lexington experienced a roller coaster of emotions in the final seconds of the Kentucky Wildcats' loss Sunday night.

First, freshman Malik Monk sent them into a frenzy with a clutch three-pointer that evened the score at 73 against the North Carolina Tar Heels with 7.2 seconds left.

UNC countered on its next possession, though. Sophomore Luke Maye buried a game-winner with 0.3 seconds left, and those poor bar patrons collapsed into a puddle of devastation.

Here's another look at what appears to be a different bar. You can see the exact moment they realize their Final Four hopes are gone:

Lee K. Howard @HowardWKYT

The final seconds of the Kentucky-North Carolina game was an emotional roller coaster for Big Blue fans. #marchmadness #WKYT https://t.co/4AZEFQ8Avi

North Carolina fans can understand. They experienced similar heartbreak after Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins answered Marcus Paige's triple to win the national title last year.

[Twitter, h/t For The Win]


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