UNC’s Luke Maye Shows Up For 8 A.M. Class After Heroics, Gets Standing Ovation

by Darren Hartwell on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:42AM

Standing ovations aren’t usually given out in North Carolina’s Business 101 classes. But Monday offered a quite notable exception.

UNC forward Luke Maye played the role of hero Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup against Kentucky, drilling a shot with 0.3 seconds left to lift the Tar Heels into the Final Four. You wouldn’t blame Maye for carrying the celebration into Monday — UNC doesn’t play again until next Saturday — but the sophomore forward stuck to his routine.

Roughly 12 hours after hitting a historic buzzer-beater, Maye was spotted in the front row of his 8 a.m. ET Business 101 class.

As you can expect, Maye’s classmates gave him a warm welcome.

We don’t want to get too worked up about a student attending a class he’s registered in, but anyone who has had an 8 a.m. college class knows they’re not the easiest to wake up for.

And when you consider Maye played an exhausting basketball game in Memphis the night before, the Business Administration major and ACC Academic Honor Roll member certainly deserves credit for dragging himself to the classroom.

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