Maybe Dick Vitale is prescient. Maybe he just had a feeling. Maybe he just knew how good the Kansas basketball team is and knew they’re not out of the game until the final buzzer.
Whatever the case, Dickie V. certainly earned the right to tell KU fans “I told you so” on Monday night.
The ESPN commentator was apoplectic as Jayhawks fans headed for the Allen Fieldhouse exits Monday night with No. 3 KU trailing No. 9 West Virginia by 14 points with less than 3 minutes to play.
“Look at these people leaving!” he hollered as ESPN cameras showed the fans getting a head start on traffic.
Then, the near-impossible happened. Kansas stormed all the way back to tie the game, but not before Vitale got in another shot as the Jayhawks cut the lead to three with under a minute to play.
Of course, Kansas tied the game and sent it to overtime, where the Mountaineers completed the miracle comeback, toppling the Mountaineers in one of the most exciting basketball games anyone’s seen all season … Well, anyone who didn’t leave Monday’s game early, at least.
H/t to The Big Lead
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