Kentucky Wildcats fans had a heartbreaking Sunday and one of their most hated adversaries poured salt in their wound Monday via Twitter.
The Wildcats suffered a devastating last-second loss to North Carolina on Sunday in their Elite Eight matchup.
Kentucky star freshman Malik Monk drilled a 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds left to tie the game, but North Carolina forward Luke Maye hit an 18-foot jump shot with 0.3 seconds remaining to give the Tar Heels the win.
Maye’s shot was eerily similar to another famous shot that cost Kentucky a Final Four berth.
Duke legend Christian Laettner hit the most famous shot in college basketball history, a turnaround buzzer-beater now known as “The Shot,” to down the Wildcats in the 1992 Elite Eight.
So, Laettner sent out a tweet Monday reminding Kentucky fans about “The Shot,” while referencing Maye’s heroics.
The two shots do bear a striking resemblance, as Maye became just the third player in NCAA Tournament history to hit a go-ahead field goal in the final second of an Elite Eight game.
For comparison, here’s a video of Laettner’s shot, which happened 25 years ago Tuesday and sent Duke to the Final Four.
Sorry, Kentucky fans.
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