What happened in the final few minutes of the last two Sweet 16 matches was a bit much to digest. Let's allow veteran commentator Dick Vitale use his wisdom to break it down for us:
Oh, very well then. What happened Friday night was a bit hard to explain though. Basically, NCAA Basketball hit us with a mixture of insanity and cruelty by scheduling the tumultuous Kentucky-Louisville match and the Michigan State-Virginia game at the same time. Both came down to the wire, which meant fans had to struggle with switching the channel and keeping their heads from exploding. So we had two great basketball games and a huge crisis on our hands.
Just how big of a crisis was it? Los Angeles got hit with a magnitude-5.1 earthquake during the game, even though one had hit Southern California just last week.
"@Ethan_Booker: College basketball has a lot of faults, but hoo boy can it be fun." - sports plus earthquake tweet— tricerapops (@tricerapops) March 29, 2014
Not sure if earthquake or people reacting to these basketball games. #SPORTS— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) March 29, 2014
That earthquake was probably some basketball god rolling over watching this Kentucky-Louisville game.— David Nelson (@DavidNelsonNM) March 29, 2014
I'm in LA and just felt an earthquake. Wtf— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 29, 2014
My sandwich fell over.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 29, 2014
This is disastrous! How's the Texans' running back going to get his nutrition?
Phew, close call. Kind of like the game. Hopefully Foster enjoyed that sandwich of symbolism and was a little bit less stressed out than the rest of Twitter:
EVERYBODY BRACKET IS RUINED, EVERYBODY AND THEY MOMMA HAD LOUISVILLE WINNING THE TITLE— GO SUNS (@BasedChasen) March 29, 2014
u tried louisville pic.twitter.com/NriOp9S58W— Cam (@CameronAsher) March 29, 2014
My face when Arkansas fans say they should be in the elite 8 because they beat Kentucky pic.twitter.com/qMpmL5NWrV— Jared Williamson (@Lord_Williamson) March 29, 2014
Louisville losing had me like pic.twitter.com/Z9MZFtXTHh— Kara Borella (@karaborella) March 29, 2014
What's worse than losing to Kentucky in the Sweet 16? BEING A LOUISVILLE FAN.— Drunk Coach Cal (@DrunkCoachCal) March 29, 2014
@_diggie Spartans are the realist niggas in history— deontae lindo (@deontae_avery) March 29, 2014
Civilization didn't crumble, however. Kentucky gave Pitino his first Sweet 16 loss in a 74-69 game. Michigan State edged out Virginia, 61-59.