Even though it was a matchup between the fourth and fifth seed, the mystique of the names Indiana and Kentucky meant their second-round game was always going to be a heavyweight battle. It lived up to the billing, too — the game was close all the way, with Indiana only pulling away in the last five minutes. Tyler Ulis tried to do his best Kemba Walker impression, but the Hoosiers coolly hit their free throws and squashed the comeback.
With Ulis, Jamal Murray and Skal Labissiere likely headed to the draft, Kentucky remains an NBA factory, but this wave is light on college glory. Their lofty position in the college basketball world means that when they go down, the Internet goes to another level when it comes to delighting in their misery. This time, they even had a figurehead for the Wildcat sadness that so sustains them — a poor saxophone player in UK’s band who couldn’t keep it together as it all slipped away.
Is there a crying Jordan meme of the girl? OF COURSE THERE IS. THIS IS THE INTERNET; THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A CRYING JORDAN MEME:
RELEASE THE CRYING JORDAN.
Famous Kentucky frontrunner Drake was not spared, either.
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My personal favorite, though? This sad Kentucky fan who knows exactly who to blame for their loss: