Luke Maye hit the shot of his life on Sunday night in Memphis, but he was back to class in Chapel Hill on Monday morning.
Maye received a hero’s welcome at his 8 a.m. Business 101 class at the University of North Carolina just hours after hitting one of the biggest shots in school history. A classmate tweeted that the sophomore forward received a standing ovation when he walked into class after making the game-winning basket in UNC’s 75-73 win over Kentucky in the South Regional final on Sunday.
No wonder Maye didn’t want the game to go to overtime on Sunday—he had to be up early the next morning further his education.
Maye’s last-second basket from just inside the 3-point line capped a thrilling match up with Kentucky that came down to the wire after a furious Wildcats comeback tied the game late. A Malik Monk three with 7.4 seconds left evened the score at 73, but the Tar Heels raced down the floor and Theo Pinson found a somehow-open Maye wide open.
The three fell with 0.3 seconds left on the clock, and down went Kentucky. Maye’s classmates were very appreciative when he showed up to learn on Monday morning.
Congratulations are also in order for Jack Sewell, who is lucky to have gone #viral thanks to having the same class as Luke Maye. Let’s check in on how he’s handling the barrage of media requests and retweets.
College life is something else, man.