But there was so much more that led up to the Bears’ 86-70 victory in Indianapolis, capping an unprecedented March Madness played in a single locale during the pandemic. (See the video below.)
Players danced, North Carolina’s Roy Williams coached his final game and Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs provided the signature moment with his near-half-court buzzer beater during overtime to defeat UCLA in the Final Four.
Gonzaga fell short in its bid to become the first unbeaten team since the Indiana Hoosiers in 1976 ― but the Spokane, Washington, school got a forever highlight.
Here’s a three-minute replay reel of the whole tournament set to the tune of “One Shining Moment.”