Charles Barkley goes crazy after Villanova’s title winning shot (video)

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Analyst Charles Barkley couldn’t contain his excitement following Villanova’s game-winning shot in Monday’s title game.

It was a moment that is going to live in the minds of sports fans for decades to come. With the game tied at 74 and less than five seconds on the clock, Villanova drove down the court in Monday’s NCAA Tournament championship game against North Carolina.

As the seconds ticked away, Wildcats star Kris Jenkins put up a three-point shot that hit nothing but net as the buzzer went off, giving Villanova their first national championship since 1985 and forever putting the game in the rankings of “all time great moments” in the history of not just the NCAA Tournament, but all of sports.

From campuses in Philadelphia and Chapel Hill to sports bars across the country, no one could believe what they just saw. Not even TBS analyst Charles Barkley, who was set up for the eventual post game show and lost his mind when seeing the final shot go it:

For Barkley, part of the joy was about seeing history take place in front of his eyes (the same reaction many others outside of the Tar Heel State had), while some of it had to do with seeing the sadness in the eyes of his fellow analyst (and sometime rival), former North Carolina and NBA star Kenny Smith.

Villanova is now a perfect two for two in their championship game appearances, while North Carolina lost in the title game for the first time since 1981 and his now 5-5 in their title game appearances.

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