Luke Maye spent Sunday evening etching himself into the North Carolina record books by hitting a buzzer-beating jump-shot that sent the Tar Heels to the Final Four.
By 8 a.m. Monday morning, he was starting the school week in a Chapel Hill classroom where he learned what happens when you level up from role-player to royalty.
Maye is a Tar Heels reserve who averages less than six points per game this season. But he scored 17 on Sunday against Kentucky, including the game-winning shot with 0.3 seconds left.
But this is a STUDENT-athlete, folks! Maye’s Sunday night heroics didn’t keep him from showing up to his 8 a.m. business class on Monday morning.
And the best part? He was greeted with a standing ovation, according to video and photo taken by a classmate.
Maye’s game-winner was extra crazy because Kentucky guard Malik Monk had hit an apparent game-winner of his own just seconds earlier. This video shows a bar full of Wildcats fans reacting with joy after Monk’s bucket then being completely deflated by Maye just a few seconds later.
Polar extremes of the human experience felt within seconds of one another? A hardcourt hero fted at his early morning business class?
Yep. This, as they say, is March.