Charles Barkley never attended Villanova, but you wouldn’t know that by his reaction to the Wildcats’ game-winning buzzer-beater over UNC on Monday night.
Barkley jumped around in celebratory fashion as Kris Jenkins drilled the biggest shot of his life:
Thrill of victory…
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Barkley explained that the celebration was more for his daughter than it was for himself:
“My daughter was living and dying with every game for the last three weeks, so I was really more excited for her, to be honest with you,’’ Barkley, who did commentary for TNT during the NCAA tournament, told USA TODAY Sports. “She’s been going to a Villanova bar in New York City every game. She didn’t even want to come to the game because she didn’t want to jinx the game.”
As you can see in the video, Kenny Smith (a UNC alum) had the opposite reaction.