Are you happy, Wisconsin Badgers? You broke Billy Murray’s heart. Wisconsin beat the Xavier Musketeers on March 20 to advance in the NCAA Tournament and the buzzer-beating winning shot left Bill, a Xavier fan, completely stunned. Click to watch!
A sad Bill Murray, 65, is really the worst Bill Murray of them all. The Groundhog’s Day star’s spirit was completely crushed as he watched the Wisconsin Badgers steal a win away from the Xavier Musketeers. Forget March Madness — this is March Sadness.
Bill was in the as Xavier’s March Madness dreams came to a horrible end on March 20. Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig, 21, nailed a three-point shot at the buzzer to win the game for the Badgers, 66-63. Fans of Xavier, who were a No. 2 seed in the tournament, looked on in shock and dismay at the final score, and none were more devastated than Bill himself.
Bill wasn’t rooting for his alma mater (as he dropped out of Regis University in Denver, Colorado.) He was on hand to root for the Musketeers because his son, Luke Murray, is an assistant coach for Xavier, according to Yahoo. “I was always driven by sports, particularly basketball,” Luke told Yahoo in 2010. “There wasn’t any pressure to get involved in [acting], and I think my dad’s probably happy that [I] didn’t.”
While it’s horrible to see Bill feeling so depressed, we have to hand it to Wisconsin. They pulled off an amazing comeback. They were down by nine points with six minutes left in the game, according to CBS Sports. The Badgers rallied to tie the score, and once the ball left Bronson’s hands, well – that was it. Even if your team didn’t make the Sweet Sixteen, you can still throw a major bash with these essential party supplies.
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“I knew it was going in before it even left my hand. That’s a shot I practice a lot pregame,” Bronson told CBS Sports. “I just let it fly and I knew it was going in. I just tried to channel my inner Steph Curry.” Considering Steph is the NBA’s 3-point scoring wizard, he would be proud of Bronson’s game winning shot.
Hopefully, Bronson can be just like the Golden State Warriors superstar when he and the Badgers face No. 6 Notre Dame on March 25. As for Bill, he and his son will have to watch the rest of the NCAA Tournament from home. How sad!
Did Bill’s sad face give you all the feels, HollywoodLifers? Or were you rooting for Wisconsin?