Hail State indeed!
Social media was ablaze after Mississippi State ended UConn's 111-game winning streak with a dramatic buzzer-beater by Morgan William in the women's Final Four on Friday night in Dallas.
First, there were the reactions of fellow athletes at Mississippi State taking it in:
— MSU Baseball ⚾ (@HailStateBB) April 1, 2017
— MSU Track & Field 🏅 (@HailStateTF) April 1, 2017
Then came the congratulations far and wide, from Cowboys QB Dak Prescott -- a Mississippi State alum -- in the seats, to basketball legend Magic Johnson. For one night in March, women's college basketball captivated the sports world.
— Dak Prescott (@dak) April 1, 2017
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 1, 2017
So all it took for #UConn to lose a game was for me to be out while game was on. Congrats Mississippi State. You're welcome
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) April 1, 2017
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) April 1, 2017
What a shot!
— Mike Conley (@mconley11) April 1, 2017
And there goes UCONNs streak...wow!!
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) April 1, 2017
S/O to Mississippi St. great win!! Amazing play by the pg Morgan!
— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) April 1, 2017
— Allyson Felix (@allysonfelix) April 1, 2017
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) April 1, 2017
Congrats Mississippi State on the #Win
— jerryrice (@JerryRice) April 1, 2017
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) April 1, 2017
If you didn't watch it.. you missed a classic https://t.co/Kt0cA0Feie
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 1, 2017
Y'all may want to pick up a copy of the Clarion-Ledger tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/kGr3ljA59I
— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) April 1, 2017
It was a magical night in women's basketball and it's only the beginning, as South Carolina and Mississippi State play for the national title on Sunday night. We'll see if it can top this.
-- John Silver