Louisville and South Carolina faced off on Friday night for a shot to advance to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament.
The Gamecocks ultimately prevailed 72-59, but that wasn’t the most viral story coming out of the affair.
Rather, the thing that completely blew up online after the fact was an awkward sexual comment made by Diana Taurasi on the TV broadcast.
Taurasi’s comment largely speaks for itself, as does the reaction after the fact:
“The length of the Cocks is long”
Diana Taurasi pic.twitter.com/5igEthPvU2
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) April 2, 2022
Comments poured in immediately:
They woulda had to call HR on my bihh lol woulda been behind the camera like “I mean what yall on tho???” https://t.co/KgcODykbwG
— Clipper Jones (@HasheeshAkballa) April 2, 2022
“Can’t help it.” https://t.co/mUrJVO4KTs
— Laura Goldman (@GOODasGOLDman) April 2, 2022
I’m here for it, it’ll bring more $ https://t.co/kjPPUa0ZKe
— Allantay (@AllantayTV) April 2, 2022
Sue Bird & Kelsey Plums face… LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/b5mGjNs8nD
— Patty Vega (@VEGALLIANCE) April 2, 2022
This beats the pants off Manningcast https://t.co/eD7VChdofg
— Math (@BigMEMath) April 2, 2022
None of them are about that life tho…. https://t.co/U2tdJ9Hqg8
— BurnerMcburnerBurns (@DawsonDeezKnox) April 2, 2022
Commentary excitement notwithstanding, Friday’s results leave South Carolina and UConn to battle it out for a championship.
A lot of folks were hoping to see Louisville prevail, particularly given what Hailey Van Lith said heading into last night, but obviously that wasn’t in the cards.
As for Taurasi’s comment, in a March Madness run that saw cases like Arizona embroiled in weird groping dispute, an ESPN cameraman continuously zoom in on a cheerleader’s butt and a disturbing situation between a player and cheerleader – this feels like par for the course.
In fact, it’s actually pretty mild by comparison.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/TmaqxJY2Oa
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 29, 2022
What other crazy shenanigans will unfold before college basketball season officially wraps?
Time will tell.