Girls and gents, the sultry, candy voice of Luther Vandross.
Baylor ended Gonzaga’s bid at an undefeated season and a nationwide championship on Monday evening with an 86-70 win over the Bulldogs, after an extended, lengthy look forward to males’s basketball championship glory.
You realize what else has been an extended wait? Listening to the saccharine sounds of “One Shining Second” blare by your TV audio system. With the NCAA Event canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the favored wrap-up track that is performed over highlights from the tourney made a return Monday evening.
Feast your eyes (and ears):
The track, initially written by David Barrett, was first used for the 1987 NCAA Event, with the late, nice Vandross the preeminent singer of the track. Prior to now, Ne-Yo, Teddy Pendergrass and Jennifer Hudson even have carried out the track.
The music could not be sweeter for Baylor: After years of futility within the NCAA Event, the Bears made their first Ultimate 4 since 1950, profitable their first nationwide championship in males’s basketball in class historical past.
The Girl Bears are three-time girls’s tourney champs, most lately profitable in 2019.