The No. 15 seed Oral Roberts pulled off a stunning upset victory over the No. 2 seed Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday in first-round NCAA Tournament action. It’s been the story of Day 1 of the tournament (and there’s a very good chance it will be the biggest upset of the entire tournament).
Well, Kevin Harlan was calling the Liberty-Oklahoma State game Friday night on TBS, and told viewers about the headlines from the day’s earlier action in the tournament.
When speaking about Oral Roberts’ win, Harlan referred to the school as “THE Oral Roberts University.” That’s of course poking fun at how Ohio State is frequently referred to as “THE Ohio State University.”
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 20, 2021
Damn. That’s some expert trolling, and salt in the wound for Buckeyes fans.
The Oral Roberts-Ohio State game also featured an amazing call in overtime, when CBS play-by-play man Ian Eagle got very excited about an “overtime wedgie!”
"Oh! An overtime wedgie! What are the odds?!"- Ian Eagle pic.twitter.com/vQC5vPMZ0E
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 19, 2021
The NCAA Tournament is already delivering some announcing gems, and we’re just getting started.