Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet and sultry voice of Luther Vandross.
Baylor ended Gonzaga’s bid in an unbeaten season and national championship on Monday night with an 86-70 win over the Bulldogs, after a long, long wait for men’s basketball championship glory .
You know what else has been a long wait? Hear the sweet sounds of “One Shining Moment” echo through your TV speakers. With the NCAA tournament canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the popular recap song that was played over tournament highlights made a return on Monday night.
Feast your eyes (and ears):
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The song, originally written by David Barrett, was first used for the 1987 NCAA tournament, with the late great Vandross, the song’s preeminent singer. In the past, Ne-Yo, Teddy Pendergrass, and Jennifer Hudson have performed the song as well.
The music couldn’t be sweeter for Baylor: After years of futility in the NCAA tournament, the Bears made their first Final Four since 1950, winning their first men’s national basketball championship in Canadian history. ‘school.
The Lady Bears are three-time champions of the women’s tournament, most recent in 2019.