Historic BYU Win Over No. 1 Team Sparks Hilarious Tweets and Oscar-esque Mix Up

by | Feb. 27, 2017

Mormon Life

If you are like me, you weren't betting on BYU beating the No.1 team in the nation in basketball. Personally, I was way more excited for the Oscars this weekend.

That was a mistake. As it turns out, BYU made college basketball history by upsetting Gonzaga's perfect season.

But I wasn't the only one who underestimated BYU.

The Spokesman-Review, Gonzaga's hometown newspaper, was so confident in their team's victory they preemptively printed 6,000 copies of a special edition showcasing Gonzaga's victory, according to the Deseret News. And, unfortunately, a picture of the cover page was leaked on Twitter, a mistake eerily similar to the upcoming Oscar mix up with Moonlight and La La Land

Newspaper headlines and preliminary doubts aside, BYU fans have posted the pretty hilarious tweets in response to the monumental win. 

As to how BYU beat the No. 1 team in the nation, especially after they were beaten by Gonzaga earlier this season, many have noted BYU's skill during the game and the team's perseverance. But maybe there's another, unusual explanation. 

Lead image from bleacherreport.com

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