One TV announcer called it "the proverbial facial." The SportsCenter hosts began speaking in Arabic when they discussed it. And every game story about Virginia's win over N.C. State talked about Mustapha Farrakhan's dunk.
"Oh my God! That's all I can say for that -- Oh my God! It was nasty," said Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg, via the Daily Progress.
"I'm still in shock," forward Jerome Meyinsse said, via TheSabre.com. "It better be on ESPN's Top Ten."
Zach Berman touched on this same theme in The Post's gamer:
Following the game, the Cavaliers' players appeared most excited about returning home to watch SportsCenter. Forward Mike Scott wanted to call ESPN to ensure the dunk is featured in the day's top 10 plays. Guard Sammy Zeglinski said it must make top three. Unprompted, Landesberg insisted on a higher distinction. "It's definitely number one," Landesberg said. "It has to be number one!"
He was right. It was number one. See highlights below.
"Oh no," went the dialog. "It's not a manicure. It's not a pedicure. It's a facial. Alaikum Salam."