What Had Happened Was: 3/15/17
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Mount St. Mary’s survived a late rally by New Orleans in a 67-66 win on Tuesday night in the opening game of the First Four. Point guard Junior Robinson scored the deciding points with 1:27 remaining on a go-ahead jumper to help the Mountaineers win only their second NCAA tournament game. The Privateers actually had an opportunity to complete their comeback with 2.6 seconds left, but an Erik Thomas inbound pass was stolen by Chris Wray.
Robinson, the smallest player in Division I at 5-foot-5, scored 23 points and helped his team earn a date in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday with top overall seed and defending national champion Villanova in the East Region.
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 15, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) March 14, 2017
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) March 14, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
Jordan Peele is the first black writer-director to land $100 million debut.
Eleven-year-old Sidney Keys III starts club for young black boys to see themselves in books.
Hidden Figures earned more in the U.S. than X-Men: Apocalypse and Star Trek Beyond.
Chicago kindergartener gives up her birthday party to instead help feed more than 125 homeless people.
Library named after Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting victim vandalized with racist graffiti.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. I WANNA WALK LIKE YOU, TALK LIKE YOU
Did a baby just teach another baby how to walk?! I can't handle this pic.twitter.com/TRAGySU9cj
— femalenomads (@femalenomads) March 12, 2017
2. IT’S ALL STARTING TO MAKE SENSE
What if…Kanye wilds out on Paparazzi cuz they take pics with the flash on and the real self tries to escape from a sunken place pic.twitter.com/b54kzlb2iW
— Marquez (@NewYorkMinute__) March 13, 2017
3. GOOD LOOKING OUT, FAM
Big Sean took his niece to the Kids Choice Awards so she could finally meet her idol Zendaya https://t.co/jJXdAbPGxH
— val (@cakefaceval) March 12, 2017
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) March 14, 2017
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) March 14, 2017
"If I fall, I will fall five-feet four-inches forward in the fight for freedom." Civil Rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer died on this day in 1977 pic.twitter.com/8lAvbY8orQ
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 14, 2017