Bill Murray Has a Case of March Sadness: Actor Dismayed By Xavier's Buzzer-Beater Loss During NCAA Tournament
Bill Murray's son Luke is an assistant coach for the Xavier University men's basketball team
There goes his bracket!
Bill Murray was merely another disappointed sports fan on Sunday when NCAA tournament No. 2 seed Xavier University fell at the buzzer to the University of Wisconsin, 66-63.
Sitting in the audience at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, cameras caught Murray looking completely distressed after Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig scored a three-pointer to clinch the game and knock Xavier out of the March Madness tournament.
The 65-year-old had somewhat of a personal stake in the team’s loss, as his son Luke Murray serves as Xavier’s assistant coach.
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Luke, who joined the Xavier men’s basketball staff in 2015, told the Cincinnati Enquirer at the time that his famous father is “obviously a big sports fan, a big basketball fan, and has a great appreciation for Xavier and their history.”
“As you’re a parent you’re really proud when you think they might be able to earn their own living, that’s the first flood of emotion that hit me,” Murray told ESPN of his son’s job. “Then, after that, I thought, that I still had two years of eligibility left.”
Said Luke, “We banter about Xavier basketball, a lot.”