Just before tipoff Saturday, student-athletes representing each Final Four school performed a touching national anthem.
The singers were: Oklahoma volleyball player Madison Ward, Villanova women’s basketball player Karlie Crispin, North Carolina men’s soccer player Nico Melo and Syracuse men’s track and field athlete Chevis Armstead II.
In the video, Vice President Joe Biden appeared on the jumbotron mouthing the anthem, receiving a mixture of cheers and jeers.
Villanova defeated Oklahoma, and North Carolina took down Syracuse. The two victors will face off Monday night in the championship game.
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