Pop singer Nick Lachey has written a fight song for the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament that takes place this week at Madison Square Garden.
The song titled Last One Standing will make its national debut during the championship game on Saturday.
“My two biggest passions probably in life are sports and music, so for me it was a good opportunity to marry both in this song,” 37-year-old Lachey said. “I think the Big East conference is the best in the country, especially this year. I think we’re going to break a record for the most teams sent to the NCAA tournament this year.”
“Writing it, I kept seeing these highlight packages, dunk after dunk after dunk,” Lachey said. “Sports is so much about energy and all the excitement you get being there live at a game, and I wanted to capture it in a song.”
Lachey was hopeful the song would be playing as his team — the Cincinnati Bearcats — held the trophy, but they were eliminated from the tournament by Notre Dame in a blowout Thursday night.
Lachey plans to be at the championship game Saturday, but won’t be performing the song live.
“We kind of talked about trying to pull off a live performance, but it was too last minute to get a band together,” Lachey said.
After the tournament is over, Lachey hopes the Big East will use the song for its other sports tournaments as well.