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Furman shocks Virginia with late 3-pointer in NCAA’s most memorable significant bombshell

This isn’t UMBC in 2018, yet it actually stings for Virginia.

On the fifth commemoration of Virginia turning into the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in NCAA competition history, the fourth-cultivated Cavaliers were estimating one more rival for a glass shoe subsequent to experiencing the principal large irritated of the 2023 variant of College basketball.

JP Pegues hit a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left to finish No. 13 seed Furman’s assembly from 12 focuses down in the last part to stun Virginia, 68-67, Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

The Paladins (28-7), making their first NCAA appearance in quite a while, advance to the second round where will confront the champ of Thursday’s first-round matchup between fifth-cultivated San Diego State and twelfth cultivated School of Charleston on Saturday.

“The entire year we’ve been saying that this group simply knows how to win. … It’s a mind blowing second,” said Furman mentor Weave Richey, whose group missed the mark concerning a NCAA bid last season when Chattanooga hit a 35-footer at the signal to beat the Paladins in the Southern Meeting title game.The Cavaliers (25-8) will consider how the most recent 19 seconds worked out on Thursday and in the event that they can return from this resentful as they did following the 2018 shocker against UMBC. Virginia brought home the 2019 public title.

Kihei Clark, who played on the 2019 heroes, hit a free toss with 19 seconds left to give Virginia a 67-63 lead. Furman’s Garrett Hien made two free tosses with 12 seconds left to pull the Paladins to inside 67-65.

The Paladins then, at that point, twofold joined Clark and forced him into a long pass taken simply past midcourt by Hien, who immediately passed to Pegues on the right side and covered the victor.

“When I saw it go into Garrett Hien’s hands, I was like, I need the ball. I feel like those are minutes I’ve made for what seems like forever, and I feel like I’m worked for,” Pegues said. “I had full conviction that it was going in, and it did.”

Jalen Slawson, who started the final part rebound, drove Furman with 19 places, 10 bounce back, and four helps. Marcus Encourage added”This game is – fascinating may be the word I’d utilize,” said Virginia mentor Tony Bennett, whose group lost its opener as a No. 4 seed two years sooner to Ohio. “You feel like, we got it, we got it, and afterward out of nowhere in a second’s notification, it changes toward the end. That is extreme.”

Kadin Shedrick drove Virginia with 15 places, 13 bounce back, and four blocks.