Virginia looked stress free when they stretched their lead to 10 vs Auburn with just 5:24 to play. However, with 4:32 left in the second half, Virginia Guard Ty Jerome would head to the bench after picking up his fourth foul. This sparked Auburn as they outscored Virginia 11-0 when Jerome went to the bench. All of the sudden Auburn was in the driver’s seat. Auburn had its biggest lead of 4 with just 14 seconds left. Virginia Guard Kyle Guy would hit a huge three to cut the lead to one with nine seconds left. After splitting a pair at the free throw line Auburn was up two when the officials seemed to have missed a double dribble call on Jerome. Auburn had fouls to give which left Virginia only 1.5 seconds to come up with a miracle.
Guy flared to the corner and rose for a three. As Guy was in the air, he was slightly bumped by Auburn’s Samir Doughty with 0.6 on the clock. This led to Guy having 3 free throw attempts with a chance to put Virginia in the National Championship for the first time in school history. Guy would nail all 3 free throws giving Virginia the controversial one-point victory. “I could lie to you and say I knew I was going to hit them, but I was terrified.” Said Guy after the game with a smile.

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