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#pounditSunday, July 14, 2024

Furman pulls off upset over Virginia with wild finish

A Virginia player is left stunned

Furman advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in a game that featured one of the most thrilling finishes you will ever see.

Furman, playing as a 13 seed in their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1980, trailed 67-65 with 12.3 seconds remaining. They managed to trap Virginia’s Kihei Clark in the corner on the inbound play, which forced Clark into a bad decision. Clark tried to heave the ball down the court, but it landed in the hands of Furman’s Garrett Hein.

Hein quickly found JP Pegues, who buried the go-ahead 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with just 2.2 seconds remaining. You can see the madness below:

That is the exact type of finish that March Madness fans live for. Virginia was heavily favored as a 4 seed and led for nearly the entire game. They made a huge mistake in the clutch, and Furman capitalized.

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