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UVA is headed to the Final Four

Posted at 11:49 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-31 02:12:18-04

LOUISVILLE — The University of Virginia is headed to the Final Four.

The Virginia Cavaliers defeated Purdue 80-75 in a thrilling overtime game to earn the school’s first Final Four berth since 1984.

Virginia sent the game into overtime with a buzzer beater to end the first half.

When Ty Jerome missed a free throw, Mamadi Diakite tapped the rebound back out. Kihei Clark chased down the ball and fired it back to Diakite to sank the buzzer beater.

Virginia outscored Purdue 10-5 in overtime to win the South Region and earn a spot in the Final Four.

Virginia will next play Saturday against the winner of Sunday’s Kentucky vs. Auburn game.

The 2019 Final Four is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.