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.