March Insanity is all in regards to the upsets and Cinderella tales, and there was a giant upset within the second sport of Thursday’s slate when No. 13 Furman hit a last-second 3-pointer to take down No. 4 Virginia in Orlando.
However it didn’t appear to be Furman had an opportunity when Virginia held the lead with just below 10 seconds left to play. Till level guard Kihei Clark tried to flee a entice by heaving a cross down the ground to kill clock.
It was a mistake. Furman’s Garrett Hien intercepted the cross and located JP Pegues for a deep 3-pointer and a 68-67 lead with 2.2 seconds to play.
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Virginia heaved a prayer on the finish, however it went unanswered, and Cavaliers gamers had been left surprised.
So too had been many March Insanity followers on social media, together with Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
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Bally Sports activities’ Annie Agar likened the cross to 1 tried in the course of the previous NFL season. The New England Patriots tried a last-second trick play towards the Las Vegas Raiders, and NFL followers will do not forget that didn’t go so nicely.
Virginia has been a workforce vulnerable to upsets due to the sluggish, methodical type of play below head coach Tony Bennett. Sixteen seed UMBC defeated the No. 1-seeded Cavaliers in 2018 in one of many best upsets in NCAA match historical past.
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Upsets are the most effective components of the match, which is why lately retired NFL defensive finish J.J. Watt is loving how March Insanity has begun.
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