Kyle Guy comes up huge in controversial ending to send Virginia to the National Championship

By Daniel Flores



The Virginia Cavaliers walked off the court victorious after defeating the Auburn Tigers 63-62 in the national semifinal (Final Four) to advance to the National Title game. Both sides kept it close throughout the whole game till Virginia took a ten point lead (57-47) with 5:21 left in the game. Auburn would go on a 14-0 run to lead 61-57 with 0:17 seconds left in the game. Kyle Guy would answer with a three to cut the lead to 60-61. After Jared Harper split his free throws, Auburn lead 62-60 with 0:7 seconds left. Kyle Guy would then shoot a three pointer at the buzzer and get fouled sending him to the free throw line where he proceeded to knock them all down to send Virginia to the National Championship.

The play was considered controversial due to the fact that it appeared as if Guy was not fouled. Upon further review it was revealed that he was bumped on the shot. After the game Gene Steratore (who serves as a rules analyst for CBS Sports) explained a missed double-dribble call on Virginia which would’ve given Auburn possession with 0:5 seconds left.

Post Author: Daniel Flores

Daniel Flores also know as Dansportsnews is a freshman in college pursuing a career in sports broadcasting/journalism. He is the host of the "Dansportsnews and Friends" podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and Sound Cloud. He also is a contributor for Pelican of the Fansided network.

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