Virginia beats Purdue in OT to reach Final Four

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(AP) — Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and beat the third-seeded Boilermakers 80-75 in overtime.

Virginia had forced overtime on a buzzer beater from Mamadi Diakite.

Edwards matched a career-high with 42 points and shot 10 of 19 from 3-point range. He was one shy of the NCAA Tournament record of 11 3-pointers in a game, set by Loyola Marymount’s Jeff Fryer against Michigan in 1990.

De’Andre Hunter drove to the basket and hit a layup with 28 seconds left to put Virginia ahead for good at 76-75.

Edwards missed a 3-pointer with nine seconds left, and Kyle Guy hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining. Purdue’s hopes for a game-tying 3-pointer ended when Edwards’ long pass to Ryan Cline went out of bounds with 2.1 seconds left.

Ty Jerome had 24 points and seven assists for Virginia.

Purdue was seeking its first Final Four appearance since 1980.


9:50 p.m.

Purdue and Virginia are going to overtime.

Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite made a shot at the buzzer to tie the game at 70-all and force the extra session.

Purdue led 70-67 when the Boilers fouled Ty Jerome with 5.9 seconds left before he could attempt a potential game-tying 3-pointer. Jerome made the first free throw before missing the second – perhaps intentionally.

Virginia got the offensive rebound off that second miss. Kihei Clark then passed to Diakite, who hit the game-tying shot.

Carsen Edwards has scored 40 points for Purdue.


9:35 p.m.

Purdue and Virginia are going down to the wire in the South Region final.

The third-seeded Boilermakers have scored seven straight points to take a 64-63 lead over the top-seeded Cavaliers with 3:36 remaining.

Carsen Edwards has scored 35 points for Purdue and is shooting 9 of 16 for 3-pointers. The NCAA Tournament individual record for 3-pointers in a game is held by Jeff Fryer, who made 11 for Loyola Marymount in a 1990 second-round victory over Michigan.

Kyle Guy has 21 points for Virginia. The Cavaliers have gone 7 of 11 from 3-point range in the second half.

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