MINNEAPOLIS – Kyle Guy made three free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining and Virginia stunned Auburn, 63-62, to advance to the national championship game Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Time appeared to run off the clock as Guy launched a 3-pointer from the corner, but a foul was called with 0.6 seconds left on Samir Doughty, whose body made contact with Guy’s legs.
Bryce - Brown - Desperation - Time
Bryce Brown missed a desperation, catch-and-shoot 3 as time expired.
Auburn’s furious rally in the final five minutes helped stage the dramatic finish, set up when Brown made three 3-pointers, including the go-ahead triple with 1:56 on the clock to give the Tigers a 59-57 lead.
Auburn - Anfernee - McLemore - Pair - Throws
Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore made a pair of free throws to put the Tigers up four with 17 seconds left.
Guy — who finished with 15 points — answered with a 3-pointer, coming off of a baseline screen, and the Cavaliers sent junior Jared Harper to the free throw line. Harper made the first of two, but missed the second and Auburn clung to a 62-60 lead with 5.4 seconds left.
Cavaliers - Ty - Jerome - Points - Halfcourt
Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome, who had a game-high 21 points, was fouled near halfcourt with 1.5 seconds left, when Virginia coach Tony Bennett called timeout to set up Guy’s last-second 3 in the corner.
Doughty led Auburn with 13 points and Brown had 12.
Virginia - Advantage - Stretch - Jerome - Brown
Virginia held a comfortable advantage at 57-47 with 5:22 to play but fell apart down the stretch, largely without Jerome. Brown sparked a 14-0 run with three...
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