Another big game on a national stage came down to a controversial call from the referees.
With the ball out of bounds and trailing 62-60, Virginia had one last shot to either force overtime or take the lead on Auburn, who had just put together a massive 15-3 run to take the late lead.
The inbound pass came into Virginia’s Kyle Guy, who turned around with a 3-pointer from the corner. The shot missed, but Guy was bailed out on a late whistle from the official nearest to the play, ruling that Auburn’s Bryce Brown ran into Guy on his descent from the jump shot.
A FOUL ON A KYLE GUY THREE?! pic.twitter.com/aw8Hj2FOfB
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 7, 2019
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— 102.9/750 The Game (@1029TheGame) April 7, 2019
Guy calmly stepped to the free-throw line and came through big for the Hoos with all three free-throws.
6 points in 8 seconds 😱
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 7, 2019
In the final 8 seconds, Auburn’s Jared Harper missed a free throw, the refs missed a double-dribble by Virginia’s Ty Jerome, Auburn was called for a foul on a 3-pointer, and Kyle Guy made 3 free throws for the win. That is just an incredible sequence of (bad) events for Auburn. https://t.co/f4vQAh94o6
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) April 7, 2019
Do you agree with the foul call?
Virginia will advance to Monday’s National Championship game on Monday at 3:30 on 1029/750 The Game and 1029TheGame.com, facing the winner of Michigan State and Texas Tech.