UVA loses a heartbreaker to Tennessee
This year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has had no shortage of close finishes and today's second round match up between UVA and Tennessee proved no exception, as the Volunteers beat the Cavaliers by a score of 77-74.
In what was a constant back and forth affair, Sean Singletary sunk two free throws to bring the Cavaliers within two points at 71-69 with 21.4 seconds to go. After Tennessee sunk a pair of their own, Singletary answered with a clutch three-pointer to winnow the Volunteers' lead down to one with 11.9 seconds to go, 73-72. After a quick foul and two more free throws extended the Vols' lead to three, Tennessee quickly forced the issue by fouling Singletary with 6.3 seconds left, only allowing the 'Hoos to get within two, 75-74. The Cavs promptly fouled Tennessee guard Chris Lofton with 5.9 ticks left, and Lofton coolly sunk both free throws, putting the Vols' lead at three points, 77-74. The final shot belonged to Singletary, who missed a long three-point attempt that would have sent the game into overtime as time and the 'Hoos magical season ran out.
The Cavs end their season with a 21-11 record.