UVA is headed to the Final Four

Purdue's dream had perished in the cruelest way imaginable, the Boilers ultimately losing to Virginia, 80-75, in overtime, and suddenly, there was nothing Edwards could do after one of the most heroic personal runs the college game has ever known.

Purdue star Carsen Edwards almost got the Boilermakers to the Final Four on his own, as he scored 42 points, 16 in the first half and 26 in the second. The all-time record for threes in a game is 11, set by Loyola Marymount's Jeff Fryer in 1990.

Ty Jerome had 24 points and seven assists for Virginia.

De'Andre Hunter scored four points in overtime, including the go-ahead layup with 29 seconds remaining, while Kyle Guy and Kihei Clark each added two free throws as Virginia finally shook loose from Purdue.

Guy injured his ankle in the first half and his return was uncertain.

Diakite finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and four huge blocks.

The Boilermakers ended up taking the lead late on a insane banked-in 3-pointer from, you guess it, Carsen Edwards.

Virginia outscored Purdue 10-5 in overtime to win the South Region and earn a spot in the Final Four.

Purdue was seeking its first Final Four appearance since 1980. Guy and Jerome took care of that with Guy making a gutsy recovery after going down in pain with the ankle injury late in the first half.


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