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Watch: No. 14 Furman Upsets No. 3 Virginia on Late Three-Pointer in NCAA Tournament

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March Madness is in full swing and it didn’t take long for the NCAA Tournament to live up to its nickname. In the second game of the day, No. 3 Virginia was upset by No. 14 Furman in a 68-67 loss.

UVA was trapped in the corner and a half-court heave landed in the hands of Furman down by two points and then JP Pegues hit the go-ahead three pointer with 2.2 seconds left.


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Virginia has had a wild five-year run in the NCAA Tournament. In 2018, UVA became the first No. 1 seed to ever lost to a No. 16 seed in UMBC. The next year, Tony Bennett’s team won the NCAA Tournament, beating Texas Tech in the finals. Now, they’ve lost as a No. 3 seed to a No. 14 seed.

The win marks Furman’s first in the NCAA Tournament since¬†1974¬†as the Paladins are making their first appearance in the Big Dance since 1980. Furman will play either No. 5 seed San Diego State or No. 12 seed Charleston in the second round on Saturday.

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