University of Virginia falls to Furman in NCAA tournament, 68-67

UVA Preps Furman in First Round

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Virginia men’s basketball team has lost to Furman, 68-67, in the NCAA tournament. the 13-seeded Paladins trailed 50-38 to the 4th-seeded Cavs before beginning a stirring comeback.

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It was a great start for UVA, jumping out to an 8-0 run as Jayden Gardner found his groove. He finished with 8 points.

Kihei Clark, who was a freshman on Virginia’s 2019 national championship team, threw a bad pass that Garrett Hein intercepted at midcourt with 7 seconds to go, setting up Pegues’ go-ahead three.

The SoCon champs got a JP Pegues three-pointer with two seconds remaining to take the lead. The Cavs Reece Beekman had a chance at a game-winning three at the buzzer but it was off the mark.

Furman never wavered. Furman’s Jalen Slawson led the way with 19 Points and 10 rebounds. UVA got 15 from Kadin Shedrick and 14 from Reece Beekman in the loss.

10 Sports caught up with a lot of UVA fans in Orlando and they all shared that they were a little nervous. Unfortunately after the Cavaliers’ first-round game with Furman … we now know why.

“I probably should’ve called a timeout. Didn’t see the ref there but maybe had Isaac on the right wing on that did on the right but didn’t see him either so it’s tough,” Kihei Clark Cavaliers Guard said.

“It hurts I thought we had it but this is March and I guess the game is never over. So that was fun, great I got to experience but I wanted this for the team and the school and wasn’t able to bring it home so sorry to everybody,” Kadin Shedrick, Cavaliers Forward said.

UVA remains winless in the NCAA Tournament since winning the National Championship in 2019.

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