NCAA men’s tournament: Virginia, Texas Tech advance to Final Four

  • Virginia's Jack Salt (33) celebrates with teammates Mamadi Diakite and Ty Jerome (11) as Purdue's Matt Haarms (32) watches after Diakite hit a shot to send the game to overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michael Conroy

  • Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver, right, shoots over Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura during the second half of the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong

  • Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti celebrates after scoring against Gonzaga during the second half of the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Marcio Jose Sanchez

  • Texas Tech celebrates after the team scored against Gonzaga during the second half of the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong

  • Gonzaga coach Mark Few shouts during the second half of the team's West Regional final against Texas Tech in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jae C. Hong

  • Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver, right, fouls Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke, middle, as guard Brandone Francis defends during the second half of the West Regional final in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Marcio Jose Sanchez

  • Purdue's Carsen Edwards reacts near the end of overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Virginia, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 80-75.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michael Conroy

  • Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) puts up a shot past Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) during the second half of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michael Conroy

  • Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) puts up a shot against Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) during the second half of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Timothy D. Easley

  • Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, center, reacts with teammates Kyle Guy and Jack Salt (33) after hitting a shot to send the game into overtime in the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Purdue, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michael Conroy

  • Virginia's Ty Jerome celebrates during overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Purdue, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Virginia won 80-75. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michael Conroy

  • Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) shoots against Virginia's De'Andre Hunter, left, and Ty Jerome during the second half of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michael Conroy

Associated Press
Published: 3/31/2019 1:28:23 AM

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and beat the third-seeded Boilermakers 80-75 in overtime.

Virginia forced the overtime on a buzzer beater from Mamadi Diakite.

With Purdue trailing by 1 in overtime, Edwards missed a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining and Virginia got the rebound. Virginia’s Kyle Guy made two free throws with 5 seconds remaining to put the Cavaliers up by three. The Boilermakers turned the ball over when they tried to bring the ball upcourt, and the Cavaliers made two more free throws to advance.

Virginia (33-3) will play the winner of Sunday’s Kentucky-Auburn game in the Final Four on Saturday in Minneapolis.

TEXAS TECH 75, GONZAGA 69

Texas Tech has reached the Final Four for the first time in school history.

The third seeded Red Raiders defeated No. 1 seed Gonzaga 75-69 on Saturday in the West Regional final.

Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year, led the Red Raiders with 19 points. Matt Mooney scored 17 and Davide Moretti added 12 for Texas Tech (30-6). The Red Raiders will play the Duke-Michigan State winner next Saturday in Minneapolis.

Rui Hachimura scored 22 points, Brandon Clarke scored 18 and Josh Perkins added 16 for Gonzaga (33-4).

Gonzaga led 37-35 at halftime after a first half that featured nine ties and nine lead changes.

Moretti hit a 3-pointer with just under four minutes remaining to put the Red Raiders up 63-58. He drained another three with 1:46 to play that gave the Red Raiders a six-point lead.

With about a minute to play and Tech ahead by six, Tech’s Tariq Owens blocked a 3-pointer by Hachimura, then saved the ball to a teammate. Replays showed Owens was out of bounds before the save, but the play was not reviewable. Tech’s Brandone Francis made one of two free throws to make it a seven-point lead with 52 seconds to play.




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