Kyle Guy rescued the Virginia Cavaliers in the final seconds Saturday against Auburn, as the Tigers were bounced from the Final Four in one of the most devastating ways imaginable. A missed double-dribble call on Virginia gave the Cavaliers a final chance to tie or win the game, and Virginia capitalized.
Guy took a potential go-ahead shot from the corner as time expired, and he was fouled by an Auburn defender while he was in the air. Auburn’s Samir Doughty collided with Guy as he took the 3-pointer, forcing officials to make the call.
Guy missed the shot and the buzzer sounded, and some people inside the arena believed that Auburn had one. CBS commentator Jim Nantz even asked if he had heard a whistle on the shot. If you happened to be watching the game in a public area like a bar, you probably didn’t hear the foul called – a scenario that undoubtedly led to awkward moments all over Alabama. Twitte user @JakeQuery filmed the reaction to the final seconds of the game from a bar in Birmingham, and everyone watching thought that the Tigers had just advanced.
Devastating. Fans inside the bar celebrated a victory for a solid 15 seconds before the footage of Bruce Pearl erupting on the sideline signaled that something had gone terribly wrong for the Tigers. Kyle Guy went a perfect 3-for-3 from the line, and the Cavaliers moved on to the national championship game.
In the city of Auburn, fans even rolled the oaks at Toomer’s Corner thinking the Tigers had won.
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