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2023 NCAA Tournament First Round - Furman vs Virginia
Sophomore JP Pegues drained a three-pointer with 2.4 seconds left to help No. 13 seed Furman shock No. 4 seed Virginia, 68-67, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday afternoon at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.
With its first tournament victory since claiming a 75-67 win over South Carolina in first round play on March 9, 1974, the Paladins advanced to face either No. 5 seed San Diego State or No. 12 seed College of Charleston in Saturday's round of 32.
Down 67-63 with 12 seconds remaining, Furman's Garrett Hien converted on two free throws to cut the deficit to two points. Furman trapped the Cavaliers on the inbounds pass and Hien intercepted Kihei Clark's pass near midcourt. He fed the ball to Pegues on the right wing and the Nashville, Tenn., product buried the go-ahead triple to put the Paladins in front. Following a timeout, Virginia got the ball in the hands of Reece Beekman but his last-second heave from long range missed off the back iron as time expired.