How else to explain Ty Jerome getting away with a double-dribble after almost kicking the ball away on Virginia's last possession Saturday night against Auburn, down two with mere seconds left, only for Kyle Guy to get fouled while missing the Cavaliers' last shot from the corner - and make all three free throws? The Cavs immediately sent Auburn's Jared Harper to the free throw line. He made the shot that daggered Duke, but, in the tournament, he has made only 6-of 27 (22.2 percent) of his 3-point shots - and just 10-of-37 overall. The Spartans' 61-51 defeat in the national semifinals Saturday night was their sixth straight trip to the tournament's final weekend without hoisting a championship trophy. The call was made by official James Breeding, who ruled that Doughty moved into the airborne shooter, making contact with Guy while taking away his landing spot. "The basic components of the principle of verticality are: "the defender may not 'belly up" or use the lower part of the body or arms to cause contact outside the vertical plane or inside the opponent's vertical plane".
"My only advice I'm going to give you", Izzo recalled telling Beard, "has nothing to do with the game, but has a lot to do with: get your tickets and hotels done today".
The NCAA said the correct call was made on the foul, but the organization declined to comment on whether or not a double dribble should have been called. He was cheering for us, and he said that we've got this because he knows how hard we play and how hard we've worked for it. "Survive and advance, I guess that's taking on a new meaning". "21, 9, and 6 (points, rebounds and assists) - he carried us through this game". De'Andre Hunter added 14 points and five rebounds. Matt McQuaid followed with 12 points and Aaron Henry added 11.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are dancing on to the national championship game in Minneapolis. On top of that, they came out of halftime and built a double-digit lead over Tom Izzo's team.
The men's basketball team now has the chance to make it two. Further, the Red Raiders and Cavs check in at 237th and 353rd in terms of Adjusted Tempo, meaning these teams are not only stingy on the defensive end of the court, but they both play painstakingly slow offensively.
Michigan State wound up shooting 32 percent from the field, went 7 of 24 from the 3-point arc and desperately could have used Joshua Langford, their forward they lost to a season-ending injury in January.