Photos: Final. Four. Bound.

March 31, 2019 By Matt Riley, Matt Riley,

The ‘Hoos are going to the Final Four.

Coach Tony Bennett’s squad wrote their way into University of Virginia history on Saturday night with an overtime thriller against Purdue University, winning 80-75.

The game had a little bit of everything – an incredibly clutch last-second shot by Mamadi Diakite, a classic three-point battle between resurgent UVA guard Kyle Guy and Purdue star Carsen Edwards, and of course, UVA’s signature stingy defense.

At the end of it all, the ‘Hoos were the ones cutting down the nets in Louisville, to the delight of the team and Cavalier fans around the world.

This will be UVA’s third Final Four; the first since 1984 and the first for Bennett. The team will play on Saturday, facing Auburn University. 

In the meantime – once you’ve caught your breath and your heart rate has calmed – enjoy these photos from the historic night and special welcome back to Charlottesville the next day

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UVA players trying to stop a pass by their opponent on the basketball court
UVA basketball team erupting in celebration on the side of the court
Kyle Guy Shooting over an opponent
UVA basketball players celebrating on the court after wining the final four
Tony Bennett hugging a player after wining the final Four
Tony Bennett standing on a ladder raising the cut basketball net high in the air
The UVA basketball team editing the Final Four bracket after their win
UVA basketball team holds the NCAA trophy above their heads
Water being thrown into the air of the locker room by the players and staff
Crowd in the stands of the baseball stadium
Member of the Basketball team carrying the NCAA trophy
UVA basketball team speaking into a microphone during a celebration