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SportVirginia’s Kyle Guy admits he was ‘terrified’ shooting game-winning free throws

05:05  07 april  2019
05:05  07 april  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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No. 1 seed Virginia advanced to the national championship game after beating No. 5 Auburn in Saturday’ s first Final Four game . He finished with 15 points and four assists, and he admitted after the game that he was nervous at the free throw line, like just about anyone would be .

Virginia guard Kyle Guy got his turn to cut down the net after scoring 25 points to help the The time for contemplation served Guy well after an unsightly shooting stretch over the first three games of the NCAA Eleven seconds later, Virginia ’ s Ty Jerome drew a foul and made the first of two free throws .

Virginia’s Kyle Guy admits he was ‘terrified’ shooting game-winning free throws© USA TODAY USA TODAY

No. 1 seed Virginia advanced to the national championship game after beating No. 5 Auburn in Saturday's first Final Four game. But it ended in controversy.

After Virginia had a full-on collapse and Auburn took the lead late, the referees first missed a clear double-dribble call against the Cavaliers, which would have given the Tigers the ball with about four seconds left. Instead, Auburn fouled to slow Virginia down because it had fouls to give.

With one second left, Auburn had a 62-60 lead, and Cavaliers' sharp-shooter Kyle Guy went up for a three for the win from the corner. But Auburn guard Samir Doughty fouled Guy, sending him to the line for three free throws and a trip to the national championship game.

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Kyle Guy said he was " terrified " while taking what proved to be the game - winning free throws that powered Virginia into the national title game. Kyle Guy was ' terrified ' taking game - winning free throws in Virginia ' s Final Four win. Jace Evans, USA TODAY Published 8:50 p.m. ET April 6, 2019

March Madness 2019: Virginia ' s Kyle Guy describes hitting game - winning free throws vs “I can lie to you and say I knew I was going to hit them, but I was terrified . For me to be able to do this for our Guy finished the win with 15 points, including six in the final nine seconds. He also added four assists

Guy didn't hit the kind of clutch shots we usually think about when it comes to the NCAA tournament. But no doubt the pressure was on for Guy at the line.

He sank all three free throws, and Auburn had less than a second to try and launch the ball across the court for a long-shot winning 3-pointer. It was a heartbreaking way for Auburn to go down, especially when you factor in the missed double-dribble call from earlier.

Here's why it was a foul:

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An Auburn foul with 0.6 seconds left put Guy on the line, and he made all three free throws to give the Cavaliers an incredible 63-62 Final Four win .

Virginia ’ s sharp- shooting guard had just drained two free throws in the Cavaliers’ Final Four game Guy was right about his teammates’ confidence. Ty Jerome knew the game was over before Guy even made More: Kyle Guy was ' terrified ' taking game - winning free throws in Virginia ' s Final Four win.

Guy's poise at the line and in key situations overall is a huge reason why Virginia will play Monday for the program's first national championship.

He finished with 15 points and four assists, and he admitted after the game that he was nervous at the free throw line, like just about anyone would be. He told CBS afterward:

"I could lie to you and say I knew I was going to hit them, but I was terrified."

And college basketball fans were impressed with his composure and perfection after he went 3-for-3 at the line to win the game for Virginia.

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