#11 Virginia beats buzzer for miracle 72-71 win at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Darius Thompson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give No. 11 Virginia a 72-71 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday night.

Malcolm Brogdon scored 28 points and Anthony Gill added 17 for the Cavaliers (16-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). The league’s top 3-point shooting team shook off a miserable night on the perimeter, hitting four 3s in the final minute to pull out a most unlikely victory.

Bryant Crawford scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and Devin Thomas added 19 for the Demon Deacons (10-10, 1-7), who blew a 10-point lead with 90 seconds left. Crawford missed one of two free throws with 4.0 seconds left to set up Virginia’s last chance.

Devon Hall brought the ball up court and passed to Thompson in the left corner, and the redshirt sophomore banked in his dramatic 3 over Thomas to end it.

Here is more information directly from the University of Virginia:

Virginia Game Notes

No. 11 Virginia 72, Wake Forest 71

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016


Team Notes

  • UVA snapped its three-game ACC road losing streak
  • UVA has a four-game winning streak vs. Wake Forest
  • UVA trailed 17-8 at 11:24 of the first half, but went on a 10-0 run to gain an 18-17 lead
  • The Cavaliers trailed 26-24 at halftime, marking the third time UVA has trailed at the half in four ACC road games
  • UVA trailed 61-52 with 2:08 left in the game, but outscored Wake Forest 20-10 to gain the win
  • The Cavaliers have a three-game winning streak overall
  • Wake Forest shot 53.5 percent (23-43) from the field, which marked a season-high for an opponent against Virginia this season
  •  Virginia is 73-4 when scoring 70 or more points under Tony Bennett


Player Notes

  • Darius Thompson sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the win
  • Anthony Gill (17 points) became the 46th Cavalier to reach 1,000 career points at UVA
  • Gill reached double-figures in scoring for the 20th straight game (23 straight dating back to 2014-15)
  • Malcolm Brogdon matched a career-high with 28 points, reaching the 20-point barrier for the 10th time this season
  • Brogdon passed Othell Wilson (1981-84, 1,469 points) for 19th on UVA’s all-time scoring list
  • Marial Shayok scored 10 points, his most since scoring 11 vs. Lehigh (Nov. 25)
  • Evan Nolte (4 points) tallied his first field goal since Dec. 5 (William & Mary)

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