MINNEAPOLIS (AP MODIFIED) – UW-Green Bay and Green Bay Preble High School alumnus Tony Bennett will be coaching in the NCAA men’s basketball championship on Monday.
Bennett's team, Virginia, advanced to the title game by taking advantage of a questionable call by an official Saturday night in the Final Four game.
Kyle Guy sank three free throws with 0.6 seconds left as the Cavaliers survived a frantic rally by Auburn in a 63-62 triumph over the Tigers. The Cavaliers inbounded the ball with 1.5 seconds left and got the ball to Guy, who was bumped by the Tigers' Samir Doughty on a 3-point shot from the corner.
The buzzer sounded and Auburn thought it had won, but official James Breeding had called a foul and sent Guy to the line.
The free throws came after the Tigers used a 14-0 run to erase a 10-point deficit and take a 61-57 lead with 19.3 seconds remaining. Auburn had a chance to go ahead by three with 7.4 seconds to play, but Jared Harper could only make the front end of a one-and-one.
Guy finished with 15 points, while Ty Jerome had team highs of 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists. De'Andre Hunter had 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting for the Cavaliers, who are in the title game for the first time in team history.