Furman Takes Down Virginia For The First Upset Of March Madness In WILD Fashion

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The best part about March Madness, is the fact that you have at least one massive upset every single year.

And today, we got it in the second game of the day, and it was in WILD fashion.

The Furman Paladins were taking on the Virginia Cavaliers. We’re talking about a typical slightly above average tiny division one basketball school, taking on the mighty powerhouse Cavaliers, who won the National Championship only four years ago.

The Paladins won the Southern Conference and punched their ticket as a 13 seed, and the Cavs came in as the number four, finishing second in the ACC.

Needless to say, probably anybody who isn’t a Furman fan picked the Paladins to win…

But they did.

They put up an impressive fight all game, and with just under 10 seconds to play, they were only down two.

Virginia had the possession, and after getting trapped in the corner, the Virginia player turned it over to Furman.

That’s when Furman’s JP Pegues set up for a deep three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left, and absolutely DRILLED it.

The Cavs got off one more shot before the clock expired, but it was no good, and the Paladins punched their ticket to the next round for their first NCAA tournament victory since 1974.

Talk about electric.

Charles Wesley Godwin said it best, “How the Mighty Fall.”

Check it out (I picked out the replay with the Titanic song in the background… it just makes it that much better):

And while you’re at it, check out the Whiskey Riff March Sadness Bracket, where you can vote on the saddest country songs ever written:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock