The first overtime was a low-scoring affair, as each team managed just five points and combined to shoot 3-of-11 from the field; even still, the ending made the first four minutes worth it. After splitting a pair of free throws, Perrantes converted a layup with 1:03 left to give the Cavaliers a three-point lead. The lead lasted just 12 seconds before Justin Bibbs knotted the score at 68.


With 26 seconds remaining and the Hokies defense extended, Perrantes—the only Virginia player really worth a damn on offense, if you haven’t figured it out—drove into the lane, lofting a left-handed layup high off the top corner. The ball dinged off the front of the rim, bounced its way around to the back iron, and... stopped.

The cruelty of that fluke gave way to a second overtime. More points were scored this time around, but the only two that mattered came off the hands of Allen, who used a beautiful jump-stop and pump-fake to get his man off the floor and clear space for an easy lefty floater a foot outside the restricted circle.

Perrantes missed the following half-court heave wide right, giving the Hokies the 80-78 upset victory and proving once again that gravity is undefeated.