It is every college basketball fans’ favorite time of year.
The 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is officially underway, and we already have a couple thrilling games. One key game came between the 13-seed Furman Paladins and the 4-seed Virginia Cavaliers decided down in Orlando, Florida.
In the clip below with just under eight seconds left, Virginia guard Kihei Clark attempted to get out of a Furman full-court press by heaving the ball down the court.
However, the Paladins intercepted the pass, and then this happened:
With that shot to lose to the Paladins 68-67, the Cavaliers eventually became the first major Division I college basketball team to get upset in the Tournament this year.
What makes it more ironic is that on this date in 2018, the then- 1-seed Cavaliers also got infamously upset by 16-seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Aside from their 2019 national title, we can bet that under head coach Tony Bennett, Virginia has got to be the most snake bitten college team to play in the tournament within the past couple decades.
Just nothing right seems to happen when they reach the tournament.