The Louisville Cardinals took a 66-62 lead into literally the final second of Thursday night’s game against No. 1 Virginia.

And lost, in regulation.

With 0.9 seconds left, Louisville’s Darius Perry did the one thing you can’t do with a four-point lead in the final seconds: foul a three-point shooter. Virginia’s Ty Jerome missed the three-pointer, and hit the first two free throws to make it a 66-64 game. But Virginia was called for a lane violation on the third¬†free throw, giving Louisville the ball back.

So, it appeared that Louisville had finally escaped with the win. However, Louisville’s Deng Adel was called for a turnover for running the baseline on the ensuing inbounds play, and that took no time off the clock.

And with 0.9 seconds left, De’Andre Hunter banked in a long three at the buzzer for the unbelievable Virginia win.

What a brutal collapse by Louisville. It’s also an amazing comeback win for Virginia, and the top-ranked Cavaliers are now 27-2 (16-1 in ACC play) on the season.

[ACC Digital Network]

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