David Padgett talks about Louisville's 67-66 loss to No. 1 Virginia

David Padgett talks about Louisville's 67-66 loss to No. 1 Virginia

David Padgett talks about Louisville's 67-66 loss to No. 1 Virginia

He took the inbounds pass and heaved and the Cavaliers came from down 10 in the last 4:28 to post an improbable win.

That gave Louisville the ball out of bounds, with Deng Adel looking to inbound it on the baseline.

"That was a prayer, a prayer from 30 feet", interim Louisville coach David Padgett said afterward. Virginia made the first two and intentionally missed the second to try to get an offensive put back. Aliyah Huland El scored 19 points and seventh-seeded Virginia rallied to defeat 10th-seeded Georgia Tech 60-58 in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

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Virginia pulled off a wild comeback against Louisville on Thursday night, scoring five points with just 0.9 seconds to play to secure the unlikely win.

Hunter finished with seven points in 21 minutes off the bench. McMahon added another free throw before Ray Spalding and Darius Perry each added two at the line to make it 66-62 with 5 seconds left. Virginia, however, was whistled for a lane violation on the attempt, giving the ball back to Louisville with nine-tenths of a second on the clock. They also outrebounded the Cardinals 34-27. With it went a golden opportunity to get the signature win they needed, one that they let slip away.

The Cavs, who boast of a defense that allows just 52.1 points per game, will now prepare for their regular-season finale at home this Saturday against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before heading into the ACC Tournament.

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