Tony Bennett and his team Virginia Cavaliers finally witnessed things going in their favor after their latest triumph in the South Region final and national semifinal.
A day before the game between Virginia Cavaliers and Texas Tech, Tony Bennett said, “I believe our steps are ordered.”
The match was said to be the first national championship game for both the schools.
The junior guard Kyle Guy was sure of the fate his team had with the current win to loss ratio of 34-3. Since 1984, it was for the first time that the team had reached the semifinals of the tournament.
When Diakite was asked if the good fortune favors the team, he said, “I have no answer for that. All I can say is we just kept doing the same thing that Coach [Tony Bennett] has asked us throughout the year. Be focused, work hard, and the result will be good.”
After losing by a margin of 74-54 at the hands of Maryland Baltimore County, the team was positioned at number 16 last year, and Tony Bennett and his boys know how it feels to be defeated when in control of the match, he added.
The historic loss of the last year could have been repeated in this season’s round-of-64 game against No. 16 Gardner-Webb, who were leading the game with six points at halftime. However, De’Andre Hunter with his amazing game play led Virginia to a 71-56 win in Columbia, S.C.
During the region-final in Louisville, the Cavaliers were trailing by three points in the final seconds against the Boilermakers.
However, the point guard of the team, Ty Jerome converted the first of the two free throws earned in the dying minutes, and, as he hit the front rim on his second attempt, Mamadi Diakite tapped the ball out near midcourt, where Kihei Clark gained back the control of the ball.
Clark, then rotated and provided a one-handed pass to Diakite, whose eight-footer went through the basket as the horn sounded to mark the end of regulation time. With Virginia coming out on top by 80-75.
After winning the game Clark said, “I was still in disbelief. I didn’t think there was any way we could have won that game. It just goes to show you that anything can happen in March.”
With all things considered, it can be said that the fate alongside hard work is indeed on the Cavaliers side. Even though the matches have ended with close scores, Tony Bennett and his team have rightly tasted victory. The team, however, needs to make sure that they continue with their A-game from now on as it is remains unknown, when such a Fate will strike again.
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