UVA Fans Flood The UVA Corner Following 'Hoos Big Win
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Hundreds of the University of Virginia students stormed The Corner after a nail-biting win against Auburn.
The team received a lot of support from students, alumni and community members. Many of those fans gathered at Boylan Heights on The Corner to watch. The ‘Hoos will move on to the national championship game, and the students are with the team every step of the way.
“I know the hard work that they put in and they really deserve it,” said Michael Murphy, UVA student.
“It is awesome, it is great Kyle Guy you did an amazing job thank you for bringing this back to the city,” said Alexis Peck, UVA student.
Dozens piled into Boylan Heights to watch the game unfold.
“I’d given up. I think my heart had stopped and for us to pull it out in that way it was incredible,” said Ben Spainhour, UVA fan.
“So he made those two free throws, they called a time out, and the whole bar went wild,” said Murphy. “They were up by 10 and I kept saying it's going to be a closer game than that.”
Fans took in every minute of the nail-biting game but the UVA ‘Hoos pulled out a win over Auburn with a final score of 63 to 62.
“They got into a tough situation and they made the most of it and I'm so proud of them,” said Lizzie Trull, UVA student.
After the game-winning free throw, fans flooded the streets of The UVA Corner.
“It is amazing, we've wished this and it's been a long time so we're really happy so is everybody else,” said Grace Eliff, UVA student.
Everybody chanted and rooted for the 'Hoos as they take the final stage in March Madness.
“Yeah, it's huge I mean it's one miracle after another these past two games, we're just loving it and enjoying it,” said Spainhour.
Police had an extra presence along The UVA Corner Saturday night and shut down part of University Avenue following the big win as hundreds of these students piled into the streets.