National Basketball Association players were blown away by the phenomenal Purdue-Virginia game

Carsen Edwards after his 42-point game against Villanova led Purdue to the Sweet 16

Carsen Edwards after his 42-point game against Villanova led Purdue to the Sweet 16

The Virginia Cavaliers defeated Purdue 80-75 in a thrilling overtime game to earn the school's first Final Four berth since 1984.

Carsen Edwards #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers celebrates against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM!

Virginia had forced overtime on a buzzer beater from Mamadi Diakite. Matt Mooney also hit for 17, including two foul shots with 19.7 seconds left that gave the Red Raiders a four-point lead. He was one shy of the NCAA Tournament record of 11 3-pointers in a game, set by Loyola Marymount's Jeff Fryer against MI in 1990.

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Ty Jerome had 24 points and seven assists for Virginia.

That shot tied the game at 70, as Diakite got it off with roughly 0.2 seconds on the clock.

Edwards missed a 3-pointer with nine seconds left, and Kyle Guy hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining. It is seeking to tack on another win in the program's winningest season of all time, and only a year removed from a first round upset to No. 16 seed UMBC.

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