Tech was down nine points with less than two minutes left facing Virginia. After a jumper by senior guard Maurice Miller to cut the lead to seven, sophomore guard Glen Rice Jr. got a quick steal on the following inbounds, immediately passing the ball to Miller who got an easy lay-in and was fouled. After completing the three-point play, the Jackets had a legitimate chance to get back into the game. Down four after exchanging two possessions, sophomore guard Mfon Udofia heaved up a shot attempt behind the arc and drew a foul and the opportunity to shoot three foul shots.
Head Coach Paul Hewitt quickly addressed his players, planning on Udofia making at least one of his two first free throws in order to miss the third to have the opportunity to get a shot off. Udofia stepped up to the line and proceeded to miss both of his first two free throw attempts. After this, Tech’s only opportunity was for Udofia to make the third free throw and hope for a steal on the inbounds play. Udofia, however, missed his third consecutive free throw, sealing the game. Virginia went on to win the game 62-56.