MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. (WDBJ7) -- It's been a long time coming for a program who has seen all-time greats like Ralph Sampson come through the ranks.
Now the Cavaliers, who are 65-6 over the past two seasons, will be playing for a national title.
The Wahoos, as they are unofficially known as, made their first trip to the Final Four since 1984 and have so far made the best out of their opportunity.
This National Semifinal game was not short of drama.
The Auburn Tigers made plays down the stretch and a 14-0 run gave them a 61-57 lead. But it was a clutch three-pointer from Guy to cut the Tigers' lead to one and a foul that gave him three shots from the charity stripe with 0.6 seconds remaining that made the difference.
Guy sunk all three and the Cavaliers prevailed, 63-62. Six points in seven seconds for the Junior guard.
"These last two games? Oh boy," Tony Bennett said after the game.
That's one of the craziest finishes to any game I've ever seen. Still don't believe that just happened. Insanity in Minneapolis. #GoHoos are championship bound.— Anthony Romano (@ARomanoWDBJ) April 7, 2019
Tony Bennett's defense stifles you and forces tough shots, many of which Auburn struggled to make in the first half. The Tigers shot 3-14 from three and began the second half 0-5 before making another.
Virginia starts the game off by forcing a shot clock violation. Definitely a tone setter! #FinalFour— Caslee Sims Jr. (@theyknowSims_) April 6, 2019
The Cavaliers, too, had their first-half struggles before going into the locker room down 31-28 at halftime. The Hoos also struggled from behind the arc, made 1-of-5 free throws and were outrebounded 20 to 14.
First half clocks in at a blistering 39 minutes. Didn't even get an under-4 TV timeout. Auburn is 3-14 from 3-pt range, but somehow has a halftime lead over #Virginia— Anthony Romano (@ARomanoWDBJ) April 6, 2019
Auburn 31, UVA 28 | HALF
The 'Hoos, a top 10 team in terms of three-point field goal percentage in the country, got hot from deep after not being able to throw a rock in the ocean in the first half. They finished the game 7-for-19 from three.
Every time I think UVA has it in the bag, Auburn says: pic.twitter.com/tkSrAhqlIU— Caslee Sims Jr. (@theyknowSims_) April 6, 2019
The usuals in Jerome, Hunter, and Guy powered the 'Hoos offensively. Jerome, in particular, was scorching from the field, scoring 21 points and hitting 4-9 shots from three.
Ty Jerome can smell it. 21 pts. Cavs by 10. #FinalFour— Anthony Romano (@ARomanoWDBJ) April 6, 2019
Mamadi Diakite, the hero of Virginia's Elite Eight victory over Purdue was strong in the win. The junior forward swatted five shots and made life tough for the Tigers in the paint.
UVA, who has turned misfortune in the 2018 tournament into golden moments over the course of this year's tournament will likely need another strong all-around effort to win it all.
They now await the winner of Texas Tech and Michigan State.