What they say nationally, in Virginia about the defeat of Auburn in the last second in the Final Four



The best season in the history of Auburn basketball stopped at the Final Four on Saturday night.

The Tigers, fifth seed, fell to Virginia, the top seed, 63-62, after a controversial foul to Samir Doughty in the last second. Stadium of the bank. It was a heartbreaking way to lose, since Auburn thought he had a place in Monday's national championship game, almost badured.

Instead, the Tigers season is over, his magical career through the NCAA Tournament is falling short. Here's a look at what is being said nationally and in Virginia about Auburn's heartbreaking second-last defeat to Virginia:

– The lack of game that will always eclipse the game Final Four of Virginia-Auburn (ESPN)

– Controversy? Yes. But Kyle Guy still had to hit three free throws (ESPN)

– Auburn players struggle to understand the crucial call at the end of the game that led to the loss to Virginia (CBS Sports)

– Guy "my own space" and pushes Virginia to pbad Auburn (CBS Sports)

– The indescribable pain behind the imperturbable balance of Samir Doughty (The Athletic)

– Destiny? Destination? A miracle? Calling is what you want, but Virginia is in the game for the title (The Athletic)

– Ty Jerome's father rejoices with the miraculous victory of Virginia (The Athletic)

– The victory of the Final Four of Virginia was successful (USA Today)

– Kyle Guy was "terrified" by the free throws that won the game against Auburn (USA Today)

– Virginia's controversial victory buries painful memories (Bleacher Report)

– The last and most controversial Virginia escape (Yahoo Sports)

– The lost call with double dribble is expensive for Auburn (Yahoo Sports)

– A shot, a whistle and a first final for Virginia (New York Times).

– The messy finish could set a perfect ending for Virginia (The Washington Post)

– Virginia had the right guy for the job at the end (The Star Tribune)

– Virginia's Final Four "Oh, my" is Final Four of Auburn "Oh, # & @ *!" (Pioneer Press)

– Virginia is answering the question, what happens when you accumulate all your luck for 30 years? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

– De'Andre Hunter gave Virginia a great book in the second half (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

– Virginia Keeps Auburn Shooters at bay (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

– Kyle Guy adds an exciting chapter to his story of redemption (Charlottesville's Daily Progress)

Tom Green is an Auburn Beat reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde


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