Furman is moving on to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.

The No. 13-seeded Paladins beat No. 4 Virginia 68-67 on Thursday afternoon thanks to a wild final sequence. Facing a 2-point deficit in the game’s final seconds, Furman was able to steal the ball and hit a last-second 3-pointer to secure the win.

Furman was able to successfully trap Kihei Clark in the back court. Rather than call timeout, he threw a wild heave toward mid-court. A Furman player intercepted the ball and, one pass later, the Paladins took the lead on an open 3-pointer.

Here’s the final sequence:

That’s JP Pegues who made the game-winning shot. After the game, he explained the final sequence.

“I knew when we got the stop, my teammates would be looking for shooters,” he said. “My teammates believe in me, they love me, they trust me and I love them back. I just had full confidence. I missed all night … but winners make big shots and I call myself a winner.”

This was Furman’s 1st NCAA Tournament appearance since 1980. The Paladins hadn’t advanced in the Big Dance since 1974.

Here’s the best of the reaction to Furman’s big win: