(Steve Helber/AP)

Here’s Mark Giannotto, our man on the scene in Charlottesville on Tuesday night:

Treveon Graham, an All-Met from St. Mary’s Ryken, hit a back-breaking three-pointer over the outstretched arms of Virginia point guard London Perrantes with 1.1 seconds left to propel No. 14 VCU to a dramatic 59-56 victory over the Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena. The Rams overcame a six-point deficit over the game’s final three minutes.

The winning basket came after two timeouts called by Smart with Cavaliers guard Malcolm Brogdon at the free throw line and 9.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Brogdon made just one of his two attempts, setting the stage for guard Rob Brandenberg to find Graham.

Even though the shot came from NBA three-point range, Graham didn’t hesitate, noting “those are the shots I take in practice.”


A slightly louder version of that explanation comes in the below video, narrated by VCU’s play-by-play radio voice Robby Robinson and analyst Michael Litos.

(Via Around the Horns via @GheorgheTheBlog)