With their 53-49 win over Oregon, the Virginia Cavaliers recorded a program best 32nd win of the season.
The previous record was 31, which the Hoos set just last year when they beat UNC in the ACC Tournament. The Cavaliers have won 30 or more games five times in their history:
and currently in 2019: 32-3
Did you miss how they got there? The Hoos went on a 10-0 run to close the first half with a 30-22 lead at halftime. By holding on for the win, Virginia has now won its last 61 games while leading at halftime, the longest active streak in the country.
Rewatch the highlights from Thursday night’s oh-so-late game here:
The Hoos will take on the Purdue Boilermakers with an opportunity to reach the Final Four on Saturday night. The Boilermakers, at 26-9, took down Tennessee in one of the most exciting games of the tournament so far, a 99-94 overtime thriller despite having an 18-point lead in the second half.
Tipoff is scheduled for 8:49 p.m. Eastern on Saturday on TBS. Stay tuned on Streaking the Lawn for all of your coverage.