Wahoos waltz into Elite Eight with late-night win over Oregon

Posted at 12:32 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 18:34:46-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Wahoos are waltzing into the Elite Eight!

Virginia swarms an Oregon defender. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 1 seed Virginia defeated 12-seed Oregon 53-49 at the KFC Yum! Center early Friday morning.

After trailing 16-10 in the opening half, UVA closed the first 20 minutes on a 20-6 run to lead 30-22 at halftime.

Ty Jerome, who's three-pointer with 3:36 remaining put the 'Hoos up 48-45, led the team with 13 points, six rebounds, and six assists.

The Cavaliers advance to their first Elite Eight since 2016, and will face Purdue Saturday evening at 8:49 p.m.

News 3 will be in Louisville to follow the 'Hoos run towards the Final Four.

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