No. 1 Villanova avoids upset with buzzer-beater against Virginia

The No. 1 Villanova Wildcats narrowly avoided an upset on Sunday afternoon against Virginia.

With seconds remaining on the clock, Wildcats star Josh Hart drove to the hoop with the score tied, 59-59. The lay-up attempt was no good, but guard Donte Divincenzo came through with a buzzer-beating tip-in to give the defending national champions a 61-59 win.

The buzzer-beater allowed the Wildcats to avoid their second upset of the week, after falling to Marquette last week.

Here is Divincenzo’s heroic tip-in, his only basket of the day.

VILLANOVA AT THE BUZZER! Donte DiVincenzo with the tip-in!

COUNT IT! No.1 @NovaMBB defeats No.12 Virginia 61-59 https://t.co/iJZ3fAw6Da

— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 29, 2017

Villanova will return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 1 on the road against Providence. Tip-off at Dunkin’ Donuts Center is set for 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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