The 1984 UVa team finished the season with an overall record of 21-12 and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Houston 49-47 in overtime at the Kingdome in Seattle, Wash.
Virginia was the seventh seed in the NCAA Tournament’s Eastern Regional and won the regional championship with close victories over Iona (58-57), Arkansas (53-51 in overtime), Syracuse (63-55) and Indiana (50-48). In East Rutherford, N.J., a leaning jumper in the lane by Othell Wilson with six seconds remaining provided the Cavaliers with their victory over Iona and Rick Carlisle hit a 10-foot baseline jumper with four seconds remaining in overtime in the win against Arkansas.
In Atlanta, Wilson scored 17 points and Kenton Edelin had a career-high 14 rebounds in the regional semifinal victory over Syracuse. Virginia defeated Indiana for the Eastern Regional Championship behind 19 points from Jim Miller. Miller was named the regional’s Most Outstanding Player.
The Cavaliers rallied from six points down in the final 3:03 to tie the national semifinal game with Houston 43-43 before losing in overtime.
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