But Byrd said Virginia "made winning plays in the last three minutes" to advance, end the Bruins' season and set up a date with the Spartans.
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"I would go sit under my dad on the edge of the court and watch great basketball games with Adolph Rupp's Kentucky teams and Pete Maravich and that kind of stuff," Byrd said. "I have to give him credit - or blame - for what I ended up doing."
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