Purdue's Carsen Edwards, Virginia's Mamadi Diakite share touching moment of sportsmanship in Elite Eight game
Edwards and Diakite recognized each other's incredible efforts in the final moments of Saturday's game
After, the two recognized one another just before overtime began. Edwards could do nothing but smile after the frantic finish that led to Diakite sending the game to an extra period, and Diakite appeared to smile and utter two words: "I know."
Diakite even pumped Edwards' chest as the two crossed paths.
After the game, the two shared a hug in respect for the crazy effort each put forth.
Edwards finished with 42 points, tied for a career-high he set earlier in the NCAA Tournament. Diakite scored 14 points, none more critical than the shot that preserved Virginia's national championship hopes.
Diakite, along with strong performances from Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome, has No. 1 seed Virginia heading to its first Final Four since 1984. The Cavaliers will face the winner of No. 2 seed Kentucky and No. 5 seed Auburn next week in Minneapolis.
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