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GREENSBORO, N. Juan Thornhill Super Bowl Jersey .C. -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett keeps pushing his sixth-ranked Cavaliers for more in what is already the programs best season in more than three decades. Next up is the chance to do something that even Ralph Sampson couldnt do: Win an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title. Anthony Gill hit two free throws with 8.5 seconds left to help Virginia hold off Pittsburgh 51-48 in Saturdays semifinals, sending the Cavaliers to their first championship game in 20 years. Virginia arrived in Greensboro with its first outright regular-season title since 1981 and only its second No. 1 seed. The Cavs have just one title: the 1976 championship led by tournament most valuable player Wally Walker. "It would be great to put another banner and have that to share with them," Bennett said. "Wally sent me a text: We want some company." The Cavaliers (27-6) didnt have an easy time putting themselves in position for it, letting an eight-point lead slip all the way to one in the final seconds. But Gill, who was shooting 63 per cent from the line, calmly made both free throws after James Robinsons hanging layup that had made it 49-48. Pitt had a chance to tie with 4 seconds left, but Justin Anderson tipped Robinsons 3-pointer to Gill with 0.5 seconds left. Joe Harris scored 12 points to lead the Cavaliers, who shot 47 per cent against the fifth-seeded Panthers (25-9) to earn their first trip to the final since losing to North Carolina in Charlotte in 1994. "Theres no better feeling, of course, but well celebrate later," Anderson said. "Were to a point where we have a chance to make a run, not just in the ACC but the NCAA tournament, and we have to ... continue to be humble. This team cherishes that and this team understands that and well be fine." Virginia, which has its best win total in 31 years, will face the North Carolina State-Duke winner Sunday. Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna each scored 15 points to lead Pitt, which was in its first ACC tournament. The Panthers, who were going for their first appearance in a league tournament championship game since winning the Big East title in 2008, shot just 37 per cent. The teams met only once this year, when Malcom Brogdon hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in a 48-45 road win on Feb. 2. This one came down to another tight finish, though the Cavaliers kept the Panthers at arms distance for most of the final minutes and maintained a fragile hold on the game. After trailing by eight, Pitt closed to within 47-44 and got a good look for the tie on Josh Newkirks 3-point attempt with 1:45 left, but never could level the game. "Neither team really made that many mistakes," Robinson said. "Every mistake that we did make, they capitalized on." Pitt got as close as 49-48 when Robinson stripped Brogdon and drove for a hanging layup over Akil Mitchell -- hitting it through contact from Mitchell but with no whistle --with 10 seconds left to set up Gills big free throws. Pitt coach Jamie Dixon thought Robinson shouldve been going to the line to tie it, too. "What can you do?" Dixon said. "We just watched it. Everybody saw it. I cant comment on anything else besides that. I cant state the obvious." Mitchell didnt put up much of an argument, saying he was a little surprised there was no whistle. "I wanted to contest it as best as I could," he said. "I definitely didnt want to foul. But, you know, they let it go." Virginia led 26-24 at the break and used a strong shooting start to the second half to finally build a working margin. The Cavaliers took their biggest lead on Gills hook shot to make it 45-37 with 9:30 left. But the Cavaliers suddenly went cold, going 6 minutes without a point while the Panthers started inching back into the game. Pitt opened its first ACC tournament with a 29-point romp against Wake Forest in Thursdays first round. The Panthers then dominated No. 15 North Carolina for much of Fridays quarterfinals, building a 20-point lead before having to hold off a frantic comeback attempt to reach the semifinals. Pitt lasted the longest of the three new league members. Notre Dame was eliminated in the tournaments first-round opener Wednesday, while N.C. State upset No. 11 Syracuse in Friday nights quarterfinals. Dorian ODaniel Super Bowl Jersey .Under the agreement announced Monday, the Cuban defector is guaranteed $68.5 million over six seasons.Tomas gets a $14 million signing bonus that is payable within 30 days of the deals approval by Major League Baseball, and then salaries of $2 million next year, $4 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017 and $10 million in 2018. Chiefs Super Bowl Jerseys . PAUL, Minn.PHOENIX - Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.Then came along this upstart Richard Sherman, who proclaimed himself the best and backed it up.Now they get to state their case on the NFLs biggest stage — Revis New England Patriots against Shermans Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.They have a bit of history, these two — a Twitter feud from a couple of years ago. The gist of it: Revis was the proven pro and Sherman hadnt done enough yet to start crowing.At Tuesdays media day, any animosity was buried. Each expressed respect for the other, although Revis referred to the fact that in Seattles defence, Sherman plays only half the field.Sherman, he plays left corner and he does great, Revis said. Hes great at what he does. Im not really knocking him on what he does. Hes a playmaker and thats what he does for his team.Cornerback, Revis said, is by far the hardest position to play in football.The handful of those who excel at the position may bicker, Sherman said, but they share a common bond.Theres a respect level between elite cornerbacks in the National Football League, he said. It takes a certain mentality to play at a high level in this game, to deal with the pressure, to deal with the intensity of being out there against the best athletes in the world. ... Theres a definite admiration for their ability.Shermans a talker — opinionated, self-assured. He says he cares little what people think of him.It doesnt bother me too much, honestly, he said. I kind of go to the beat of my own drum. ... I have my own way of doing things and it might not align with everybody, but Im going to keep it that way.Sherman stirred up trouble shortly after the Seahawks landed in Arizona, when, referring to the fairness of the investigation into deflated footballs, he noted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft are good friends.Sherman didnt back down Tuesday, saying that he found their relationship interesting.A small crowd gathered around Revis on media day. Sherman drew a mob, and he reveled in it, answering bizarre questions — such as, whatt super power would he like to have while playing? (He would fly). Charvarius Ward Super Bowl Jersey. He danced with a woman reporter, confidently showing his moves.He said he was sure his girlfriend, due soon to deliver the couples first child, would not have the baby on Super Bowl Sunday.To the young Seattle star, media day was no chore.Sherman earned a Super Bowl ring last year, in his third NFL season. Revis is playing in the big game for the first time in his eight years in the league.For the first six, he played for the New York Jets, becoming Revis Island. Twice he made it to the AFC championship game, but no farther.Revis and the Jets parted ways after an injury-plagued 2012, and he landed with the Patriots, the team he had fought without much success for so long.Its pretty awesome, Revis said. I mean, this is what you play for every year. In the off-season you work hard to get to this point and when you get there, like right now, its so surreal for me.He wouldnt address his future with the team. New England reportedly wants him back, but not on the terms of his existing contract, which would count $25 million on next seasons salary cap. Hes due a $12 million roster bonus on April 1.But for one year, he has been all-in.I think I really embraced it when I sat down with Mr. Kraft and (coach) Bill (Belichick) and we had a one-on-one conversation, Revis said. It was a very chill conversation. ... At that point, I felt very comfortable and wanted to join the team.Sherman said his left elbow, hurt in the NFC championship win over Green Bay, is feeling pretty good.Its been good all week, he said. Im done getting treatment.And he shrugged off cornerback Brandon Browners suggestion that he would tell his New England teammates to break Shermans elbow.I think he was just caught up in the moment, Sherman said. He didnt mean any malice by it. Its one of those things, we know him as a person and sometimes he exaggerates a little bit.Far be it for Sherman, of all people, to be bothered by a pointed remark from a foe.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
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