Mustapha Farrakhan hit a go-ahead jumper with 35.8 seconds to play and four free throws in the final 23.9 seconds Wednesday night, rescuing Virginia after a brutal second half and giving the Cavaliers a 49-47 victory against Clemson.
The Cavaliers (12-10, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won for the second time in seven games despite being outscored 19-4 over an 11-minute stretch into the game's final minute.
Clemson (15-7, 4-4) missed a chance to pull even for a second time in the final minute when Demontez Stitt missed the first of a one-and-one with 26.7 seconds left.
Farrakhan hit two free throws with 23.9 seconds to go, and two more with 11.4 seconds to play.
Clemson coach Brad Brownell, Andre Young and Tanner Smith look ahead to Saturday's game at Georgia…