Improbable? Maybe impossible.
After scoring just eight points in the first 18 minutes of the second half, Miami scored 14 in the final two minutes, including 10 in a 24-second interval in the final minute, to force overtime against shell-shocked Virginia.
Three missed free throws and two turnovers by the Cavaliers in that span gave Miami all the room it needed to make its comeback.
The Hurricanes then scored 16 in the extra period to steal a 69-62 win in the first round of the ACC Tournament.
Miami's comeback at the end of regulation was nothing short of incredible.
Durand Scott and Malcolm Grant hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the Virginia lead to 53-49 with 30 seconds left.
Julian Gamble then slammed one home after a Sammy Zeglinski turnover to cut the lead to two.
Virginia's Jontel Evans threw away the ensuing inbounds pass, and Scott scooped up the ball and layed it in, drawing a foul in the process. He missed the free throw, and neither team scored in the final 10 seconds.
With his team leading 58-57 in overtime, Miami's Garrius Adams nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing to push the lead to four.
Reggie Johnson followed with a layup, and the Hurricanes never looked back.
Grant led Miami with 16 points and seven assists, despite shooting just 25 percent from the field.
Gamble scored 11, including nine in the first half. Scott and Adams each had 10 points for the Hurricanes.
Mustapha Farrakhan scored 14 for the Cavaliers, and Zeglinski added 13.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett had never experienced that kind of finish.
"This is definitely a first for me," Bennett said. "If you don't take care of the ball and miss free throws, you put yourself in a spot where you can lose. We felt like we had it, but didn't finish it up the way that you have to."