Iona Prep graduate Ty Jerome is competing in the NCAA Final Four when he leads the University of Virginia men’s basketball team against Auburn University at 6:09 p.m. Saturday in Minneapolis.
CBS is televising the game.
Jerome played a role in leading the Virginia (33-3) to the national semifinals. In Saturday’s 80-75 overtime win over Purdue, he finished with 24 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Two days earlier in the 53-49 Sweet 16 victory over Oregon, he had 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Jerome leads Virginia with 188 assists and 56 steals. He’s third on the team with his 13.3 points per game and four with his 4.0 rebounds per game.