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Virginia defeats Texas Tech in OT for NCAA men's title

Virginia defeats Texas Tech in OT for NCAA men's title

On Monday night, the Virginia Cavaliers took down the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the national title game to find redemption after last year's early exit.

The title game will air on CBS at 9:20 p.m. They lead the country in defensive rating. It still goes down as one of the greatest upsets in sports.

For those still on the fence, it's reasonable to wait a little longer, as KenPom makes this game Virginia -3, so the market could certainly move in that direction and therefore offer a better price on the Red Raiders.

There wasn't a ton of scoring from there, but Hunter's big shot stood up and the Cavaliers got a break as an out-of-bounds call went their way, allowing them to finish it off at the line, setting off a wild celebration after the team's second overtime win of the tourney.

An assistant for the Red Raiders under Bob Knight and Pat Knight from 2001 to 2011, Beard has been a head coach in Division I - the highest level in the NCAA - for four years.

It made for a cocktail that was both sweet and intoxicating. They will deflect a number of passes even on simple entry plays.

After falling to the depths of college basketball during the madness of last March, becoming the first No. 1 seed in history to lose to a No. 16 seed, and suffering the scorn of the American sporting public, Virginia rose from purgatory to paradise Monday night.

Guy was selected the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The Cavaliers are holding opponents to just 55.5 points per game this season, which is the best mark in college basketball.

The Cavaliers have scored an average of almost 1.14 points per possession while scoring on a little better than 50 percent of their possessions in the tournament.




"It was, Bennett said, "a terrific game". Although the Cavaliers have been slightly worse during the NCAA Tournament, they are still a stout unit.

This win will forever hold true in the hearts of every Virginia fan until they die. "We thought the game would come down to one last possession and it did in regulation". However, it will be interesting to see which team deviates from their normal offensive game plan first.

U.Va. forced Texas Tech (31-7) to work the ball around in the half-court to try to get an open look in the first 10 minutes, as the shot clock routinely dipped under three seconds for the Red Raiders. Jerome was the catalyst early against the Tigers and finished with 21 points. "I think (last year's loss to UMBC) bought us a ticket to a national championship". Guard Matt Mooney poured in a career-high 22 points in the victory over Michigan State and was clutch from the three-point line.

Virginia started the second half off hot. Well, roles may be reversed this time.

No shots were bigger than a pair from sophomore De'Andre Hunter.

"We played our hearts out", Owens said.

Therefore, a Culver vs. Hunter matchup may result in the Cavaliers going big in the paint. "We came together, and we always believed in ourselves". The Red Raiders' center injured an ankle in the second half of Saturday's win.

"For him to be at this game", Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said on Sunday, "and talk to the team briefly yesterday was really, really cool".

This is a program that has lived a tortured existence, starting around Christmastime in 1982, when 7-foot-4 Ralph Sampson - as good as they came back in his day - was headlining the top-ranked Cavaliers on a stopover trip in Hawaii, only to get shocked by tiny, NAIA Chaminade.

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