The Virginia Cavaliers completed the ultimate turn around last night winning their first-ever NCAA National Championship.
Their 85-77 win over Texas Tech comes just one year after being the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed.
The Cavaliers, who was the lone No. 1 seed to reach the Final Four this year, got their redemption last night in an overtime thriller at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Although this wasn’t the big name matchup many people wanted to see in the championship, the game definitely lived up to a much-unexpected hype.
With minutes left, Virginia broke a tie and gained the lead with two baskets, but Texas Tech responded with a three-pointer to keep it neck-and-neck at 65-64. Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver then managed to get in two points, overtaking the Cavaliers 66-65. Free throws put the lead at 68-65 with less than 23 seconds left. But Virginia responded with a three-pointer to make it 68-68.
De’Andre Hunter (27 points), Kyle Guy (24 points), and Ty Jerome (16 points) led the Cavaliers, scoring 67 of their points.