By Nick Baum
TUESDAY – 4/9/19
The Cavaliers of the University of Virginia edged out the Red Raiders of Texas Tech University 85 – 77 in a highly competitive and entertaining National Championship. This is Virginia’s first ever National Championship win, and the runners up Texas Tech had never made it to the National Championship.
Texas Tech had a slow start to the game, as they made just 1 of 11 field goals and shot 1 for 5 three-pointers in the first ten minutes. Although they did warm up and closed the first half to a three-point deficit, Virginia players De’Andre Hunter and Kyle Guy both shot for double digits to rally their team to overtime.
In overtime, Virginia came out the dominating end, going eight points ahead to win their first ever National Championship, just one year after becoming the first team to lose to a 16 rated seed. In the tournament, Virginia was one-seeded, and Texas Tech was third.
Sources and Pictures: KCRA.com, Twitter, March Madness, ESPN Stats & Info