Last year was devastating for the University of Virginia. The team was the first number one seed to lose to a 16th seed, making them live in infamy as being on the receiving end of one of the greatest upsets of all time. This year, Virginia was deadset on making sure something like that didn’t happen again. As a number one seed this year, there were high expectations for this Virginia team and they were able to exceed them at every turn. Their patience was rewarded on Monday when they defeated Texas Tech in the National Title game in overtime by a score of 85-77.
It was a fairly back and forth game with Virginia and Texas Tech both taking the lead at one point. With just 20 seconds to go, Texas Tech had a 68-65 lead but Virginia was able to hit a clutch corner three-point shot that ultimately forced overtime.
Virginia would go on to dominate the extra frame as they scored 17 points, to Texas Tech’s nine. It was a heartbreaking loss for Texas Tech who no one believed would make it all the way to the final.
As for Virginia, they captured their first ever National Title and had the pleasure of cutting the nets down after the game.
What did you think of the National Championship game? Did it live up to the hype?