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

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

They managed to right their wrong this season with wins over Gardner-Webb, Oklahoma, Oregon, Purdue, and Auburn before clinching the title against Texas Tech.

De'Andre Hunter led the Cavaliers with a game-high 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

Guy was named Most Outstanding Player with a 24-point display two nights after carrying the Cavaliers to the championship game with his late-game heroics.

Virginia's Kyle Guy celebrates after helping his team defeat Texas Tech in the NCAA championship tournament.

This marks the third consecutive comeback for the Cavaliers when they trailed with under 12 seconds left in regulation.

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Texas Tech reached the Elite Eight for the first time last season and Virginia lost its previous two trips to the Final Four, in 1981 and 1984.

Four three-pointers by the Red Raiders, however, tied things up at 19 apiece with 7:34 to play in the half.

The nation's best defense couldn't afford to give up a 3, but Jerome skipped a pass to Hunter, who was open on the wing - and spotted up and drained it. Culver missed a 3 with Guy in his face with a second left, and we were headed to overtime, the first extra session in the final since Kansas beat Memphis in 2008. "You can't take that away from me". Guy made three foul shots with 0.6 seconds left, and Virginia advanced.

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Brandone Francis had 17 points to lead five players in double-figures scoring for Texas Tech.

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.

"When they come into my office I got a poster of "Rocky" on the steps", Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said.

"Everybody counted us out all year", said senior forward Tariq Owens, who started despite a painful ankle sprain.

They fell behind by 10 twice in this game - seemingly too much in a matchup between two legendary defenses that allowed way more than the projected total of 118 points - but just kept coming back.

"Ty just told me he loves aggressive me", Hunter said.

Jerome, who had 16 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in the game, noted the remarkable unity of this Virginia team when reflecting on the win.

"I'm just thinking this is a dream come true, and it's even more than that because you never even imagine you'll be able to spend a year with people you actually love, your teammates and your coaches", Jerome said. We knew we were going to bounce back from a year ago.

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