Virginia Cavaliers crowned 2019 NCAA champion

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is all in on Texas Tech's run to the NCAA championship game

Virginia has finally done it.

That's when Hunter came up huge, preserving U.Va.'s season via a 3-pointer off a feed from Jerome with 14 seconds left in front of the Cavaliers' bench to tie the game 68-68 and send it to OT. He scored 22 points in the second half and overtime, finishing with a career high 27.

This marks Virginia's first NCAA men's basketball title in its history. But this time, they overcame it.

Hunter said that he tried to be aggressive in the first half, but his shots weren't falling. It made us enjoy every part of the season even more.

Texas Tech sophomore guard Davide Moretti answered with a three, the Red Raiders' first field goal of the game, but Guy responded with a stepback three of his own to put the Cavaliers up 12-6. Virginia hit all 12 of its free throws in overtime. That was slightly better than the Red Raiders, who averaged 1.08 points per possession while scoring on about 48 percent of their tournament possessions. The second half, they fell, and fell, and fell as he kept delivering lethal jabs into the Red Raiders' mid-section. And then to play defense on them just shows you the kind of player he is.

This was the 5th overtime game of this year's NCAA tournament and the first in the final game since Kansas beat Memphis in 2008.

Mahomes is coming off a 50-touchdown season in his first year as the Chiefs' starting quarterback, leading to the NFL Most Valuable Player Award.

Virginia started the second half off hot.

Texas Tech fans typically fling tortillas around at football games, but a whole bunch of them were smuggled into the student section at the national title game.

Yes, sophomore standout De'Andre Hunter is nearly certainly off to the National Basketball Association, especially after a career-high 27 points in the Cavaliers' 85-77 win over the Red Raiders.

The Cavaliers led 59-53 as Jerome called a timeout with 4:47 to go. As of Monday morning, 57 percent of public bets are being placed on Texas Tech. Virginia led by eight, a monster lead given its soul-snatching defense and time-sucking offense.

Monday night's game is bound to be one for the history books, as either victor will score a first-ever championship title for its school, according to CBS Sports. The Red Raiders have lost just one game since the ban was instituted, according to the report. Odiase made both foul shots.

Hunter made the game-tying three, and the rest was history. Virginia did it the hard way, squandering a 10-point lead against a tenacious Texas Tech team, only to pull away for an 85-77 victory in overtime. "But if you're willing, we'll take a chance.' That's why I mentioned the Rocky poster, I said I want guys who want a chance at a title fight".

It's just an honor to compete with them on this biggest stage, on Monday night.

Mahomes' celebrations didn't cool of there, as he joined in with the Texas Tech faithful to go wild after the team cut Virginia's lead to one point with just under 3:30 remaining.

Kyle Guy finished with 24 points, made four three-pointers and was named most outstanding player.

"These young men deserve this championship".

"He's a pro", Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard said of Hunter. "That's why I did what I did at the end", he said. "It's a great story".

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