The announcers called it "all the time".
On Monday night in Minneapolis, Virginia Cavaliers took over the NCAA Tournament Championship title in a dramatic 85-77 overtime victory over Texas Tech Red Raiders.
"It's a great story," said Virginia coach Tony Bennett after the game. "The credit is given to these young men."
It was a great comeback after last year's tournament, when the University of Virginia lost the University of Maryland, the county of Baltimore, for the first time – for the first time.
As the overtime clock hit 0:00, the Virginia player De & # 39; Andre Hunter, who scored 27 points, was in the air. Confetti fell, then the winning team reduced the basketball network by following the NCAA championship traditions.
The road to both teams was rocky for the moment. Virginia had called closely to Purd and Auburn, and Texas Technology made it a draw after losing its first tournament tournament.
But both teams appeared completely on Monday evening. So their fans too. Significant graduates from both schools came out to support their teams, including the NFL quarter and Texas Technical University graduates Patrick Mahomes and Virginia's Katie Couric.
At one point, the fan threw the tortillas – a Texas Technology School tradition – that descended to the elevated court, causing the game to be interrupted temporarily.
The NCAA title game stopped briefly as the tortilla won the Texas Tech student section. Not the first to fly, and now security begins to seize bunches. pic.twitter.com/q18K93dTp4
– Oskar Garcia (@oskargarcia) April 9, 2019
It was an evening of some other evenings. Both teams debuted for the NCAA Championship, and Virginia University won the first national title in the tournament. The last time the NCAA was a champion for the first time was thirteen years ago when the University of Florida won UCLA in 2006.
And for the first time, a block from Virginia was sending overtime because the University of Kansas in 2008 beat the University of Memphis. NCAA.com.
The teams also coincided with the previous record – 21 combined 3-point scores in the championship game, The Associated Press reported.
At the end of the night, NCAA announced the Final Four all-tournament team; Three spots came to Virginia players – Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy, who scored 24 points after the game. The list was also presented by Texas Tech Jarrett Culver and Matt Mooney.