The number one seeded University of Virginia won the school’s first national title in basketball, but the Red Raiders didn’t make it easy.
Charlottesville is cheering tonight as Virginia has a 5 point lead with less than 8 seconds in the NCAA final game.
Less than 25 seconds to go and Virginia begins to run away with the game 79-73.
Cavaliers have 5 unanswered points with less than 2 minutes to go, Virginia leads 75 to 73.
After Cavalier free throws its 73 to 72 with less than 2:30 to go.
Texas Tech leads by 3 with less than 3 minutes left in overtime.
Texas Tech and Virginia are headed to overtime in a tense national title game, the first time it will be decided in extra minutes since Kansas beat Memphis in 2008 in San Antonio.
Texas Tech will have the final posession in the final second of regulation.
A wide-open 3 by the Cavaliers and the score is tied at 68 a piece.
With 20 seconds left Texas Tech has the lead, 68-65
Constantly nipping at the heels of Cavaliers lead, the Red Raiders were only one point behind in the final 90 seconds of the game.
With less than 2 minutes left in the game the score was 63-61.
The Red Raiders missed their first five shots of the second half.
Ty Jerome’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer gave Virginia a 32-29 lead as they headed into the locker room.
The Cavaliers lead 11-6 midway through the first half.
The two defensive teams are forcing each other into using the entire 30-second shot clock before throwing up off-balance shots.