NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, left, and Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard talk as they arrive at an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this close to a title,...
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Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney reacts to fans after a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much like his vagabond coach, Texas Tech's Matt Mooney has undergone a college basketball journey unlike almost any other, from mid-major to out-of-the-way outpost to the rough-and-tumble Big 12. Now, under the searing spotlight of the Final Four, Mooney has been simply money...
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Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter (12) drives to the basket past Auburn center Austin Wiley, right, during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand every element of his game. De'Andre Hunter needed a little longer to do the same at Virginia, even by...
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FILE- In this March 16, 2018, file photo, Virginia's Isaiah Wilkins, left, walks off the court after the team's 74-54 loss to UMBC in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C. Virginia's basketball program, which gave us one of the sport's greatest players in Ralph Sampson and its two biggest upsets, by Division II Chaminade and the world's most famous 16 seed in UMBC, is now on the verge of writing a new chapter _ one that would not be appreciated by nearly as many people were it not for the huge platform Virginia hoops helped create. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 07, 2019 - 2:07 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It is not Duke, North Carolina or UCLA. Yet when sorting through all the games, personalities and events that helped shape college basketball into the billion-dollar colossus it is today, it's hard to look past the name "Virginia." It's the program that gave us one of the sport's...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Arkansas has hired Nevada's Eric Musselman as its next men's basketball coach. The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournament in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost in the first round to...
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Texas Tech's Norense Odiase, left, Jarrett Culver and head coach Chris Beard listen to a question during a news conference for the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. Texas Tech will play Virginia on Monday for the national championship. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
April 07, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney is encouraging all those fans back in Lubbock to take whatever happens in the national title game against Virginia on Monday night...
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Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) blocks a shot by Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 07, 2019 - 12:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State thought it had a mismatch. Thanks to a switch by Texas Tech's defense, Xavier Tillman was being guarded by a smaller player in the post. The Spartans worked the ball around, got it into Tillman and the 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward tried to bull his way to the basket...
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April 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Firefighters responded to 10 small furniture fires and 23 people were arrested near Michigan State's campus after the Spartans lost 61-51 to Texas Tech in the Final Four. The Lansing State Journal reports that a crowd near the school's East Lansing campus grew to about 1,...
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Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver (23) celebrates after defeating Michigan State 61-51 in the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 07, 2019 - 1:54 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slap the floor, bend those knees and get both hands up. This national championship game is going to be a clinic on defense. Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they're here because they barely let their opponents breathe with the ball...
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Michigan State's Matt McQuaid (20) leaves the court after the team's 61-51 loss to Texas Tech in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 06, 2019 - 9:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, complimenting him on his team's toughness and a fine defensive performance. It's a walk Izzo has made a lot over the past two decades. Frustrated...
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