Texas Tech opened the season with a convincing victory over Montana State last week in Lubbock. Sophomore quarterback Alan Bowman led the way with an FBS-leading yards to go with two touchdowns through the air and another on the ground. Defensively, senior linebacker Jordyn Brooks was all over the field with a game-high 11 tackles, one stop for loss and a pair of quarterback hurries.
And for Texas Tech, their greatness may just be beginning. A year after becoming the first No. We've got a great university. We play in arguably the best league in the country.
We won the Big 12 regular season title. We're a good team. We've got good players. I think we deserve to be here.
It will be the first meeting between the two programs, and neither team has won a national title. Controversial ending Virginia's win was far from assured. Auburn had a lead with 1.
He hit all three free throws, giving the Cavaliers the victory. To be able to go to the national championship off of that for these guys and head coach Tony Bennett, I mean, I really don't have the words.
Collins, the NCAA's national coordinator of officiating, gave a statement regarding the foul. The basic components of the principle of verticality are: The defender may not "belly up" or use the lower part of the body or arms to cause contact outside his vertical plane or inside the opponent's vertical plane.
It appeared officials missed a double dribble by Jerome, which happened a few seconds before Guy was fouled. If that turnover had been called, Auburn, instead of Virginia, would have had the ball late.
Did the refs miss one? MarchMadness pic. Guy had 15, while De'Andre Hunter had 14 for Virginia. Doughty had 13 points for Auburn, while Bryce Brown and Jared Harper had 12 and 11 points, respectively.
A football school playing for a basketball title Texas Tech has just one team sport with a national championship in school history. That came from the women's basketball team in led by the legendary Sheryl Swoopes. The men's basketball team now has the chance to make it two.
You think Patrick Mahomes is having fun? Led by Beard for the past three seasons, Texas Tech is now in the championship game a year after reaching the Elite Eight. I feel like I represent a lot of people, maybe people I don't even know.
On Saturday, Mooney -- who had stops at Air Force and South Dakota before arriving at Texas Tech for this season -- was the game's top scorer with 22 points on 8-of shooting. You know, this is -- I'm living the dream right now.
No blue bloods Winning a title would be a fitting end considering how ended for Virginia. After being shocked by No. Instead, the most experienced team to make the Final Four -- and the only to win a championship -- was Michigan State, winning it all in and This is Virginia's third Final Four appearance and first since While there was no true Cinderella in this year's Final Four, the closest one was Auburn We weren't supposed to have a chance to win -- or maybe had a chance to win, but unlikely.
So this will be a memorable game, and I'd like it to be remembered for a great game.