Virginia bounced back

The Cavaliers won the NCAA title following one of the most disappointing showings of all-time

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – April 8th 2019: Virginia head coach Tony Bennett rests his head on point guard Ty Jerome during the trophy presentation

By Harley Kock

A redemption story for the ages.

Just one year after suffering a historic defeat in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Virginia Cavaliers became champions for the first time in school history.

De’Andre Hunter scored 27 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation.

Kyle Guy added 24 points as Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.

In 2018, the Cavaliers made the wrong kind of history when they became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

They bounced back in a big way in 2019, winning the title with some dramatic victories. The three games prior to the final Virginia won by a combined 10 points, including a nail biting one point victory over Auburn in the Semifinals.

TWEET : Virginia went from zero to hero in one year #REDEMPTION #VIRGINIA #CHAMPS

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