Redemption ultimately came for the Cavaliers, who officially exorcised all their demons with a 85-77 victory in overtime before 72,062 at U.S. Bank Stadium, completing arguably one the most implausible 12-month comebacks in the event’s history.
The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet for a championship Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium and if you believe the narrative that defense equals boring, the assumption is you either won’t watch or fall asleep doing so.
Matt Mooney plays in the dirt. He was digging in it long before arriving to Lubbock, Tex., before awaiting the biggest basketball game of his life, a One Shining Moment most only dream about but never experience.
Before the Final Four, Virginia was listed as a 3-point favorite over Texas Tech at Las Vegas sportsbooks in a lookahead line to Monday’s national title game.
The whistle came late, but the foul call that led to Virginia defeating Auburn 63-62 on Saturday in the Final Four at Minneapolis was correct.
The hottest coach going right now always seemed to put his time with the Rebels behind him faster than those 19 days over which he actually worked for them.
Kyler Edwards is a freshman guard at Texas Tech and he along with Auburn senior forward Horace Spencer helped lead their respective schools to their first Final Fours.
I don’t know if Bruce Pearl is the riddle or the mystery or the enigma. He might be all three. He is everything good and bad about college basketball, as charming as he is conniving, as likable as he is shady.
At least one Las Vegas sports bettor is in perfect position to lock in a healthy five-figure profit on the Final Four. And one of his futures tickets could end up cashing for $300,000.
A year after the Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed, they’re the only No. 1 seed headed to the Final Four.