Las Vegas took one step closer Friday to landing major college postseason events such as the Final Four men’s basketball tournament and the College Football Playoff National Championship.
An estimated $346.6 million was wagered at Nevada sportsbooks on the NCAA Tournament in March.
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.
Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, Virginia held off a tenacious Texas Tech team for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory that came 388 days after a crushing setback that might have sunk a lesser team for years.
The Cavaliers are 1½-point favorites at MGM Resorts and South Point sportsbooks but the line is 1 everywhere else.
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.
Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds.
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.
Three years after getting on a private plane to end his short-term stay as coach at UNLV, Chris Beard has Texas Tech 40 minutes from its first national championship.
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.
Virginia opened as a 1-point favorite over Texas Tech at the Westgate sportsbook for Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball national championship game, but the line quickly moved to 1½ on Saturday night.
For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, its time to meet Matt Mooney.