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.
How remarkable a story it would be, Virginia’s program answering its lowest moment of losing to a 16 seed last year by being the final one standing once a national champion is crowned Monday night.
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.