Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Virginia Cavaliers 4/8/19, Prediction & Odds

Apr 10, 2019, 01:16
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Virginia Cavaliers 4/8/19, Prediction & Odds

On Monday night, the Virginia Cavaliers took down the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the national title game to find redemption after last year's early exit.

Virginia would go on to dominate the extra frame as they scored 17 points, to Texas Tech's nine. Jarrett Culver added 10 points along with five boards and two assists. First though, Tech's fans were fired up to hear "Old Town Road", the Red Raiders' locker room celebration song.

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Even if Texas Tech isn't playing like an underdog - it handled Michigan State more easily than Virginia dealt with Auburn - and even if the Red Raiders have not needed Virginia's good fortune at this tournament, why would anyone in the Texas Tech inner sanctum suddenly shift to a favored team's mentality? "We just came up a little bit short, but give Virginia credit".

Hunter made a tough shot over Culver to make it 63-61, and a Guy lay-in had the Cavaliers' lead back out to four.

Up until this point, Virginia rode the efforts of guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome.

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I thought it was the end of the world, but I love the team competition and that's where I feel i have a bit of a team today. Isner lost serve for only the third time in the tournament to fall behind early.

For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name He writes-not that you won or lost-but how you played the Game.

"That's a matchup we wanted", Bennett said.

Early on, it looked like the game might play out exactly as expected. "To be able to redeem all that, and give this program something that's never happened before is all that I could ever want". "But being down 14 against Gardner-Webb, and you did not panic in that moment, and you fought, and you found a way out, '" Bennett said. "They faced pressure through the year, through the tournament, and all that stuff played into it".

It featured two of the sports unquestioned best teams, a pair of elite coaches, a couple lottery picks and more drama than we deserved.

UVa made 11 three-pointers and shot 46% from the field against one of the best defenses in the country. We might be looking at something like the 2011 title game when UConn won very ugly 53-41 over Butler.

UVA Guard Kihei Clark said, "We knew they were going to make their run".

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The following year, the United States used a ship-launched SM-3 missile to destroy a defunct spy satellite in Operation Burnt Frost.

Their journey to the final has been a redemption story after a failed attempt previous year, when Virginia - who came into the 2018 tournament as a No. 1 seed - made history by becoming the first top-ranked team to lose to a No. 16 seed in the first round.

All of Virginia's 34 wins leading to this year's final and each of its mere three losses were punctuated by the reminder that only the end result would serve as the ultimate report card on whether the Cavs could truly shed the baggage of last year. "Not a lot of people get along like we do, so to share this moment with them is unbelievable".

Last year, the Wolverines were such a fun group to watch.

"When they came on the recruiting visit, I remember telling them, look, the foundation has been laid by guys - Joe [Harris] and Malcolm [Brogdon] were here and all the guys who went before", Bennett said.

"To battle everything we battled through and come out on top is a fantastic feeling". By Monday, seemingly the entire state was on board-as far from Lubbock as San Antonio, highway signs were adorned with "Go Tech" messages, while in the city itself, scooter companies removed their devices from the streets, fearful that jubilant fans might set them ablaze. They are now 35-22 all-time in the NCAA tournament and 18-6 all-time as a number 1 seed.

The Red Raiders and the Cavaliers are the only two teams left standing of the 64 that entered the NCAA Tournament and whatever the outcome on Monday, the tournament will have a first-time victor.

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OR held Wisconsin to 33.3 percent shooting (20 of 60) while making 54.9 percent (28 of 51) of their own attempts from the field. The Ducks shot 70.8 percent from the floor in the second half and made five of their six tries from 3-point range.

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