The unthinkable has happened. Just one year after losing to 16-seed UMBC, the Virginia Cavaliers have won the whole damn thing.
The Cavaliers' incredible run was capped off with a victory in overtime over Texas Tech. As with any close game, there were some controversial calls, and twitter had a field day.
Jarrett Culver needed 21 shots to register 15 points, so he's got plenty of bricks. These officials better watch their backs.
I thought those zebra-striped uniforms looked different this time around.
If anyone has a right to be mad right now, it's Auburn. Virginia was definitely gifted some close calls all tournament, none as obvious as in the Final Four against the Tigers.
Congrats to Virginia for winning the NCAA tournament! pic.twitter.com/N48QBp1Bix— Outlaw™ (@Want3d_0utlaw) April 9, 2019
Didn't notice it live? Just check out the huddle.
Great job boys, time to celebrate.
Virginia and the Refs after the game pic.twitter.com/Rg3OPtrX0H— AJ Maiorana (@AjMaiorana_) April 9, 2019
But really, how mad can we be about this true redemption story. Hollywood would like a word.
This is true, you can't erase history.
Virginia still has class tomorrow— Texas Tech Barstool (28-6) (@barstoolttu) April 9, 2019
Texas Tech should take solace in the fact that all these celebrating UVA fans have to wake up for their 8 a.m.
At the end of the day, I’m thankful that I’m not from Virginia— Sorry, I'm Texan (@SorryImTexan) April 9, 2019
True, it could always be worse.
That guy who just lost $300k+ on Texas Tech is probably either drunk off his ass or dead now.— No, The Other Gallagher (@Bearded_Hippo) April 9, 2019
Let's root for drunk...
I imagine the dude with the 300K ticket on Texas Tech is on his way to the nearest bridge— Jackson Maine fan account (@NickZararis) April 9, 2019
So, so close. But that's the major flaw in gambling, folks.
The Cavaliers won a championship without the benefit of a Draymond Green suspension.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 9, 2019
Wait...is this a Skip Bayless zinger? Who would've thought? He's been saving that one.
Now, it's time for One Shining Moment.
The referees might be a big part of One Shining Moment— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) April 9, 2019
Oh come on!