LISTEN: JIM ROOPE Recapped Virginia Winning Its First NCAA Championship

INTERVIEW – JIM ROOPE – correspondent in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • VIRGINIA, NCAA CHAMPIONS: Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win … It was a scintillating victory that came 388 days after Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16th seed team.
  • Virginia defeats Texas Tech 85-77 to win its first NCAA championship. The Virginia Cavaliers topped Texas Tech to be crowned the NCAA Men’s Basketball champions on Monday night. The win is a historic first for the team after advancing to the NCAA Final Four for the first time since 1984. Neither team had ever played in a championship game in school history.


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