Kyle Guy had every reason to look toward next season the moment last season ended, a stunning and humiliating loss to UMBC in the NCAA Tournament forcing him into what he called "a dark place."
It was a chaotic scene in Charlottesville Monday night and into Tuesday morning as fans celebrated Virginia's first national championship.
Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games.
Whether they packed inside John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville or huddled inside one of RVA's top sports bars, UVA fans across Virginia rejoiced as one Monday night.
Kyle Guy never let some shaky NCAA Tournament showings scare him away from taking the shots Virginia needed to win a national title.
The only top seed to fall to a No. 16 in the history of the NCAA Tournament is now the only team to come back from such a loss and win a championship the very next season.
Jarrett Culver walked slowly around the perimeter as the final buzzer sounded, in a bit of a daze as he tugged his jersey to his chin.
Jermaine Ferrell got reaction from former UVA athletes Tiki Barber and Chris Long.
Texas Tech couldn't have been closer to winning a national championship Monday night.
Silence filled the Red Raider's locker room Monday night, after a tough loss to Virginia in the National Championship game.
It wasn't easy, but top-seeded Virginia managed to hold off a feisty Texas Tech team to win the NCAA National Championship on Monday night.
Needless to say, the scene in Charlottesville was absolutely bonkers.
LUBBOCK, Tex. (KAMC) -- A team manager for Texas Tech men's basketball and his guide dog experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity this weekend, traveling with the Red Raiders to the national championship.
"I do take it very seriously, I have not missed a day, I will not miss a day," Fowler said.
One way or the other, the road ends here. Texas Tech plays Virginia tonight (Monday) at 8:20 pm CDT for the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball national championship.
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