The coach of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament champion, the Virginia Cavaliers, said that the team would “respectfully decline” an invitation to the White House.
The University of Virginia held a celebration for the team and the fans at Scott Stadium on Saturday. See photos.
Charlottesville was in full party mood a day after the UVA Cavaliers defeated Texas Tech in the title game. Supporters, waking up from a night of celebration, flocked to the school’s basketball stadium parking lot to give the team a hero’s welcome.
Virginia could have started over after last year’s loss to UMBC. Instead, they committed to who they already were and found redemption in a more perfect version of themselves.
Virginia and Texas Tech are the last two teams alive in the NCAA Tournament, and they’re here because they barely let their opponents breathe when possessing the ball.
Virginia, the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed a year ago, survived overtime and Carson Edwards’ staggering 3-point show Saturday night to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.
Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke moved into the Elite Eight by erasing a deficit and then holding on to edge No. 4-seeded Virginia Tech 75-73 on Friday night.
Ty Jerome gave the Cavaliers a three-point lead with 3:34 remaining, and then they used their trademark defense to smother the Ducks and make it stand. Virginia beat Oregon 53-49.
Led Zeppelin beat out a field of 64 elite music artists to take home the crown.
The biggest upset this March isn’t a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No. 15 seed or a First Four team somehow weaving into the second weekend — it’s the lack of genuine stunners to shake up the bracket.
We’re now in the championship after a bracket of four genres — (1) Rock & Roll, (2) R&B/Hip Hop, (3) Pop/Standards, (4) Country/Folk. You tell us, who deserves to be champion?
Virginia Tech triumphed over Liberty 67-58 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 52 years.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech earned its first NCAA Tournament win in 12 years by beating No. 13 seed Saint Louis 66-52 on Friday night.
One year after finding themselves on the wrong side of the biggest upset in college basketball history, the Virginia Cavaliers made sure that history would not repeat Friday.
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