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OGT:: 2019. NCAA Basketball Championship - #1.Virginia vs. #3. Texas Tech - 9:00 P.M. ET. CBS.

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by RayGator, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    OGT: Monday, April 8, 2019.

    9:00 P.M. ET. CBS.

    From the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

    The NCAA Class 1A. National Championship Basketball Game.

    . #1. Virginia Cavaliers. (34-3).
    VS.
    . #3. Texas Tech Red Raiders. ( 31-6).
     
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  2. number1

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    How exciting to witness a coach win his first national title.
     
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  3. GatorPlanet

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    Let's go, Tech!
     
  4. HallGator

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    Thanks Ray, we'll make this the official game thread.
     
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    FINAL FOUR
    Texas Tech, Virginia face off for first title
    By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision.

    The Cavaliers and the Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been this close to a title, making it a rare matchup of first-timers to the final game of the college basketball season. The last time both teams in the championship game had never been there before was 40 years ago when Magic Johnson and Michigan State beat Larry Bird and Indiana State.

    Between the Red Raiders (31-6) and the Cavaliers (34-3), a first-time champ is guaranteed. The last one of those was crowned in 2006 when Florida won the first of back-to-back titles.
    College basketball’s hierarchy, blue bloods in an array of shades from Duke to Kentucky, North Carolina to Kansas, is difficult to crack. Getting here started with Virginia coach Tony Bennett and Texas Tech’s Chris Beard believing it could be done.
    “Then you’ve got to get people on board that really believe it and believe it in front of you, behind your back, believe it at 10 o’clock when they’re out of town, on the road somewhere. Believe it in the morning, believe it when they’re talking to their wife, their kid,” Beard said Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. “They’ve got to really believe it.”
    Texas Tech, Virginia face off for first title
     
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    Thought it would be UVA - Michigan St. in the final, but Mich. St. played a very pedestrian game against TT imo, so it's the Red Raiders in the final.

    Have we actually seen UVA play their best in their tournament? I don't think so, but the question is, will they step it up enough to beat a fast break team like TT?

    I want to pick UVA but I think TT is going to win by 8.
     
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    Final score: Texas Tech 45, UVA 42. Exciting, if it was football.
     
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    Can’t be Cavalier when dealing with the Red Raiders of the Lofted Arc
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    I like hard fought defensive games so I should really like this one.
     
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    I also like 1-0 baseball games.

    You guessed it. I used to be a pitcher.
     
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  14. akaGatorhoops

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    I think this game will be higher scoring than most expect.
     
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    Really thought Duke would make it to this game.
     
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    With a skilled big man this could be us next year.