NATIONAL CHAMPS! UVA beats Texas Tech for first National Championship in school history

Posted at 11:47 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 14:17:09-04

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Virginia Cavaliers are your 2018-19 National Champions! The 'Hoos beat the Red Raiders 85-77 on Monday night in overtime.

Virginia celebrates their title win. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The win marks the first for the Cavaliers in a national championship game.

De'Andre Hunter, who was 1-of-7 in the first half with five points, finished with 27 points and seven rebounds. Kyle Guy finished with 22 points.

Hunter also tied the game with a three-pointer in the final seconds of the second half to send the game to overtime.

Virginia was 0-and-2 in Final Four games (1981, 1984) before this season. The Cavaliers 35 wins this season is a school record, beating last season's 31.

The team will return to John Paul Jones Arena for a celebration on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.