Cavs get their title, 85-77 in OT over Texas Tech

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. And quiet those critics, too. 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 — a scintillating victory that came 388 days […]

Mooney, Red Raiders D clamps down 61-51 over Michigan St

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it’s time to meet Matt Mooney. While the Red Raiders were locking down Michigan State on one end, the graduate transfer shooting guard was raining in 3s on the other, lifting Tech one win away from the title Saturday night with a 61-51 […]

Texas Tech, Virginia ride tough defenses into Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At Texas Tech, it’s as much about pairing an aggressive edge with the X’s and O’s and scouting work that has led to defensive efficiency not seen in years. Virginia’s climb to its Final Four breakthrough began with a sound defensive scheme, a steadfast foundation allowing the Cavaliers to grind down even […]

NCAA Latest: Michigan, Loyola in Final Four; bluebloods next

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. The bluebloods will take center stage Sunday to determine the last two entrants in the Final Four. No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 2 seed Duke will face off in the Midwest Region final in the only region that got its top two seeds […]