Tally up your final bracket scores.  March is over, and now the ‘Madness’ is, too.

Last night, the Virginia Cavaliers defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the championship game.  The game went into overtime, but Virginia went on a big run for an 85-77 victory.

It’s a bit of a REDEMPTION story for Virginia, because last year they became the first #1 seed to lose to a #16 seed.  This year, they were a #1 seed again, and things went a little better.

Virginia is now the 4th team to win the national title one year after losing in the first round . . . and this is the first NCAA men’s basketball title in school history.

It might not be their last.  One Vegas sportsbook already has the Cavaliers as the favorites at 5-to-1 to win next year.  Texas Tech is 30-1.


(Here are the closing seconds.) 

(Here’s Texas Tech’s failed attempt to end it in regulation.  Texas Tech was actually in command of the game just before that, but Virginia hit a CLUTCH THREE to tie it, with 13 seconds left in regulation.)