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Postcard from Minneapolis: Getting back to the Final Four, wondering how to do it again

I’m sitting in the media workroom several hours before Virginia and Texas Tech tip off for a men’s national championship. I need to be putting notes together to prepare for the game, but the only thing that I can think is, “This is insane! I’m here again!”

I covered the NCAA Final Four for the […]

Virginia basketball: De’Andre Hunter scored a career-high 27 points on the night when his team needed him most

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

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Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Mike Williams, writing for NCAA.com, writes how Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter saved his best performance of his young career for when his team needed him most – in the national championship game.

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Jarrett Culver’s second half surge not enough to lift Texas Tech past Virginia in national championship game

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

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Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, describes how Jarrett Culver’s second-half performance helped elevate Texas Tech to overtime in the national championship but wasn’t enough to push the Red Raiders past Virginia.

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Championship predictions: All in on Texas Tech winning first title

By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17

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By Mike Williams

Tonight’s game has the potential to be one of the biggest stories in tournament history. Virginia, one year removed from being the first No. 1 seed to be upset by a No. 16 seed, is one win away from its […]

Two college basketball writers watched that Bird vs. Magic game for the first time

By Mike Williams, Zach Griffith | @MikeWritesSport @ZachGriffith17

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Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program students Mike Williams and Zach Griffith, writing for NCAA.com, prepared for Monday night’s National Championship game between Virginia and Texas Tech by watching the 1979 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship when Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson […]