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Worth the wait: How Virginia’s first championship became a rare triumph

By Mike Williams | @MikeWritesSport

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS — After the confetti cannons and net cutting and the traditional playing of “One Shining Moment” within U.S. Bank Stadium late Monday night, Virginia’s Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome sat behind microphones to answer questions about their program’s first national championship. One year earlier, the […]

A title denied, Texas Tech looks forward with pain and resolve

By Zach Griffith | @ZachGriffith17

Sports Capital Journalism Program

MINNEAPOLIS – They were less than 20 seconds away from having done it. Chris Beard was about to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Bob Knight, to become a championship coach. The Texas Tech Red Raiders were poised to assume kingship over the entire college […]

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

Sports Capital Journalism Program

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

Sports Capital Journalism Program

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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