MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Virginia beat Texas Tech in overtime of the national title game, the first time it was decided in an extra session since Kansas beat Memphis in 2008 in San Antonio.
The Red Raiders trailed 65-64 when Jarrett Culver hit a go-ahead basket, and Norense Odiase —a 61 percent foul shooter— added two free throws to extend the lead with 22.5 seconds to go.
Rather than call timeout, the Cavaliers’ Ty Jerome rushed up the left side of the floor and kicked it across to De’Andre Hunter, whose 3-pointer knotted the game 68-all with 12.98 seconds left.
Texas Tech had a couple chances to win the game in regulation, but Jarrett Culver missed the first attempt. Virginia got the rebound but threw the ball out of bounds with a single second left, and Culver missed his second try on the in-bound.