TDR: Omg so much basketball
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Men's Final Four Recap
- UVA vs. Auburn – After the way UVa’s game against Purdue went in the Elite Eight, it truly did not seem possible that a game could be more dramatic. Then UVa played Auburn and that’s exactly what happened. The Hoos were up by 10 with about five and a half minutes left in the game. It looked like they had put it away, but Auburn fought back. With six seconds left the Tigers were up by four, and it truly felt like there was nothing that could be done for UVa. But then Kyle Guy drained a three to cut the lead to one point. So there are six seconds left. UVa fouled Auburn, and they made one of two free throws to go up 62-60. One last shot for the Hoos. With .6 seconds left, Kyle Guy attempted another three pointer, which he missed, but a foul was called on the play. Some may say a controversial foul, but Guy was given three free throw opportunities. … and he made each one. That’s how UVa won the game 63-62. Bananaland. It was obviously a heartbreaking loss for Auburn, and there is of course a ton of debate about that final foul call. There is also a lot of scrutiny over a missed call right before that when UVa star Ty Jerome dribbled the ball off his own leg which should have been called a double dribble. SO MUCH DRAMA. But the Hoos are going to the Natty.
- Texas Tech vs. Michigan State – Ok this one was way less dramatic than the first, and let me tell you, their fans showed out. Red Raiders fans were SO loud during that game. Tech is known for their super solid defense, but they were draining threes all night on Saturday. Specifically, Matt Mooney helped lift his Raiders up with a whole buncha threes. He helped get the lead to 13 at one point, but Michigan State slowly and methodically chipped away at it as the clock wound down. In the end, Tech’s Jarrett Culver put Michigan State away with a three pointer of his own, and it was too much for the Spartans to overcome. Texas Tech is the best defensive team in the country, and we are set for one hell of a defensive battle tonight. UVa is favored by one point.
Women’s basketball National Championship
It came down to Notre Dame and Baylor last night. Two fantastic programs battling it out to become National Champions. Baylor looked like they were in control for most of the game, but disaster struck when star Lauren Cox had to leave the game with an injury. The Lady Bears had to regroup and figure out how to get the win without one of their best players. Coach Kim Mulkey helped her players get past the emotional blow that was losing Cox, and they battled it out for their third National Title under Coach Mulkey. It’s been a tough few years both personally for her and for her team. There have been tragedies that have struck and some huge upsets that kept Baylor from taking it all the way. This year they overcame the defending champions to win it all. It was a back and forth game down the stretch, and unfortunately for the Fighting Irish, a missed free throw with less than a second left kept the game from going into overtime. So with a final score of 82-81, Baylor took it all home.
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