We started with 68 and now we’re down to two. That’s right, just two teams remain in the 2019 NCAA Tournament and and they’ll meet on Monday to determine who will cut down the nets after winning the title. Virginia and Texas Tech will battle for the NCAA Tournament championship in the last game of the college basketball season on Monday at 9:20 p.m.
The national championship game is set, featuring a matchup between first-time participants in Virginia and Texas Tech and first-time title-game coaches in Tony Bennett and Chris Beard.
Virginia and Texas Tech both have ridden their defensive prowess to the title game, allowing an average of 58.6 and 55.8 points per tournament game leading into this matchup.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the game between the Cavaliers and Red Raiders, which will determine the 2018-19 season’s national champion.
What time does Virginia vs Texas Tech start?
The Cavaliers and Red Raiders will tip off at approximately 9:20 p.m. ET.
Virginia vs Texas Tech TV channel, live stream
The contest will be aired on CBS, with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill and Bill Raftery on the call and Tracy Wolfson as the sideline reporter. You can also stream the game on fuboTV, CBS All-Access or the NCAA March Madness streaming app
Where is the 2019 national championship game?
The 2019 championship game — and Final Four — takes place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. It is the first time the Final Four will be played at this stadium, but the fourth time the city of Minneapolis will host. It was previously the home site in 1951, 1992 and 2001.
Virginia vs. Texas Tech betting line, odds
The Cavaliers are -1.5 favorites over the Red Raiders. The over/under is set at 118.5.
Virginia by the numbers
- Record: 34-3
- Adj. Efficiency Rank: 1
- Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 3
- Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 5
- Tempo Rank: 353
Texas Tech by the numbers
- Record: 31-6
- Adj. Efficiency Rank: 5
- Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 28
- Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 1
- Tempo Rank: 237
Virginia national championship game history
The 2019 NCAA Tournament championship appearance is the first Virginia program history. The Cavaliers twice made it to the Final Four — in 1981 and 1984 — but failed to advance to the championship each time, losing to North Carolina and Indiana, respectively.
Texas Tech national championship history
This is the Red Raiders’ first appearance in the Final Four and, by extension, the national title game. Prior to 2019, the Red Raiders had only made the Elite Eight once, in 2018.