Virginia secured its first national championship with an 85-77 overtime victory over Texas Tech on Monday.
Tortillas were thrown and a critical call was overturned, but the Cavaliers came out on top in this battle of defensive titans.
And, just a year removed from becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 in the NCAA tournament, Virginia is cutting down the nets.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Virginia’s momentous triumph:
normal person twitter: SOMEONE THREW A TORTILLA ON THE COURT?!?!?!?!
college football twitter: … did you think Texas Tech fans weren’t going to throw tortillas on the court
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) April 9, 2019
Virginia goes up 4 points. It’s an 11-possession game.
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) April 9, 2019
— Kenny Eaton (@Kenny_623) April 9, 2019
Virginia up 9-3 with 12:56 left in the first half. I hate to say it, but I don’t think there’s enough time for Texas Tech to climb back into this one
— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) April 9, 2019
*Old Town Road plays*
Texas Tech now in an 11-4 run.
— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) April 9, 2019
virginia has just given up a 10 point lead which means they have texas tech right where they want them
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 9, 2019
Virginia, about to lose
The refs: pic.twitter.com/PzbakYWtVG
— The Rush (@therushyahoo) April 9, 2019
Virginia, which the numbers said was best team in the country, got the most incredible run of luck in NCAA Tournament history and will win its first national championship after losing to a 16-seed last year. You can’t make this up.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) April 9, 2019
Replay continues to make sports worse.
I’m rooting for UVA, but…
For the entirety of basketball history, that’s Tech ball. But with frame by frame, we see it touched his pinky for a 1/100th of a second, and now it’s changed. Awful.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) April 9, 2019
What an incredible season for UVA. That was truly a turnaround for the ages! Congratulations, champs! ?
— UMBC Men’s Basketball (@UMBC_MBB) April 9, 2019
The pinkie game.
— John P. Lopez (@LopezOnSports) April 9, 2019
Step 1: Lose to a 16 seed.
Step 2: Win a national championship the next year.
Step 3: profit.
It’s a full-proof plan.
— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) April 9, 2019
One year after LeBron James leaves Cleveland, the Cavaliers win a championship while LeBron misses the playoffs with the Lakers.
In all seriousness, congratulations @UVAMensHoops!
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) April 9, 2019
The Cavaliers won a championship without the benefit of a Draymond Green suspension.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 9, 2019