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Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia Cavaliers guard Ty Jerome hoists the championship trophy aloft as he walks off the court on Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to win the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

Editorial: Ending affirmative action sets us back

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reached an agreement with the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Division on Tuesday to end the school’s consideration of race in the admissions process.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 10, 2019

Affirmative action policies play an important role in ensuring the systemic challenges faced by marginalized communities are diminished.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Virginia's Kyle Guy (5) is lifted off the floor by teammates after he sunk three free throws to win the game for Virginia against Auburn in a semifinal of the NCAA Tournament Final Four on Saturday, April 6, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia advanced, 63-62.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

What are the odds: Final Four picks

Kihei Clark (0) of the Virginia Cavaliers.

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

In the Final Four, Auburn’s fast-paced offense could cause problems for Virginia, while Texas Tech’s stifling defense will make for a low-scoring affair against Michigan State.

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

Auburn's Anfernee McLemore sails past Kentucky's PJ Washington for a shot during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final on March 31 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Auburn beat Kentucky, 77-71, in overtime.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The Sweet 16 featured a number of blowouts and left fans hungry for more, but the Elite Eight made up for it with late-game drama.

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