Virginia has won the first men's basketball championship in school history, getting a career-high 27 points from De'Andre Hunter and clutch play from Kyle Guy to beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.
The first No. 1 seed out a year ago is the last one standing this year.
Hunter drained a 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to force the first overtime since 2008, when Mario Chalmers' miracle helped Kansas top Memphis in San Antonio. The big forward continued to make plays in the extra session, including another 3 during an 11-0 run that put the game away.
Kyle Guy has been voted the Final Four's most outstanding player after his crucial foul shots sent Virginia to the national title game, and his 24 points against Texas Tech helped the Cavaliers win their first national title.
Guy was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Ty Jerome and De'Andre Hunter, who had a career-high 27 points and nine rebounds against the Red Raiders.
Texas Tech standout Jarrett Culver and Matt Mooney completed the five-man team.
But it was Guy whose performance shined brightest. He made three free throws with 0.6 seconds left to beat Auburn in the national semifinals before his starring turn Monday night.
As Virginia's players were busy cutting the nets down following their first national title win over Texas Tech, congratulations were pouring in across social media.
One of them came from the UMBC basketball team, which tweeted: "What an incredible season for UVA. That was truly a turnaround for the ages. Congratulations, champs!"
It was UMBC that beat Virginia in the first round of last year's tournament, the first time a No. 16 had ever defeated a No. 1 seed. And it was that historic upset that fueled the Cavaliers all season and right into the Final Four, where they dispatched the Red Raiders in overtime.