Here are 4 storylines to know before the Final Four tips off

Here are 4 storylines to know before the Final Four tips off

Here are 4 storylines to know before the Final Four tips off

Minneapolis, Minn. - No. 3 Texas Tech will play for the first national title in program history after beating No. 2 Michigan State 61-51 Saturday night in the Final Four.

The lone remaining No. 1 seed blew a 10-point lead in the second half and needed a foul call leading to three shots by Kyle Guy in the dying seconds and a missed double dribble infraction to survive 63-62 against the upstart Auburn Tigers.

Winston is not the most athletic player, even on his own team.

"They did a good job of full rotating". Winston was also named as a Consensus Second Team All-American by the NCAA, while also going on to win the Big Ten Player of the Year award this year.

Now, Virginia is marching into the NCAA title game having stared down defeat in successive games.

It was a tough loss for the Spartans, but they've got nothing to hand their heads about. "We're proud to represent our school the university and wear the red and black and it doesn't get much better than this".

Mahomes has been active in his support of Texas Tech throughout the tournament.

Jarrett Culver (10 points, five boards) finished it off.

Blaufuss and his crew most recently followed Michigan State to Final Fours in New Orleans and San Antonio, where he got his picture taken with Bill Rafferty.

The Cavaliers eventually found Guy sailing to the left corner.

"I'm really proud of our team", Okeke said after the North Carolina game".

Sophomore Xavier Tillman rattled in two free throws after Winston connected on four consecutive shots from the stripe, and Michigan State whittled a 12-point deficit to five (52-47) with 5:38 remaining. From "The Kick Six" against Alabama, nearly beating Florida State and Jameis Winston in the 2014 BCS National Championship, then knocking off both Georgia and Alabama when they both were ranked No. 1 in 2017.

"My biggest advantage was tickets at hotels", Izzo said. While other sports and athletes were celebrated more often, Pearl said, no one paid much attention to the basketball program. "I didn't see it, it was so far out".

As Jerome went to the bench with his fourth foul, Brown threatened to steal the show. First? The team that won last year's title, Villanova, at 464. Only 15 of 49 field-goal attempts went through, and Texas Tech led 23-21 at the break.

"He told us we had enough to play in the final, and maybe coach is psychic", Mooney said. "We had a little team meeting (Sunday)". Are we going to out-coach people?

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