The Wolfpack

March Madness Concludes

Virginia Wins First Ever D-1 Basketball Championship

Winning+in+style%2C+the+Virginia+Cavaliers+win+their+first+National+Championship+one+year+after+fanbase+heartbreak.
Back to Article
Back to Article

March Madness Concludes

Winning in style, the Virginia Cavaliers win their first National Championship one year after fanbase heartbreak.

Winning in style, the Virginia Cavaliers win their first National Championship one year after fanbase heartbreak.

Winning in style, the Virginia Cavaliers win their first National Championship one year after fanbase heartbreak.

Winning in style, the Virginia Cavaliers win their first National Championship one year after fanbase heartbreak.

Noah Hedges, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Final Four was filled with all kinds of madness, just like the rest of the tournament leading up to it. Texas Tech reached their first ever Final Four after they shocked Michigan State, and Virginia slid past Auburn to reach the championship one year after making history in the wrong way. This tournament all around was a great one to watch. Another year passes where no one had a perfect bracket, but that’s the reality of March Madness. No one is perfect.

Virginia started off the tournament in style, paying back the fans who dreaded their first round loss to a No. 16 seeded UMBC last year. They beat Gardner-Webb 71-56. The rest of the games that Virginia played in were nail biters. They beat No. 9 seed Oklahoma 63-51, then No. 12 seed Oregon 53-49. Those weren’t even the closest games that Virginia played in. They beat No. 3 seed Purdue in Overtime after tying it up with a last second shot at the end of regulation, 80-75. Their first game of the Final Four was against No. 5 seed Auburn. This was the game that everyone though Virginia would drop, but they fought through the pain and won 63-62 to reach the championship.

Texas Tech was placed at No. 3 in their region. Leading up to the championship, they won a lot of notable games. Tech started off the tournament in a great way, beating No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky 72-57. They beat the 3-point beast of a team, No. 6 Buffalo, 78-58. This is when it gets crazy. Texas Tech rallied to beat No. 2 seed Michigan 63-44, No. 1 seed Gonzaga 75-69, and No. 2 seed Michigan State 61-51.  Texas Tech proved that they were a solid team by beating teams who were favored to win the championship, such as Gonzaga, Michigan, and Michigan State.

The championship was set. No. 3 seed Texas Tech versus No. 1 seed Virginia. Both teams in their first national championship games in their school histories. Virginia was up for pretty much the whole game, before the last few minutes of regulation. Texas Tech started to score point after point, and took the lead with less than a minute to play in regulation. The magic that has been created this year by Virginia showed up again, as they tied the game to send it into overtime. Once overtime started, The Cavaliers put in everything they had and won their last game of the season by 8 points, 85-77.

The college basketball season is sadly over, and people all over the world are going to be studying for the duration of next season in order to put together the first perfect bracket. Noah Hedges, professional bracketologist, signing off until next year.

About the Writer
Noah Hedges, Reporter

Noah Hedges is a Junior. This is his first year on the Wolfpack Staff. He's in the drumline here at Cedar Park, along with being the kid who plays the drum solo at half-time during Football games. He enjoys writing about Music and Sports. Noah wants to march drum corps in the future and study Music Performance and Education at the University of North Texas. Following college, he wants to teach and arrange music for High School Bands and Drum Corps.

Leave a Comment

Comments on The Wolfpack must be approved before posting.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    Match Made for Success

  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    CPHS News Hosts Annual Variety Show This Thursday

  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    Don’t Sleep on These MLB Teams

  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    Tennis: District and Season Review

  • March Madness Concludes

    Clubs and Organizations

    HOSA Advances to Internationals After Five Years

  • March Madness Concludes

    Clubs and Organizations

    Robolobos Make Their Way to Worlds

  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    Theatre takes home UIL Second Place Film Award, Earns Three GAHSMTA Nominations

  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    Seeing Red

  • March Madness Concludes

    Clubs and Organizations

    Ten Students Prepare for Weekend UIL Regionals

  • March Madness Concludes

    CPHS News

    A Toy Story

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School
March Madness Concludes