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Friday / April 19.
  • History on the line: Either Virginia or Texas Tech will win its first NCAA Championship

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    MINNEAPOLIS — Either Virginia or Texas Tech will win its first NCAA Championship here on Monday night.

    Texas Tech is looking to become the first school since UConn in 1999 to win the crown in its first Final Four appearance.

    Virginia is seeking to become the first team in 60 seasons to win the title with the best scoring defense in the country.

    “This game is going to be a suffocating defensive battle, and whoever comes up making some shots is going to win the championship,” ESPN’s Dick Vitale said on air.

    Here’s some of my coverage from Forbes SportsMoney:

    **Virginia’s Ty Jerome Can Bump NBA Draft Stock With Another Big Game Monday

     

    **How NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes Fired Up Texas Tech To Reach The NCAA Championship Game

     

    **After Historic First-Round Loss, Virginia Is Now One Win From The NCAA Championship

     

    **After Eight Final Four Appearances, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Has Just One NCAA Championship

     

    **Without Zion In The Final Four, ‘Two-And-Dones’ Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter Can Take Center Stage

     

    **Virginia Favored to Win NCAA Championship

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.