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Wayne Staats | NCAA.com | April 8, 2019

NCAA championship game: Virginia-Texas Tech livestream link

Chris Beard looks ahead to battle of defenses in the championship

The NCAA championship game of Virginia-Texas Tech is at 9:20 p.m. ET on Monday, April 8, to end the Final Four. Below, find a livestream link so you can watch the game online.

Both the Cavaliers and Red Raiders are trying to win an NCAA tournament title for the first time in program history. Both teams are also making their first appearance in the title game.

NCAA championship game: Virginia-Texas Tech livestream link

You can watch the entire Virginia-Texas Tech title game online with March Madness Live.

How to watch the Virginia-Texas Tech NCAA championship game

The game can be watched on TV on CBS or also online here.

Virginia-Texas Tech: Preview, stats

Virginia was the only No. 1 seed to make it to Minneapolis for the Final Four. The Cavaliers won the South Region. Texas Tech was the No. 3 seed from the West Region and the second-lowest seed to reach the Final Four — only No. 5 Auburn was lower.

In the semifinals, Virginia beat Auburn in a thriller thanks to three free throws from Kyle Guy with 0.6 seconds remaining, 63-62. In the second Final Four game, Texas Tech's defense dominated in a 61-51 win against No. 2 Michigan State.

TITLE GAME: Prediction, preview for UVA-Texas Tech

Three of the four Final Four teams have never won a national title. Now two of them will play for the crown on Monday. It's also the first time since 1979 both title game teams will be first-time participants. That year, Michigan State and Magic Johnson beat Indiana State and Larry Bird.

Virginia Statistic Texas Tech
34-3 (16-2 ACC) Record (Conference) 31-6 (14-4 Big 12)
No. 1 South Seed No. 3 West
71.1 Points per game 72.6
55.5 Points against per game 58.8
No. 3 KenPom Offense No. 28
No. 5 KenPom Defense No. 1
47.4 FG percentage 47.0
38.4 FG percentage defense 36.8
39.3 3-point percentage 36.6
28.7 3-point percentage defense 29.3
34.7 Rebounds per game 34.1
9.1 Offensive rebounds per game 8.5
5.6 Steals per game 7.4
3.9 Blocks per game 4.9
Kyle Guy
15.2
Points leader Jarrett Culver
18.6
Braxton Key
5.1
Rebounds leader Jarrett Culver
6.3
Ty Jerome
5.4
Assists leader Jarrett Culver
3.7
W, No. 16 Gardner-Webb, 71-56
W, No. 9 Oklahoma, 63-51
W, No. 12 Oregon, 53-49
W, No. 3 Purdue, 80-75 (OT)
W, No. 5 Auburn, 63-62
Road to the championship game W, No. 14 Northern Kentucky, 72-57
W, No. 6 Buffalo, 78-58
W, No. 2 Michigan, 63-44
W, No. 1 Gonzaga, 75-69
W, No. 2 Michigan State, 61-51

The winner of Monday's game will become the first first-time NCAA champion since Florida in 2006. If the Cavaliers win, it would be their second win against a No. 3 seed this tournament. However, if Texas Tech and defeat the Cavaliers, the Red Raiders would have two wins against No. 1 seeds and two wins against No. 2 seeds in their title run.

March Madness 2019 dates, schedule, live streams and TV networks

Game Livestream Time (ET) TV Site
Monday, April 8        
Virginia 85, Texas Tech 77 (OT)
NCAA National Championship
March Madness Live 9:20 p.m. CBS Minneapolis, MN
Past results:        
Saturday, April 6        
Virginia 63, Auburn 62 (Final Four) March Madness Live 6:09 p.m. CBS Minneapolis, MN
Texas Tech 61, Michigan State 51 (Final Four) March Madness Live 8:49 p.m. CBS Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, March 31        
Auburn 77, Kentucky (OT)
(Midwest Regional Final
)
March Madness Live 2:20 p.m. CBS Kansas City, MO
Michigan State (68), Duke (67)
(East Regional Final)
March Madness Live 5:05 p.m. CBS Washington, D.C.
Saturday, March 30        
Texas Tech 75, Gonzaga 69
(West Regional Final)
March Madness Live 6:09 p.m. TBS Anaheim, CA
Virginia 80, Purdue 75 (OT)
(South Regional Final)
March Madness Live 8:49 p.m. TBS Louisville, KY
First Four, Tuesday, March 19        
Fairleigh Dickinson 82, Prairie View A&M 76 March Madness Live 6:30 pm truTV Dayton, OH
Belmont 81, Temple 70  March Madness Live 9:00 pm TruTV Dayton, OH
First Four, Wednesday, March 20        
North Dakota State 78, NC Central 74 March Madness Live  6:30 pm truTV Dayton, OH
Arizona State 74, St. John's 65 March Madness Live 9:00 pm truTV Dayton, OH
First round, Thursday, March 21        
Minnesota 86, Louisville 76 March Madness Live 12:15 pm CBS Des Moines, IA
LSU 79, Yale 74 March Madness Live 12:40 pm truTV Jacksonville, FL
Auburn 78, New Mexico State 77 March Madness Live  1:30 pm TNT Salt Lake City, UT
Florida State 76, Vermont 69 March Madness Live 2:00 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Michigan State 76, Bradley 65 March Madness Live  2:45 pm CBS Des Moines, IA
Maryland 79, Belmont 77 March Madness Live 3:10 pm truTV Jacksonville, FL
Kansas 87, Northeastern 53 March Madness Live 4:00 pm TNT Salt Lake City, UT
Murray State 83, Marquette 64 March Madness Live 4:30 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Florida 70, Nevada 61 March Madness Live 6:50 pm TNT Des Moines, IA
Kentucky 79, Abilene Christian 44 March Madness Live 7:10 pm CBS Jacksonville, FL
Villanova 61, Saint Mary's 57 March Madness Live 7:20 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Gonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49 March Madness Live 7:27 pm truTV Salt Lake City, UT
Michigan 74, Montana 55 March Madness Live 9:20 pm TNT Des Moines, IA
Wofford 84, Seton Hall 68 March Madness Live 9:40 pm CBS Jacksonville, FL
Purdue 61, Old Dominion 48 March Madness Live 9:50 pm TBS Hartford, CT
Baylor 78, Syracuse 69 March Madness Live 9:57 pm truTV Salt Lake City, UT
First round, Friday, March 22        
Iowa 79, Cincinnati 72  March Madness Live 12:15 pm CBS Columbus, OH
Oklahoma 95, Mississippi 72 March Madness Live 12:40 pm truTV Columbia, SC
Texas Tech 72, Northern Kentucky 57 March Madness Live 1:30 pm TNT Tulsa, OK
UC Irvine 70, Kansas State 64 March Madness Live 2:00 pm  TBS San Jose, CA
Tennessee 77, Colgate 70 March Madness Live 2:45 pm CBS Columbus, OH
Virginia 71, Gardner-Webb 56 March Madness Live 3:10 pm truTV Columbia, SC
Buffalo 91, Arizona State 74 March Madness Live 4:00 pm TNT Tulsa, OK
Oregon 72, Wisconsin 54 March Madness Live 4:30 pm TBS San Jose, CA
Washington 78, Utah State 61 March Madness Live 6:50 pm TNT Columbus, OH
Duke 85, North Dakota State 62 March Madness Live 7:10 pm CBS Columbia, SC
Houston 84, Georgia State 55 March Madness Live 7:20 pm TBS Tulsa, OK 
Liberty 80, Mississippi State 76 March Madness Live 7:27 pm truTV San Jose, CA
North Carolina 88, Iona 73 March Madness Live 9:20 pm TNT Columbus, OH
UCF 73, VCU 58 March Madness Live 9:40 pm CBS Columbia, SC
Ohio State 62, Iowa State 59 March Madness Live 9:50 pm TBS Tulsa, OK
Virginia Tech 66, Saint Louis 52 March Madness Live  9:57 pm truTV San Jose, CA
Second round, Saturday, March 23        
LSU 69, Maryland 67 March Madness Live 12:10 pm CBS Jacksonville, FL
Kentucky 62, Wofford 56 March Madness Live 2:40 pm CBS Jacksonville, FL
Michigan 64, Florida 49 March Madness Live 5:15 pm CBS Des Moines, IA
Florida State 90, Murray State 62 March Madness Live 6:10 pm TNT Hartford, CT
Gonzaga 83, Baylor 71 March Madness Live 7:10 pm TBS Salt Lake City, UT
Michigan State 70, Minnesota 50 March Madness Live 7:45 pm CBS Des Moines, IA
Purdue 87, Villanova 61 March Madness Live 8:40 pm TNT Hartford, CT
Auburn 89, Kansas 75 March Madness Live 9:40 pm TBS Salt Lake City, UT
Second round, Sunday, March 24        
Tennessee 83, Iowa 77 (OT) March Madness Live 12:10 pm CBS Columbus, OH
North Carolina 81, Washington 59 March Madness Live 2:40 pm CBS Columbus, OH
Duke 77, UCF 76 March Madness Live 5:25 pm CBS Columbia, SC
Texas Tech 78, Buffalo 58 March Madness Live 6:10 pm TNT Tulsa, OK
Virginia Tech 67, Liberty 58 March Madness Live 7:10 pm TBS San Jose, CA
Virginia 63, Oklahoma 51 March Madness Live 7:45 pm truTV Columbia, SC
Houston 74, Ohio State 59 March Madness Live 8:40 pm TNT Tulsa, OK
Oregon 73, UC Irvine 54 March Madness Live 9:40 pm TBS San Jose, CA
Sweet 16, Thursday, March 28        
Gonzaga 72, Florida State 58 March Madness Live 7:09 pm CBS Anaheim, CA
Purdue 99, Tennessee 94 (OT) March Madness Live 7:29 pm TBS Louisville, KY
Texas Tech 63, Michigan 44 March Madness Live 9:39 pm CBS Anaheim, CA
Virginia 53, Oregon 49 March Madness Live 9:57 pm TBS Louisville, KY
Sweet 16, Friday, March 29        
Michigan State 80, LSU 63 March Madness Live 7:09 pm CBS Washington, D.C.
Auburn 97, North Carolina 80 March Madness Live 7:29 pm TBS Kansas City, MO
Duke 75, Virginia Tech 73 March Madness Live 9:39 pm CBS Washington, D.C.
Kentucky 62, Houston 58 March Madness Live 9:57 pm TBS Kansas City, MO

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