Virginia claims first NCAA championship following 85-77 win over Texas Tech

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) -- 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.

Go ahead, Virginia fans: Time to yell "Wahoo!"

Guy finished with 24 points and Ty Jerome had 16 for the Cavaliers, who like the Red Raiders were appearing in the title game for the first time. Braxton Key added six points and 10 boards.

Brandone Francis had 17 points to lead five players in double-figures scoring for Texas Tech. Jarrett Culver and Davide Moretti scored 15 apiece and Kyler Edwards had 12.

The teams matched a championship game record with 21 combined 3-pointers.

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.