National Championship Game 2019: The 2019 National Championship game will be decided on Monday night with a showdown of defense-first teams. The Virginia Cavaliers and the Texas Tech Red Raiders face off during Monday’s men’s national championship game.
National Championship Game 2019: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Baylor Bears are both regional top seeds. Today they’ll fittingly meet in the 2019 NCAA Women’s National Championship basketball game on ESPN cable TV where the winner takes all.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders and Virginia Cavaliers are in the National Championship game, and both are fighting for their first ever college basketball national title. They’re set to face off from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Monday, with tip scheduled for 9:20 p.m. ET on CBS (live streaming via fuboTV, CBS All-Access, March Madness Live).
It’s been a long road for both teams. Texas Tech’s last few games have included some truly impressive wins over Michigan State, Gonzaga and Michigan. Virginia downed Auburn, Purdue and Oregon over their past three games, though they barely survived their last two. They bested Auburn by a single point and went to overtime against the Boilermakers.
This year was the first year that Texas Tech even made it to the Final Four, having previously only reached the Elite Eight once, in 2018. Virginia had made it to the Final Four twice before, but not since 1984, though they made it to the final eight in 2016.
Texas Tech is a third seed while Virginia is a top seed.
Jarrett Culver has led the way for Texas Tech, with 18.6 points-per-game over the course of this past season. He’s also averaged 6.3 rebounds a game. Virginia has had more of a committee with their scoring. Kyle Guy, Deandre Hunter and Ty Jerome average 15.2, 14.9 and 13.5 points per game, respectively.