Kyle Guy, foreground, and the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate after winning the NCAA tournament final on Monday, April 8.
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In photos: Virginia redeems itself with NCAA title

Updated 12:18 AM ET, Tue April 9, 2019

Kyle Guy, foreground, and the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate after winning the NCAA tournament final on Monday, April 8.
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The redemption story is now complete.

A year after suffering a historic defeat in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Virginia Cavaliers are now champions for the first time in school history.

De'Andre Hunter scored 27 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation, and Kyle Guy added 24 points as Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.

Last season, the Cavaliers made the wrong kind of history when they became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

But they bounced back in style this year, winning the title with some dramatic victories along the way.