NCAA

Here's how to celebrate Virginia's national championship

Here's how to celebrate Virginia's national championship

The Virginia Cavaliers are the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball national champions and now it’s time to celebrate.

The Cavaliers will host a celebration of the championship on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the university's Scott Stadium. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Parking and Admission is free, and they will be using the west side of Scott Stadium for seating.

For those supporters that can’t wait until Saturday, the team will have an arrival celebration at John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday around 4:45 to 5 p.m. The main surface lot will be clear to fans by 4 p.m. but parking will be extremely limited, and they recommend using the Emmet/Ivy Garage for parking.

The Cavaliers bounced back from their 2018 loss to 16-seed UMBC to win an overtime thriller over Texas Tech on Monday for school’s first ever national championship.

MORE NCAA NEWS:

Howard to face Central State in 2nd annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic

Howard to face Central State in 2nd annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic

Howard University will take on Central State University in the second annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic on Sunday, Sept. 6, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday.

The game will take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, adjacent to the Hall of Fame Museum in Canton, Ohio, and will be nationally televised on NFL Network. It caps a weekend of events, which includes the Radio One Summer Jam Concert, the BCFHOFC Golf Outing and the Battle of the Bands & Dance Competition.

The Battle of the Bands will take place Sept. 5 and feature Howard’s Showtime Marching Band, along with Central State’s Invincible Marching Marauders and regional talent.

Last year, Alabama A&M defeated Morehouse, 35-30, in the inaugural BCFHOFC, which served as a season-opener for both teams. This year’s version will be Howard’s first game under new head coach Larry Scott, who was hired earlier this month as Ron Prince’s replacement.

Proceeds from the BCFHOFC go toward enhancing the Black College Football Hall of Fame, which currently has a gallery within the Pro Football Hall of Fame showcasing its members. The BCFHOF was established in 2009 by former Washington Redskins and Grambling State quarterback Doug Williams and former quarterback James Harris, who also starred at Grambling and played in the NFL.

Miami outlasts Virginia Tech in triple-overtime thriller

Miami outlasts Virginia Tech in triple-overtime thriller

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Kameron McGusty scored five of his 21 points in the third overtime to lead Miami to a 102-95 triple-overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday in the longest Atlantic Coast Conference game in 17 years.

Isaiah Wong added a career-high 27 points, and Chris Lykes finished with 23 for the ’Canes (14-12, 6-10 ACC), who won their third straight game and swept the Hokies this season.

The game marked the longest ACC game since Dec. 20, 2003 when a Chris Paul-led Wake Forest team won 119-114 in triple overtime over North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Tyrece Radford paced the Hokies (15-11 6-9) with a career-high 26 points.

Virginia Tech had a great chance to win the game in regulation, grabbing a 77-74 lead after Jalen Cone made the second of two free throws with 13 seconds remaining. But McGusty tied the game when he scored on a layup, and the Hokies’ Radford fouled him with five seconds to go. McGusty made the free throw to tie the game at 77, and Radford’s shot at the buzzer was blocked by Keith Stone, sending the game into overtime.

In the third overtime, McGusty hit one of two free-throw attempts with 3:29 left to give Miami a 93-90 lead. Moments later, he scored back-to-back baskets, pushing the Miami lead to 98-92 with 56 seconds to go. Lykes' layup with 20 seconds remaining, and Wong’s two free throws with 10 seconds left enabled the ’Canes to hold off the Hokies.

Wong’s two free throws capped an outstanding night at the free-throw line for Miami, which connected on 29 of 32 attempts.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The ’Canes lost five of six games in a recent stretch, but are finally healthy, and with all the parts in all the proper places, they’re playing much better. The ’Canes opened the first of three consecutive games on the road in perfect fashion with a triple-overtime victory over the Hokies, and with four regular-season games remaining, they could convert a late-season run into a postseason bid.

Virginia Tech: After a 5-3 start to ACC play, the Hokies are struggling with a young roster that features six freshmen who see significant minutes. They have lost five of their past six games and now face the beef of their schedule with games at No. 6 Duke, vs. Virginia and at No. 11 Louisville.

UP NEXT

Miami: The ’Canes play at Notre Dame on Sunday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Duke on Saturday.

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE NCAA NEWS: