Texas Tech advances to national championship after beating Michigan State 61-51
Texas Tech is headed to the national championship Monday night!
For the first time in program history, the Red Raiders are heading to the national championship. Matt Mooney's 22 points led Texas Tech, and Jarrett Culver had 7 points in the final 2:29 to seal the Spartans' fate.
"Culver showed up when it mattered most," Chris Beard said.
The Red Raiders will take on Virginia on Monday night at 8 p.m. Watch FOX34 Sports Director Rob Verby's report from Minneapolis in the video above.
Below are some highlights posted through the night from the game.
Despite a rough shooting night, Jarrett Culver still stepped up to score late.
It’s been a grind-it-out defensive battle in the first half. Texas Tech leads 23-21 at the break.
Chris Beard, Mark Adams and the rest of this coaching staff have dominated Big 10 teams so far in the #NCAATournament in the first half.— Jon Sokoloff (@JonSokoloff) April 7, 2019
In the Sweet 16 against Michigan, they only allowed 16 points in 1st half. Tonight against #MichiganState, they've only given up 21. #WreckEm
This is just one of Tariq Owens’ great blocks.
The winner of tonight’s game will face Virginia. The Cavaliers won in incredible fashion.
It's finally game day. Texas Tech and Michigan State face off in the second national semifinal game in Minneapolis.
Tubby Smith sitting courtside with his wife Donna here in Minneapolis. Told me “Guns Up” and congratulations. Guy is all class and he helped get this Tech hoops program turned around.— Chris Level (@ChrisLevel) April 6, 2019
Tipoff is scheduled for a little before 8 Central.
Suddenlink Game Day Live is on until 7 on Double T 97.3, live from Minneapolis. Then it's the Texas Tech Sports Network broadcast at 7, with Geoff Haxton and Chris Level on the call. The Double T 97.3 Post Game Show will follow
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