Virginia defeated Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to the win the school's first ever national title, and its fans are clearly ecstatic with the win. After becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in 2018, Virginia had the ultimate redemption story.
Fans, of course, celebrated. The streets of Charlottesville, Va., filled with students and other supporters.
.@UVAMensHoops fans are HYPE in Virginia! 👏👏👏#NationalChampionship | #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/wyck9IJdEl— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 9, 2019
JPJ celebrates the UVA win! #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/2kDGQx1Rno— UVA (@UVA) April 9, 2019
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WAHOO! HOOOOOS! 🔶🔷🏀 pic.twitter.com/qCcmkHm60d— UVA Alumni (@UVA_Alumni) April 9, 2019
Delirium in Charlottesville. Aaaaand... my class canceled tomorrow. #Hoos #NationalChampions @uva pic.twitter.com/W1QkAvH3Rh— Lee Coppock (@leecoppock) April 9, 2019
Live from the Corner following the championship win in Charlottesville: pic.twitter.com/j3zFQdJwzQ— Ben Tobin (@TobinBen) April 9, 2019
Sheer unadulterated joy on the @UVA Lawn and all around Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/Rz7COD2zxK— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) April 9, 2019
#Charlottesville #gohoos pic.twitter.com/WjXAUz4Fiv— Annie Schroeder (@AnnieNBC29) April 9, 2019
Of course Virginia alum Chris Long, who is always very vocal on Twitter, had some words to say after the win.
Nice troll, but while we’re here, your dog is ugly.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 9, 2019
Man if you have https://t.co/E1FGknnJXe and you hate us pic.twitter.com/14hmpE4j7t— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 9, 2019
Long will apparently show some affection for head coach Tony Bennett next time he sees him.
Tony’s way too stable a person to have a twitter and he won’t read this but when I see him I’m going to hug him and tell him he’s the single most important figure in UVa athletic history.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 9, 2019
After beating Virginia in 2018, UMBC continued to bring up its victory at times throughout this tournament but showed respect to the new national champions during and after the game.
This game is so good, we can't wait for someone to hit a game winner for the title that'll eventually lose the best play ESPY to a screen pass from a football game— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 9, 2019
Tonight's UVa's night, not ours— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 9, 2019
A couple of ex-Virginia hoopers chimed in after the win, including Isaiah Wilkins, who was a part of the team that lost to UMBC in 2018.
This 30 for 30 is going to be unreal pic.twitter.com/dzcQG5UCnw— Isaiah Wilkins (@isaiahwilkins17) April 9, 2019
Hallelujah!!!!!! Congratulations to @UVAMensHoops on winning iur first ncaa championship... 😁😁😁😁😁— Olden Polynice (@OldenPolynice1) April 9, 2019
My nerves right now! #NationalChampionship 🤞— Roger Mason Jr (@MoneyMase) April 9, 2019
Even a lot of former football players showed their excitement after the win. Tiki Barber, whose birthday was on Saturday, was on the court after the buzzer to congratulate Kyle Guy.
Kyle Guy shares a moment with his fiancee (and Tiki Barber) following the national title game. pic.twitter.com/9EYh6ceLuM— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) April 9, 2019
So proud of @UVAMensHoops. Let’s bring the 🏆 back to Charlottesville #Wahoowa— Chris Canty (@ChrisCanty99) April 9, 2019
Let’s Go HOOS!!!! https://t.co/CiRJMyK6HZ— Micah Kiser (@kiser_rollin) April 9, 2019
Congrats fellas🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 @UVAMensHoops wow !— 7️⃣even (@EliHarold_) April 9, 2019
Wa-Hoo-Wa baby! @UVAMensHoops @UVA_VAF @VirginiaSports— Matt Schaub (@matt8schaub) April 7, 2019
MLB players Brandon Guyer and Sean Doolittle were vocal about the journey and the talk that has been around this team all season.
FACT RT @richeisen: We may see another 1-seed lose to another 16-seed again.— Brandon Guyer (@BrandonGuyer) April 9, 2019
But we will never see that 1-seed come back the next year and win it all.
Pain and perseverance to joy and jubilation.
VIRGINIA BASKETBALL AND THEIR BORING STYLE OF PLAY ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/ZP2HHtCZT9— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 9, 2019