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 0418 GMT (1218 HKT) 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.