After falling to 16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County in the opening round of last years NCAA Tournament, Tony Bennett and his Virginia Cavaliers came full circle, knocking off Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime.
Bennett and his Cavaliers were the laughing-stock of the college basketball world a year ago, but they used it as a lesson and worked even harder, winning the schools first ever championship.
Bennett handled the loss with grace a year ago and he handled the championship win with grace last night. And he’s more thankful than ever.
“I’m thankful in a way for what happened because it did, it drew me closer, most importantly, to my faith in the Lord, drew me closer to my wife and children, just because you realize what’s unconditional,” Bennett said. “In those spots when the world’s telling you you’re a failure, you’re a loser, and you’re the [Read more…]