There are only 20 minutes remaining in the college basketball season. We should be heading toward a tremendous finish.
At halftime in Minneapolis, Virginia and Texas Tech are locked in a tight battle, as expected. A three-pointer by Virginia's Ty Jerome in the final seconds of the half gave the Cavaliers a 32-29 lead.
Virginia closed the half on an 11-4 run. Kyle Guy (10 points, 4-of-7 shooting) and Jerome (8 points, 3-of-8) are pacing Tony Bennett's team.
For the Red Raiders, Davide Moretti has scored eight points, while Brandone Francis has provided much-needed punch off the bench with eight points of his own.
ESPN has released its second half prediction for the game. It strongly favors Virginia.
The Cavaliers are given a 71.5 percent chance of winning the game.
The second half of the national championship game is coming up shortly on CBS.
Whichever team wins tonight will be the first first-time national champion in the NCAA Tournament since Florida in 2006.