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Tony Bennett's Dad Is In The Building Tonight

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett points out directions on the sideline.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 30: Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers reacts against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 30, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

In just under an hour, Virginia and Texas Tech will battle it out for the NCAA Tournament title. A year after being the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed, the Cavaliers are in the heels of their first title.

Virginia took down Auburn in the Final Four, thanks to three late free throws from Kyle Guy. While the win may have been controversial, the Cavaliers fans won't mind.

Speaking of Virginia fans, head coach Tony Bennett's father will be in attendance.

Now, why is that significant?

Well, Dick Bennett has a very hard time watching his son coach and missed several games during the 2019 tournament.

In a profile by CBS Sports' Matt Norlander, Bennett explained the situation.

And ever since Dick retired in 2006, he's carried a burden. He was unable to compose himself while watching his boy coach, and it got progressively worse in recent years.

"I'm not a good fan, I will tell you that," Dick Bennett said as a confetti began to collect on the floor at the KFC Yum! Center. "I am so happy. I feel very blessed I was able to come. I just feel wonderful."

While it might be difficult for a former coach to watch his son on the sideline, there's no way he's missing the title game.

Virginia and Texas Tech tip off tonight at 9:20 p.m. ET on CBS.