MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Texas Tech was defeated by Virginia 85-77 while going for their first national titles backed by hard-nosed defenses that were among the best in the nation.
The result gave the NCAA Tournament its first first-time champion since coach Billy Donovan won it all with Florida in 2006.
Texas Tech reached the Elite Eight for the first time last season and Virginia lost its previous two trips to the Final Four, in 1981 and 1984.
The last time two teams who had never won a championship played in the title game was Michigan State against Indiana State in 1979. That's right, Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report.