The Virginia Cavaliers came full circle Monday night when they captured the 2019 NCAA National Basketball Championship with an overtime victory against Texas Tech.
One year after suffering the most shocking loss in NCAA postseason history as a number one seed, a 20 point defeat at the hands of The University of Maryland at Baltimore County, the Cavaliers won the national championship by going unbeaten in the tournament.
Known for their defense, Virginia tallied 85 points in an eight-point victory over Texas Tech. De’Andre Hunter scored 27 points and Final Four MVP Kyle Guy added 24 points of his own.
Virginia has been knocking on the door of Duke and North Carolina in the ACC for quite some time now. The door opened and the Cavaliers brought the ACC another national championship. The fact that Virginia’s 85-19 in conference play the past six seasons should tell you that there will be continued success somewhere other than the state of North Carolina in the ACC.
How Bad Is It Going To Get?
Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles is in a bad place. Davis entered the Major League Baseball record books on Monday night after his 0-for-5 performance against the Oakland Athletics pushed his hitless streak to 49 at-bats, setting the longest such streak ever recorded in baseball history. He’s hitless in 28 at bats this year and has struck out 15 times. Dating back to last season, he’s on an 0-for-49 stretch with 29 Ks.
It is not like we did not see this coming. The Orioles first baseman is coming off a 2018 in which he posted a .168 batting average, the lowest of any qualified player in Major League Baseball history.
You would think Baltimore would move on. But Davis is in the middle of a 7-year, $161 million deal. That averages out to around $22 million a year. The Orioles want to get something for their money.
Davis is collecting check after check despite not having a hit since September 14, 2018, an RBI since September 4, 2018 or a home run since August 24, 2018.
And the Orioles still owe him $92 million.