Virginia defeated Texas Tech to the win the school's first ever national title, and its fans are clearly ecstatic with the win. After becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in 2018, Virginia had the ultimate redemption story.
Fans, of course, celebrated. The streets of Charlottesville, Va., filled with students and other supporters.
Of course Virginia alum Chris Long, who is always very vocal on Twitter, had some words to say after the win.
Nice troll, but while we’re here, your dog is ugly.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 9, 2019
Long will apparently show some affection for head coach Tony Bennett next time he sees him.
Tony’s way too stable a person to have a twitter and he won’t read this but when I see him I’m going to hug him and tell him he’s the single most important figure in UVa athletic history.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 9, 2019
After beating Virginia in 2018, UMBC continued to bring up its victory at times throughout this tournament but showed respect to the new national champions during and after the game.
This game is so good, we can't wait for someone to hit a game winner for the title that'll eventually lose the best play ESPY to a screen pass from a football game— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 9, 2019
Tonight's UVa's night, not ours— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 9, 2019
A couple of ex-Virginia hoopers chimed in after the win, including Isaiah Wilkins, who was a part of the team that lost to UMBC in 2018.
Even a lot of former football players showed their excitement after the win. Tiki Barber, whose birthday was on Saturday, was on the court after the buzzer to congratulate Kyle Guy.
MLB players Brandon Guyer and Sean Doolittle were vocal about the journey and the talk that has been around this team all season.