Matt Mooney leads Texas Tech past Michigan State to reach the National Championship

By Daniel Flores



The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the Michigan State Spartans 61-51 in the National Semifinal (Final Four) to advance to the National Championship. A game in which both teams played very well on the defensive side of the ball, was close till late in the second half. With 11:16 left in the second half, Texas Tech went on a scoring run to lead 45-33. They would not look back and would keep their lead for the rest of the game to send them to the National Title game.

Matt Mooney lead the way scoring 22 points while shooting 8/16 from the field. Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver struggled in the first half scoring just 1 point but, scored 9 in the second half which included a three pointer to put the game out of reach from Michigan State.

Texas Tech will play Virginia in the National Championship on Monday. Both teams will be playing in their first title game.

Post Author: Daniel Flores

Daniel Flores also know as Dansportsnews is a freshman in college pursuing a career in sports broadcasting/journalism. He is the host of the "Dansportsnews and Friends" podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and Sound Cloud. He also is a contributor for Pelican of the Fansided network.

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