Texas Tech tips off against the University of Virginia at the NCAA men’s championship game tonight in Minneapolis.
The basketball bandwagon stretches across the entire state today... and the handwringing nervousness is palpable.
“It's down to the Texas Tech Red Raiders -- whose unofficial rallying cry is "Guns Up!" -- and the Virginia Cavaliers, whose logo features a pair of crossed swords.
Diehard Tech fans in Lubbock and beyond are hoping that bringing swords to a gun fight will lead to a Red Raiders victory.
Whoever wins will be a first-time national champ in men's hoops. The Red Raiders never even appeared in an NCAA Final Four before this year, and the last time Virginia got that far was 1984.