Somewhere down there, in that sea of basketball-loving humanity Monday night at U.S. Bank Stadium, top, were the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Virginia Cavaliers. Courtside seats are limited when some 70,000-plus of the players' closest friends come to watch, but the only way to feel that special electricity is to get inside those doors. • Eventually those teams tipped off in a back-and-forth battle for a first NCAA basketball championship for either school, but there was plenty of hoopla before the hoops. • Far left, Virginia fans got everything they traveled so far to see, screaming with delight after their tenacious Cavaliers eked out an 85-77 victory — and the school's first national basketball title — in overtime. • Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti, near left, came a long distance, too — all the way from Bologna, Italy — for a more gut-wrenching finish and a dream denied. A Red Raiders teammate consoled him after their magical season wound up a few baskets short.