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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament between Virginia and Texas Tech (all times local):
Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney is encouraging all those fans back in Lubbock to take whatever happens in the national title game against Virginia on Monday night in stride.
That’s after riots ensued after a semifinal win over Michigan State.
“Don’t burn down Lubbock before we get back,” Mooney said, suppressing a smile before heading out for a final practice. “I know it was crazy out there. Just be safe.”
The city of Lubbock said in a statement that hundreds of fans gathered near campus and “engaged in extremely dangerous, and disappointing, behavior that included vandalizing property.”
Texas Tech coach Chris Beard wasn’t particularly pleased with it, either, saying that “I just hate the actions of a few have put Lubbock in that life.”
— Dave Skretta reporting from Minneapolis.