The term "team of destiny" has been thrown around describing the Virginia men's basketball team as the Wahoos prepare for the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night.
With a win, the Cavaliers would be national champions in men's college basketball for the first time.
At times, Tony Bennett can be reflective with the media. On Sunday, the Cavaliers head coach talked about a white water rafting trip the team took after a summer workout, following the Cavaliers loss to UMBC in the NCAA Tournament.
While floating down the river, Bennett said he remembers wondering about what this season would bring. He shared that with the team before the 'Hoos Elite Eight game against Purdue. Now, Virginia is a win away from being national champions.
“And I said," Bennett said, "and I actually got a little emotional with them. I said, here we are. This was on the verge of the Elite 8 game. I said, I’m floating down that river wondering, what’s this year going to bring? It’s a significant year. I thought that. And then I thought, here I am. And then interesting, we come to Minneapolis and the first thing they give us are these paddles or oars that say, the road ends here.”
The road ends in Minneapolis on Monday night. Its a 9:20 tip-off between the Cavaliers and Texas Tech.