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Texas Tech cancels classes for National Championship game


Texas Tech has canceled all classes Monday evening and all day Tuesday due to the Red Raiders first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament national championship game.

"In light of the Texas Tech Men's Basketball victory Saturday night taking them to the championship game on Monday evening, all classes scheduled after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8 and all day on Tuesday, April 9 are canceled. Classes will resume as scheduled on Wednesday, April 10.

"Academic buildings and the Library will close for entry as of 6:00 p.m. Monday and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

"Students and faculty in classes that begin prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday and continue past 6:00 p.m. will still be able to exit their buildings. Non-academic buildings will operate normally, both Monday evening and Tuesday, unless otherwise indicated," the university said in a statement.

The school announced the schedule change Sunday night ahead of the title game against Virginia on Monday night.

Texas Tech beat Michigan State in the Final Four on Saturday to advance to the championship. Following the Red Raiders' historic win, students celebrated early Sunday morning by flipping cars and burning property in Lubbock, Texas. After multiple acts of vandalism, local police eventually used tear gas to break up the crowd.

No. 1 Virginia moved past No. 5 Auburn to secure a spot in the title game.

Texas Tech will take on Virginia at 8 pm cst on CBS.

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