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Comparing Men’s Basketball and Men’s Lacrosse’s NCAA title runs

It was a magical spring season for UVA athletics. Two championships separated by just 49 days in men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse gave us moments we will never forget, and, given the recent misery that has been a part of following Virginia athletics (cough UMBC, Virginia Tech football, cough), some recompense for our fanatic support.

For some, these two titles solidify the 2018-2019 athletic year as the best season ever witnessed in Charlottesville. This is especially true when coupled with football’s 28-0 domination of South Carolina in the Belk Bowl, the team’s first bowl win since 2005. And yet, what made these two runs so memorable came not just from the end results, but in the way each contest played out; the sheer back-and-forth nature of nearly every tournament game goes unparalleled in Virginia sports history.