College Hoops Twitter is Blaming Ted Cruz Curse for Texas Tech Losing National Title Game


The Texas Tech men’s basketball game played in the NCAA title game last night, opposing a similarly defensively minded the University of Virginia eager to reclaim their reputation after being the first top-seeded team to lose to a 16 seed last year. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was in attendance at the U.S. Bank stadium in Minneapolis in support of the Lubbock-based team but ultimately saw his Red Raider team lose in a thrilling OT game.

Cruz posted a photo on Twitter of his attendance, and because the Internet is what it is, many immediately blamed Texas Tech heartbreaking loss on the attendance of Senator Cruz.

With less than a minute remaining, and Texas Tech nursing a one-point lead, Cruz tempted fate with the following tweet:

Seeing as Texas Tech lost after Virginia’s DeAndre Hunter hit a late three to send the game into OT, many on Twitter pointed the finger of blame directly at Cruz:

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