ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and Davide Moretti sprinted to find his family in the stands.
With his Texas Tech teammates celebrating on the court, Moretti shared an embrace with his father, mother and younger brother, who surprised him earlier in the week after traveling from Italy.
Moretti had a souvenir for his brother: a piece of the net he cut to commemorate the Red Raiders’ 75-69 victory over top-seeded Gonzaga on Saturday night.
The sophomore guard from Bologna was a big reason Texas Tech is going to its first Final Four. He scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half.
Moretti’s performance capped a huge week. He turned 21 on Monday and his offense helped the Red Raiders defeat Michigan 63-44 in the regional semifinals on Thursday.