NCAA championship: Quinnipiac wins first title in OT thriller

TAMPA, Florida. – The game was right there for the taking, but Minnesota let it slip away in the space of 177 seconds.

"We had it. We had it," said Minnesota coach Bob Motzko. "That one's going to sting. That's a crusher."

After a slow start, the No. 2 Quinnipiac Bobcats ended up dominating, scoring the final three goals of the game against No. 1 Minnesota en route to a dramatic, comeback 3-2 overtime win to secure its first-ever national championship.

Jacob Quillan, who also scored twice in the semifinal against Michigan, netted the game-winner only 10 seconds into overtime after linemate Collin Graf tied the game with just under three minutes to go in regulation.

"I thought our culture was, again, on full display in the third period," said Rand Pecknold, who has coached Quinnipiac for 29 yea

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NCAA Quinnipiac Univ. Univ. of Minnesota NCAA Justen Close John Mittelstadt Yaniv Perets Jacob Quillan Bob Motzko Rand Pecknold
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