CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - University of Virginia men's basketball fans have something new to celebrate in Charlottesville. UVA hosted 'A Night with the National Champions' at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday where the team hung a huge championship banner.

The event also highlighted the moments leading up to the big win and featured a special question and answer session with some of the players. Some fans say they have been waiting a long time for this victory.

"’Hoos fans understand this. 40 years of ‘Hoos fans - they've always gotten so close and for some reason they didn't make it. 40 years they made it here, they got the championship,” said University of Virginia fan, Phillip Liberato.

In addition to raising the banner, the team also received their national championship rings and even some watches.