It wasn’t easy, but the Virginia Cavaliers were able to get by the UNC-Wilmington 76-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tourament Thursday. The Cavs lead most of the second half, but never were comfortable, as the Seahawks got as close as 2 points down with 53 seconds left before UVA pulled away. The first half was a different story. UNCW started off hot and at one point led by 15 points with under 10 minutes to go until halftime. UVA ended up going into the locker room with a 1-point lead, but when the Seahawks were up big, people were giving the Cavs the business on twitter…
Picked UNCW 😎
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) March 16, 2017
Already regretting picking Virginia to do well without doing my homework. Guy man bun definitely not going to do well in March.
— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) March 16, 2017
when UNC-W goes on a 16-2 run and you had Virginia making a deep run pic.twitter.com/WzWIbeeVGb
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) March 16, 2017
I promise this will be my only tweet about my bracket. Because, ya know, it's already trash. Thanks Virginia…
— Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) March 16, 2017
Death to stuck-in-syrup-ass Virginia basketball
— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) March 16, 2017
Looking like UNCW was a solid pick
— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) March 16, 2017
Damn UVA! #bracketbuster
— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) March 16, 2017
Good news for Virginia, the 'Hoos are built to overcome significant deficits. Oh wait.
— Pete Gilbert (@WBALPete) March 16, 2017
I should've picked UNCW…
— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) March 16, 2017
Me: My bracket is perfect, I'm finally going to win the office pool
— 247Sports (@247Sports) March 16, 2017
I knew I shouldn't have bet against UNCW
— Jonathan M Alexander (@jonmalexander) March 16, 2017
I know it's early, but if you're like me and picked UNC-Wilmington to beat UVA, you look like a genius right now #MarchMadness
— Ryan Decker (@NowOnDeck) March 16, 2017
— Travis (@travislylesnews) March 16, 2017
UVA was the most obvious upset pick, right? Like, this won't be a surprise if they lose to anyone that watches even a little basketball.
— Keith Wynne (@Keith_Wynne) March 16, 2017
830 left in the 1st half.
This smells like an upset, and Virginia hasn't even started turning the ball over vs the press
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) March 16, 2017
Here’s a couple of folks who got ahead of themselves during the first half when UNCW was up big, then realized they jumped the gun after UVA went on a 12-0 run shortly thereafter to cut the lead to 1…
Do I have UNCW going past this game?
I do not have UNCW going past this game.
— Rick Porter (@rickporter) March 16, 2017
never mind… i love march.
— Gig Em Gazette (@GigEmGazette) March 16, 2017
And of course, like always, rational viewers tuned in and weighed in on Virginia’s first half deficit…