NCAA Tournament 2017: Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington First Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

NCAA Tournament 2017: Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington First Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

Virginia earned a berth to the 2017 NCAA Tournament and received a date with potential Cinderella pick UNC Wilmington in a first-round game in the west region.

UNC Wilmington finished 29-5 overall and enters March Madness having won seven consecutive games.Virginia is one of the toughest teams to figure out, but their slow pace and lack of explosive scoring make their brand of basketball quite difficult to inject into a tournament setting.

Virginia has bowed out of the tournament earlier than expected in the past few seasons, and the Cavaliers were not handed any favors with the volatile Seahawks.

Virginia and UNC Wilimington will match up on Thursday in Orlando, Fla. 

Here is the NCAA Tournament information: 


Virginia vs. UNC Wilimington How to Watch

What: 2017 NCAA Tournament First Round, West Region

Who: No. 5 Virgina (22-10, 11-7 ACC) vs. No. 12 UNC Wilmington (29-5, 15-3 CAA)

When: 12:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16.

Where: Amway Center. Orlando, Fla.

TV Channel: TruTV

Online Stream:  March Madness Live on

TV Announcers: Ian Eagle (Play-by-play), Steve Lavin (Analyst), Evan Washburn (Reporter)

Twitter: :@UVAMensHoops@UNCWAthletics


Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington Bracket Analysis

How They Got Here: Virginia (At-large, lost to Notre Dame in ACC quarterfinals), UNC Wilmington (Auto-bid, CAA Champions)

Previous Meeting: 2010. Virginia 69, UNC-Wilmington 67

Next Round: Winner of No. 4 Florida vs. No. 13 East Tennessee Stte

East Region Bracket:

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 Mt. St. Mary's/No. 16 New Orleans
No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech

No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 12 UNC Wilmington
No. 4 Florida vs. No. 13 East Tennessee State

No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 Providence/No. 11 Southern Cal
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 New Mexico State

No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Marquette
No. 2 Duke vs. No.15 Troy

Virginia vs. UNC Wilmington Betting Spread, Lines & Odds

Favorites: Virginia -8.5
Over/Under: N/A
Money Line: N/A
Against The Spread: UNC Wilmington is 8-2 ATS as an underdog on a neutral court but is 14-15-1 ATS this season. Virginia is 18-12 ATS this season and is 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games.

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Not only did UMBC own Virginia on the court, they owned the Twitter world

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Not only did UMBC own Virginia on the court, they owned the Twitter world

They said it could not be done, no No. 16 seed would ever beat a No. 1 seed. The odds would be too great and the obstacle too steep.

As we all know, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), just proved that all wrong.


All season the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers dominated their opponents. They dictated pace, held opponents to less than 55 points, and smothered teams by forcing turnovers.

The roles filled on Friday evening and with an up-tempo 74-54 victory, UMBC proved the impossible.

The hardwood is not the only place that UMBC owned last night, they grabbed headlines, attention, and thousands of fans (literally) on Twitter.

Someone grabbed a hold of the UMBC Athletics Twitter account and took the upset by storm.

It all started when Seth Davis poked the bear:

and they were relentless.

Oh yeah, I forgot Seth Davis:

Then they started get snarky and owning everyone:

As someone who graduated from a commuter school, I can relate:

More Seth Davis:

Back to Twitter:

I guess that application wave actually was a thing or people wanted to know what ‘UMBC’ stood for:

Game. Set. History.

Now here come the shots against other schools:

Yeah, don’t jump on this bandwagon Terps fans. Stay in College Park:

I did not take long for other social media icons to start reaching out:

Oh and Seth Davis eventually did apologize:

Started the night at 5,588 and jumped up to 51.7 K. No one cares what you think Steven:

If you liked what you saw thank Zach Seidel, not an intern, not a student athlete who provided those tweets last night.

Zach, you just earned yourself a raise and we’ll see you in the Second Round.

NCAA Tournament 2018: UMBC vs. Kansas State Second Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

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NCAA Tournament 2018: UMBC vs. Kansas State Second Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

After shocking the world and doing what no other team has done before, the UMBC Retrievers are not done yet.

Yes, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed. And against a Virginia team that was the only dominant squad in all of college basketball, no one expected it (except Troy Machir).

Remember the Retrievers barely made it to the NCAA tournament with a buzzer-beater from Jairus Lyles.  

Lyles scored a game-high 28 points in their historic upset as the team went 50 percent from behind the arc with 12 three-pointers.

Up next they play No. 9 Kansas State who looked shaky in their First Round win over Creighton. Can the Cinderella run for the Retrievers continue? Either way anything they do would be a first for a No. 16 seed going forward.

Virginia and UNC UMBC will match up on Sunday in Charlotte, NC. 

Here is the NCAA Tournament information:


UMBC vs. Kansas State How to Watch

What: 2018 NCAA Tournament Second Round, South Region

Who: No. 16 UMBC (25-10, 12-4 America East) vs. No. 9 Kansas State (23-11, 10-8 Big 12)

When: 7:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 18.

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV Channel: TruTV

Online Stream:  March Madness Live on

TV Announcers: TBA Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Grant Hill (analyst), Bill Raftery (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Twitter: @UVAMensHoops, @KStateMBB


UMBC vs. Kansas State Bracket Analysis

How They Got Here: UMBC (Auto-bid, America East Champions), Kansas State (at-large)

Previous Meeting: First Meeting

Next Round: Winner of No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

South Region Bracket:

No. 16 UMBC vs. No. 9 Kansas State
No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

No. 11 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 3 Tennessee
No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 2 Cincinnati

UMBC vs. Kansas State Betting Spread, Lines & Odds

Favorites: N/A
Over/Under: N/A
Money Line: N/A
Against The Spread: UMBC is 4-1 ATS this season, Kansas State is 15-16 ATS.

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