The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was announced Sunday evening, and Twitter was all abuzz.
The number one-seeds were announced first, and that came with the first surprise of the day.
NO. 1 IN THE MIDWEST pic.twitter.com/eBmNEcAOV4— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) March 13, 2016
Virginia is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region! pic.twitter.com/QXBGIEBzbL— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 13, 2016
HOOS A NUMBER 1 SEED IN THE MIDWEST WHAT— Phony Bennett (@IfTonyTweeted) March 13, 2016
Midwest No. 1 whaaaaaaaaa— Nate Sulham (@NateSulham) March 13, 2016
Uh, what?— Justin Ferber (@Justin_Ferber) March 13, 2016
The Hoos were stoked of course.
Michigan State was among those considered for the fourth one-seed, but North Carolina, Kansas, Oregon...and VIRGINIA took the four top spots. Virginia fans had an inkling where Michigan State would end up, however.
Wow, MSU is 100% going to be in our region...— Brian Schwartz (@BSchwartzUVA) March 13, 2016
Watch Michigan State get thrown in Virginia's bracket.— Will Ojanen (@WillsWorldMN) March 13, 2016
#UVa is the 1 in the Midwest. And you know what that means....Michigan State is going to be the #2. You know it, I know it. In Chicago— Tucker Martin (@jtuckermartin) March 13, 2016
50 bucks that Michigan State is the 2 seed in the midwest— pierce (@pierceRX) March 13, 2016
Wow. #UVa got the No. 1 seed over Michigan State….. So that DEFINITELY means Sparty and Hoos Round 3, right?— CavsCorner (@Cavs_Corner) March 13, 2016
Not many folks were fans of all the changes CBS made to the Selection Show, especially as Charles Barkley struggled with, well, everything.
CBS executives had to work for months to find a way to ruin one of the best moments on television.— Tucker Martin (@jtuckermartin) March 13, 2016
Take a lap guys. You did it
NEXT BRACKET PLEASE pic.twitter.com/ky37ZXuHX5— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) March 13, 2016
Imagine being behind Charles Barkley in the self checkout line at the grocery store— Julia Alonzo (@juliaalonzo_) March 13, 2016
The First Four teams will be en route to Dayton before this show ends.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 13, 2016
We have to sit around and wait for Charles to fill out his bracket? He's just going to pick the Warriors, anyway.— Patrick Stevens (@D1scourse) March 13, 2016
Come on Charles. It's 2016. Learn how to use a touchscreen properly.— Tim Mulholland (@Tim_STL) March 13, 2016
Touch screen opens as a 35-point favorite over Charles.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) March 13, 2016
Maybe due to the reveal show taking longer than Virginia to execute their offense (am I doing that right?), a bracket leaked early, confirming Michigan State in Virginia's bracket for the third time in as many years.
Virginia will take on the Hampton Pirates on St. Patrick's Day in Raleigh.
It's official: MEAC champ Hampton and #UVA on Thursday in Raleigh— Damon Dillman (@DamonDillman) March 13, 2016
It's final. Let's get it #GoHoos— King Wavy (@Kyle_Guy24) March 13, 2016
It's official: No.1-seed #UVA meets Hampton on Thursday in Raleigh.— Ava Wallace (@AvaRWallace) March 13, 2016
After all the deliberation, we know the path Virginia has to take to hoist the trophy in Houston in April. Let's do it, Hoos.
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