Virginia came back from a 15-deficit in the first half to overcome a tough game from UNC-Wilmington to open the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Hoos had gutty performances from London Perrantes (24 points), Marial Shayok (23 points) and Darius Thompson (10 points, four blocks) as Virginia eked out a 76-71 victory.
After the game, members of the media spoke with the players in the locker room.
#UVa guard London Perrantes following win over UNCW: pic.twitter.com/2Mn1iemkxS— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) March 16, 2017
#UVa guard Kyle Guy following win over UNCW: pic.twitter.com/dH0fk6cuqH— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) March 16, 2017
#UVa forward Isaiah Wilkins: "I'm done for this weekend." pic.twitter.com/sHOtuKRcS1— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) March 16, 2017
CavsCorner has more on Wilkins, who is apparently down 20 pounds and still ill.
CavsCorner Video: Isaiah Wilkins, who figures he’s down about 20 pounds, doesn’t expect to play Saturday for #UVa. https://t.co/vbfcivDcpl pic.twitter.com/8GWGP7ah9z— Brad Franklin (@Cavs_Corner) March 16, 2017
Kyle Guy says it well:
Survive and advance!!!! #marchmadness— King Wavy (@kylejguy5) March 16, 2017
Virginia will play the winner of ETSU and Florida on Saturday, at a time still to be determined.