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29-6, 1st in CAA

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

UNC Wilmington transfer CJ Bryce told ESPN he still isn't 100 percent sure he will visit NC State this weekend. Also heard from Maryland, Gonzaga, Texas, Wake, Miami and South Carolina. "NC State is at the top of my list because of Coach (Kevin) Keatts, but I'm still open."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC Wilmington's CJ Bryce has been given his release to transfer, source told ESPN. First-team all-CAA, 17.4 PPG.

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100dJeff Goodman

Keatts leaves UNC Wilmington for NC State

Kevin Keatts, who has led UNC Wilmington to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons, has accepted NC State's head-coaching job. The deal is for six years at $2.2 million per season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Keatts, Steve Forbes and Joe Dooley are all hot mid-major names for the coaching carousel. All three came to Orlando looking to get a win and boost their profile. But there will be no Andy Enfield-esque run from any of the three. Would guess at least one of them makes a move this spring, though.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Virginia made 8-of-13 (61.5 percent) contested jump shots, and UNC Wilmington was 7-of-24 (29.2 percent) on contested jumpers. The Seahawks' two leading scorers during the season, C.J. Bryce and Chris Flemmings, were a combined 1-of-14 (7.1 percent) on such attempts.

ESPN Stats and Information  

UNC Wilmington's Devontae Cacok finished his season shooting 80.0 percent from the field -- the best field goal percentage in a season in Division I history.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Keatts on his seniors: "They single-handedly turned this program around. We're a championship program now." 72 wins in the last three seasons.

101d

Virginia rallies from 15 down to beat UNCW

London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 and Virginia rallied from 15 points down to beat UNC Wilmington 76-71 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UNCW had two points off turnovers in the final 28 minutes. Had twelve in the first 12 minutes.

ESPN Stats and Information  

UNC Wilmington outscored Virginia 12-0 in points off turnovers in the first 13 minutes on its way to a 15-point lead. The Cavaliers entered the game allowing 9.4 points per game off turnovers, fewest among major-conference teams. The Seahawks scored two points off turnovers in the final 27 minutes.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Bennett: "There's not a team in the ACC that's like [UNCW]. That was unique from what we've seen all year."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Bennett said they knew they would have to play with four guards a lot against UNCW, talked during the week about a five-guard lineup.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

UNC Wilmington fell short against Virginia, but future Cavalier opponents can learn from the Seahawks. With 14 offensive boards (Devontae Cacok alone had six) and just nine turnovers in a 65-possession game, Kevin Keatts' team scored well above the level that the UVa defense is accustomed to allowing.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

A heartbreaking loss for 12-seed UNC Wilmington, which led by as many as 15 points in the first half before falling to 5-seed Virginia, 76-71. The Seahawks committed 7 costly turnovers in the second half, preventing them from putting together any kind of sustained run.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia holds off UNC-Wilmington 76-71. The ViewFromVegas is UNC-Wilmington covered as a 7.5-point underdog and the game went over the betting total of 134 points. In the first two games of the NCAA tournament, the No. 12 seeds fell short of pulling the upsets everyone has come to expect of the 5-12 matchups (10-10 SU the past five years heading into today) but both did cover as underdogs. Over/unders are off to a 1-1 start.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

More March heartbreak for UNCW, which led Virginia by 15 in the first half and was leading at halftime against Duke last year too. Going further back, was up 18 against George Washington in 2006 and lost on a Drew Nicholas buzzer-beater in 2003.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia comes back from a 15-point first half deficit and holds off UNC Wilmington late to advance, 76-71. London Perrantes was unbelievable in the second half, and Marial Shayok provided a boost off the bench. Valiant effort from UNCW -- Virginia just hit tough shot after tough shot in the second half.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

It's London Perrantes again. He's been huge in the second half for Virginia. Hit a scoop shot with the shot clock expiring a couple minutes ago, hit a lefty runner with 1:30 left to five Virginia some breathing room.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Flemmings has been a warrior in the second half for UNCW. Outside shots aren't falling, but he's been everywhere.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

London Perrantes has carried the Virginia offense in the second half. Has made a couple 3s, getting to the rim and not shying away from contact. Has been clutch throughout the season late in games.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Seahawks mascot is fired up, but UNC Wilmington has to dig itself out of a hole late, after blowing a big first half lead.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Eight fouls in the first nine and a half minutes of the half for UNCW. Given how much pressure the Seahawks will have to put on Virginia, the Cavaliers could be shooting a lot of free throws down the stretch.

Team Stats

Points Per Game84.811th
Rebounds Per Game36.0157th
Assists Per Game16.127th
Points Allowed75.0243rd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-5
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances5