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UVA squeaks past UNC-Wilmington in first round of NCAA Tournament

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The University of Virginia Men's Basketball team beat UNC-Wilmington on Thursday to head into the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

The 5th-seeded Cavaliers were far from convincing but got the job done against the 12-seed winning 76-71. The Hoos led by just two points with just over a minute left to play before they finally put the Seahawks away.

Senior London Perrantes led all scorers with 24 points while Marial Shayok chipped in 23 points.

The Cavaliers now have to wait until Saturday to face the winner of the Florida - East Tennessee State game. 

Click here for more on the Cavaliers' victory.

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