The social media maelstrom that took place during the men’s basketball team’s game against Duke University on Saturday was intense – and University of Virginia fans were smack in the middle of it.
Quite happily, as it turned out.
From diehard alumni to national media members, to celebrities and politicians, to Coach Tony Bennett’s famous Twitter impersonator, everyone was weighing in on the No. 2 Cavaliers’ first win at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995, a 65-63 thriller over the then-fourth-ranked Blue Devils.
Two days later, Wahoos around the world are still smiling about it.
Here are 10 of our favorite posts from a memorable Saturday afternoon.
The context: In the past, a number of the sports talking heads have said that Virginia’s methodical, defensive-oriented style is boring. Perhaps that narrative is beginning to change.
No Soup for You!
The context: Virginia redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite may not be familiar with the line from the famous “Seinfeld” episode, but this was essentially his message after blocking Grayson Allen’s breakaway dunk attempt and getting called for goaltending.
Cheerleader in Shock
Oh What a Feeling
The context: Ty Jerome’s backbreaking 3-pointer that put Virginia up by 5 points with less than a minute left to play led to the priceless expression.
Meeting of the Minds
The context: Heading into the game, Duke had a 135-8 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium over the last decade.