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Seth Davis Apologizes For What He Did Friday Night

Seth Davis speaks on CBS.

No one in the college basketball world is feeling worse today than Virginia. The Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament to lose to a No. 16 seed when UMBC blew them out on Friday night.

CBS analyst Seth Davis probably isn't feeling too great either, though.

Davis did his famous "Sharpie" pick for Virginia a couple of minutes after tipoff on Friday night. By the second half, Davis' Twitter mentions were flooded with people crushing him for what he did.

Those mentions include the official UMBC Twitter account.

After the game, Davis apologized.

“First of all, put this thing on camera. I want to give my sincere apologies to the University of Maryland Baltimore County — not too far from where I grew up, the Retrievers — for my early Sharpie tonight. I Sharpied Virginia right off the tip, so if you’re going to go down with the Sharpie, this is the way to do it. It was an inspiring performance and I have egg on my face. A lot of us do. And I appreciate what happened tonight,” he said.

That's a good point. If you're going to lose a "Sharpie" pick in embarrassing fashion, it might as well be to the most-historic NCAA Tournament upset of all-time.

Davis should probably be a little more careful with his "Sharpie" picks going forward, though.

No. 16 UMBC is set to take on No. 9 Kansas State in the second round on Sunday.