Perhaps Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) should have waited for all the points to be counted.

The conservative lawmaker tweeted a selfie Monday from the NCAA championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, noting that Texas Tech held a 1-point lead with 35 seconds left in regulation.

35 seconds. ONE point LEAD. GO RED RAIDERS!!! #1 Defense.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 9, 2019

But his Twitter cheerleading wasn’t appreciated by Tech fans. Some said he jinxed the outcome ― an 85-77 overtime victory by Virginia.

Cruz already had the reputation of a bad luck charm, after his presence and tweeting during a Houston Rockets’ Game 7 playoff defeat to the Golden State Warriors last season.

But Monday’s Texas Tech loss was a heartbreaker. The faithful cursed Cruz for, well, being a curse.

this is why they lost

— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) April 9, 2019

We all know this is @tedcruz fault.

— Travis (@WestTxRancher) April 9, 2019

Cursed image

— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 9, 2019

Ted Cruz cursed Texas Tech

— Mack Bray (@mackbmaine) April 9, 2019

It felt like the game could go either way. Turns out Texas Tech was doomed. #jinx

— Mike Walsh (@WalshMike) April 9, 2019

Ted Cruz is the kiss of death.

— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) April 9, 2019

Leave it to Ted Cruz to jinx Texas Tech.

— Logan Hall (@LoganKTLA) April 9, 2019

I’m sorry, Texas Tech. It was Ted Cruz’s fault.

— Ismat Sarah Mangla (@ismat) April 9, 2019

Remember when @tedcruz posted before Game 7 of Rockets/Warriors and the Rockets missed 27 straight 3’s…

— J.D. Scholten (@JDScholten) April 9, 2019

h/t For the Win

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