Then There Were 4 – March Madness Continues
It was a prime weekend for college basketball as the NCAA basketball tournament went from sweet sixteen teams to the final four. Michigan and Louisville won Sunday to join Saturday’s winners Wichita State and Syracuse in a trip to the Final Four this year. I was personally at the edge of my seat as the University of Michigan beat Kansas in overtime on Friday. What a game! It was an amazing comeback for the young team. Conversations on social channels reflected the excitement about the stunning victory facilitated by an effortless looking three point shot from Trey Burke to bring the game to over time. The University of Michigan has the most mentions on Twitter as compared to the other schools playing in the sweet sixteen. They also had the highest sentiment ratings at 60% positive. Everyone loves an underdog and a surprising turnaround in the final seconds of a game. Many fans agreed that Michigan earned what has been considered one of the more improbable victories in recent NCAA tournament history.
As you can see the topics discussed included the Wolverine wonder team. They are the youngest team in the tournament with three freshman starters and six first-year players in its rotation.
Many comparisons are being made about the most exciting team to come from Michigan since the Fab Five in the nineties. In fact Jalen Rose, one of the original Fab Five tweeted about the game.
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