#MarchMadness: The Big Dance is on Twitter

Monday, 17 March 2014

@marchmadness is now officially underway as 68 men’s college basketball teams earned the right to play in the big dance after last night’s #SelectionSunday. And while the thrilling action goes down on the court, teams, fans, celebrities, analysts and more will gather on Twitter to stay connected to all of the hoops action.

Follow @marchmadness for score updates, real-time video highlights, behind the scenes content, stats and more.

You will also want to follow @MarchMadnessTV, the home of broadcast partners TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, to get upset alerts, channel changer notices and clips and quotes from college basketball analysts. Additionaly, @HoopsonCBS and @EyeOnCBB will keep you close to the action. Consider turning mobile notifications on for these accounts so you don’t miss anything from the full slate of games.

Fans can dive into the conversation by using #MarchMadness. Click here to follow the 68 schools in the tournament, including the four No. 1 seeds: @GatorZoneMBK, @APlayersProgram, @UVAMensHoops, and @WichitaStateMBB. While they may be the favorites, we all know there will be some great Cinderella stories to follow on Twitter.

After #SelectionSunday, Tweets flowed from the teams and media:

This map by our own Simon Rogers shows Tweets mentioning #MarchMadness or “March Madness” since yesterday’s #SelectionSunday show in the United States (each state is ranked by Tweets per million population):

Here are the top 5 states:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Kansas
  3. Iowa
  4. Nebraska
  5. Wisconsin

Throughout the tournament, be sure to keep cheering on your favorite teams, as we update (starting with the #Sweet16) on which schools are winning the roar of the crowd on Twitter. Lastly, remember to turn to Twitter tomorrow night for two of the #FirstFour games: @MountHoops vs. @UAlbanySports and @PackMensBball vs. @XUAthletics.