As Duke (@Duke_MBB) defeated Wisconsin (@BadgerMBB) 68-63 in an instant classic NCAA men’s college basketball championship, the real-time conversation amongst college hoops fans, analysts, writers, teams, athletes, celebs and more took place on Twitter. Let’s look at some of the best content and data from the final #MarchMadness game.
Duke took home the title and brought fans inside the locker room after the big win:
Pro athletes also joined the convo:
While Wisconsin lost, they engaged fans after the game:
Badger players turned to Twitter after the season-ending loss as well:
Athletes congratulated Wisconsin for a great season:
These were the most-Tweeted about moments during the game:
And here were the most mentioned players on Twitter during the live telecast of the game:
@MarchMadness brought fans highlights on Twitter throughout the night:
And finally, check out this collection with some memorable Tweets from the entire tourney:
Update: Tuesday, April 7
Tweets about March Madness were viewed on and off Twitter over 9.1 billion times from 3/15/15 through 4/6/15:
Did someone say … cookies?