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Here’s how Villanova’s National Championship victory happened on Twitter

By David Herman

For the second time in three years, the Villanova Wildcats (@NovaMBB) are the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball national champions!

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All of the live conversation amongst college hoops fans, writers, celebs, and more around @NovaMBB’s #NationalChampionship victory over @umichbball unfolded on Twitter. Let’s take a look at some of the best content and data from the final #MarchMadness game.

@MarchMadness brought fans highlights on Twitter throughout the night, including several big-time shots from Villanova’s shooting stars Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1), Donte DiVincenzo and Mikal Bridges.

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Fans on Twitter were treated with #OneShiningMoment after nearly a month of fast-paced, exciting college basketball:

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@NovaMBB and @MarchMadness Tweeted and streamed live from the celebration on stage and while the Wildcats cut down the nets:

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Fans and media pointed out that Villanova head coach Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) joined elite company with his second title:

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Despite a tough loss, Michigan took to Twitter to Tweet their rallying cry — #GoBlue — one final time this season:

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Twitter data
The conversation around the NCAA Tournament trended on Twitter all March long, and the exciting National Championship game was no different as fans Tweeted throughout the night.

These were the most-Tweeted-about moments during the game:

  1. Villanova beats Michigan 79-62, winning second National Championship in three seasons
  2. Donte DiVincenzo hits three-pointer for his 27th point, giving Villanova a 62-44 lead in 2nd half
  3. Donte DiVincenzo free throws give him 31 points for the game (76-54 Villanova lead in 2nd half)

Here were the most-mentioned players on Twitter during the game:

Villanova

  1. Donte DiVincenzo
  2. Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1)
  3. Mikal Bridges

Michigan

  1. Moe Wagner (@moritz_weasley)
  2. Charles Matthews (@1CMatthews)
  3. Duncan Robinson (@D_Bo20)

And finally, check out this Twitter Moment with some memorable Tweets from fans, celebrities, writers and Villanova alumni in case you missed it during Monday’s #NationalChampionship.

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