What Were Twitter Users Discussing During the NCAA Tournament Title Game?

Kennedy Meeks was the most-discussed North Carolina Tarheel, while Przemek Karnowski was Gonzaga's lead Bulldog

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The University of North Carolina topped Gonzaga University 71-65 Monday night to win the 2016-17 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship tournament, and the end of the game was the most-tweeted moment on Twitter.

David Herman, who works on sports partnerships for the social network, said in a blog post that the three most-tweeted moments during Monday night’s championship game were:

  1. The end of the game.
  2. North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks blocks a shot, which leads to the dunk that sealed the victory.
  3. A questionable flagrant foul is called against Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski.

The most-mentioned Tarheels were:

  1. Meeks (@Asapmeeks03)
  2. Justin Jackson (@JJacks_44)
  3. Joel Berry (@JoelBerryII)

And the most-mentioned Bulldogs were:

  1. Karnowski (@PKarnowski)
  2. Zach Collins (@zcollins_33)
  3. Nigel Williams-Goss (@NigelWG5)

Image on homepage courtesy of Carolina Basketball Twitter.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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