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Vol Hoops Back to Top 5!

Posted by Cassandra Huang

Last Saturday was an exciting day for UT’s basketball fans! Maybe you were stuck in the traffic got on campus that afternoon, but it was worthy. The Vol Hoops beat Kentucky by a score of 71-42 and got back to the Top 5 in SEC. On March 2nd, up to 16,240 tweets were made for the game.

We can see that a majority of tweets are re-tweets from the Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) and the NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness). They posted many photos and videos. If you missed this exciting game, don’t be sad, check these tweets now to watch those fabulous moments in the game.

In the word cloud, we can see the name of Grant Williams appears a lot. According to NCAA, the “averaged 22.5ppg in the wins over Ole Miss and No. 4 Kentucky, including the game-winner in Oxford!” He has been selected to be the SEC & NCAA Player of the week! You can see the video of his interview after the game on NCAA website HERE.

The Vol Hoops will have the last two games in this season, one at the Thompson-Boling Arena on March 5th and the other at Auburn on March 9th. Try to make it and keep following our blog next week for the report of the volume of the games on Twitter!