In the most stunning development of the NCAA Tournament thus far, Wisconsin took out defending champion Villanova in dramatic fashion in the second round Saturday.
Following the upset, Twitter erupted will bursts of support and excitement for the Badgers as they advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight season.
One of the biggest supporters was Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who tweeted out a hashtag-laden piece of support.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) March 18, 2017
Celebrating along with Rodgers was Talaya Davis, Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes’ mom. Hayes scored the game-winning basket with just seconds left, whereas his mom could muster only a caps-locked tweet in response.
— TALAYA DAVIS (@TALAYADAVIS) March 18, 2017
Some media chimed in to spill some statistics from the outcome that really helps put Wisconsin’s win in perspective, including facts on recent Badgers history, coach Greg Gard and some of the upperclassmen.
Wisconsin has made each of the last 4 Sweet 16s, the only team that can make that claim
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2017
How about Greg Gard?? Two Sweet 16 trips in his first two seasons as a head coach.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 18, 2017
Bronson Koenig, Nigel Hayes, and Vitto Brown are now a combined 13-3 in career NCAA Tournament games.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 18, 2017
However, all of that was out done by the University of Wisconsin’s official Twitter account, which unleashed a troll job on Villanova that was so scorching it warmed most of the Madison area.
— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) March 18, 2017
What a time to be alive if you’re a Wisconsin fan, no?