What’s Trending: Championship Week 2018

Posted by Matt Eisenberg on March 12th, 2018

What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Matthew Eisenberg (@matteise) is your weekly host.

The week began with CBS Sports and Turner Sports announcing a new format for revealing the NCAA Tournament. The new Selection Show process included having all 68 teams being revealed as automatic or at-large qualifiers prior to learning where they fit in the bracket.

How did people take the news of the new Selection Show format? Well, let’s just say the NCAA came up well short in terms of public opinion…

Championship Week began with a memorable moment at the end of Fairfield vs. Iona in the MAAC Conference Tournament…

Death, taxes, Gonzaga winning the West Coast Conference Tournament…

Charleston needed a late rally to force overtime in the CAA championship game. This three sent the crowd into a frenzy, a crowd that included none other than Bill Murray

https://twitter.com/SInow/status/971213748018008064

Alabama entered the SEC Tournament almost certainly needing a win or two to make the NCAA Tournament. After falling behind late against Texas A&M, the Crimson Tide’s chances seemed bleak until Collin Sexton got his hands on the ball…

Consistency in the ACC continues…

Championship Week 2018, where dunks of the year happen…

https://twitter.com/unco_mbb/status/972313055223689217

This week also welcomed back Duke’s Grayson Allen and controversial plays…

Sunday began with a bid thief in Davidson winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament. They celebrated with an ode to Baker Mayfield by planting a flag on the court…

Now it’s on to the NCAA Tournament…

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