Kansas State men’s basketball didn’t expect to be facing a 16-seed in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
It’s also unlikely that Wildcats’ social media team knew what they’d be up against in the round of 32.
University of Maryland-Baltimore County captivated the entire college basketball world by becoming the first ever 16-seed to defeat a 1-seed in tournament history with a 74-54 triumph over top-seeded Virginia on Friday.
And on top of that, the Retrievers’ are absolutely crushing the competition left and right on Twitter.
The UMBC Athletics Twitter account took every opportunity to roast Virginia and everybody else who doubted the Retrievers once it became clear that the team was closing in on an unprecedented March Madness upset. As a result, the account has gone from approximately 5,400 followers to nearly 92,000 in less than 48 hours.
It’s now the Wildcats’ turn to face off against the Retrievers on the hardwood in Charlotte, N.C. — and on social media too.
To no surprise, UMBC struck first on Sunday morning. That sparked a hilarious exchange between the teams’ Twitter accounts that can’t be missed.
The Twitter battle of K-State and UMBC
And there’s likely much more to come before the Wildcats and Retrievers tip-off tonight. Needless to say, K-State’s social media team will need to bring it’s A-game until we know who is headed to the Sweet Sixteen when the game-clock hits zero.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. It may be more entertaining than the one on the actual basketball court, for all we know.
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