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Social Media Reacts to Tennessee-Louisiana March Madness Draw

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Twitter reacts to the NCAA Tournament East Region’s draw of Tennessee-Louisiana in the first round coming up this weekend.

As soon as Tennessee received its draw in the first round of the NCAA Tournament coming up this weekend, social media began buzzing with reactions. The Vols, as the four-seed in the east region, will take on 13-seed and Sun Belt Champion Louisiana in the first round coming up on Thursday.

What certainly added gas to the fire, though, was Tennessee’s potential second-round draw against five-seed Duke if both teams were to win their first game. The Blue Devils have won 12 of their last 14 games with nine straight wins, and just recently won the ACC Championship on a three-game winning streak against Pittsburgh, No. 14 Miami, and No. 13 Virginia.

Tennessee, meanwhile, has been trending in the opposite direction over that same 14-game stretch. The Vols have lost seven of their last 12 games but do have two recent wins against tournament teams in overall one-seed Alabama and Arkansas.

“They’ll lose the second game,” one user on Instagram commented to RTI regarding a potential Tennessee and Duke second-round matchup.

Four-seed Tennessee and 13-seed Louisiana will tip off at 9:40 p.m. ET on Thursday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. The winner will face either five-seed Duke or 12-seed Oral Roberts on Saturday. CBS will have the television broadcast with Kevin Harlan, Stan Van Gundy, Dan Bonner, and Tracy Wolfson on the call.

Here’s a good look around the social media world on Sunday evening and Monday morning capturing some of the early and immediate reactions to the Tennessee-Louisiana draw in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Comments from Rocky Top Insider’s Instagram post:

Going to have to step it up and finish down the stretch – start playing with a sense of urgency and determination.

“That’s a loaded bracket.”

“They’ll lose the second game.”

“Experts already picking LA.”

“Go Vols!”


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