The North Carolina men’s basketball team added another title to its collection in April with a little help from its fans.
Since teams across the country couldn’t compete for a national championship after the spread of COVID-19 cut the season short, the FOX College Hoops Twitter page gave fans around the country the opportunity to compete for a title of their own.
The Twitter page posted a bracket of head-to-head match ups to determine which school had the best fans in college basketball. The Ultimate Fan Bracket included 68 teams from around the country and allowed fans to vote for their team round by round to prove who has the best fan base in college basketball. The tournament's prizes consisted of a trophy and a billboard from FOX Sports in the territory of a rival team’s campus.
UNC was granted a No. 1 seed along with Kansas, Indiana and Duke for being one of the four teams with the most followers on Twitter.
Former Tar Heels such as Coby White and Justin Jackson made sure to garner as much fan support as possible, employing their own Twitter clout to help the Tar Heels get as many votes as possible.