Elite Eight: Check out the most exciting tourney games since 2012

Monday March 16th, 2015

A new app called Thuuz aims to make it so you never miss another exciting finish in March Madness or any other sport, by tracking scores and fan buzz on social media to keep you up to date on the most exciting games.

Thuuz is getting fans excited for March Madness by listing the NCAA tournament games with the highest excitement ratings since 2012.

8) 11. Tennessee vs 2. Michigan (2014 Sweet 16)

Michigan almost surrendered a 15-point lead to a surging Tennessee, and got some help from a controversial late charging call on Vols' forward Jarnell Stokes.

7) 9. Wichita St. 70 vs 2. Ohio State (2013 Elite 8)

Wichita State carried it's Cinderella story all the way to the Final Four thanks to this upset over two-seed Ohio State.

6) 14. Mercer vs 3. Duke (2014 Round of 64)

Duke exited in the first round for the second straight year thanks to the Mercer Bears, who overcame the perennial powerhouse for the school's first ever tournament win.

5) 10. Stanford vs 2. Kansas (2014 Round of 32)

Top prospect Andrew Wiggins was held to just one field goal as the Kansas Jayhawks were upset by the Stanford Cardinal in the second round of the 2014 tourney.

4) 9. Wichita St vs 1. Louisville (2013 Final Four)

Louisville came back from a 12-point deficit in the second half to end the Wichita State run one win shy of the National Championship game.

3) 8. Kentucky vs 2. Michigan (2014 Elite 8)

Aaron Harrison's game-winning three-point dagger came with just over two seconds left in the game to keep Kentucky's path to the championship game alive in 2014.

2) 8. Kentucky vs 1. Wichita St. (2014 Round of 32)

One seeded Wichita State's high hopes were dashed early by a talent-packed Kentucky roster in last year's tournament. 

1) 4. Michigan vs 1. Kansas (2013 Sweet 16)

The Wolverines came charging back in the second half, courtesy of Trey Burke's 23 points to grab an overtime victory against the top-seeded Jayhawks.

Thuuz uses an algorithm that factors in social media buzz, pace, parity, rankings, momentum and novelty to rank games' excitement level on a scale of 1 to 100 in all major sports, in addition to soccer, tennis and golf.

Brendan Maloy

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