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Great Moments in Tournament History: George Mason

06 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
It was, as Westwood One play-by-play announcer Dave Sims called it, “one of the unlikeliest upsets in the history of college basketball” as the Patriots of George Mason rolled all the way to the Final Four in 2006 – beating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and top-ranked Connecticut along…
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Great Moments in Tournament History: Loyola Marymount

04 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
The emotional story of the 1990 squad from Loyola Marymount will go down as one of the most heart-wrenching stories in tournament history. Bo Kimble honored his friend Hank Geathers by shooting his first free throw of every game left-handed, just as Hank did prior to collapsing on the court…
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Great Moments in Tournament History: Sean May leads UNC

03 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
In 2005, North Carolina’s Sean May led the way as the Tar Heels captured a first national title since 1993 and the first for head coach Roy Williams. May dominated the NCAA Tournament and was named its Most Outstanding Player, averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds, and equaled his father…
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Great Moments in Tournament History: Bill Walton in 1973

02 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
It’s been 42 years, and still no college player has managed to unseat Bill Walton’s epic performance in the 1973 national championship game as the greatest in tournament history. Walton scored 44 points and was 21 of 22 shooting as UCLA defeated Memphis State to capture the NCAA championship in…
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Great Moments in NCAA Tournament History: Christian Laettner’s Shot

17 March 2013 Comments are off for this post.
It was the shot that was recreated millions of times in driveways and on playgrounds across America in the summer of 1992. Heave a baseball-style inbounds pass 70 feet, catch, fake one way and pop a turnaround jumper the other. Swish. Christian Laettner’s game-winner over Kentucky propelled Duke into the…
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Great Moments in NCAA Tournament History: Twice is Nice for Florida

16 March 2013 Comments are off for this post.
For the Florida Gators, one NCAA title wasn’t enough. After cutting down the nets in 2006, the five Florida starters returned to school for a chance to repeat their feat. 12 months later the defending champion Gators were champions again, defeating Greg Oden’s Ohio State team in the championship game…
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Great Moments in NCAA Tournament History: The 2011 VCU Rams

15 March 2013 Comments are off for this post.
A year after the shocking run of the Butler Bulldogs all the way to the championship game, another so-called “mid-major” proved it was anything but by earning a trip to a Final Four of its own. The VCU Rams might not have even made the tournament in previous years, but…
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