Forget the rankings in this one—if you know anything about college basketball, you’ll know that Ivy League schools rarely survive the first round, and UCLA is always a dangerous opponent. In 1996, it was no different—the Bruins were the defending champions and Princeton scrapped their way in. In truth, the game was pretty ugly. Princeton shot 17-of-46, but UCLA put up a poor offensive performance as well. Still, they were in control with five minutes left, clinging to a 41-34 lead before everything unraveled. UCLA wouldn’t score another point while Princeton chipped away at the lead and broke a 41-41 tie with 3.9 seconds left. The memorable winner came on a lay up by Gabe Lewullis, set up perfectly by a pinpoint bounce pass from teammate Steve Goodrich. UCLA finished their hapless offensive night with a miss at the buzzer, finishing the 43-41 upset.
Everyone loves an underdog but hates a bracket-buster. As March Madness 2014 kicks off get ready to relive some of the most memorable triumphs in the tournament's history.
6. No. 13 Princeton Beats No. 4 UCLA (1996)
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