March Madness: The 10 Best NCAA Tournament Upsets in History

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March Madness: The 10 Best NCAA Tournament Upsets in History

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.

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.

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