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The Madness received its nickname from the craziness that surrounds the NCAA tournament. While millions of confident fans predict brackets, there are almost always multiple cross-outs and red “Xs” by the tournament’s end (and usually well before). These are due to the numerous upsets that occur in the tournament each year. Underdogs beat favorites and even become “Cinderella” stories on some occasions, making for some of the most memorable sports moments of all time. Read More »
Back in 2006, George Mason basketball had perhaps one of the greatest runs in the NCAA Tournament. With all the odds against them, they navigated through the tournament beating teams picked as favorites while at the same time defining a legacy. With not one NBA prospect on the squad, this team embraced the term Cinderella and showed that with the right formula anything is possible. Read More »
The best college basketball teams of the decade is a debate that can take forever to hash out, depending on how you define best. When people think of best their first thought is probably always going to be championships. Although that is a great indicator, should that be the only measuring stick to judge the quality of a team and the lasting impression it left on a decade? Read More »
Since George Mason advanced to the Final Four in 2006 as a No. 11 seed, the common perception has been that a Cinderella team of their magnitude would never emerge again. That is until this year, as the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are the first No. 15 seed to ever advance to the Sweet Sixteen and, like George Mason, they’re quickly turning doubters into fans. Read More »
Every year, one team makes a surprisingly deep run in the NCAA Tournament. This past year it was Butler and VCU making the Final Four, while in 2010 it was Butler making the national championship game and sixth-seeded Tennessee reaching the Elite Eight. This coming season, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio State are heavy favorites to reach the Final Four in New Orleans, but here are 10 teams that could make a surprising run in March. Read More »