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The sports world had been waiting for a over-1 upset, a feat rarer than a 59 in golf, a series in bowling, a perfect season in college basketball. They players were sent straight to bed because they need their rest, but I think the party at the hotel went until right at The Silverswords are from Oahu, but fans in Hawaii band together and consider every team on islands as their own.
The Retrievers pulled off the seemingly impossible and the party lasted nearly all night. Defending national champion Georgetown was a juggernaut with superstar Patrick Ewing.
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The Hoyas defeated Villanova twice during the season, but in the national title game, the eighth-seeded Wildcats shot an otherworldly In its first tournament appearance, the No. Bucknell might not have been expecting a win, not even bringing its pep band to Oklahoma City for the game. In only its second full season of Division-I play, Florida Gulf Coast stunned a basketball blueblood.
Coppin State, a No. A vaunted Gamecock backcourt led by B. On the flip side, Weber State, the No. Hampton, a No.
Richmond was the first No. The Spiders had won 15 of 17 games coming into the tournament while the Orange seemed vulnerable after losing to Villanova in the Big East Tournament.
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Still, Richmond had to overcome 22 points from Billy Owens. McCollum was the best player on the court. Princeton famously came within one point of beating top-seeded Georgetown in One year later Murray State took Michigan State to overtime before fading. Western Carolina had two shots in the final seconds to topple Purdue in , twice missing their chance at history. But the blowouts far outnumbered the near misses. But there was something about No16 over No1, one of the last things in sports that had never, ever happened, that took on a mythology of its own and made natural fodder barroom debates: the sort of psychic blockade once associated with the four-minute mile and the sound barrier.
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One day it could happen, we told ourselves year after year, even as it felt less and less likely with each passing tournament.