4. 1966: Texas Western vs. Kentucky
You might’ve seen the Hollywood version before. “Glory Road” documented the history that was made on a Saturday night, March 19, 1966, in the University of Maryland’s Cole Field House. Texas Western’s coach, Don Haskins, started five black players that night even as Kentucky fans waved a Confederate flag in the stands. It was the first time ANYONE had ever done that, and they backed it up with a seven-point win. Friends of the Kentucky coach have said that Adolph Rupp was so upset he carried the loss with him to his grave.
3. 1985: Villanova vs. Georgetown
Georgetown was a 10-point favorite coming in against No. 8-seeded ‘Nova. But when any team – even if they were just an eight seed – misses one shot over the entire second half, as well as shooting 22-for-28 for the game, the predictions go out the window. Ed Pinckney (16 points) and the ‘Cats became the lowest-seeded team to EVER win a championship, 66-64.