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Best NCAA Tournament Cinderellas of all time

Yardbarker Logo By Joe Boland of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 25: Villanova may be a national power nowadays with Jay Wright at the helm, but as the lowest seed in NCAA Tournament history to win it all, this one was a no-brainer. The eighth-seed Wildcats, coached by the irreverent Rollie Massimino, topped legendary coach John Thompson's Hoyas, led by star Patrick Ewing, in what's considered the greatest upset in championship game history. The Wildcats famously missed just one shot in the second half and shot a record 78.6 percent from the field, slowing the game down in the pre-shot clock era. Nova defeated Dayton, Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina and Memphis State to reach the title game.

1985 Villanova Wildcats

Villanova may be a national power with Jay Wright at the helm, but as the lowest seed in NCAA Tournament history to win it all, this one was a no-brainer. The eighth-seed Wildcats, coached by the irreverent Rollie Massimino, topped legendary coach John Thompson's Georgetown Hoyas, led by star Patrick Ewing, in what's considered the greatest upset in championship game history. The Wildcats famously missed just one shot in the second half and shot a record 78.6 percent from the field, slowing the game down in the pre-shot clock era. 'Nova defeated Dayton, Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina and Memphis State to reach the title game.
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