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Best NCAA Basketball Tournament First-Round Games

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Valparaiso 70, Mississippi 69--1998 Report Abuse
One of the iconic images of the NCAA tournament is Homer Drew hitting the buzzer beater that came from a full-court pass from the baseline and then a touch pass by a teammate as he hurled it from the three-point line.
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Georgetown 50, Princeton 49--1989 Report Abuse
Princeton has come the closest as any 16 seed in knocking off a 1-seed, and had one final shot for victory that was blocked by Alonzo Mourning.
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Old Dominion 89, Villanova 81 (3OT)--1996 Report Abuse
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N.C. State 69, Pepperdine 67 (2OT)--1983 Report Abuse
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W. Kentucky 101, Drake 99 (OT)--2008 Report Abuse
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Bucknell 64, Kansas 63--2005 Report Abuse
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Manhattan 89, West Virginia 84--1958 Report Abuse
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San Diego 70, UConn 69 (OT)--2008 Report Abuse
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Notre Dame 112, Ohio 82--1970 Report Abuse
Though not a close game, this matchup is ranked due to Austin Carr setting an NCAA tournament record with 61 points.
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Norfolk St. 86, Missouri 84, 2012 Report Abuse
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Morehead St. 62, Louisville 61--2011 Report Abuse
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Vermont 60, Syracuse 57 (OT)--2005 Report Abuse
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Hampton 58, Iowa St. 57--2001 Report Abuse
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Bradley 77, Kansas 73--2006 Report Abuse
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Richmond 73, Syracuse 69--1991 Report Abuse
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Cal-St. Fullerton 90, New Mexico 85--1978 Report Abuse
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Weber St. 76, North Carolina 74--1999 Report Abuse
Harold Arceneaux scored 36 points to help 14-seed Weber St. knock off the Tar Heels, their first opening round loss in 19 years.
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Princeton 43, UCLA 41--1996 Report Abuse
In Pete Carill's last tournament, the Tigers pulled off an upset using a series of back-door layups and strong defense.
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UNC Wilmington 93, USC 89 (OT)--2002 Report Abuse
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Santa Clara 64, Arizona 62--1990 Report Abuse
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