RANKED: The 25 Best NCAA Tournament Games Of All-Time

25. Loyola Marymount 149, Michigan 115 — 1990 Second Round

In one of the more dominating performances by an underdog in tournament history, the No. 11 seed and emotionally-charged Lions pounded the defending champions. Just days after the tragic death of star Hank Gathers, LMU rolled past New Mexico State in the first round and made a record 21 three-pointers, including 11 from Jeff Fryer, versus Michigan. Fryer finished with 41 points while teammate and inspirational leader Bo Kimble added 37 in the rout.

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24. North Carolina State 69, Pepperdine 67 (2OT) — 1983 First Round

The Wolfpack’s memorable run to the National Championship nearly ended before it started. After rallying to force overtime, N.C. State trailed by six in the first extra session but forced the Waves to put the game away at the free throw line. They were unable to. The Wolfpack, meanwhile, rallied to reach a second overtime, and ultimately earned the win thanks to key free throws down the stretch from star Dereck Whittenburg.

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