The Craziest March Madness Cinderella Teams

As March Madness sweeps across the country, take a look back to some of the greatest upsets in NCAA Men's Basketball history.

12 photos
1/12
Collegiate Images/Getty Images
Greg Kelsar (32) of the Michigan State University Spartans drives for a layup against the University of Pennsylvania Quakers during the NCAA National Semifinals on March 24, 1979, at the Special Events Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Spartans won 101-67.
2/12
Getty Images
Head coach Jim Valvano of the North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrates with his team after the Wolfpack defeated the Houston Cougars 54-52 in the NCAA men''s basketball championship game at University Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 4, 1983.
3/12
Collegiate Images/Getty Images
Patrick Ewing #33 of Georgetown University guards Ed Pinckney #54 of Villanova University at the 1985 NCAA Championship Game at Rupp Arena on April 1, 1985 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Wildcats upset the Hoyas 66-64.
4/12
Collegiate Images/Getty Images
Don Redden (44) of the Louisiana State University Tigers drives the ball to the basket at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Jan. 4, 1986.
5/12
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Providence's Darryl Wright cuts the net from the basket after his team defeated Georgetown, 88-73, for the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship, Saturday, March 22, 1987 in Louisville. (AP Photo/Rob Kozloff)
6/12
Rich Clarkson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
Kansas forward Danny Manning (25) and Oklahoma forward Harvey Grant (25) seen during the NCAA Final Four basketball championship held in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kemper Arena. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 86-78 for the title
7/12
Bob Galbraith/AP
Bo Kimble (30) of Loyola Marymount dribbles around Sean Higgins (24) of Michigan in the first half of their NCAA West second-round game at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, March 18,1990.
8/12
Getty Images
Matt Santangelo (13) of the Gonzaga Bulldogs dribbles the ball during the Great Eight game against the Temple Owls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Dec. 8, 1999. The Owls defeated the Bulldogs 64-48.
9/12
Travis Lindquist/Getty Images
Will Thomas (34) of the George Mason Patriots celebrates late in the second half of their overtime victory over the Connecticut Huskies during the Regional Finals of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 26, 2006 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
10/12
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Stephen Curry (30) of the Davidson Wildcats celebrates after a 82-76 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 1st round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 21, 2008, at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
11/12
Ryan McKnee/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
3 APR 2010: Butler University head coach Brad Stevens talks with his player Avery Jukes (24) during the semi final game of the Men's Final Four Basketball Championships held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 3, 2010. Butler University went on to defeat Michigan State University 52-50 to advance to the championship game.
12/12
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Ed Nixon (50) of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams celebrates after defeating the Kansas Jayhawks during the southwest regional final of the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at the Alamodome on March 27, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.
Contact Us