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Old 03-26-06, 04:08 PM
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The biggest upset in history?

Was it the biggest upset in history. If not please tell me what was.
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nice spoiler in the thread title
Old 03-26-06, 04:15 PM
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Basically overrated UCONN's luck finally ran out.......
Old 03-26-06, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JaxComet
Basically overrated UCONN's luck finally ran out.......
The lackluster play in this toruney caught up with them
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I was just about to make a "Game Over, Villanova chokes" thread. Should I hold off on that?
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Besides the spoiler in the title....good question.

It is definately up there.

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I really don't consider it that much of an upset.
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Villanova beating Georgetown was probably greater. It was for the title and Georgetown was a great team. Villanova had to play perfect ball to win that one. Although on the negative side, Villanova was at least a major conference team (even in an era before "big conferences").

Mason making it to the final four at all is quite impressive though, not just the UCONN game. As an overall run, Mason's probably would rank first.
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Originally Posted by Jericho
Villanova beating Georgetown was probably greater. It was for the title and Georgetown was a great team. Villanova had to play perfect ball to win that one. Although on the negative side, Villanova was at least a major conference team (even in an era before "big conferences").
Wow...forgot about taht game. That was easily one of the best (as in execution) performances ever by a tourney team. I think that was more David vs. Goliath than this game just because G-town was suppose to roll through the tourney, and though UConn has a great team, they weren't a 'lock' to win it.

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I say no way, not even close, but I can't provide a better example.

George Mason is fairly impressive - they already beat MSU and UNC, so I'm sure UCONN expected a tough fight.
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That game's not the biggest upset, but their run is the most impressive and they're definitely the most improbable final four team ever (or at least in the past 20-30 years that we're all knowledgeable on) IMO.

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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
nice spoiler in the thread title
Fixed, but I'm not sure what the intent of the OP was. All of sports history, or just in the NCAA men's basketball tournament?
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The most surprised I remember being by an upset was when Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson. Up until then he seemed almost unbeatable.

I wasn't too surprised today. Happy, but not really surprised, since U Conn was in a position to lose just about every game this tournament.

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Not even close. To be a huge upset it has to be a shocking result. I can't think of a team putting 4 worse games together going to the Region Finals that UConn. They've been playing down to their opponents level for a month now, while GM was playing lights out. I'll still go with Nova/GTown -- no one (except those with Nova and their fans) thought the outcome could be anything but total domination by Ewing and co.
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A couple of comments.

1. Villanova beating Georgetown in 1985 was truly a MASSIVE upset. The reason is simple: Georgetown that year had VASTLY better players, but Villanova played the truly perfect game to beat Georgetown--not easy given this was the very last year before the imposition of the shot clock at NCAA games! The only other just as big upset was North Carolina State beating the University of Houston a few years earlier.

2. We're all forgetting that George Mason University is very close to the site of the Regional Finals this year--it was a de facto home game for GMU.
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I don't think it's bigger than the 1980 men's Olympic hockey team win. I don't even think it's the biggest upset of the last 3 years.
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I thought we agreed that live sporting events needed no spoilers? It's not like this game was tape delayed or anything. Seems pretty silly to me.
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I agree Quake I agree
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Biggest upset in college basketball is Chaminade over Virginia.
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Forcing spolier tags? Please!

Anyone with serious interest in this game should have been watching it.
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Originally Posted by JaxComet
Forcing spolier tags? Please!

Anyone with serious interest in this game should have been watching it.
Yeah because people don't work on Sundays
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who checks dvtalk.com for scores when there is ESPN and Sportsline. People should have watched the game.
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1985 NCAA Tournament
Championship Game

Location: Lexington, Ky.

Villanova (66)
Player MIN. FG-A FT-A REB. A. PF. PTS.
Harold Pressley 40 4-6 3-4 4 1 1 11
Dwayne McClain 40 5-7 7-8 1 3 3 17
Ed Pinckney 37 5-7 6-7 6 5 3 16
Dwight Wilbur 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
Gary McLain 40 3-3 2-2 2 2 2 8
Harold Jensen 34 5-5 4-5 1 2 2 14
Mark Plansky 1 0-0 0-1 0 0 1 0
Chuck Everson 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 200 22-28 22-27 17 14 12 66

Georgetown (64)
Player MIN. FG-A FT-A REB. A. PF. PTS.
Bill Martin 37 4-6 2-2 5 1 2 10
Reggie Williams 29 5-9 0-2 4 2 3 10
Patrick Ewing 39 7-13 0-0 5 2 4 14
Michael Jackson 37 4-7 0-0 0 9 4 8
David Wingate 39 8-14 0-0 2 2 4 16
Perry McDonald 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Horace Broadnax 13 1-2 2-2 1 2 4 4
Ralph Dalton 4 0-1 2-2 0 0 1 2
Totals 200 29-53 6-8 17 18 22 64
Halftime: Villanova 29-28.

I was a longtime Georgetown fan. Villanova played the perfect game to win by 2.

They shot 22-28 on the game. ON. THE. GAME.
They only took 28 shots and made 78.6%
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Originally Posted by JimmySRU
who checks dvtalk.com for scores when there is ESPN and Sportsline.
Exactly, people who are trying to avoid the score would avoid ESPN and Sportsline but can browse the threads here and just avoid the ones talking about events they haven't watched. Some people do need to work and don't have access to a TV, it's not too big of an imposition to ask that we don't post game results in thread titles to help those people out.

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