The 25 Best Teams That Didn't Win the NCAA Championship

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The 25 Best Teams That Didn't Win the NCAA Championship
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It takes a special team, and often a lot of luck to win an NCAA championship. The best team doesn’t always win. Even at the best programs, their best team isn’t necessarily the one that won a title. Often, the team that wins is the one that perseveres, survives, advances and wins along the way.

Sometimes an injury can derail a special season. A turnover at an inopportune time, a poor shooting night or missed free throws can end a dream season. Here are 25 teams that had dreams seasons end short of expectations. 

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