One of the best things about March Madness is that any game can turn into an historic event. A look at just the last 15 years of NCAA tournament play features an impressive supply of games and plays that have become permanent fixtures in Big Dance highlight reels.
One of the biggest storylines of the past decade-and-a-half has been the rise to national-power status of an unheralded school from Spokane, Wash. The Gonzaga legend was born in March 1999, during an Elite Eight run in which the signature play was Casey Calvary’s game-winning tip-in to stun the Florida Gators.
Herein, a closer look at Calvary’s Cinderella moment and the rest of the most remarkable March occurrences since 1998.