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Shoo-Ins and Cinderellas: The 50 Best NCAA Tournament Runs in NCAA History

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Shoo-Ins and Cinderellas: The 50 Best NCAA Tournament Runs in NCAA History
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The NCAA Tournament may be the greatest sports spectacle in modern society. Every March, people across the nation and the world yell, cheer, jeer and even cry with their team's successes and failures. So engrossing is this tournament, even the President of the United States takes time to fill out his bracket.

Why? Because very few events can bring out the emotion in everyone that the Big Dance does. Everyone wants to see something out of the tournament: they want to see their alma mater advance and win a title, or they want to see the regular powerhouses lose in the first round and witness the creation of another American sweetheart.

And when the magical run comes to an end (like it usually does) we cry with the mid-major players who know this is their greatest moment. We all get caught up in the purest game in the world for three weeks. 

There have been plenty of instances in the past of great teams showing their dominance and mediocre teams uniting to achieve the improbable. These are the moments that define why we watch the tournament; the chance to witness something that no one has ever thought possible.

The following are some of the great moments that we've witnessed in the great history of the tournament.

Update: I meant to add the 1988 Kansas Jayhawks. While writing the ariticle I originally had them at 11 behind the Arizona Wildcats, but forgot them when actually writing it. Sorry to KU Nation for leaving you guys out initially, but Danny and the Miracles is very deserving.

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