March Madness 2011: The 15 Greatest Finishes in Sweet 16 History

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March Madness 2011: The 15 Greatest Finishes in Sweet 16 History
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While the second weekend of the NCAA tournament usually doesn't have very many Cinderellas remaining or the potential for a bevy of upsets, it does have an added benefit: The teams that survive this weekend earn a spot in the Final Four, thus adding drama to an already high-strung situation.

These games mean more—the players know it, the coaches know it and the difference can be seen on the court.

With the Sweet 16 upon us, I figured that we would look back at some of the most frantic finishes we've had from these games throughout the past, from 1979 to the present. (1979 was the year in which the Selection Committee began seeding teams in the NCAA Tournament.)

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