The 25 Biggest Upsets in College Hoops History

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The 25 Biggest Upsets in College Hoops History

College basketball loves its underdogs like no other sport, largely because no other sport has seen underdogs do so much. As the NCAA tournament field has expanded, smaller and smaller schools have stunned national powers on the game’s biggest stage.

Not all the great upsets had to wait for the postseason, either. Next week, Chaminade can celebrate the 29th anniversary of one of the most jaw-dropping surprises in any sport, when the tiny NAIA school (now host of the Maui Invitational) defeated top-ranked Virginia and its Goliath of a center, Ralph Sampson.

Herein, a rundown of the most amazing underdog wins in college hoops, from Chaminade’s early-season stunner to some of history’s most famous NCAA championship games.

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