Georgetown became a national brand and John Thompson Jr. a household name in 1984, when the Hoyas beat the Phi Slamma Jamma Houston squad featuring Hakeem Olajuwon 84-75 in the title game. A large chunk of Georgetown's success was because of Patrick Ewing, but this team also featured David Wingate, Fred Brown, Reggie Williams and Michael Graham, among others. Georgetown was known for its aggression and physicality, but no one could have predicted the type of defensive performance the Hoyas gave against Kentucky in the 1984 national semifinal. Sparked by Ewing, the Hoyas held Kentucky's five starters to 0-for-21 shooting after intermission. Overall, the Wildcats were 3-for-33 in the second half. It was a defensive effort that will likely never be matched.
-- Jason King