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50. Houston-UCLA 2.0

On Jan. 20, 1968, Houston defeated UCLA in a matchup that was coined the "Game of the Century" because of its historical value. The prime-time, televised matchup paved the way for March Madness and magnified the sport's national exposure. The two teams faced off again in that year's NCAA tournament, but this time the Bruins crushed the Cougars 101-69 in the Final Four. In the first matchup, Elvin Hayes and Lew Alcindor battled. Their respective performances helped the game live up to the hype. But Alcindor certainly got the best of Hayes in Round 2, finishing with 19 points and 18 rebounds, while Hayes went 3-for-10 from the field and scored 10 points. -- Myron Medcalf