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17. Pack stops UCLA

In 1974, the notion that the seven-time-defending national champion UCLA Bruins wouldn't win their eighth bordered on heresy. Why, of course they would. They had Bill Walton and John Wooden; they were UCLA. In one of the most memorable upsets in NCAA tournament history, David Thompson led the Wolfpack past those previously unbeatable Bruins in the national semifinal, 80-77, before -- though people tend to forget about this part -- beating Marquette in the title game 76-64. Thompson's brilliance prompted Sports Illustrated's Curry Kirkpatrick to write: "When everything else is forgotten, Thompson will still be up there, magically floating in to take a pass, and dropping it through for two."-- Eamonn Brennan