Why do we love sports? Because we like to believe that anything can happen. We like to see underdogs triumph in the face of impossible odds and we enjoy seeing the strength of the human spirit. There’s something innately relatable about it all that inspires and connects us. But no other event captures these qualities quite like March Madness. The NCAA Tournament is arguably the most exciting sporting event of all, with do-or-die stakes that can’t be matched by the NBA playoffs and last minute heroics that are often missing from the Super Bowl.
March Madness is all about crazy buzzer beaters, insane hot streaks and pure adrenaline. These are especially apparent when a dark horse team manages to upset a heavily favored opponent and make an unexpected run deep into the tournament. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s special. Here are the three most amazing Cinderella Runs in NCAA Tournament history.
2006 George Mason – At the time, George Mason University became just the second No. 11 seed in men’s college basketball history to reach the Final Four.
But, perhaps even more impressive, is who they beat along the way.