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Video: The 10 Greatest Moments in NCAA Tournament History, Part 2 (No. 5 – No. 1)

5. 1966 National Final

UTEP’s African-American Starting Five

Texas El-Paso 72 – Kentucky 65

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4. 1983 National Final

Jimmy V.’s N.C State Wins At The Buzzer

North Carolina State 54 – Houston 52

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3. 1979 National Final

Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird

Michigan State 75 – Indiana State 64

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2. 1985 National Final

The Upset

Villanova 66 – Georgetown 64

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1. 1992 Regional Final

Christian Laettner, The Shot

Duke 104 – Kentucky 103

Video: The 10 Greatest Moments in NCAA Tournament History, Part 1 (No. 10 – No. 6)

CBS Sports (Who else? CBS has been heading the NCAA Tournament’s media show since 1982.) has come up with the 75 Greatest Moments of March Madness, and, in fact, has a nice hub dedicated to the tourney’s history.

Sports List of the Day found video of the top 10 moments.

We’re counting down, so let’s start with No. 10.

10. 1975 National Final

John Wooden’s 10th Championship & Final Game Coaching UCLA

UCLA 92 – Kentucky 85

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9. 1976 National Final

Indiana Defeats Michigan & Finishes 32-0

Indiana 86 – Michigan 68

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8. 1982 National Final

Michael Jordan Wins It For North Carolina

North Carolina 63 – Georgetown 62

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7. 1973 National Final

Bill Walton Goes 21 For 22

UCLA 87 – Memphis 66

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6. 1987 National Final

Keith Smart’s Game Winner For The Hoosiers

Indiana 74 – Syracuse 73

Boston Red Sox and the Greatest Turnarounds in Baseball History (Under .500 to World Series Champions)

The Boston Red Sox Are the 2013 World Series Champions After Finishing 69-93 in 2012

The Boston Red Sox Are the 2013 World Series Champions After Finishing 69-93 in 2012

The Boston Red Sox can add another unparalleled, historical comeback to their lore. First, in 2004, they became the only team ever to come back from 3-0 in a seven-game postseason series (against their archenemies, the New York Yankees no less).

Now they have pulled off the greatest year-over-year comeback in baseball history. Sorry Bobby Valentine, your last-place .426 club of last season has won the 2013 World Series. That’s the lowest W-L percentage of any team that would go on to win the World Series the following year.

All together, 15 teams have posted a losing record the season before winning it all. Here they are, sorted by the worst records of the losing campaigns.

      PREVIOUS SEASON
  WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS SEASON RECORD W-L PCT PLACE
1. Boston Red Sox 2013 69-93 .426 5th of 5
2. Minnesota Twins 1987 71-91 .438 6th of 7
3. Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 73-89 .451 4th of 6
3. New York Mets 1969 73-89-1 .451 9th of 10
5. New York Giants 1954 70-84-1 .455 5th of 8
6. Boston Braves 1914 69-82-3 .457 5th of 8
6. Minnesota Twins 1991 74-88 .457 7th of 7
8. Los Angeles Dodgers 1959 71-83 .461 7th of 8
9. Cincinnati Reds 1990 75-87 .463 5th of 6
9. Anaheim Angels 2002 75-87 .463 3rd of 4
11. New York Giants 1933 72-82 .468 6th of 8
11. Florida Marlins 2003 79-83 .488 4th of 5
13. Washington Senators I 1924 75-78-2 .490 4th of 8
14. Los Angeles Dodgers 1965 80-82-2 .494 6th of 10
14. Florida Marlins 1997 80-82 .494 3rd of 5

Photo: Fox Sports via espn.com

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