By Adena Andrews
Bracket busters are the things that make some of us crumple up our brackets and use them to line the bottom of a birdcage. For others, they are the moments that keep our faith alive in the tournament. Either way, bracket busters put the madness in March Madness. All it takes is one determined underdog to turn the month of March into the greatest couple of weeks of the year. On 75 Years of March Madness: Top 10 Upsets we counted down the moments that made you laugh and cry at the same time.
1. Villanova beats Georgetown (’85)
Villanova was almost perfect from the floor, shooting a record 79 percent against Georgetown’s 55 percent. However, that effort still wasn’t enough to put distance between Villanova and the Hoyas. Villanova ended up winning the title by a margin of two, 66-64, thanks to a shot by sophomore Harold Jensen that has been described as the biggest shot in Villanova history.
2. NC State beats Houston (’83)
Houston’s roster looked like it was pulled out of an NBA program while NC State’s resembled something put together last night. But that didn’t stop legendary coach Jim Valvano and the Wolfpack from defeating the Houston Cougars and future Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler with a last second shot to win the title 54-52.