March Madness: Greatest March Madness Moments Ever
#4 George Mason reaches the final four - 2006
While March Madness often springs up a number of surprises, it is exceedingly rare that a team seeded outside the top 10 makes it into the Final Four. Nevertheless, George Mason achieved this feat back in 2006, becoming the first team to do so since 1986.
Entering the tournament seeded 11th, George Mason had never previously recorded a March Madness win, however, the team defied all expectations as they marched to the Final Four. The Cinderella run included wins over Michigan State, defending champions North Carolina, and most impressively, an Elite Eight 86–84 overtime win over the Connecticut Huskies, who had entered the tournament as favorites to win.
George Mason's dream run finally ended at the Final Four stage, as the Florida Gators came away as 73–58 winners. Nevertheless, the GM's run to the latter stages of the tournament was quickly heralded as one of the best stories in March Madness history.