Top March Madness Games Of The Decade
March 10, 2010
With the first decade of the new millenium coming to a close, CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish looks back at the ten best March Madness games of the decade. Each week he'll take a look back with full videos to remind you!
No. 1 - The image is unforgettable, seared into the minds of Kansas and Memphis fans. Mario Chalmers' miracle capped KU's crazy comeback, leading to a title, and the best tourney game in the last decade, Gary Parrish says. Click here to watch!
No. 2 - UCLA staged a big comeback. An arena roared to life. Gonzaga's Adam Morrison cried. And Gary Parrish was there -- kind of. It all adds up to the second-best NCAA tournament game of the decade. Click here to watch!
No. 3 - Gary Parrish has hit No. 3 in his March Madness countdown: Illinois' rally from 15 down with four minutes left to stun Arizona in the 2005 Elite Eight. Click here to watch!
No. 4 - There won't be another George Mason, so stop searching. Its run in '06, topped by the Elite Eight upset of UConn, was right out of Hollywood. Click here to watch!
No. 5 - A shot at Coach K's fourth title was in Duke's grip. Then UConn came back -- or did the Devils collapse? -- to take a national semifinal battle. Click here to watch!
No. 6 - Carmelo Anthony was rare, delaying the NBA. It paid off for Syracuse, which, thanks to a Hakeem Warrick block, topped Kansas for the '03 title. Click here to watch!
No. 7 - He's in the NBA now, but a run in March 2008 put Stephen Curry on the map. He scored 25 in the final 15 minutes as Davidson upset Georgetown. Click here to watch!
No. 8 - Elite Eight, tie game, 5 seconds. 'Nova's Scottie Reynolds made like Tyus Edney and sunk Pitt to earn his clutch tag. Click here to watch!
No. 9 - Roy Williams wanted to shed his label of best coach without a title, but he had to contend with Illinois' guards in the '05 championship. Click here to watch!
No. 10 - Ohio State-Xavier in 2007 had story lines galore, including the No. 1 seed Buckeyes being on the ropes. Click here to watch!