Great Games in Tournament History

Great Games in Tournament History on WFIN

WFIN presents a series of re-broadcasts of 15 of the greatest NCAA Tournament games ever played. Each game will feature play-by-play as it originally aired and will feature interviews and additional perspectives from some of the players and coaches that were involved in the contests. Games will air each day the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament would have been played (Thursday, March 19th and running through Monday, April 6th).

  • Thurs 3/19 – 8:00pm 1979 NCAA Championship Game Michigan St. vs. Indiana St. (Magic vs. Bird)
  • Fri 3/20 – 8:00pm 2018 First round UMBC vs Virginia (#16 seed upsets #1 for first time)
  • Sat 3/21 – 12:00pm (doubleheader game 1) 2008 First round Davidson vs. Gonzaga (Steph Curry 40 points)
    Sat 3/21 – (doubleheader game 2) 2008 NCAA Championship Kansas vs. Memphis (Mario Chalmers shot to force OT)
  • Sun 3/22 – 12:00pm (doubleheader game 1) 2013 Second Round FGCU vs Georgetown (#15 seed dunks past #2 seed)
    Sun 3/22 – (doubleheader game 2) 2016 NCAA Championship Game Villanova vs. North Carolina (Kris Jenkins buzzer-beater)
  • Thurs 3/26 – 8:00pm 2005 Elite 8 Illinois vs. Arizona (Illinois rallies from 15 point deficit in the 4th to force OT and win))
  • Fri 3/27 – 8:00pm 1983 NCAA Championship Game North Carolina State vs Houston
    (Jim Valvano squad wins on last second basket)
  • Saturday 3/28 – 12:00pm (doubleheader game 1) 2006 Elite 8 George Mason vs. Connecticut (First Cinderella to get to Final Four)
    Saturday 3/28 – (doubleheader game 2) 2010 NCAA Championship Duke vs. Butler (Cinderella almost wins it all)
  • Sunday 3/29 – 12:00pm (doubleheader game 1) 2003 Elite 8 Marquette vs. Kentucky (Dwayne Wade triple-double)
    Sunday 3/29 – (doubleheader game 2) 1982 NCAA Championship North Carolina vs. Georgetown (Michael Jordan game-winning shot)
  • Saturday 4/4 – 12:00pm (doubleheader game 1) 2015 Final Four Wisconsin vs. Kentucky (Wisconsin ruins Kentucky’s attempt at undefeated season)
    Saturday 4/4 – (doubleheader game 2) 1985 NCAA Championship Game Villanova vs. Georgetown (biggest upset in championship history)
  • Monday 4/6 – 8:00pm 2019 NCAA Championship Game Virginia vs. Texas Tech (last year’s OT thriller)