March Madness: All-time Tournament Favorites

1985 Georgetown Hoyas

The Hoyas were the defending national champs, went 35-2 despite playing in the rugged Big East and were led by All-American center Patrick Ewing. Georgetown cruised to the title game, including a dominant victory over Chris Mullin-led St. John’s in the national semifinals.

Fellow Big East member Villanova awaited in the national title game and the Hoyas were heavily favored against the Wildcats, a team they had beaten twice already during the season. In one of the finest shooting performances in title game history, Villanova shot 79 percent (22-of-28) from the field and won the game 66-64, in one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history.

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