March Madness: Top 10 Cinderella Runs

Kent State (2002) – Future NFL star Antonio Gates was on this team that went 30-6 and become the first MAC team to advance to the Elite Eight since Ohio in 1964, when the tournament contained only 22 teams.

The Flashes knocked off seventh-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys, second-seeded SEC champion Alabama and third-seeded Pitt in Overtime to move to the Elite Eight. The run came to an end with an 81-69 loss to Indiana.

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