NCAA lists top 35 moments

Updated: December 11, 2012, 8:03 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The list of the 35 greatest moments, part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the NCAA tournament, was compiled and researched by the NCAA's basketball and statistics staff, which consulted with the NCAA's media partners and selected members of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The fan voting at NCAA.com/MarchMadness will begin in January with the top moment announced at the Final Four in April.

1939: Oregon wins first NCAA tournament

1963: Loyola (Ill.) vs. Mississippi State

1966: A win for Civil Rights

1973: Walton leads Bruins to title

1974: N.C. State ends UCLA's run

1975: Wooden goes out with 10th title

1976: Indiana wins the title -- perfectly

1977: Marquette's McGuire goes out on top

1979: Magic vs. Bird

1981: Ainge's full-court drive leads BYU last-second win

1981: U.S. Reed, Rolando Blackman and John Smith

1982: Jordan hits game-winner to lead North Carolina

1983: N.C. State's last-second win over Houston

1985: Andre Turner: Twice a hero

1985: Villanova upsets Georgetown

1987: Indiana's Smart shocks Syracuse

1989: Rumeal Robinson seals Michigan victory

1990: Loyola Marymount's Bo Kimble shoots lefty

1990: UConn's Tate George beats Clemson in final seconds

1990: Laettner before the Kentucky game

1991: Duke upsets UNLV

1991: Richmond makes history

1992: Laettner hits last-second over Kentucky

1995: Tyus Edney saves UCLA

1996: Mile High Madness: Syracuse beats Georgia in OT

1998: The Bryce Drew shot -- Valpo upsets Ole Miss

1998: Rip rips the hearts out of the Washington Huskies

1999: The nation meets Gonzaga

2001: Hampton Coach Steve Merfeld gets a lift

2005: Regional Finals for the ages

2006: George Mason reaches Final Four

2008: Kansas comes back in closing minutes to win title

2010: Butler comes oh so close

2011: VCU goes from First Four to the Final Four

2012: Twice in one day? Afraid so, Missouri and Duke


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