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Charlotte Smith
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Smith's buzzer-beater gave UNC a 60-59 win over La. Tech.
All Heels Breaks Loose
The truth is, she didn't even hear the play called in the huddle. But when the time came, Charlotte Smith nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the '94 title and the No. 1 moment in women's NCAA history. Story
 

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No. 2 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 2: Swoopes' super one-woman show
In 1993, Sheryl Swoopes put on a show like never before in leading Texas Tech to the NCAA title.

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Mechelle Voepel names her all-time all-Big 12 team, but doesn't stop there. See who also made the cut on our Big Eight and Southwest Conference teams.

No. 3 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 3: UConn's second perfect season
In front of the largest women's crowd ever, UConn capped a 39-0 season in 2002 with perhaps the best team in history.

No. 4 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 4: Vols blow away field for threepeat
Before UConn matched the feat in 2002, Pat Summitt's 1997-98 squad went 39-0 for the best record ever for a men's or women' s basketball team.

No. 5 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 5: Taurasi caps career with threepeat
Silver Anniversary moment No. 5? Title No. 5 for UConn, a fitting end to Diana Taurasi's career.

No. 6 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 6: Harvard's historical upset
In March 1998, Harvard became the first No. 16 seed to be a No. 1 seed with its upset of Stanford.

No. 7 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 7: Texas runs the table
Texas turned away all comers -- including Cheryl Miller -- in 1986 to win its first NCAA title and produce just the second undefeated season in women's NCAA history.

No. 8 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 8: Irish ride Riley to 2001 championship
With Ruth Riley leading the way, Notre Dame notched its first No. 1 ranking, first wins over UConn and first NCAA title in 2001.

No. 9 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 9: USC's Miller time nets first repeat
Cheryl Miller etched her name in history by leading Southern California to the first back-to-back NCAA titles in the early 1980s.

No. 10 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 10: Lady Vols beat odds for back-to-back
Ten regular-season losses -- the most ever for an NCAA champ -- didn't stop Tennessee from going all the way in '97.

No. 11 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 11: Summitt surpasses Dean Smith
On March 22, 2005, Pat Summitt notched win No. 880 to overtake Dean Smith as the winningest NCAA D-I coach.

No. 12 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 12: UConn caps 35-0 season with '95 title
UConn clinched a perfect season, an NCAA title and took the first steps toward building a dynasty.

No. 13 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 13: Lady Vols take out three No. 1 seeds
In the first Final Four sellout, Tennessee beat three No. 1 seeds for its first national championship in 1987.

No. 14 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 14: Lady Techsters land inaugural title
For women's college basketball, the March Madness all began 25 years ago, when La. Tech won the first NCAA crown.

No. 15 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 15: Stiles goes out in style
In 2001, Jackie Stiles proved sometimes legends do live up to the hype.

No. 16 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 16: Michigan State's magical comeback
Down 16 with 16 minutes to play, Michigan State put together one of the greatest Final Four comebacks.

Chamique Holdsclaw Lady Vols, Dogs lead all-time All-SEC
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No. 17 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 17: 'Bama outduels Duke in 4-OT thriller
In a four-overtime game that lasted 2 hours, 46 minutes, Niesa Johnson's triple-double led Alabama past Duke.

No. 18 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 18: Controversy in the Sweet 16
Moment No. 18: After a controversial call, Tasha Butts hit two foul shots with 0.2 seconds left in the '04 Sweet 16.

No. 19 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 19: Tennessee tops UConn in OT
Michelle Marciniak scored 21 points -- and made up for Nykesha Sales' key 3-pointer -- as the Lady Vols won 88-83 in OT at the '96 Final Four.

No. 20 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 20: Cavs come up empty-handed -- again
In 1992, Stanford won its second title -- while Virginia came up empty-handed at its third straight Final Four.

Alana Beard Staley, Beard headline all-time all-ACC team
Five players from five different programs headline Beth Mowins's all-time all-ACC squad.

No. 21 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 21: Duke ends Vols' dream of a fourpeat
Duke's upset of Tennessee in '99 put an end to Chamique Holdsclaw's college career -- and put the Devils in their first Final Four.

Ruth Riley Huskies trio highlights All-Big East team
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No. 22 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 22: LSU's costly turnover
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No. 23 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 23: ODU's elephant-sized comeback
An elephant analogy -- yes, that's right, elephant -- spurred ODU's 15-point rally vs. Stanford in the '97 Final Four.

No. 24 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 24: Drake's Bauman busts for 50
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No. 25 NCAA moment of past 25 years No. 25: Stringer's dream come true
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NAME SCHOOL
Stacey Dales Oklahoma '02
Angie Welle Iowa State '02
Kendra Wecker Kansas State '05
Nicole Ohlde Kansas State '04
Sophia Young Baylor '06
ESPN.COM'S ALL-TIME ALL-SEC TEAM
NAME SCHOOL
Tamika Catchings Tennessee '01
Teresa Edwards Georgia '86
Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee '99
Katrina McClain Georgia '87
Niesa Johnson Alabama '95
ESPN.COM'S ALL-TIME ALL-ACC TEAM
NAME SCHOOL
Alana Beard Duke '04
Barbara Kennedy Clemson '82
Charlotte Smith North Carolina '95
Dawn Staley Virginia '92
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NAME SCHOOL
Sue Bird Connecticut '02
Rebecca Lobo Connecticut '95
Shelly Pennefather Villanova '87
Ruth Riley Notre Dame '01
Diana Taurasi Connecticut '04
ESPN.COM'S TOP 25 PLAYERS OF THE PAST 25 YEARS
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Seimone Augustus LSU (2002-06)
Jennifer Azzi Stanford (1986-90)
Alana Beard Duke (2000-04)
Sue Bird Connecticut (1998-2002)
Swin Cash Connecticut (1998-2002)
Tamika Catchings Tennessee (1997-2001)
Daedra Charles Tennessee (1988-91)
Clarissa Davis Texas (1985-89)
Anne Donovan Old Dominion (1979-83)
Katie Douglas Purdue (1997-2001)
Teresa Edwards Georgia (1982-86)
Bridgette Gordon Tennessee (1985-89)
Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee (1995-99)
Venus Lacy Louisiana Tech (1987-90)
Janice Lawrence Louisiana Tech (1980-84)
Rebecca Lobo Connecticut (1991-95)
Katrina McClain Georgia (1983-87)
Cheryl Miller Southern California (1982-86)
Ruth Riley Notre Dame (1997-2001)
Charlotte Smith North Carolina (1992-95)
Dawn Staley Virginia (1988-92)
Jackie Stiles Missouri State (1997-2001)
Sheryl Swoopes Texas Tech (1991-93)
Diana Taurasi Connecticut (2000-04)
Val Whiting Stanford (1989-93)

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