George Mason Makes 2006 NCAA Final Four:
The lesser-known George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, isn’t discussed as an NCAA basketball powerhouse. But that was indeed the case in 2006 when they somehow made not only the NCAA tournament but also the Final Four.
To get there, they somehow toppled 5 Michigan State, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 7 Wichita State and No. 1 UConn in one of the most stunning runs in NCAA sporting – not just basketball – history. They would lose to eventual national champ Florida, but that doesn’t take away from this historic upset.