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2006 George Mason makes the Final Four
Text: Abe Schwadron, SI.com
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2006 George Mason makes the Final Four

There's always a Cinderella in the NCAA Tournament, and in 2006 it was George Mason. But even after beating basketball powerhouses Michigan State and North Carolina en route to the Elite Eight, no one expected the Patriots to make the Final Four. In front of a home crowd at Verizon Center, Mason dumped No.1-seeded UConn to clinch the most unlikely of Final Four berths.

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