Five Final Fours that Changed March into March Madness

1957: The Tar Heels finished 32-0 to give the event its second straight unbeaten national champ. San Francisco, with Bill Russell, had gone 29-0 in 1956. But the manner in which Carolina won — back-to-back triple-overtime wins over Michigan State with Jumpin’ Johnny Green and Kansas with Wilt Chamberlain — was such compelling sports theater that the Final Four was able to grab an unusually high degree of newspaper coverage. (

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