Louisville beating Baylor
Baylor losing to Louisville in the Sweet 16 of the women's tournament is the single biggest upset not only this season but many would say in women's college basketball history.
Few thought Brittney Griner and Baylor would not be cutting down the nets in New Orleans. Of course, no one could have imagined Griner not making a field goal in the first half.
Baylor had won 32 in a row, Griner had scored 30 or more points in her previous four games, Baylor had outscored its opponent by nearly 1,000 points this season, and these games leading up to the championship seemed a mere formality.
And along came the Louisville Sluggers.
FGCU over Georgetown
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A 16th-seeded school has still never defeated a No.1. Yet, No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast's shocking upset of No. 2 Georgetown in the first round of the South Region felt like a 16 over a 1.
One school was founded in 1789, the other in 1997. FGCU has only been eligible for the NCAA tournament for two years after moving up divisions.
And it was the brazen way FGCU won. The Eagles dominated and played like they were the No. 2 seed. The play of the tournament was the alley-oop pass and dunk from guard Brett Comer to Chase Fieler. It was an in-your-face statement against a program that 30 years ago bullied its way with its "Hoya Paranoia." What FGCU did was more like "Whoa, we'll annoy ya."
Baylor, Griner ousted
Louisville's David versus Goliath-like victory over Baylor in the women's NCAA regional semifinal Sunday night has to be the biggest upset this season and, for that matter, any season.
The Bears came into the tournament as the heavy favorite to repeat thanks to the stellar play of Brittney Griner. Her play helped Baylor put together an incredible streak that saw the program win 74 of its last 76 basketball games going back to the 2011-12 season. Louisville's win Sunday snapped a 32-game win streak. It may not be a dynasty, but it's as close to one as you can get.
Louisville was the fifth seed and was 1-5 on the season against ranked teams, which makes the win even more impressive.
Dunk City's dynamic run
"Dunk City" will be remembered for years to come.
Florida Gulf Coast's victory as a No. 15 seed against No. 2 seed Georgetown rallied the nation behind a school it has never heard of before this season's NCAA tournament.
With dynamic dunks, a snazzy slogan and an impressive run, the Eagles staged this season's biggest tournament upset.
Sorry, La Salle, Harvard and Wichita State. Louisville's women's team upset against Baylor is almost as shocking. But this tournament belongs to the guys from Dunk City.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times