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1990 National Championship Game: Duke vs. UNLV
(UNLV won by 30. Mostly awful game.)
1991 Final Four: Duke vs. UNLV
(Duke avenges, wins by 2 over undefeated UNLV team … and in Indianapolis no less.)
2014 Final Four: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin
(Kentucky by 1, even though Wisconsin was a much higher seed.)
2015 Final Four: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin
(Wisconsin avenges, even though Kentucky came in undefeated … to Indianapolis.)
Obviously there’s a bit of the ol’ basketball storyline of “predominantly white team” vs. “predominantly black team,” sure. Bo Ryan seems mostly liked — Coach K was at the time, and probably still is for a lot of people — and people thought Tark was dirty, just like people think Calipari is dirty now. The storylines line up almost perfectly.