Asked by: Joe Hegie
20062006 Final Four paved the way for future Cinderellas. The 2006 Final Four run by the George Mason University men’s basketball was an improbable feat of such epic proportions within the college basketball realm that it has since been likened to Roger Bannister’s first sub-4-minute mile.
Who did George Mason lose to in the Final Four?
For the second time in history, a team seeded 11th advanced to the Final Four as George Mason of the Colonial Athletic Association won the Washington, D.C. region.
2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
|Champions||Florida Gators (1st title, 2nd title game, 3rd Final Four)|
|Runner-up||UCLA Bruins (13th title game, 16th Final Four)|
Who was the George Mason coach when they went to the Final Four?
George Mason, which had never won an NCAA tournament game up until this tournament, thus tied the 1986 LSU Tigers as the lowest seed to ever reach the Final Four.
2005–06 George Mason Patriots men’s basketball team.
|2005–06 George Mason Patriots men’s basketball|
|Record||27–8 (15–3 CAA)|
|Head coach||Jim Larranaga (9th season)|
Did George Mason ever win a national championship?
24, in front of a record-crowd of 4,500 people at George Mason Stadium and millions on national television on an ESPN broadcast, No. 3 George Mason would beat No. 2 North Carolina 2–0 to win the school’s first ever National Championship in their history.
Who was in the Final Four in 2006?
11 seed George Mason made the Final Four after defeating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and UConn in the East Regional.
2006 NCAA tournament: Upsets.
|No. 11 George Mason||86-84||No. 1 UConn|
What is the lowest seed to make Final Four?
The lowest seed to make the Final Four is a No. 11. It has happened five times, most recently in 2021. The highest seed to ever make the championship is an 8, which has happened twice.
Whats the furthest a 15 seed has gone?
The farthest a 15-seed has ever gone in the tournament was Florida Gulf Coast in 2013 when the Eagles advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to Florida, who ironically, will face Oral Roberts in their next tournament game.
What was George Mason ranked on the Final Four?
They weren’t the first No. 11 seed to make the Final Four, but the Patriots of George Mason were the first team in 20 years to reach the Final Four while seeded lower than No. 8. They played just one game all season against a team that was ranked in the Top 25 at any point in the season.
Why did Jim Larranaga leave George Mason?
On Friday, Coach Jim Larranaga, 61, announced he was leaving the school after 14 seasons to take a job at the University of Miami that reportedly will pay him more than twice the $525,000 base salary he earned at GMU.
Has a 14 seed ever made the Final Four?
In a fun twist, three of the last four No. 14-seed upsets — Georgia State against Baylor, UAB against Iowa State in 2015 and Abilene Christian vs. Texas in 2021 — were all decided by one point. In the 2019 NCAA tournament, No.
|The history of every NCAA seed|
|No. 5||No. 13|
|No. 6||No. 14|
|No. 7||No. 15|
|No. 8||No. 16|
Who was in the Final Four in 2005?
2005 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament
|Champions||North Carolina Tar Heels (4th title, 8th title game, 16th Final Four)|
|Runner-up||Illinois Fighting Illini (1st title game, 5th Final Four)|
|Semifinalists||Louisville Cardinals (8th Final Four) Michigan State Spartans (6th Final Four)|
Who won March Madness 2007?
As of 2022, the 2007 Gators are the last team to repeat as national champions.
2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
|Finals site||Georgia Dome Atlanta|
|Champions||Florida Gators (2nd title, 3rd title game, 4th Final Four)|
|Runner-up||Ohio State Buckeyes (5th title game, 9th Final Four)|
Who won 2005 March Madness?
The 2005 NCAA tournament saw North Carolina win its fourth national title by defeating fellow No. 1 seed Illinois in the title game. North Carolina’s championship was its first in more than a decade and it was coach Roy Williams’ first national title at the school.
Who was in the 2004 Final Four?
Had all of those teams advanced to the Final Four, Kentucky would have played Saint Joseph’s and Duke would have played Stanford in the semifinal games. Of those teams, only Duke advanced to the Final Four.
2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
|Runner-up||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1st title game, 2nd Final Four)|
Who was in the Final Four in 2002?
Maryland defeated Indiana 64–52 in the championship game to win their first ever national championship.
2002 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
|Champions||Maryland Terrapins (1st title, 1st title game, 2nd Final Four)|
|Runner-up||Indiana Hoosiers (6th title game, 8th Final Four)|