To celebrate 75 years of March Madness, the NCAA on Tuesday released its list of the top 75 players, 25 top teams and 35 top moments of tournaments past. Illinois, having never won an NCAA title, didn't get much love. However, the amazing comeback against Arizona - which sent Bruce Weber's bunch to the Final Four - was mentioned in "moments" with other regional finals that weekend.
"March 26-27: Louisville earned a trip to the Final Four by rallying from a 19-point deficit to beat West Virginia in overtime 93-85. But that comeback paled in comparison to what Illinois had in store later in the day. Arizona led the Illini by 15 points with four minutes left but remarkably Illinois rallied to force overtime, eventually winning 90-89 in one of the greatest games in tournament history. A day later, Michigan State and Kentucky played a classic of their own, with the Spartans prevailing 94-88 in double overtime."