U of L junior Francisco Garcia goes up for a shot in the Cards' 'Classic' win over WVU.
April 6, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - This Saturday (April 9), the 2005 college basketball tournament season will be celebrated on ESPN Classic with nine consecutive 2005 NCAA Tournament Instant Classics beginning at 8 a.m. ET and the Louisville Cardinals' thrilling 93-85 win over West Virginia in the Albuquerque Regional final will be featured at 6 p.m. ET.
The 17-hour block includes Monday night's Men's Championship game and highlights the best games from an NCAA Tournament season that many consider to be one of the greatest of all time.
"These were timeless games that highlighted the drama, intensity and emotion that sports hold - and that makes them perfect Instant Classics," said Jodi Markley, senior vice president, international production, ESPN Classic and ESPNEWS.
The 2005 NCAA Tournament Instant Classics lineup on ESPN Classic this Saturday includes:
9 a.m. - Vermont vs. Syracuse
#13 Vermont def. #4 Syracuse 60-57 in OT
10:30 a.m. - Bucknell vs. Kansas
#14 Bucknell def. #3 Kansas 64-63
12 p.m. - West Virginia vs. Wake Forest
#7 WVU def. #2 Wake Forest 111-105 in double-OT
2 p.m. - Arizona vs. Oklahoma State
#3 Arizona def. #2 Oklahoma St. 79-78 on Salim Stoudamire three
4 p.m. - (Women's) Michigan State vs. Tennessee
#1 Michigan State rallies from 16 down to defeat #1Tennessee
6 p.m. - Louisville vs. West Virginia
Down 20, #4 Louisville rallies to defeat #7 WVU 93-85 in OT
8 p.m. - North Carolina vs. Illinois (championship game)
#1 UNC withstands furious second-half rally by #1 Illinois to win title
10 p.m. - Michigan State vs. Kentucky
#5 Michigan St. defeats #2 Kentucky 94-88 in double-OT
12 a.m. - Illinois vs. Arizona
#1 Illinois erases 15-point deficit in final 4:00 to defeat #3 Arizona