Jim Larranaga's George Mason came into the 2005-2006 season believing they had a chance to be the best team in school history. After a shaky start, the Patriots found their groove finishing the regular season 22-6 and feeling great about their NCAA Tournament chances. That confidence took a hit when Hofstra knocked them off in the conference tournament. George Mason found themselves squarely on the bubble heading into Selection Sunday.
Patriot faithful blew a huge sigh of relief when they were announced as the 11-seed in the Washington Region. Waiting for them was Tom Izzo and 6-seed Michigan State... 75-65 Patriots, one down. Next up, 4-seed North Carolina and Roy Williams... 65-60 Patriots, hello Sweet 16. After knocking off fellow Cinderella Wichita State in the Sweet 16, the Patriots ran into No. 1 overall seed UConn.
An overtime stunner put George Mason in the school's first Final Four. The Patriots became the second 11-seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament to reach the Final Four—matching LSU in '86 (later matched by VCU and Loyola-Chicago).
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