Arkansas Basketball, 1980s

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While the NCAA Tournament of the modern era has been defined by exciting, down-to-the-wire finishes, the 1981 tournament is widely regarded as a watershed moment for college basketball. Thanks to a bevy of nail-biting endings — three spectacular buzzer beaters in just one day — and several upsets, the 1981 tournament is the origin of March Madness.

Sports Illustrated

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