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61. Holy Cross, 1947

You might know that Bob Cousy -- an all-time basketball great at every level, college or pro -- played for Holy Cross, and helped the Crusaders win a national title in 1947. What you might not know is that Cousy didn't even start for the 1947 Crusaders. Instead, coach Alvin "Doggie" Julian told reporters he had 10 starters and used his school's sudden interest in hoops, and the deep talent ranks he recruited in years prior, to play two nearly equally effective lines. -- Eamonn Brennan