42. North Carolina, 1993
It seems unfair, sometimes, that this Tar Heels team is remembered as winning the national title because of Michigan forward Chris Webber's timeout-that-wasn't. Because it earned in in so many other ways -- including tenacity. Led by 7-footer Eric Montross, defense-minded George Lynch and sharpshooting guard Donald Williams, UNC rallied from double-figure deficits three times during its NCAA tournament run, including a 23-13 mark against the Wolverines in the championship game. It lost only four games all season, and what it may have lacked in notoriety it made up for in resilience.
-- Robbi Pickeral