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Courtesy Larry French

27. Princeton backdoor

The Tigers had been close to pulling off a tournament upset in previous years and finally broke through in 1996 in Pete Carril's last season as head coach. With the score tied 41-41, Gabe Lewullis converted a backdoor layup in the final seconds to give No. 13 Princeton a 43-41 victory over No. 4 UCLA in their first-round matchup. The backdoor layup, the staple offensive set, was the perfect way to upset the defending national champion Bruins. It was so delayed that it almost moved in slow motion, as the Tigers lulled the Bruins into the play and caught them off guard. Princeton had to beat Penn in a playoff game a week earlier just to get to the NCAA tournament. The loss would lead to the end of Jim Harrick's career at UCLA, as he was fired in the fall after an expense report fiasco. -- Andy Katz