Coach Pete Carril and 1996 Ivy League player of the year Sydney Johnson after the stunning upset of UCLA ©GettyImages.

Top 5: Round of 64 upsets in the NCAA Tournament (6)

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1. Princeton 43, UCLA 41 Defending champs go home early

UCLA won the NCAA Tournament in 1994, and heading into the '95 tournament, they returned some key pieces from the previous year's title run.

Despite being a 4-seed the Bruins were experienced and talented enough to, at least get back to the second weekend of the tournament.

At Princeton, coach Pete Carril had led the tigers for 29 seasons, and was retiring at the end of the year. He'd won just one game in his previous 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament with the Tigers, but the madness was on that night in Indianapolis.

In a game where both teams failed to shoot over 40 percent, Princeton's offense was able to slow the ace of the game, and points were at a premium.

The Tigers, after a late Bruins miss, bled the clock, and with under four seconds to go, Princeton scores on a back door layup, the staple play of the offense Carril had been running so well for nearly 30 years, to get this biggest upset in the history of the round of 64.

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