NCAA Tournament 2014: 20 Most Lopsided Blowouts in Tournament History

Top 20 Blowouts in NCAA Tournament History

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The 2014 NCAA Tournament is now underway and we have seen some solid games and some serious blowouts already. The Wisconsin Badgers and American Eagles were playing a tight game in the first half of the Round of 64 matchup until a second-half blowout ensued.

I am going to take a look at the top 20 blowouts in NCAA Tournament history. This isn't necessarily about margin of win, but how big it was for each team in the situation.

20. First Round 2014: Pittsburgh Defeats Colorado (77-48)

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20. First Round 2014: Pittsburgh Defeats Colorado (77-48)

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Pittsburgh took it to the No. 8 seed in what is technically considered an "upset" in the 2014 Tourney.

19. Second Round 2014: Wisconsin Defeats American (75-35)

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19. Second Round 2014: Wisconsin Defeats American (75-35)

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The game was close for one half, but the Badgers blew American out 43-13 in the second half.

18. Second Round 2013: Syracuse Defeats Montana (81-34)

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18. Second Round 2013: Syracuse Defeats Montana (81-34)

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This game wasn't even close from the beginning and Syracuse showed Montana just why they were a top-five seed.

17. Second Round 1989: Oklahoma Defeats Louisiana Tech (124-81)

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17. Second Round 1989: Oklahoma Defeats Louisiana Tech (124-81)

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Oklahoma might have been just far too good for Louisiana Tech. Heck, they didn't even have to play great defense because Louisiana Tech didn't even show up on that side of the ball.

16. First Round 1988: Arizona Defeats Cornell (90-50)

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16. First Round 1988: Arizona Defeats Cornell (90-50)

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There's a reason Cornell has just five NCAA Tournament appearances ever -- and this is one of them.

15. Final Four 1979: Michigan State Defeats Penn (101-67)

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15. Final Four 1979: Michigan State Defeats Penn (101-67)

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Magic Johnson may have just been too much for Penn. Heck, he was even too much for Larry Bird.

14. First Round 1998: Kansas Defeats Prairie View (110-52)

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14. First Round 1998: Kansas Defeats Prairie View (110-52)

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Kansas beat the living pulp out of Prairie View, but lost shortly after in the 1998 tourney.

13. First Round 1999: Duke Defeats Florida A&M (99-58)

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13. First Round 1999: Duke Defeats Florida A&M (99-58)

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Duke made it all the way to the NCAA title in 1999, but lost a heartbreaker. This was just the start of its journey.

12. Elite Eight 1971: Villanova Defeats Pennsylvania (90-47)

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12. Elite Eight 1971: Villanova Defeats Pennsylvania (90-47)

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Villanova met a tough Pennsylvania squad in the 1971 Elite Eight, but quickly put them away. Too bad the 1971 season was vacated by the NCAA because it was one of four Final Four appearances for the school.

11. First Round 2000: Connecticut Defeats Chattanooga (103-47)

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11. First Round 2000: Connecticut Defeats Chattanooga (103-47)

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Connecticut has been notorious for being a solid NCAA Tournament team. However, the Huskies lost in the next round after such a lopsided victory.

10. NCAA Championship 1968: UCLA Defeats North Carolina (78-55)

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10. NCAA Championship 1968: UCLA Defeats North Carolina (78-55)

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The John Wooden era was almost too much for the rest of the nation. A 23 point defeat in the national title game is the second-biggest in the history of the NCAA title game.

9. Second Round 1967: UCLA Defeats Wyoming (109-60)

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9. Second Round 1967: UCLA Defeats Wyoming (109-60)

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Wyoming might never be known for basketball, and they got to feel the wrath of a John Wooden team in the 1960s.

8. First Round 2002: Duke Defeats Winthrop (84-37)

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8. First Round 2002: Duke Defeats Winthrop (84-37)

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Duke won the championship the year before, but they were also expected to go far in this tournament. Beating Winthrop by 47 was a good start.

7. Second Round 1993: North Carolina Defeats Rhode Island (112-67)

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7. Second Round 1993: North Carolina Defeats Rhode Island (112-67)

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North Carolina ended up winning the NCAA Tournament in 1993 -- scoring 112 points in the second round and winning by 45 was pretty impressive and the confidence built from there.

6. First Round 2007: Florida Defeats Jackson State (112-69)

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6. First Round 2007: Florida Defeats Jackson State (112-69)

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This Florida team was as scary as they come and you better believe they won the national title with Joakim Noah and Al Horford leading the way.

5. First Round 2008: UCLA Defeats Mississippi Valley State (70-29)

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5. First Round 2008: UCLA Defeats Mississippi Valley State (70-29)

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This UCLA team was a special one, making it to the Final Four with Russell Westbrook at the helm.

4. First Round 2007: Kansas Defeats Niagara (107-67)

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4. First Round 2007: Kansas Defeats Niagara (107-67)

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This Kansas team made the Elite Eight in 2007 and it looks like Niagara was just a stepping stone to get there.

3. First Round 1986: Syracuse Defeats Brown (101-52)

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3. First Round 1986: Syracuse Defeats Brown (101-52)

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This, well, this was just ugly, but Jim Boeheim loved it.

2. NCAA Championship 1990: UNLV Defeats Duke (103-73)

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2. NCAA Championship 1990: UNLV Defeats Duke (103-73)

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Losing by 30 in the national title game was the biggest national title game blowout ever. Well done, UNLV.

1. First Round 1963: Loyola Defeats Tennessee (111-42)

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1. First Round 1963: Loyola Defeats Tennessee (111-42)

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I don't think anyone will ever top this blowout by Loyola in 1963. Tennessee stood no match for Loyola, losing by a devastating 69 points.

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