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The Billion Dollar Game 

March Madness, 1989. Faced with the last seed in the tournament, sixteen seed Princeton is set to play tournament favorite number one seed in Georgetown. The game was expected to be such a ... See full summary »

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March Madness, 1989. Faced with the last seed in the tournament, sixteen seed Princeton is set to play tournament favorite number one seed in Georgetown. The game was expected to be such a blow out that it wasn't even originally scheduled to be broadcast on television. Unbeknownst to the Princeton players or their innovative coach, Pete Carril, they were about to play one of the greatest games in college basketball history.

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18 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Bringing the Madness to March
25 April 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game (2015)

One of the best in the series takes a look at the 1989 March Madness game between #1 seed Georgetown and #16 Princeton. In case you don't know the sport, a #16 has never beaten a #1 seed but it came awfully close this year, which led CBS to reconsider how they put the tournament games on television and led to a one-billion dollar contract. It was also an important game for the smaller schools because there was a concern that the majors were going to try and force them out of the tournament. If you're a fan of college basketball then this here is a must-see. Not only was the game itself something of a miracle but it led to something that today most people can't remember what it was like without. March Madness is the greatest month for sports and seeing at how differently it could have been had Princeton not showed up and played the way they did led to some great entertainment.

Episode: A+


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