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Rick Weinberg Special to
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Every once in a while, everything comes together and basketball perfection is attained. Sometimes, by the most unlikely of teams.

The Villanova Wildcats didn't finish in the top 20 of the final NCAA basketball poll in 1985. They finished third in Big East, after getting hammered by 23 points in the regular season finale, their 10th defeat of the season.
But when they played their game, they were the kind of club that opposing coaches feared. That fear grew during the NCAA Tournament as the Wildcats knocked off Dayton, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina to reach the Final Four, where they shocked Memphis State to reach the championship game against defending champion Georgetown.
Georgetown, the team the nation loved to dislike, was an overwhelming favorite, led by center Patrick Ewing on the nation's best defense, which had held opponents to just 39 percent shooting.
But this night,…