15 classic March Madness games you need to watch on YouTube

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HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 04: Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels hits a three point to tie the game with seconds left during the NCAA College Basketball Tournament Championship game against the Villanova Wildcats at NRG Stadium on April 04, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The Wildcats won 77-74. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

There won’t be any March Madness this year, but fans desperate for college hoops action can check out 15 of the greatest NCAA Tournament games of all time for free on YouTube to get their fix.

College basketball fans won’t have March Madness this year after the NCAA canceled the NCAA Tournament in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

There are no brackets to fill out this year, no buzzer-beaters and no massive upsets for fans to enjoy over the next three weeks. But we can always relive the feelings of the past by enjoying some of the classic March Madness games through YouTube.

Since you can’t devote the next three weeks to watching March Madness, devote some time to rewatching or watching for the first time, these 15 classic March Madness games.

15. Michigan State vs. Kentucky – 2005 Elite Eight

These two powerhouse programs met in Austin in 2005 with a trip to the Final Four on the line and this contest was straight-up bananas. The two teams ended up playing a double-overtime affair, with Michigan State emerging victorious by the score of 90-84.

This contest will be forever remembered for the bucket that sent it to overtime, with Kentucky’s Patrick Sparks having his last-second shot bounced on the rim four times before going in to tie the game. Future NBAer Shannon Brown led all scorers with 24 points as the Spartans won a thriller to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2001.

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