An unexpected at-large selection that was panned by tournament experts, the No. 11 Patriots became only the second double-digit seed to make the Final Four and the first "mid-major" team to accomplish the feat. The balanced Patriots, led by verbose coach Jim Larranaga, knocked out Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State, and UConn to reach college basketball's biggest stage.
Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
Style & Design 2014
Tech, Tools, Toys & the Hottest New Gear
Plus: When to Say No to Your Doctor
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Fleetwood Mac's Mad Hatter
Anthony Bourdain's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.