Everyone watching March Madness starting today knows that a 16-seed has never beaten a 1-seed.

But 26 years ago Pete Carril’s Princeton Tigers were life and death with John Thompson’s Georgetown Hoyas, who squeaked it out, 50-49.

It is considered the game that saved the NCAA tournament.

Watch:

http://grantland.com/features/30-for-30-shorts-the-billion-dollar-game/