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Name the most recent NCAA back-to-back title holder

By Dean Criddle

NCAA Tournament by the numbers: Basketball, betting and business

Beyond buzzer-beaters and bracket-busters, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is big business. This is a look at some of the numbers—and dollars—surrounding March Madness.
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Beyond buzzer-beaters and bracket-busters, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is big business. This is a look at some of the numbers—and dollars—surrounding March Madness.

Today’s question: Eight teams in NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament history have won the title in back-to-back years, including UCLA’s remarkable string from 1967-73. Which schools were the first and the most recent ones to repeat and in what years did they do it?

Yesterday’s question and answer: In 1985, the Cardinals were in the World Series against the Royals. A controversial call in the ninth inning started the unraveling of the Cardinals. Which Royal was called safe at first even though a replay showed he was out? The answer is Jorge Orta: After the controversial call on Orta, the next batter, Steve Balboni, hit a pop-up that neither Darrell Porter or Jack Clark could catch. The Royals won game six 2-1, and game seven 11-0.

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