Mason's miracle run almost ended before it began
Jay Bilas points out that George Mason's miracle run to the Final Four almost never happened.
Originally Published: March 26, 2006By Jay Bilas | Special to ESPN.com
Before I fawn over George Mason -- and I will -- the Patriots' incredible run to the Final Four underscores the points made on Selection Sunday: Being selected for inclusion in the tournament is far more important than seeding. You can -- and many did -- make a great argument that George Mason should have been left out of the NCAA Tournament altogether. There, I said it. And it's true.
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