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The 29 Most Heartbreaking Moments Of The 2015 March Madness Tournament

04/06/2015 02:22 pm ET | Updated Apr 06, 2015

With every March Madness win comes a heartbreaking March Madness loss. Student-athletes from all around the nation come to the NCAA Tournament with dreams of being a part of the team that will live in basketball history forever, but few actually accomplish that goal.

With only a few teams left, nearly every team has now felt the sting of defeat. Cinderella runs have ended, hopes have died. Ahead of the men's championship game tonight, let's take a minute to appreciate the passion that makes the tournament so special. Thanks to all these players and fans for wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Until next year ...

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