The NCAA basketball tournament is unlike any other championship event for one main reason: It's consistent.
The Super Bowl can provide a lopsided matchup. The NBA playoffs can be easy to predict. The tournament, on the other hand, is a different story.
You know what you're going to get with March Madness: upsets, "Cinderella" stories, tears, cheers, brackets, buzzer beaters and future stars claiming their one shining moment before they go to the pros.
That's what the next three weeks are all about. Take a look through the archives of Getty Images, which has been capturing college basketball's best moments for decades, and you'll realize just that.
Check out these 10 awesome, vintage photos with added commentary from Getty's Director of Sports Photography, Travis Lindquist.
1959 - The Big O, Oscar Robertson
1959 - Flying West
1983 - Jimmy V, for Victory
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1989 - The Late, Great Dean Smith
1990 - Tate Brings Madness to the Meadowlands
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1991 - Coach K's First Triumph
1991 - Shaq Diesel
1995 - Marcus Camby at the Final Four
1995 - Nolan Richardson, Corliss Williams and Razor Sharp Arkansas