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(RNN) - Unlike the movie about the little school that overcame giants, No. 1-seeded Hoosiers is a favorite in the Greatest Sports Movies Tournament.

It is also the last basketball film remaining in the entire field.

A trio of football flicks - The Longest Yard, Friday Night Lights and Brian's Song - pose a major challenge on the road to the next round.

No. 1 Hoosiers vs. No. 4 The Longest Yard

Hoosiers, 1986

Stars: Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

Synopsis: Buddy gets the rock to Jimmy Chitwood at the top of the key and he buries it. "Hickory wins! Hickory wins!" Everybody hugs and cries. The eyes of Coach Dale (Hackman) and Myra Fleener (Hershey) meet in the midst of great celebration. The tiny school with six players, a tainted head coach and a drunk assistant (Hopper) make it all the way to the state finals and win by playing their best and letting the rest take care of itself.

The Longest Yard, 1974

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert

Synopsis: Former professional quarterback Paul Crewe (Reynolds) is disgraced by a point shaving scandal and sentenced to prison. There he assembles a team of inmates to play against a team of guards. Fueled by their contempt of the guards, the inmates have a solid chance of winning but the warden (Albert) threatens to frame Crewe for a murder if he doesn't throw the game. Crewe agrees, but changes his mind and mounts a comeback when he sees the warden isn't holding up his end of the deal.

No. 2 Brian's Song vs. No. 6 Friday Night Lights

Brian's Song, 1971

Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

Synopsis: This made-for-TV drama tells the true story of Chicago Bears greats Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. They struck an unlikely friendship that broke social barriers during a time when the country was still dealing with racial tensions. That friendship lasted through Piccolo's illness and eventual death.

Friday Night Lights, 2004

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Tim McGraw, Connie Britton

Synopsis: Based on the successful book by H.G. Bissinger which profiled football in Odessa, TX. The blue-collar community, which has seen better days, relies on the football team to win. That expectation piles extreme pressure on the players and especially the coach (Thornton), but through it all they remember "clear eyes and full hearts can't lose."

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