Only four teams seeded lower than the No. 3 seed line have ever won the national title: one 4 seed (Arizona in 1997), one 6 seed (Kansas in 1988), one seven seed (UConn in 2014) and one 8 seed (Villanova in 1985).
What’s the highest seed to make it to the Final Four?
With an Elite Eight win over 1-seed Michigan in Tuesday’s East Region final, 11-seed UCLA tied the March Madness record for the lowest seed to make the Final Four.
Lowest Final Four seeds in NCAA Tournament.
|10||Syracuse (2016)||Final Four loss (83-66 to North Carolina)|
Has a 7 seed ever won the NCAA tournament?
In 2014, the Connecticut Huskies became the first and only No. 7 seed to capture a national championship, but the team’s historic run came close to ending early in the tournament. It took overtime for the Huskies to get past No. 10 Saint Joseph’s in an 89-81 opening-round win.
Has a 2 seed ever lost to a 15?
Oral Roberts became the ninth No. 15 seed to defeat a No. 2 seed when it edged Ohio State, 75-72, in overtime in the first round of the 2021 NCAA tournament.
History of 15 seeds vs. 2 seeds in March Madness.
|2013||Florida Gulf Coast def. Georgetown||78-68|
|2016||Middle Tennessee def. Michigan State||90-81|
How often does a 13 seed beat a 4 seed?
Since 1985, there have been 29 upsets of No. 13 seeds over No. 4 seeds with a record of 29-111 (20.7%). Six times a 13th-seeded team has advanced to the Sweet 16; most recently was LaSalle (2013) and Ohio (2012), who both lost.
Has a 13 seed ever won?
A 13 seed has never won the NCAA Tournament, and that probably will not ever happen. Six teams seeded No. 13 have advanced to the second weekend, but all six have faltered in the Sweet 16.
Has a 16 seed ever beat a 1?
Since the NCAA Mens’s Basketball Tournament expanded to 64 teams back in 1985, a 16-seed has only beaten a 1-seed once. … In the 1989 NCAA Tournament, it almost happened twice when Georgetown played Princeton and when Oklahoma took on ETSU.
Has there ever been a Final Four without a 1 seed?
While the most common occurrence is only one No. 1 seed making the Final Four (15 of the 35 years since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985), two or more No. 1 seeds have made the Final Four in 18 NCAA tournaments (51.4 percent of the time).
Has a 16 seed ever won March Madness?
On March 16, 2018, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers became the first 16-seed to upset a 1-seed when they defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 74–54 in the first round.
15 vs. 2.