NCAA Tournament: Lowest Seeds to Win in the Sweet Sixteen (1979-Present)

SWEET SIXTEEN WINNERS (SEEDS 8 AND WORSE)

WINNER LOSER SCORE YEAR REGION TEAMS IN FIELD
1. 12 Missouri 8 UCLA 82-73 2002 West 65
2. 11 LSU 2 Georgia Tech 70-64 1986 Southeast 64
2. 11 Loyola Marymount 7 Alabama 62-60 1990 West 64
2. 11 Temple 7 Penn State 84-72 2001 South 65
2. 11 George Mason 7 Wichita State 63-55 2006 Washington D.C. 65
2. 11 VCU 10 Florida State 72-71 2011 Southwest 68
2. 11 Dayton 10 Stanford 82-72 2014 South 68
8. 10 St. John’s 6 Rutgers 67-65 1979 East 40
8. 10 Dayton 6 Washington 64-58 1984 West 53
8. 10 LSU 3 DePaul 63-58 1987 Midwest 64
8. 10 Texas 6 Xavier 102-89 1990 Midwest 64
8. 10 Temple 3 Oklahoma State 72-63 1991 East 64
8. 10 Providence* 14 UT-Chatanooga 71-65 1997 Southeast 64
8. 10 Gonzaga 6 Florida 73-72 1999 West 64
8. 10 Kent State 3 Pittsburgh 78-73 2002 South 65
8. 10 Davidson 3 Wisconsin 73-56 2008 Midwest 65
17. 9 Pennsylvania 4 Syracuse 84-76 1979 East 40
17. 9 St. Joseph’s 5 Boston College 42-41 1981 Mideast 48
17. 9 Boston College 5 Indiana 77-68 1994 East 64
17. 9 Wichita State* 13 La Salle 72-58 2013 West 68
21. 8 UCLA 4 Ohio State 72-68 1980 West 48
21. 8 Kansas State 4 Illinois 57-52 1981 West 48
21. 8 Boston College 5 Kansas State 69-65 1982 Midwest 48
21. 8 Villanova 5 Maryland 46-43 1985 Southeast 64
21. 8 Auburn 4 UNLV 70-63 1986 West 64
21. 8 North Carolina 4 Tennessee 74-69 2000 South 64
21. 8 Wisconsin 4 LSU 61-48 2000 West 64
21. 8 Alabama 5 Syracuse 80-71 2004 Phoenix 65
21. 8 Butler 4 Wisconsin 61-54 2011 Southeast 68
21. 8 Kentucky 4 Louisville 74-69 2014 Midwest 68

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CHRONOLOGICAL

YEAR WINNER LOSER SCORE REGION TEAMS IN FIELD
1. 1979 10 St. John’s 6 Rutgers 67-65 East 40
2. 1979 9 Pennsylvania 4 Syracuse 84-76 East 40
3. 1980 8 UCLA 4 Ohio State 72-68 West 48
4. 1981 8 Kansas State 4 Illinois 57-52 West 48
5. 1981 9 St. Joseph’s 5 Boston College 42-41 Mideast 48
6. 1982 8 Boston College 5 Kansas State 69-65 Midwest 48
7. 1984 10 Dayton 6 Washington 64-58 West 53
8. 1985 8 Villanova 5 Maryland 46-43 Southeast 64
9. 1986 11 LSU 2 Georgia Tech 70-64 Southeast 64
10. 1986 8 Auburn 4 UNLV 70-63 West 64
11. 1987 10 LSU 3 DePaul 63-58 Midwest 64
12. 1990 10 Texas 6 Xavier 102-89 Midwest 64
13. 1990 11 Loyola Marymount 7 Alabama 62-60 West 64
14. 1991 10 Temple 3 Oklahoma State 72-63 East 64
15. 1994 9 Boston College 5 Indiana 77-68 East 64
16. 1997 10 Providence* 14 UT-Chatanooga 71-65 Southeast 64
17. 1999 10 Gonzaga 6 Florida 73-72 West 64
18. 2000 8 North Carolina 4 Tennessee 74-69 South 64
19. 2000 8 Wisconsin 4 LSU 61-48 West 64
20. 2001 11 Temple 7 Penn State 84-72 South 65
21. 2002 10 Kent State 3 Pittsburgh 78-73 South 65
22. 2002 12 Missouri 8 UCLA 82-73 West 65
23. 2004 8 Alabama 5 Syracuse 80-71 Phoenix 65
24. 2006 11 George Mason 7 Wichita State 63-55 Washington D.C. 65
25. 2008 10 Davidson 3 Wisconsin 73-56 Midwest 65
26. 2011 11 VCU 10 Florida State 72-71 Southwest 68
27. 2011 8 Butler 4 Wisconsin 61-54 Southeast 68
28. 2013 9 Wichita State* 13 La Salle 72-58 West 68
29. 2014 11 Dayton 10 Stanford 82-72 South 68
30. 2014 8 Kentucky 4 Louisville 74-69 Midwest 68

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