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In the 1998 Women's tourney, #16 seed Harvard defeated #1 seed Stanford Cardinal.

No 16 seed has beaten a 1 seed in the Men's tournament. However, #16 Western Carolina lost 71-73 to #1 Purdue in 1996.

*~//~*More telling than that, in 1989 Georgetown (50-49 over Princeton after Alonzo Mourning blocked two last-second game-winning shot attempts) and Oklahoma both won by only one point over their respective #16 seeds, with Oklahoma needing to rally from a seventeen-point deficit to upend upstart East Tennessee State 72-71

Also, one could argue that 1990 Murray State came closest, depending on your point of view, as they took Michigan State to overtime before losing by four, 75-71.

And the Harvard win over Stanford deserves a HUGE asterisk, because Harvard was much better than a 16 seed, as well as due to the fact that two of Stanford's starters were injured, which, in a men's bracket, would've cost them their seeding because seeding is universally represented by the product put on the floor in the men's game. It was, in retrospect, more of a traditional 14 vs 3 matchup.

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