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In 1989 TWO number 16 seeds, Princeton and East Tennessee State, lost by one point. (Princeton lost to Georgetown who ended up losing in the Elite Eight, and ETSU lost to Oklahoma who endeed up making the Sweet 16.)

In 1990 Murray State lost to Michigan State by 4 in Overtime, the first 1-16 game to go to OT. MSU lost in the Sweet 16.

In the Women's Tourney the 1 seed lost ONCE. #16 Princeton beat #1 Stanford 71-67.

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