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.
Never before 2018. 16 seeds have never won a game against 1 seeds. There have been close calls:
Georgetown beat Princeton's 50-49 in 1989
Oklahoma beat Eastern Tennessee State University (ETSU) 72-71 in 1989
Michigan State beat Murray State's 75-71 in overtime in 1990
Purdue beat Western Carolina's 73-71 in 1996.
Meanwhile, 15 seeds are 4-96 against 2 seeds:
Richmond beat Syracuse 73-69 in 1991
Coppin State beat USC 78-65 in 1997
Hampton beat Iowa State 58-57 in 2001 (All of the above answered by The WikiAnswers® Community)
Until it happened in 2018 when the University of Maryland - Baltimore County (16th seed in the South) beat the University of Virginia (1st seed in the South) by a score of 74 - 54.
Nope, In the history of March madness a one see has never lost in the first round.
ETSU got beat as a 16 seed by Oklahoma in 1989
No, Illinois has never won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
No they have not.
No. The Drexel Dragons men's basketball team made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 1996 but were defeated by Syracuse.
Marquette was the #16 seed in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament in 1977. They advanced and won the championship. They were also the only team to ever beat all 4 #1 seeds during the ncaa tournament.
Which mens basketball team has made the most NCAA tournament appearances without winning a championship?Notre Dame
yes in 1993 they lost horribly to Louisville
no but they do have the most maac tournament titles
Villanova was an eighth seed in 1985.
16 seed, beat duke last year