Villanova was the lowest seed to win the tournament as an 8 seed in 1985.
8 Seed Villanova in 1985
8th, the lowest seed to win it all
8 seeded Vilanova in 1985
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7th NC State
The lowest seed to ever win a game in the tournament was a 16th seed; 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.
Since seeding was added as a component of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 1979, the lowest-seeded team to win the championship was Villanova, whichwas a #8 seed in 1985.
Since the seeding system was introduced in 1979, the lowest seed to win the NCAA men's basketball tournament was 8th-seeded Villanova in 1985.