1985. They beat Georgetown.
In 1985 Villanova won the title as a #8 seed.
8 Seed Villanova in 1985
8th, the lowest seed to win it all
Villanova (#8) in 1985
8 Villanova over Georgetown
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.
That was Villanova, ranked 8th in the Southeast bracket, when they defeated Georgetown, 66-64, to win the NCAA championship in 1985.
Villanova was the lowest seed to win the tournament as an 8 seed in 1985.
vilanova 1988 Kansas was 27-11, winning % of .710 1985 Villanova was 25-10, winning % of .714