During the 1966 NCAA tournament, which Texas Western won, seeding was not used. The process of seeding teams didn't begin until the 1978 NCAA tournament.
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.
The Kentucky Wildcats won the NCAA basketball tournament in 1948.
1939 (Oregon was the winner of an 8-team tournament)
The first NCAA Basketball Tournament was held in 1939.
The first national basketball tournament was the National Invitational Tournament, the NIT. It preceded the start of the NCAA tourney. The first year of the NCAA Basketball Tournament was 1939.
UNC was a number 1 seed in the 2009 NCAA basketball tournament.
No, Illinois has never won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
The NCAA basketball tournament
the first womens basketball tournament was in 1905
Michigan was a #3 seed when they won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 1989.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament went to 64 teams in 1985.