2011 NCAA Final Four, #8 seed Butler, facing #11 seed Virginia Commonwealth.
1985 NCAA Final Four, #8 seed Villanova, defeated #1 Georgetown to win the National Championship.
1980 NCAA Final Four, #8 seed UCLA, lost to #2 Louisville in the National Championship game.
As of the 2008 March Madness, that was 2006 when Florida (3 seed), UCLA (2 seed), George Mason (11 seed), and LSU (4 seed) made the Final Four. That also happened in 1980 when Louisville (2 seed), UCLA (8 seed), Purdue (6 seed), and Iowa (5 seed) made the Final Four.
Since the 64 team structure, Virginia made it to the final 4 in 1984 as a number 7 seed.
2011 is the first time
In 2006, George Mason made it as a #11 seed. This is not necessarily the lowest seed of all time to make it to the final four.
They were an 11 seed.
This has never happened. In 2006 and 1980 there were no number 1 seeds, but both years there was one number 2 seed remaining. 2011 was the first year that there was no number 1 or number 2 seeds that made the final four.
There have been three times in NCAA Men's Basketball history that no #1 seed has been in the Final Four. The only three years were 1980, 2006, and 2011 with the following teams included in their separate final fours: 1980: Louisville (#2 seed), Iowa (#5 seed), Purdue (#6 seed), and UCLA (#8 seed) 2006: UCLA (#2 seed), Florida (#3 seed), LSU (#4 seed), and George Mason (#11 seed) 2011: Butler (#8 seed), UConn (#3 seed), VCU (#11 seed), and Kentucky (#4 seed)
I believe that it was #1 UCLA and #2 Michigan.
From 1979 (when seeds were first used) through 2013, the NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Fours that have had at least one #1 seed is 91.4%. Only three times has the Final Four notincluded at least one #1 seed: 1980, 2006 and 2011. The titles in those years were won by a #2 seed, #3 seed and #3 seed respectively.For the record, there has been only one year when all four #1 seeds made it to the Final Four. This was in 2008.
Michigan State is the number 2 seed.
George Mason as the #11 seed in 2006 and LSU as the #11 seed in 1986.
A 16 seed has never defeated a 1 seed, which is their first opponent of the round of 64
Indiana Hoosiers (1976), in 2008 all the #1 seeds made it to the final four
Yes, quite often. The most recent was LSU in 2006. Arizona won the title as a #4 seed in 1997.
Three 11-seeds have made the Final Four in the modern era of the tournament: Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1986, George Mason in 2006, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2011.
Yes, the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is the first one where all four #1 seeds made the Final Four.
In 1985 Villanova won a national championship as an 8 seed beating Georgetown the highest seed ever to win a national championship