Villanova was the lowest seed to win the tournament as an 8 seed in 1985.
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.
8 Seed Villanova in 1985
No. No 16th seed has every won the tournament or even won their first game. The lowest seed to ever win the championship is a #8 seed.
8th, the lowest seed to win it all
8 seeded Vilanova in 1985
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The lowest seed to ever win a NCAA basketball title was Villanova, ranked seed #8. They won the tournament in 1985. Lower seeds have made it to the Final Four (George Mason and Louisiana State, ranked 11th, made it in 2006 and 1986 respectively) but never won. UCLA in 1980 was ranked 48th and made it to the championship game.
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.
A #1 seed, of course.
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.
Connecticut in 2004
Villanova was an eighth seed in 1985.
1995 Houston Rockets, a 6th seed.
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.
Villanova. They shocked The one seed Michigan in the second round and go on to beat One seed Geogetown in the final game of the tunament.
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That was Villanova, ranked 8th in the Southeast bracket, when they defeated Georgetown, 66-64, to win the NCAA championship in 1985.