Miami Hurricanes number 10 and Saint Peter’s Peacocks number 15 could be the next double-digit seeds in March Madness to reach the Finals.
It doesn’t happen all the time, but it did happen a bit more recently during March Madness.
While it’s extremely rare for a double-digit seed to cut the net and make it to the Quarterfinals, both No 10 Miami Hurricanes and No 15 Saint Peter’s Peacocks have the potential to do so if they beat a team. green college basket. -blood in Elite Eight. No. 10 Miami will face No. 1 Kansas on Sunday afternoon, while No. 15 of Saint Peters faces No. 8 North Carolina at prime time.
Can Miami or Saint Peter’s cut the grid, how many double-digit seeds have made it to the Finals before?
How many double-digit seeds made it to the Quarterfinals?
Going into the 2022 NCAA Tournament, six teams made it to the Finals as double-digit seeds (number 10 or worse). While the process of classifying seeding teams first began in 1979, it wasn’t until 1986 that the 11th LSU Tigers made history. Fate has it, it takes 20 years for a two-two seed to be able to cut the net. The second team was the 2006 George Mason Patriots.
The head coach of that 2006 George Mason team was none other than current Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga. Five years later, the VCU Rams in 2011 became the 11th seed. Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse Orange came in as the 10th seed in 2016. Porter Moser’s Loyola Ramblers 11 knocked the net in 2018. Last year saw Mick Cronin’s UCLA Bruins reach the Finals as the 11th seed.
Double-digit seed in Last Four
- LSU No. 11 1986
- George Mason No. 11, 2006
- VCU No. 11 in 2011
- Number 10 Syracuse 2016
- No. 11 Loyola Chicago in 2018
- No. 11 UCLA in 2021
So far, no team ranked below 11 has ever beaten the net. Of the six double-digit seeds that made it to the national semi-finals, none of them have ever played for the national championship. This is why teams like Miami and Saint Peter’s have so much to offer in their Elite Eight games. They are not only a part of history but also have the opportunity to make their own mark.
This happens more often than not because of the one-and-done nature of college basketball.
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