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In terms of chaos, this year’s Sweet 16 field is historic

By at least one measure, this is Sweet 16’s most chaotic field to date.

The number of bids for the other 16 teams has risen by 94, the highest since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985. The previous record of 89 was set in 1986.

This year’s regional semifinals include 15th seed Oral Roberts, 12th seed Oregon, 11th seed Syracuse, 11th seed UCLA and 8th seed Loyola Chicago.

Seed No. 1 successfully passed it: Gonzaga, Michigan եյ Baylor. This is the sixth consecutive Sweet 16 match for Gonzaga and the fourth for Michigan, the nation’s two longest active series.

Gonzaga’s coach Mark Fue could appreciate how difficult it was to get out of these first two rounds unharmed.

“There are very good teams there,” said Kcher. “When you play them on the biggest stage, it’s just one game, it’s not a seven-player series, anything can happen. And there are a lot of great coaches out there. You give them enough time to plan such things, they are going to take away your strengths. ”

Here are the other ways to get the most out of the seeds in Sweet 16.

1986 (Sweet 16 seeds total. 89)

In just the second year of the 64-team extended tournament, the Sweet 16 included the eighth seed, the 11th seed LSU, the 12th seed DePaul, and the 14th seed Cleveland. LSU became the first 11 seeds to reach the final four.

The seventh generation Navy, led by David Robinson, advanced to the regional finals.

1990 (Sweet 16 seeds total. 88)

Three double-digit seeds were made by this Sweet 16, 10th seed Texas, 11th seed Loyola Marymount և 12th seed Ball. Loyola moved to the Elite Eight after the death of star Hank Gutters. The Lions scored a record 149 points in the second round, defeating defending champions Michigan. They also allowed 131, the second highest number in the history of the tournament, in the regional final against UNLV.

1999 (Sweet 16 seeds total. 88)

The record five-digit seed in this tournament became the “Sweet 16”, although only the 10th place Gonzaga advanced, losing in the regional final. The other four were the 10th seed Purdue, with the 10th seed in Miami, Ohio. 12th seed in Missouri և 13th seed in Oklahoma.

2000 (Sweet 16 seeds total. 85)

In 2000, two 8 seeds reached the final four. North Carolina և Wisconsin. Gonzaga redesigned the Sweet 16 as 10, և he was there և 10th generation Seton Hall. Only two numbers 1 և one number 2 passed on the first weekend.

2018 (Sweet 16 seeds total. 85)

The Most Seed Virginia was eliminated by the 16th Seed by UMBC, which then lost to the ninth-season Kansas in the Sweet 16. Column 1 of another issue came out when Javier lost to Florida in the second round. Loyola Chicago entered the quarterfinals as 11 seeds, և Syracuse also prepared Sweet 16 – 11.

2013 (Sweet 16 seeds total. 81)

This year, the Gulf Coast became the first 15 seeds to reach the semifinals in the region. The FGCU was joined by 12th seed Oregon և 13th seed La Salle, and the ninth-generation state of Wichita reached the quarterfinals.

2010 (Sweet 16 seeds total: 80)

The Ivy League reached the Sweet 16 with 12th seed Cornell in this tournament, and the ninth-ranked North Iowa also reached it with a memorable Kansas concussion. Saint Mary’s made it 10 and Washington 11.

2011 (Sweet 16 seeds total: 80)

There were four double-digit seeds in this Sweet 16, including the 11th-seeded Virginia Partnership, which ended in the final four. VCU lost to Butler, who finished eighth in the national semifinals. Also included in the regional semifinals were 10th-ranked Florida, 11th seed Market and 12th seed Richmon.


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