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NCAA Tournament History

NCAA Tournament History Index

All-time NCAA tournament Round of 64 upsets

Teams seeded 13th or lower in the NCAA tournament have been first- or second-round "giant killers" 47 times since the field was expanded to 64 teams. Of those surprises, 35 have been decided by fewer than 6 points or in overtime.

Year Winner (Seed) Loser (Seed) Score
2012 Leghigh (15) Duke (2) 75-70
2012 Norfolk State (15) Missouri (2) 86-84
2012 Ohio (13) Michigan (4) 65-60
2011 Morehead State (13) Louisville (4) 62-61
2010 Ohio (14) Georgetown (3) 97-83
2010 Murray State (13) Vanderbilt (4) 66-65
2009 Cleveland State (13) Wake Forest (4) 84-69
2008 Siena (13) Vanderbilt (4) 83-62
2008 San Diego (13) Connecticut (4) 70-69 (OT)
2006 Northwestern State (14) Iowa (3) 64-63
2006 Bradley (13) Kansas (4) 77-73
2005 Bucknell (14) Kansas (3) 64-63
2005 Vermont (13) Syracuse (4) 60-57
2003 Tulsa (13) Dayton (4) 84-71
2002 UNC-Wilmington (13) USC (4) 93-89 (OT)
2001 Kent State (13) Indiana (4) 77-73
2001 Hampton (15) Iowa State (2) 58-57
2001 Indiana State (13) Oklahoma (4) 70-68
1999 Weber State (14) North Carolina (3) 76-74
1999 Oklahoma (13) Arizona (4) 61-60
1998 Richmond (14) South Carolina (3) 62-61
1998 Valparaiso (13) Mississippi (4) 70-69
1998 SW Missouri State (13) Clemson (4) 65-60
1997 Coppin State (15) South Carolina (2) 78-65
1997 Tennessee-Chattanooga (14) Georgia (3) 73-70
1996 Princeton (13) UCLA (4) 43-41
1995 Weber State (14) Michigan State (3) 79-72
1995 Old Dominion (14) Villanova (3) 89-81 (3OT)
1995 Manhattan (13) Oklahoma (4) 77-67
1993 Santa Clara (15) Arizona (2) 64-61
1993 Southern (13) Georgia Tech (4) 93-78
1992 East Tennessee State (14) Arizona (3) 87-80
1992 SW Louisiana (13) Oklahoma (4) 87-83
1991 Richmond (15) Syracuse(2) 73-69
1991 Xavier (14) Nebraska (3) 89-84
1991 Penn State (13) UCLA (4) 74-69
1990 Northern Iowa (14) Missouri (3) 74-71
1989 Siena (14) Stanford (3) 80-78
1989 Middle Tennessee State (13) Florida State (4) 97-83
1988 Murray State (14) North Carolina St. (3) 78-75
1988 Richmond (13) Indiana (4) 72-69
1987 Austin Peay (14) Illinois (3) 68-67
1987 Xavier (13) Missouri (4) 70-69
1987 SW Missouri State (13) Clemson (4) 65-60
1986 Cleveland State (14) Indiana (3) 83-79
1986 Ark.-Little Rock (14) Notre Dame (3) 90-83
1985 Navy (13) Louisiana State (4) 78-55