Has a 15 seed ever made the Final Four of the NCAA tournament?
All eyes are on the Elite Eight battle between Saint Peter’s and UNC, as the underdog Peacocks aim to continue their unbelievable winning streak.
The biggest story in this year’s March Madness is undoubtedly the magical Cinderella run of the Saint Peter’s Peacocks.
After defeating NCAA blue blood and No. 2 seed Kentucky in the opening round, they proceeded to beat No. 7 Murray State to make it to Sweet Sixteen. On National Peacock Day, they beat No. 3 seed Purdue, the team considered to have the best offense.
Has a 15 seed ever reached the Final Four?
Saint Peter’s is now scheduled to battle No. 8 seed North Carolina in the Elite Eight, and are hoping to extend their winning streak to reach the Final Four. Has a 15th-seeded team ever achieved this feat in the past?
Saint Peter’s is poised to make even more history in their game against UNC, because no team of their level has ever reached that far. If the Peacocks prevail over North Carolina, they will become the first 15th-seeded team to make it to the Final Four.
The lowest seed to make the Final Four
The lowest seed to make a Final Four appearance since the NCAA tournament expanded to include 64 teams in 1985 has been an 11th seed.
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Five 11th-seeded teams reached the semi-finals, the first being LSU in 1986. George Mason accomplished it in 2006, VCU in 2011, Loyola-Chicago in 2018, and UCLA just last year.
The game between Saint Peter’s and UNC will determine whether the Peacocks’ grit, determination, and solid teamwork will prevail, or if the clock will finally strike midnight for the Cinderella team.