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Double Digit Seeds in the Elite Eight

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2001
#11 Temple
Def #6 Texas 79-65
Def #3 Florida 75-54
Def #7 Penn St 84-72

The Owls got to the Elite Eight, but no farther, losing to Mich St 62-69.

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2002
#10 Kent St
Def #7 Okla St 69-61
Def #2 Alabama 71-58
Def #3 Pitt 78-73

The Golden Flash were stopped in the Elite Eight, defeated by #5 Indiana 81-69.

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2006
#11 George Mason
Def #6 Mich St 75-76
Def #3 UNC 80-60
Def #7 Wichita St 63-55

George Mason reached the Final Four, topping #1 U Conn 86-84, but lost in the semi-finals to eventual champion Florida 58-73.

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2008
#10 Davidson
Def #7 Gonzaga 82-76
Def #2 G’town 74-70
Def #3 Wisconson 74-72

Led by Stephen Curry’s awesome shooting & scoring, Davidson reached the Elite Eight, before falling to #1 Kansas 57-59, who went on to win the national title that year.

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2011
#11 Virginia Commonwealth (VCU)

Def #6 G’town 74-56
Def #3 Purdue 94-76
Def #10 Fla St 72-71

VCU reached the Final Four, beating #1 Kansas 71-61, before falling 62-70 to #8 Butler.

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2014
#11 University of Dayton
Def #6 Ohio State 60-59
Def #3 Syracuse 55-53
Def #10 Stanford 82-72

Next up is #1 overall Florida.

Of the 5 double-digit seeds to reach the Elite Eight over the last 14 years, only 2 of them reached the Final Four, and none of them reached the Championship Game.

Will UD make be one of the few to reach the Final Four?
Will UD be the one to reach, and possibly win the Championship?





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