The dreaded 5-12 matchup

The 12-over-5 has been the most common of ‘high-seed over low-seed’ upsets since the men’s tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 with 12-seeds prevailing 50 out of 140 tries according to, equating to a 35.7 percent success rate for potential spoilers. (From

Only four teams seeded lower than the No. 3 seed line have ever won the national title: one 4 seed (Arizona in 1997), one 6 seed (Kansas in 1988), one seven seed (UConn in 2014) and one 8 seed (Villanova in 1985). No 5 seed has ever won . Play them and see what happens is all you can do. WPS

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