When was the last time a No. 15 seed won in March Madness?


Thursday, March 16 marks the fifth anniversary of the one victory by a males’s 16 seed in a non-play-in NCAA event sport.College of Maryland Baltimore County not solely upset top-seeded Virginia, it disposed of the Cavs in a style that many of the earlier 132 prime seeds had eradicated 16 seeds. The sport was tied 21-21 at halftime, however UMBC — behind 23 second-half factors by Jairus Lyles — dominated the ultimate 20 minutes in a 74-54 rout, Virginia’s most lopsided lack of the season.The Retrievers almost didn’t attain the event in any respect, needing a last-second three-pointer by Lyles to defeat Vermont within the America East championship sport. UMBC would fall to Kansas State within the second spherical of the Dance 50-43. The Retrievers stay the one 16 seed to win a non-play-in event sport.There have been a handful of near-upsets of prime seeds within the opening spherical, most notably in 1989, when Princeton and East Tennessee State each misplaced by a degree within the opening spherical, to Georgetown and Oklahoma, respectively. A 12 months later, Murray State pushed Michigan State to extra time, finally shedding 75-71.The 15 seed has loved barely extra luck within the opening spherical for the reason that event went to a 64-team subject in 1985, successful 9 occasions, most just lately final 12 months, when St. Peter’s beat Kentucky 85-79.UMBC wasn’t the primary 16 seed to win an NCAA event sport. In 1998, the Harvard girls’s basketball staff shocked Stanford 71-67 within the opening spherical. The Crimson stay the one girls’s staff to have pulled off the 16-1 upset.