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UConn, Kentucky wearing Cinderella’s slippers at this year’s Final Four

UConn, Kentucky wearing Cinderella’s slippers at this year’s Final Four

Hyped by on April 5, 2014 Website: www.statsontapp.com

For only the third time since 1979 (when the NCAA when to a seeded format in its mens basketball tournament) two teams seeded seventh or lower have made it to the Final Four. Seventh seed UConn and eighth seed Kentucky become the third set of teams seeded seventh or lower to both make the Final Four. The other two instances:

2011: Butler (8th seed) and VCU (11th seed)

2000: North Carolina (8th seed) and Wisconsin (8th seed)

Of the four teams above, only Butler was able to make it to the championship game.

Kentucky, as a #8 seed, becomes the 11th team since 1979 to make it to the Final Four as an eighth seed or worse. The others:

8th seeds to make Final Four: UCLA (1980), Villanova (1985), North Carolina (2000), Wisconsin (2000), Butler (2011)
9th seeds to make Final Four: Penn (1979), Wichita State (2013)
11th seeds to make Final Four: LSU (1986), George Mason (2006), VCU (2011)

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