Sixteen things that you didn't know about this year's Sweet 16
The other three tournaments where a No. 1 seed lost in the second round: In 2004, UAB upset Kentucky and Alabama upset Stanford in the round of 32; UCLA knocked off Cincinnati in 2002; and in 2000, North Carolina and Wisconsin upset Stanford and Arizona, respectively.
In the 2000 tournament, No. 7 Temple, No. 10 Seton Hall and No. 10 Gonzaga all made the Sweet 16. Three 10 seeds had made the 1999 NCAA tournament as well, with Purdue, Gonzaga and Miami (Ohio) all advancing. In 2002, 2007 and 2010, only one No. 2 seed failed to advance.
Most people remember the 1998 Valparaiso team for the miracle shot that Bryce Drew hit to beat No. 4 seed Ole Miss in the first round. Most forget that Valpo beat Florida State two days later to advance to the Sweet 16, where it lost to Rhode Island. No 13 seed has ever made the Elite 8.
New Mexico was the last chance for the left side of our country, and they went down to Louisville on Saturday night. The westernmost team still dancing is Baylor, which is located in the eastern half of Texas.
In fact, this is the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 that we will be heading to the Sweet 16 without a single game having been decided in overtime.
That's not to say every other coach was a McDonald's All-American. Jim Boeheim started as a walk-on at Syracuse. Roy Williams played JV at North Carolina. Tom Izzo, John Calipari and John Groce played Division II ball, while Bo Ryan played for a Division III team.