Farthest an 11-Seed Has Gone in March Madness

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No. 11 seed George Mason's 2006 run to the Final Four was a legendary tournament event.
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BetMGM @BETMGM Feb 27, 2023, 10:09 PM

An 11-seed has made it to the Final Four a whopping five times. It is the lowest seed to ever make the Final Four.

Four of the five No. 11 seeds have made it during the 21st century: George Mason (2006), VCU (2011), Loyola Chicago (2018) and UCLA (2021). 

LSU also made the Final Four as a No. 11 seed in 1986. 

George Mason, VCU and Loyola Chicago all earned legendary status as mid-major squads that went on improbably epic tournament runs. 

VCU, in particular, was a huge shock, as the Rams advanced to the national semifinals after being bracketed in the First Four, during the first year that the tournament had expanded out to 68 teams.


High Water Marks for other NCAA Tournament seeds: No. 10 Seed | No. 12 Seed | No. 13 Seed | No. 14 Seed | No. 15 Seed | No. 16 Seed

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