The Washington Times - March 20, 2009, 10:09AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – If you’re going to be in the scrum between a No. 7 seed and a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament, you definitely want to be a No. 10 seed.

Since 1985:

SEE RELATED:


No. 7 seeds are 18-42 in the second round.

No. 8 seeds are 9-35 in the second round.

No. 9 seeds are 3-49 in the second round.

No. 10 seeds are 18-18 in the second round.

Wow.

Figured a list of 10 seeds that advanced to the Sweet 16 might be a pretty solid chart. So onward to the full rundown of barely double-digit seeds Maryland is hoping to join tomorrow when it meets Memphis.

1979: No. 10 St. John’s 80, No. 2 Duke 78

1980: No. 10 Lamar 81, No. 2 Oregon State 77

1983: No. 10 Utah 67, No. 2 UCLA 61

1984: No. 10 Dayton 89, No. 2 Oklahoma 85

1987: No. 10 Louisiana State 72, No. 2 Temple 62

1990: No. 10 Texas 73, No. 2 Purdue 72

1991: No. 10 Temple 77, No. 15 Richmond 64

1994: No. 10 Maryland 95, No. 2 Massachusetts 87

1997: No. 10 Providence 98, No. 2 Duke 87
1997: No. 10 Texas 82, No. 15 Coppin State 81

1998: No. 10 West Virginia 75, No. 2 Cincinnati 74

1999: No. 10 Purdue 73, No. 2 Miami 63
1999: No. 10 Miami (Ohio) 66, No. 2 Utah 58
1999: No. 10 Gonzaga 82, No. 2 Stanford 64

2000: No. 10 Gonzaga 82, No. 2 St. John’s 76
2000: No. 10 Seton Hall 67, No. 2 Temple 65 (OT)

2001: No. 10 Georgetown 76, No. 15 Hampton 57

2002: No. 10 Kent State 71, No. 2 Alabama 58

2003: No. 10 Auburn 68, No. 2 Wake Forest 62

2004: No. 10 Nevada 91, No. 2 Gonzaga 72

2005: No. 10 N.C. State 65, No. 2 Connecticut 62

2008: No. 10 Davidson 74, No. 2 Georgetown 70

Patrick Stevens