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THE INSIDE TRACK

Planting the Seeds

March 20, 2001

Schools seeded ninth or lower in the NCAA basketball tournament that have advanced to the regional semifinals since 1979 when the NCAA began seeding all teams:

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1979 Pennsylvania (9**), St. John's (10*) 1980 Lamar (10) 1981 St. Joseph's (9*) 1983 Utah (10) 1984 Dayton (10*) 1985 Auburn (11), Boston College (11), Kentucky (12) 1986 Louisiana State (11**), DePaul (12), Cleveland State (14) 1987 Louisiana State (10*), Wyoming (12) 1988 Rhode Island (11), Richmond (13) 1989 Minnesota (11) 1990 Texas (10*), Loyola Marymount (11*), Ball State (12) 1991 Temple (10*), Connecticut (11), Eastern Michigan (12) 1992 Texas El Paso (9), New Mexico State (12) 1993 George Washington (12) 1994 Boston College (9*), Maryland (10), Tulsa (12) 1996 Arkansas (12) 1997 Providence (10*), Texas (10), Chattanooga (14) 1998 West Virginia (10), Washington (11), Valparaiso (13) 1999 Gonzaga (10*), Purdue (10), Miami of Ohio (10), SW Missouri St. (12), Oklahoma (13) 2000 Gonzaga (10), Seton Hall (10) 2001 Georgetown (10), Temple (11), Gonzaga (12)

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* reached regional final. ** reached Final Four

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