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Lowest seeds to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament

With its win Sunday, No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast became the lowest seeded team to reach Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament history. Here's a look back at each team seeded 13th or lower to advance to the regional semifinals.
(Note: No. 14 Chattanooga from 1997 not pictured.)


Bryan Trimble Jr. of the St. John's Red St. John's vs. Villanova Head coach Chris Mullin of the St. John's SJU's Mullin, Georgetown's Ewing rekindle rivalry at MSG Bashir Ahmed #1 of the St. John's Red St. John's vs. DePaul Hofstra's Eli Pemberton moves downcourt against James Madison Hofstra vs. James Madison Stony Brook Seawolves guard Andrew Garcia (23) drives Stony Brook vs. Maine Stony Brook guard Jaron Cornish #0 defends against Stony Brook vs. Norfolk Bashir Ahmed #1 of St. John's attempts a St. John's vs. Providence Hofstra guard Kenny Wormley (2) drives on Villanova Hofstra vs. No. 1 Villanova Hofstra Pride guard Eli Pemberton (5) drives past Hofstra vs. Manhattan Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, talks to Auriemma earns 1,000th career win North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell is greeted by All-time winningest men's and women's college basketball coaches Hofstra forward Hunter Sabety #33 blocks a shot Stony Brook vs. Hofstra Arizona State guard Tra Holder, left, drives to Basketball Hall of Fame Classic: St. John's vs. Arizona State Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer (2) reacts after dunking Jimmy V Classic: Syracuse vs. UConn Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins passes the ball against Jimmy V Classic: No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 12 Gonzaga Stony Brook's UC Iroegbu goes against LIU Brooklyn's Stony Brook vs. LIU Brooklyn Stony Brook guard Akwasi Yeboah sinks a shot Stony Brook vs. St. Francis Amar Alibegovic of the St. John's Red Storm St. John's vs. Sacred Heart