The No. 10 seed Miami Hurricanes have never been to an Elite Eight before now, even going back to the teams of Rick Barry in the 1960’s. The program was suspended for 15 years between 1971 and 1985, and didn’t win a game in March Madness as a program until 1999.
Of course for the No. 15 Saint Peter’s Peacocks, it’s so far beyond house money the term can’t even begin to describe what’s happening. They are the first No. 15 seed to reach the Elite Eight, the first team below a No. 12 to ever get this far, and they are looking to become the first team below a No. 11 to reach the Final Four. The Peacocks have been playing Division I basketball since 1965, and had never won a tournament game until eight days ago. Now they’ve won three, with victories over the No. 2, No. 7, and No. 3 seed in the East Region.
We’ll be tracking all the double-digit seeds as they look to make some noise in the Big Dance. Does the dream die here or will these teams continue to upend brackets across the country? Here are the teams that have advanced past the Sweet 16 in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.