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Curse of Double-Digit Seed Continues to Haunt Hoyas

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Curse of Double-Digit Seed Haunts Hoyas

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The second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament produced some notable upsets, particularly No. 15 seeds Norfolk State and Lehigh upending second-seeded Missouri and Duke within hours of each other Friday.

There was technically another upset Sunday when the 11th-seeded North Carolina State Wolfpack defeated the third-seeded Georgetown Hoyas, 66-63, but considering Georgetown's recent ineptitude against double-digit seeds, it really is not as surprising as it seems.

2012 (No. 3 seed): Lost to No. 11 N.C. State 66-63 in third round.

2011 (No. 6 seed): Lost to No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth 74-56 in second round.

2010 (No. 3 seed): Lost to No, 14 Ohio 97-83 in first round.

2008 (No. 2 seed): Lost to No. 10 Davidson 74-70 in second round.

The Hoyas have also not advanced past the first weekend of the tournament since 2007, when they ultimately fell to Ohio State in the Final Four.

Hoya Saxa? Not Georgetown.


Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.

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