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March Madness Seeds: 5 vs 12

Only once in the past 13 March Madness tournaments have the No. 5 seeds shut out the 12 seeds and that was back in 2007.

Most years, a pair of 12 seeds upset their neighbors at No. 5 in the bracket. And last year was no different, with three No. 12 seeds winning outright to continue this hazardous pairing which busts many brackets.

Mississippi, Cal and Oregon all won as 12 seeds. All four games in 2013 played UNDER the total as well.

A year earlier, it was South Florida and VCU each pulling the upsets.

In the past 22 battles of 5 vs 12, the underdogs are 15-7 ATS, according to our March Madness database.

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However, 12 seeds seldom advance deep into the tournament. Only one team has made the Elite Eight (Missouri back in 2002). Saint Louis was upset as a 5 seed last year and they are seeded fifth again vs the NC State vs Xavier winner.

Check out the full list of 5 vs 12 seed matchups dating back to 2001, a matchup full of March Madness upsets. And watch for point spreads and totals on every NCAA hoops game every day.

Also see 1 vs 16 stats, 2 vs 15 stats, 3 vs 14 stats, 4 vs 13 stats, 5 vs 12 stats, 6 vs 11 stats, 7 vs 10 stats and 8 vs 9 stats.

12 Seed Score 5 Seed Score Date ATSWin WinSeed ATSWin
Oklahoma State 55 Oregon 68 2013-03-21 Oregon 12 12
UNLV 61 California 64 2013-03-21 Cal 12 12
VCU 88 Akron 42 2013-03-21 VCU 5 5
Wisconsin 46 Mississippi 57 2013-03-22 Ole Miss 12 12
Temple 44 South Florida 58 2012-03-16 South Florida 12 12
Wichita State 59 Virginia Commonwealth 62 2012-03-15 Virginia Commonwealth 12 12
Vanderbilt 79 Harvard 70 2012-03-15 Vanderbilt 5 5
New Mexico 75 Long Beach State 68 2012-03-15 New Mexico 5 5
Arizona 77 Memphis 75 2011-03-18 Memphis 5 12
Kansas State 73 Utah State 68 2011-03-17 Kansas State 5 5
Vanderbilt 66 Richmond 69 2011-03-17 Richmond 12 12
West Virginia 84 Clemson 76 2011-03-17 West Virginia 5 5
Michigan State 70 New Mexico State 67 2010-03-19 New Mexico State 5 12
Texas A&M 69 Utah State 53 2010-03-19 Texas A&M 5 5
Temple 65 Cornell 78 2010-03-19 Cornell 12 12
Butler 77 Texas El Paso 59 2010-03-18 Butler 5 5
Florida State 59 Wisconsin 61 2009-03-20 Wisconsin 12 12
Utah 71 Arizona 84 2009-03-20 Arizona 12 12
Illinois 72 Western Kentucky 76 2009-03-19 Western Kentucky 12 12
Purdue 61 Northern Iowa 56 2009-03-19 Northern Iowa 5 12
Clemson 69 Villanova 75 2008-03-21 Villanova 12 12
Drake 99 Western Kentucky 101 2008-03-21 Western Kentucky 12 12
Notre Dame 68 George Mason 50 2008-03-20 Notre Dame 5 5
Michigan State 72 Temple 61 2008-03-20 Michigan State 5 5
USC 77 Arkansas 60 2007-03-16 USC 5 5
Virginia Tech 54 Illinois 52 2007-03-16 Illinois 5 12
Tennessee 121 Long Beach State 86 2007-03-16 Tennessee 5 5
Butler 57 Old Dominion 46 2007-03-15 Butler 5 5
Pittsburgh 79 Kent State 64 2006-03-17 Pittsburgh 5 5
Washington 75 Utah State 61 2006-03-16 Washington 5 5
Syracuse 58 Texas A&M 66 2006-03-16 Texas A&M 12 12
Nevada 79 Montana 87 2006-03-16 Montana 12 12
Michigan State 89 Old Dominion 81 2005-03-18 Michigan State 5 5
Georgia Tech 80 George Washington 68 2005-03-18 Georgia Tech 5 5
Villanova 55 New Mexico 47 2005-03-18 Villanova 5 5
Alabama 73 Wisc-Milwaukee 83 2005-03-17 Wisc-Milwaukee 12 12
Providence 58 Pacific 66 2004-03-19 Pacific 12 12
Illinois 72 Murray State 53 2004-03-19 Illinois 5 5
Syracuse 80 BYU 75 2004-03-18 Syracuse 5 5
Florida 60 Manhattan 75 2004-03-18 Manhattan 12 12
Mississippi State 46 Butler 47 2003-03-21 Butler 12 12
Notre Dame 70 Wisc-Milwaukee 69 2003-03-20 Wisc-Milwaukee 5 12
Connecticut 58 BYU 53 2003-03-20 Connecticut 5 5
Wisconsin 81 Weber State 74 2003-03-20 Wisconsin 5 5
Florida 82 Creighton 83 2002-03-15 Creighton 12 12
Miami 80 Missouri 93 2002-03-14 Missouri 12 12
Indiana 75 Utah 56 2002-03-14 Indiana 5 5
Marquette 69 Tulsa 71 2002-03-14 Tulsa 12 12
Syracuse 79 Hawaii 69 2001-03-16 Syracuse 5 5
Virginia 85 Gonzaga 86 2001-03-16 Gonzaga 12 12
Ohio State 68 Utah State 77 2001-03-15 Utah State 12 12
Cincinnati 84 BYU 59 2001-03-15 Cincinnati 5 5