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1 vs. 16 usually lopsided in NCAA tourney

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The NCAA tournament is full of upsets in every matchup - except for No. 1 vs. No. 16.

The top-seeded teams are 100-0 vs. the 16th seeds since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. This year's possible 1 & doners are Lehigh, East Tennessee State, Vermont and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Top seeds Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse and Duke are trying to preserve that perfect record.

Sometimes, No. 16 comes close. No. 1 Georgetown held on to beat No. 16 Princeton 50-49 in 1989 in a game in Providence, R.I.

This year's Syracuse-Vermont game offers an intriguing chance at an upset. The 14th-seeded Catamounts stunned the No. 3 Orange in 2005 in the first round of the tournament.

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