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Tough games for top seeds in tournament

In 35 NCAA Tournaments, the No. 1 seed has won the lacrosse title 15 times, but by scheduling Virginia to play Notre Dame in the first round, the selection committee made it tough for the Cavaliers to become the 16th top seed to win a title.

Updated: May 10, 2006, 5:13 PM ET
By Quint Kessenich | Special to ESPN.com

Entering last weekend, there were two slots open in the NCAA Tournament. Every bubble team -- except for Notre Dame -- lost last weekend. Colgate got steamrolled by Syracuse. Loyola fell to Hopkins on a controversial call. Towson slipped up against Delaware and then the Blue Hens couldn't get past Hofstra. Penn State lost a tight one to Georgetown. Army got blown out by Ohio State. Harvard lost to Dartmouth in three overtime periods. Albany lost to UMBC in the America East Final. They all failed ...

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