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Two champs in 5 years: How the Buffalo survivors fared

There's a one in eight chance that a city hosting first-weekend NCAA Tournament games will prove the starting point for the eventual national champion. Buffalo has defied the odds. The Queen City has hosted first-weekend games on five occasions and twice seen the national champion emerge from the fray.

Here's how the Buffalo survivors have fared moving forward:

2000
Oklahoma State defeated Seton Hall, 68-66, in Sweet Sixteen; lost to Florida, 77-65, in Elite Eight.
Seton Hall lost to Oklahoma State, 68-66, in Sweet Sixteen.

2004

Saint Joseph’s defeated Wake Forest, 84-80, in Sweet Sixteen; lost to Oklahoma State, 64-62, in Elite Eight.
UConn defeated Vanderbilt, 73-60, in Sweet Sixteen, defeated Alabama, 87-71, in Elite Eight; defeated Duke, 79-78, in semifinals; defeated Georgia Tech, 82-73, for the national championship.

2007

Pitt lost to UCLA, 64-55, in Sweet Sixteen.
Butler lost to Florida, 65-57, in Sweet Sixteen.

2010

Syracuse lost to Butler, 63-59, in Sweet Sixteen.
West Virginia defeated Washington, 69-56, in Sweet Sixteen; defeated Kentucky, 73-66, in Elite Eight; lost to Duke, 78-57, in semifinals.

2014

Dayton defeated Stanford, 82-72, in Sweet Sixteen; lost to Florida, 62-52, in Elite Eight.
UConn defeated Iowa State, 81-76, in Sweet Sixteen; defeated Michigan State, 60-54, in Elite Eight; defeated Florida, 63-53, in semifinals; defeated Kentucky, 60-54, for the national championship.

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