Beware the double digits!

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 by Travis Cody in
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Last year, 6 double digit seeds won games in the round of 64.  Four of them advanced to the round of 16.  One of them, VCU, made it all the way to the Final Four.  Last year's championship game featured 8 seed Butler.

This year, 9 double digit seeds won in the round of 64.  That included a couple of 15s and a 13.  Usually a 12 will beat a 5, and this year we had 2 of those.  But only 3 of the double digits will advance to the round of 16.  The lowest seed remaining otherwise is a 7.

Beware the double digits. 


Cue that theme music!  DWTS premiers tonight on ABC!  Here's a quick reminder of our celebrities and their partners.

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff

Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus

Jack Wanger and Anna Trebunskaya

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough

Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani

Melissa Gilbert and Maks Chmerkovskiy

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

William Levy and Cheryl Burke


8 comments:

  1. Murgatroyd... that's such a fun name, isn't it?

    I may have to watch this year... Gladys Knight looks fabulous! Wow! Martina Navratilova is another blast from the past and Melissa Gilbert? 3 good reasons for me to tune in and check them out.

  1. Jamie says:

    Saw this on twitter and immediately knew you had a kindred spirit in England:

    "Don't worry, the spider is smaller than you"... "Yeah.. So is a grenade.” -.-"

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Can't wait to hear how Martina does!

  1. Barb: I think it's going to be a good one. Of course, I always think that!

    Jamie: "Size matters not. Judge me by my size, do you?" Master Yoda.

    Akelamalu: As a tennis player, I suspect she'll have good footwork.

  1. Melissa Gilbert like I've never seen her before. :)

  1. Jean says:

    LOL @ Jamie's NCLEM comment. Amen.

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I will try to watch as much as I can. I have The Voice, too :)

  1. Jamie says:

    Just saw an early tweet that says Katharine Jenkins was phenomenal in her first dance.