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If you’re looking for a double-digit seed to pick in a first-round upset, and you like learning from history, you should pick No. 10-seed Texas to take down No. 7-seed Nevada in the South region.

Here’s why:

Sometimes, history tells us just as much as the numbers, which is why we’ve looked at the teams with the most first-round success as a double-digit seed. If history is bound to repeat itself, which team might be a good bet as a double-digit seed?

Texas and Gonzaga are the two programs tied with the most first-round wins as a double-digit seed, at five apiece. Richmond, Dayton, Xavier, and VCU each have four such wins of their own.

Those six teams’ combined first-round records as double-digit seeds? 26-21, and of those six, only Xavier has a losing record:

  • Gonzaga, 5-2
  • Texas, 5-2
  • Dayton, 4-2
  • Richmond, 4-4
  • VCU, 4-4
  • Xavier, 4-7

Look at Gonzaga and Texas, with a combined .714 win percentage as double-digit seeds in the first round! That’s abnormally high, especially considering 11-seeds and 12-seeds, the two most upset-prone double-digit seeds, only win games at a .410 rate.

Texas rattled off a streak of three straight seasons winning in the first round as a 10- or 11-seed, from 1995 to 1997, while Gonzaga hasn’t lost as a double-digit seed in the first round since 2007.

In total, 48 different programs have pulled off multiple first-round upsets as double-digit seeds:

TEAM, UPSET WINS

  • Gonzaga, 5
  • Texas, 5
  • Richmond, 4
  • Dayton , 4
  • Xavier, 4
  • VCU, 4
  • Middle Tennessee, 3
  • Tulsa, 3
  • Western Kentucky, 3
  • NC State, 3
  • Stephen F. Austin, 2
  • Georgia State, 2
  • UAB, 2
  • Harvard, 2
  • Ohio, 2
  • Weber State, 2
  • Old Dominion, 2
  • Northern Iowa , 2
  • Siena, 2
  • Murray State, 2
  • Cleveland State, 2
  • Arkansas-Little Rock, 2
  • Manhattan, 2
  • Milwaukee, 2
  • Missouri State, 2
  • DePaul, 2
  • Rhode Island, 2
  • Minnesota, 2
  • Washington, 2
  • Boston College, 2
  • Santa Clara, 2
  • Kent State, 2
  • Villanova, 2
  • Butler, 2
  • Missouri, 2
  • Detroit, 2
  • Florida State, 2
  • Miami (OH), 2
  • George Washington, 2
  • USC, 2
  • Wichita State, 2
  • Temple, 2
  • Tulane, 2
  • Loyola Marymount, 2
  • LSU, 2
  • Auburn, 2
  • Maryland, 2
  • Purdue, 2

Of these 48 teams, there are five in this year’s bracket, and the following are in as double-digit seeds: No. 10 Texas vs. No. 7 Nevada, No. 14 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 15 Georgia State vs. No. 2 Cincinnati, No. 12 Murray State vs. No. 5 West Virginia, and No. 10 Butler vs. No. 7 Arkansas. If you’d like to rely on history when picking your first-round double-digit upset, those are your choices.

Their combined records as double-digit seeds is a serviceable 13-17, in this order:

  • Texas, 5-2
  • Georgia State, 2-1
  • Stephen F. Austin, 2-2
  • Butler, 2-3
  • Murray State, 2-9

If you take out Murray State, which has a long history of double-digit seeding, the other four teams have an 11-8 record, so you’re picking with history on your side.

Texas, considering the nature of the 10-7 matchup and the Longhorns’ history with a double-digit seed, would seem to be the best option at the moment.

But if you’re looking for another choice, how about Georgia State? The Panthers are 2-3 all-time in the tournament, and while it’ll be tough to pick against a strong Cincinnati team, eight 15-seeds have won since 1985, so it’s doable.

In any case, there’s no such thing as a proven way to make the right pick. Upsets are always a little risky – but that’s the fun, right?

This story originally appeared on NCAA.com.