Fans of the program know that the biggest disappointment was the 1993 season. We were a four seed upset by thirteen seed Southern University (SU's greatest tournament win ever). A tournament that's memorable in the worst kind of way.
Tech's lowest seedings ever have been the two most recent tournaments as a 10 seed (2007 & 2010). I took the liberty of graphing Tech's seeding compared to its finish in the tournament over the past 15 berths to the NCAA tournament. You should see a nice little trend following the idea that the higher the seed, the more we should expect from our tournament run.
Based on previous seedings, we exceeded expectations in 3 seasons, failed to meet expectations in 9 seasons, and met expectations in 3 seasons. So goes the nature of the tournament. As a 10 seed, we are in the 38.5% percentile range (the dumb kid range of the ITBS). Based on Tech's history (which is a very small domain), we shouldn't expect to get out of the first round. A win against OK State would be a victory based purely on Tech's historical seeding performance.