1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1989 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 64
Finals site Kingdome
Seattle, Washington
Champions Michigan (1st title)
Runner-up Seton Hall (1st title game)
Semifinalists Duke (7th Final Four)
Illinois (4th Final Four)
Winning coach Steve Fisher (1st title)
MOP Glen Rice Michigan
Attendance 613,242
Top scorer Glen Rice Michigan
(184 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1988 1990»

The 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 16, 1989, and ended with the championship game on April 3 in Seattle, Washington. A total of 63 games were played.

Michigan, coached by Steve Fisher, won the national title with an 80–79 overtime victory in the final game over Seton Hall, coached by P.J. Carlesimo. Glen Rice of Michigan set an NCAA tournament record by scoring 184 points in six games and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Just prior to the start of this tournament, Michigan coach Bill Frieder had announced that he would accept the head coaching position at Arizona State University at the end of the season. Michigan athletic director Bo Schembechler promptly fired Frieder and appointed top assistant Fisher as interim coach, stating famously, that "a Michigan man is going to coach a Michigan team."

Two 16-seeded teams came within one point of victory in the first round, and a third came with six points. This tournament was also unusual in that all four 11-seeds advanced out of the first round.

The 1989 Tournament was the second one since 1980, with 1987 being the first, in which the defending national champion did not participate in the tournament. Kansas, winner of the 1988 NCAA title, had been placed on probation for violations committed under former coach Larry Brown's tenure and was barred from the tournament. Brown left Kansas immediately after winning the national championship to return to coaching in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, leaving first-year coach Roy Williams to coach the team. It is the only time the Jayhawks have missed the NCAA tournament between 1984 and 2013. The defending champion would not be left out of the next year's tournament again until 2008.

The tournament was notable for the poor performance of the SEC conference. With traditional stalwart Kentucky missing the postseason after experiencing its first losing season since 1927, none of the five SEC teams represented won its opening round game.

Locations[edit]

First and Second Rounds[edit]

Later Rounds[edit]

Region Site
East East Rutherford, New Jersey (Brendan Byrne Arena)
Midwest Minneapolis, Minnesota (Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome)
Southeast Lexington, Kentucky (Rupp Arena)
West Denver, Colorado (McNichols Sports Arena)
Finals Seattle, Washington (Kingdome)

Teams[edit]

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Georgetown John Thompson Regional Runner-up 2 Duke L 85-77
East 2 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Final Four 3 Seton Hall L 95-78
East 3 Stanford Mike Montgomery Round of 64 14 Siena L 80-78
East 4 Iowa Tom Davis Round of 32 5 North Carolina State L 102-96
East 5 North Carolina State Jim Valvano Sweet Sixteen 1 Georgetown L 69-61
East 6 Kansas State Lon Kruger Round of 64 11 Minnesota L 86-75
East 7 West Virginia Gale Catlett Round of 32 2 Duke L 70-63
East 8 Vanderbilt C. M. Newton Round of 64 9 Notre Dame L 81-65
East 9 Notre Dame Digger Phelps Round of 32 1 Georgetown L 81-74
East 10 Tennessee Don DeVoe Round of 64 7 West Virginia L 84-68
East 11 Minnesota Clem Haskins Sweet Sixteen 2 Duke L 87-70
East 12 South Carolina George Felton Round of 64 5 North Carolina State L 81-66
East 13 Rutgers Bob Wenzel Round of 64 4 Iowa L 87-73
East 14 Siena Mike Deane Round of 32 11 Minnesota L 80-67
East 15 South Carolina State Cy Alexander Round of 64 2 Duke L 90-69
East 16 Princeton Pete Carril Round of 64 1 Georgetown L 50-49
Midwest
Midwest 1 Illinois Lou Henson Final Four 3 Michigan L 83-81
Midwest 2 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Regional Runner-up 1 Illinois L 89-86
Midwest 3 Missouri Norm Stewart Sweet Sixteen 2 Syracuse L 83-80
Midwest 4 Louisville Denny Crum Sweet Sixteen 1 Illinois L 83-69
Midwest 5 Arkansas Nolan Richardson Round of 32 4 Louisville L 93-84
Midwest 6 Georgia Tech Bobby Cremins Round of 64 11 Texas L 76-70
Midwest 7 Florida Norm Sloan Round of 64 10 Colorado State L 68-46
Midwest 8 Pittsburgh Paul Evans Round of 64 9 Ball State L 68-64
Midwest 9 Ball State Rick Majerus Round of 32 1 Illinois L 72-60
Midwest 10 Colorado State Boyd Grant Round of 32 2 Syracuse L 65-50
Midwest 11 Texas Tom Penders Round of 32 3 Missouri L 108-89
Midwest 12 Loyola Marymount Paul Westhead Round of 64 5 Arkansas L 120-101
Midwest 13 Arkansas-Little Rock Mike Newell Round of 64 4 Louisville L 76-71
Midwest 14 Creighton Tony Barone Round of 64 3 Missouri L 85-69
Midwest 15 Bucknell Charlie Woollum Round of 64 2 Syracuse L 104-81
Midwest 16 McNeese State Steve Welch Round of 64 1 Illinois L 77-71
Southeast
Southeast 1 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs Sweet Sixteen 5 Virginia L 86-80
Southeast 2 North Carolina Dean Smith Sweet Sixteen 3 Michigan L 92-87
Southeast 3 Michigan Steve Fisher Champion 3 Seton Hall W 80-79
Southeast 4 Florida State Pat Kennedy Round of 64 13 Middle Tennessee State L 97-83
Southeast 5 Virginia Terry Holland Regional Runner-up 3 Michigan L 102-65
Southeast 6 Alabama Wimp Sanderson Round of 64 11 South Alabama L 86-84
Southeast 7 UCLA Jim Harrick Round of 32 2 North Carolina L 88-81
Southeast 8 La Salle Speedy Morris Round of 64 9 Louisiana Tech L 83-74
Southeast 9 Louisiana Tech Tommy Joe Eagles Round of 32 1 Oklahoma L 124-81
Southeast 10 Iowa State Johnny Orr Round of 64 7 UCLA L 84-74
Southeast 11 South Alabama Ronnie Arrow Round of 32 3 Michigan L 91-82
Southeast 12 Providence Rick Barnes Round of 64 5 Virginia L 100-97
Southeast 13 Middle Tennessee State Bruce Stewart Round of 32 5 Virginia L 104-88
Southeast 14 Xavier Pete Gillen Round of 64 3 Michigan L 92-87
Southeast 15 Southern Ben Jobe Round of 64 2 North Carolina L 93-79
Southeast 16 East Tennessee State Les Robinson Round of 64 1 Oklahoma L 72-71
West
West 1 Arizona Lute Olson Sweet Sixteen 4 UNLV L 68-67
West 2 Indiana Bob Knight Sweet Sixteen 3 Seton Hall L 78-65
West 3 Seton Hall P.J. Carlesimo Runner Up 3 Michigan L 80-79
West 4 UNLV Jerry Tarkanian Regional Runner-up 3 Seton Hall L 84-61
West 5 Memphis State Larry Finch Round of 64 12 DePaul L 66-63
West 6 Oregon State Ralph Miller Round of 64 11 Evansville L 94-90
West 7 UTEP Don Haskins Round of 32 2 Indiana L 92-69
West 8 Saint Mary's Lynn Nance Round of 64 9 Clemson L 83-70
West 9 Clemson Cliff Ellis Round of 32 1 Arizona L 94-68
West 10 LSU Dale Brown Round of 64 7 UTEP L 85-74
West 11 Evansville Jim Crews Round of 32 3 Seton Hall L 87-73
West 12 DePaul Joey Meyer Round of 32 4 UNLV L 85-70
West 13 Idaho Kermit Davis Round of 64 4 UNLV L 68-56
West 14 Southwest Missouri State Charlie Spoonhour Round of 64 3 Seton Hall L 60-51
West 15 George Mason Ernie Nestor Round of 64 2 Indiana L 99-85
West 16 Robert Morris Jarrett Durham Round of 64 1 Arizona L 94-60

Bracket[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period


East Regional - East Rutherford, New Jersey[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Georgetown 50
16 Princeton 49
1 Georgetown 81
Providence
9 Notre Dame 74
8 Vanderbilt 65
9 Notre Dame 81
1 Georgetown 69
5 N.C. State 61
5 N.C. State 81
12 South Carolina 66
5 N.C. State 102
Providence
4 Iowa 96**
4 Iowa 87
13 Rutgers 73
1 Georgetown 77
2 Duke 85
6 Kansas St 75
11 Minnesota 86
11 Minnesota 80
Greensboro
14 Siena 67
3 Stanford 78
14 Siena 80
11 Minnesota 70
2 Duke 87
7 West Virginia 84
10 Tennessee 68
7 West Virginia 63
Greensboro
2 Duke 70
2 Duke 90
15 South Carolina St 69

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Sunday, March 26
#2 Duke Blue Devils 85, #1 Georgetown Hoyas 77
Pts: C. Laettner - 24
Rebs: C. Laettner - 9
Asts: Q. Snyder - 7
Pts: C. Smith - 21
Rebs: S. Jefferson - 7
Asts: D. Bryant - 3
Halftime Score: Georgetown, 40-38
Brendan Byrne Arena - East Rutherford, NJ

West Regional - Denver, Colorado[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Arizona 94
16 Robert Morris 60
1 Arizona 94
Boise
9 Clemson 68
8 St Mary's 70
9 Clemson 83
1 Arizona 67
4 UNLV 68
5 Memphis St. 63
12 DePaul 66
12 DePaul 70
Boise
4 UNLV 85
4 UNLV 68
13 Idaho 56
4 UNLV 61
3 Seton Hall 84
6 Oregon St. 90*
11 Evansville 94
11 Evansville 73
Tucson
3 Seton Hall 87
3 Seton Hall 60
14 Southwest Missouri St. 51
3 Seton Hall 78
2 Indiana 65
7 UTEP 85
10 LSU 74
7 UTEP 69
Tucson
2 Indiana 92
2 Indiana 99
15 George Mason 85

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 25
#3 Seton Hall Pirates 84, #4 UNLV Runnin' Rebels 61
Pts: A. Gaze - 19
Rebs: D. Walker - 15
Asts: G. Greene - 3
Pts: G. Anthony - 16
Rebs: M. Scurry - 14
Asts: G. Anthony - 4
Halftime Score: Seton Hall, 34-30
McNichols Sports Arena - Denver, CO

Southeast Regional - Lexington, Kentucky[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Oklahoma 72
16 East Tennessee St 71
1 Oklahoma 124
Nashville
9 Louisiana Tech 81
8 La Salle 74
9 Louisiana Tech 83
1 Oklahoma 80
5 Virginia 86
5 Virginia 100
12 Providence 97
5 Virginia 104
Nashville
13 Middle Tennessee St 88
4 Florida St 83
13 Middle Tennessee St 97
5 Virginia 65
3 Michigan 102
6 Alabama 84
11 South Alabama 86
11 South Alabama 82
Atlanta
3 Michigan 91
3 Michigan 92
14 Xavier 87
3 Michigan 92
2 North Carolina 87
7 UCLA 84
10 Iowa St 74
7 UCLA 81
Atlanta
2 North Carolina 88
2 North Carolina 93
15 Southern 79

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 25
#3 Michigan Wolverines 102, #5 Virginia Cavaliers 65
Pts: G. Rice - 32
Rebs: L. Vaught - 9
Asts: R. Robinson - 7
Pts: R. Morgan - 15
Rebs: B. Dabbs - 12
Asts: J. Crotty - 7
Halftime Score: Michigan, 44-25
Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY

Midwest Regional - Minneapolis, Minnesota[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Illinois 77
16 McNeese St 71
1 Illinois 72
Indianapolis
9 Ball St 60
8 Pittsburgh 64
9 Ball St 68
1 Illinois 83
4 Louisville 69
5 Arkansas 120
12 Loyola Marymount 101
5 Arkansas 84
Indianapolis
4 Louisville 93
4 Louisville 76
13 Arkansas Little Rock 71
1 Illinois 89
2 Syracuse 86
6 Georgia Tech 70
11 Texas 76
11 Texas 89
Dallas
3 Missouri 108
3 Missouri 85
14 Creighton 69
3 Missouri 80
2 Syracuse 83
7 Florida 46
10 Colorado St 68
10 Colorado St 50
Dallas
2 Syracuse 65
2 Syracuse 104
15 Bucknell 81

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Sunday, March 26
#1 Illinois Fighting Illini 89, #2 Syracuse Orangemen 86
Pts: K. Battle - 28
Rebs: N. Anderson - 16
Asts: L. Smith, K. Gill - 5
Pts: B. Owens - 22
Rebs: D. Coleman - 10
Asts: S. Douglas - 8
Halftime Score: Syracuse, 46-39
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN

Final Four @ Seattle[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E2 Duke 78
W3 Seton Hall 95
W3 Seton Hall 79*
S3 Michigan 80
S3 Michigan 83
M1 Illinois 81

(* - Denotes Overtime)

Game Summaries[edit]

CBS
Saturday, April 1
#3 Michigan Wolverines 83, #1 Illinois Fighting Illini 81
Pts: G. Rice - 28
Rebs: L. Vaught - 16
Asts: R. Robinson - 12
Pts: K. Battle - 29
Rebs: L. Hamilton - 9
Asts: S. Bardo - 8
Halftime Score: Michigan, 39-38
Kingdome - Seattle, WA
CBS
Saturday, April, 1
#3 Seton Hall Pirates 95, #2 Duke Blue Devils 78
Pts: A. Gaze - 20
Rebs: R. Ramos - 12
Asts: G. Greene - 8
Pts: D. Ferry - 34
Rebs: D. Ferry - 10
Asts: P. Henderson - 5
Halftime Score: Duke, 38-33
Kingdome - Seattle, WA

National Championship[edit]

CBS
Monday, April, 3
#3 Michigan Wolverines 80, #3 Seton Hall Pirates 79 (OT)
Pts: G. Rice - 34
Rebs: G. Rice - 11
Asts: R. Robinson - 11
Pts: J. Morton - 35
Rebs: D. Walker - 11
Asts: G. Greene - 5
Halftime Score: Michigan, 37-32
End of Regulation: 71-71
Kingdome - Seattle, WA

Announcers[edit]