1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1992 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 64
Finals site H.H.H. Metrodome
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Champions Duke (2nd title)
Runner-up Michigan (Vacated) (4th title game)
Semifinalists Cincinnati (6th Final Four)
Indiana (7th Final Four)
Winning coach Mike Krzyzewski (2nd title)
MOP Bobby Hurley Duke
Attendance 580,462
Top scorer Christian Laettner Duke
(115 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1991 1993»

The 1992 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 19, 1992, and ended with the championship game on April 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A total of 63 games were played.

Duke, coached by Mike Krzyzewski, defeated the Michigan Wolverines, coached by Steve Fisher, 71–51 to claim their second consecutive national championship.[1] Bobby Hurley of Duke was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Michigan subsequently vacated its final two tournament games as part of the University of Michigan basketball scandal.

This tournament is best remembered for the East regional final pitting Duke and Kentucky at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. With 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime, Duke trailed 103–102. Grant Hill threw a pass the length of the court to Christian Laettner, who dribbled once, turned, and hit a jumper as time expired for the 104-103 win. Sports Illustrated deemed it the greatest college basketball game of all time,[2] and ESPN included it as number 17 on its list of top 100 sports moments of the past 25 years (see ESPN25). It is number one on the USA Today list of the greatest NCAA tournament games of all time.[3] This tournament also saw darkhorse Cincinnati crash the Final Four in route to returning to national prominence. The Final Four participants combined for 35 Final Four appearances and 12 national titles with Michigan enjoying 6 Final Fours, 1 national title, Cincinnati 6 Final Fours, 2 national titles, Indiana 8 Final Fours and 5 national titles and Duke experiencing 15 Final Fours and 4 national titles).

Locations[edit]

First and Second Rounds[edit]

Later Rounds[edit]

Region Site
East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Spectrum)
Midwest Kansas City, Missouri (Kemper Arena)
Southeast Lexington, Kentucky (Rupp Arena)
West Albuquerque, New Mexico (University Arena)
Finals Minneapolis, Minnesota (Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome)

Teams[edit]

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Champion 6 Michigan W 71-51
East 2 Kentucky Rick Pitino Regional Runner-up 1 Duke L 104-103
East 3 Massachusetts John Calipari Sweet Sixteen 2 Kentucky L 87-77
East 4 Seton Hall P.J. Carlesimo Sweet Sixteen 1 Duke L 81-69
East 5 Missouri Norm Stewart Round of 32 4 Seton Hall L 88-71
East 6 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Round of 32 3 Massachusetts L 77-71
East 7 Charlotte Jeff Mullins Round of 64 10 Iowa State L 76-74
East 8 Texas Tom Penders Round of 64 9 Iowa L 98-92
East 9 Iowa Tom Davis Round of 32 1 Duke L 75-62
East 10 Iowa State Johnny Orr Round of 32 2 Kentucky L 106-98
East 11 Princeton Pete Carril Round of 64 6 Syracuse L 51-43
East 12 West Virginia Gale Catlett Round of 64 5 Missouri L 89-78
East 13 La Salle Speedy Morris Round of 64 4 Seton Hall L 78-76
East 14 Fordham Nick Macarchuk Round of 64 3 Massachusetts L 85-58
East 15 Old Dominion Oliver Purnell Round of 64 2 Kentucky L 88-69
East 16 Campbell Billy Lee Round of 64 1 Duke L 82-56
Midwest
Midwest 1 Kansas Roy Williams Round of 32 9 UTEP L 66-60
Midwest 2 USC George Raveling Round of 32 7 Georgia Tech L 79-78
Midwest 3 Arkansas Nolan Richardson Round of 32 6 Memphis State L 82-80
Midwest 4 Cincinnati Bob Huggins National Semifinals 6 Michigan L 76-72
Midwest 5 Michigan State Jud Heathcote Round of 32 4 Cincinnati L 77-65
Midwest 6 Memphis State Larry Finch Regional Runner-up 4 Cincinnati L 88-57
Midwest 7 Georgia Tech Bobby Cremins Sweet Sixteen 6 Memphis State L 83-79
Midwest 8 Evansville Jim Crews Round of 64 9 UTEP L 55-50
Midwest 9 UTEP Don Haskins Sweet Sixteen 4 Cincinnati L 69-67
Midwest 10 Houston Pat Foster Round of 64 7 Georgia Tech L 65-60
Midwest 11 Pepperdine Tom Asbury Round of 64 6 Memphis State L 80-70
Midwest 12 Southwest Missouri State Charlie Spoonhour Round of 64 5 Michigan State L 61-54
Midwest 13 Delaware Steve Steinwedel Round of 64 4 Cincinnati L 85-47
Midwest 14 Murray State Scott Edgar Round of 64 3 Arkansas L 80-69
Midwest 15 Northeast Louisiana Mike Vining Round of 64 2 USC L 84-54
Midwest 16 Howard Butch Beard Round of 64 1 Kansas L 100-67
Southeast
Southeast 1 Ohio State Randy Ayers Regional Runner-up 6 Michigan L 75-71
Southeast 2 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton Sweet Sixteen 6 Michigan L 75-72
Southeast 3 Arizona Lute Olson Round of 64 14 East Tennessee State L 87-80
Southeast 4 North Carolina Dean Smith Sweet Sixteen 1 Ohio State L 80-73
Southeast 5 Alabama Wimp Sanderson Round of 32 4 North Carolina L 64-55
Southeast 6 Michigan Steve Fisher Runner Up 1 Duke L 71-51
Southeast 7 St. John's Lou Carnesecca Round of 64 10 Tulane L 61-57
Southeast 8 Nebraska Danny Nee Round of 64 9 Connecticut L 86-65
Southeast 9 Connecticut Jim Calhoun Round of 32 1 Ohio State L 78-55
Southeast 10 Tulane Perry Clark Round of 32 2 Oklahoma State L 87-71
Southeast 11 Temple John Chaney Round of 64 6 Michigan L 73-66
Southeast 12 Stanford Mike Montgomery Round of 64 5 Alabama L 80-75
Southeast 13 Miami, Ohio Joby Wright Round of 64 4 North Carolina L 68-63
Southeast 14 East Tennessee State Alan LeForce Round of 32 6 Michigan L 102-90
Southeast 15 Georgia Southern Frank Kerns Round of 64 2 Oklahoma State L 100-73
Southeast 16 Mississippi Valley State Lafayette Stribling Round of 64 1 Ohio State L 83-56
West
West 1 UCLA Jim Harrick Regional Runner-up 2 Indiana L 106-79
West 2 Indiana Bob Knight National Semifinals 1 Duke L 81-78
West 3 Florida State Pat Kennedy Sweet Sixteen 2 Indiana L 85-74
West 4 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs Round of 64 13 Southwestern Louisiana L 87-83
West 5 DePaul Joey Meyer Round of 64 12 New Mexico State L 81-73
West 6 Georgetown John Thompson Round of 32 3 Florida State L 78-68
West 7 LSU Dale Brown Round of 32 2 Indiana L 89-79
West 8 Louisville Denny Crum Round of 32 1 UCLA L 85-69
West 9 Wake Forest Dave Odom Round of 64 8 Louisville L 81-58
West 10 BYU Roger Reid Round of 64 7 LSU L 94-83
West 11 South Florida Bobby Paschal Round of 64 6 Georgetown L 75-60
West 12 New Mexico State Neil McCarthy Sweet Sixteen 1 UCLA L 85-78
West 13 Southwestern Louisiana Marty Fletcher Round of 32 12 New Mexico State L 81-73
West 14 Montana Blaine Taylor Round of 64 3 Florida State L 78-68
West 15 Eastern Illinois Rick Samuels Round of 64 2 Indiana L 94-55
West 16 Robert Morris Jarrett Durham Round of 64 1 UCLA L 73-53

Bracket[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period


East Regional - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Duke 82
16 Campbell 56
1 Duke 75
Greensboro
9 Iowa 62
8 Texas 92
9 Iowa 98
1 Duke 81
4 Seton Hall 69
5 Missouri 89
12 West Virginia 78
5 Missouri 71
Greensboro
4 Seton Hall 88
4 Seton Hall 78
13 La Salle 76
1 Duke 104
2 Kentucky 103*
6 Syracuse 51
11 Princeton 43
6 Syracuse 71
Worcester
3 Massachusetts 77
3 Massachusetts 85
14 Fordham 58
3 Massachusetts 77
2 Kentucky 87
7 Charlotte 74
10 Iowa St. 76
10 Iowa St. 98
Worcester
2 Kentucky 106
2 Kentucky 88
15 Old Dominion 69

West Regional - Albuquerque, New Mexico[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 UCLA 73
16 Robert Morris 53
1 UCLA 85
Tempe
8 Louisville 69
8 Louisville 81
9 Wake Forest 58
1 UCLA 85
12 New Mexico St. 78
5 DePaul 73
12 New Mexico St. 81
12 New Mexico St. 81
Tempe
13 Southwest Louisiana 73
4 Oklahoma 83
13 Southwest Louisiana 87
1 UCLA 79
2 Indiana 106
6 Georgetown 75
11 South Florida 60
6 Georgetown 68
Boise
3 Florida St. 78
3 Florida St. 78
14 Montana 68
3 Florida St. 74
2 Indiana 85
7 LSU 94
10 BYU 83
7 LSU 79
Boise
2 Indiana 89
2 Indiana 94
15 Eastern Illinois 55

Southeast Regional - Lexington, Kentucky[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Ohio St 83
16 Mississippi Valley St. 56
1 Ohio State 78
Cincinnati
9 Connecticut 55
8 Nebraska 65
9 Connecticut 86
1 Ohio St. 80
4 North Carolina 73
5 Alabama 80
12 Stanford 75
5 Alabama 55
Cincinnati
4 North Carolina 64
4 North Carolina 68
13 Miami-OH 63
1 Ohio St. 71
6 Michigan 75
6 Michigan 73
11 Temple 66
6 Michigan 102
Atlanta
14 East Tennessee St. 90
3 Arizona 80
14 East Tennessee St. 87
6 Michigan 75
2 Oklahoma St. 72
7 St. John's 57
10 Tulane 61
10 Tulane 71
Atlanta
2 Oklahoma St. 87
2 Oklahoma St. 100
15 Georgia Southern 73

Midwest Regional - Kansas City, Missouri[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Kansas 100
16 Howard 67
1 Kansas 60
Dayton
9 UTEP 66
8 Evansville 50
9 UTEP 55
9 UTEP 67
4 Cincinnati 69
5 Michigan St. 61
12 Southwest Missouri St. 54
5 Michigan St. 65
Dayton
4 Cincinnati 77
4 Cincinnati 85
13 Delaware 47
4 Cincinnati 88
6 Memphis St. 57
6 Memphis St. 80
11 Pepperdine 70
6 Memphis St. 82
Milwaukee
3 Arkansas 80
3 Arkansas 80
14 Murray St. 69
6 Memphis St. 83
7 Georgia Tech 79
7 Georgia Tech 65
10 Houston 60
7 Georgia Tech 79
Milwaukee
2 USC 78
2 USC 84
15 Northeast Louisiana 54

Final Four @ Minneapolis, Minnesota[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E1 Duke 81
W2 Indiana 78
E1 Duke 71
S6 Michigan# 51
S6 Michigan# 76
M4 Cincinnati 72

# signifies Michigan's final two games, in the 1992 Final Four, were vacated on November 7, 2002, as part of the settlement of the University of Michigan basketball scandal. Unlike forfeiture, a vacated game does not result in the other school being credited with a win, only with the removal of any Michigan wins from all records.

Announcers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 NCAA Basketball National Championship Game on YouTube
  2. ^ Matthew Waxman = 16 Greatest Games Sports Illustrated (On Campus), March 10, 2004
  3. ^ Mike Douchant - Greatest 63 games in NCAA Tournament history. The Sports Xchange, published in USA Today, March 25, 2002