1999 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1999 NCAA Women's Division I
Basketball Tournament
1999WomensFinalFourLogo.jpg
Teams 64
Finals site San Jose Arena
San Jose, California
Champions Purdue (1st title)
Runner-up Duke (1st title game)
Semifinalists Louisiana Tech (10th Final Four)
Georgia (5th Final Four)
Winning coach Carolyn Peck (1st title)
MOP Ukari Figgs Purdue
NCAA Women's Division I Tournaments
«1998 2000»

The 1999 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 12, 1999, and concluded on March 28, 1999, when Purdue won its first national championship in any women's sport. The Final Four was held at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California, on March 26–28, 1999. Purdue defeated Duke 62-45 in Carolyn Peck's final game as head coach for the Boilermakers. She had previously announced her intention of leaving Purdue after two seasons to coach the expansion WNBA Orlando Miracle.

The two finalists had recent "off the court" history. Duke's coach, Gail Goestenkors, was a former assistant coach at Purdue under Lin Dunn until becoming the Blue Devils' head coach in 1992. Dunn's firing from Purdue in 1996 and the subsequent player defections resulted in the unusual scenario that two Blue Devil players in the championship game had formerly transferred from Purdue. Purdue's Ukari Figgs was named Most Outstanding Player.[1]

Notable events[edit]

Tennessee, which had own the prior three national championships, was selected as a 1 seed, and started out strongly, beating Appalachian State 113–54. They continued on easily through the second and third rounds, then faced Duke in the easy regional final. Duke was the 3 seed, but had upset Old Dominion 76–63 to reach the regional final. Tennessee and Duke had met in the regular season, with the Lady Vols winning by 14. The game was played in North Carolina, but Tennessee fans outnumbered Duke fans. Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, generally considered the top player in the college game, missed her first ten shots, and ended up with only eight points, her lowest point total of the year. Duke reached an eleven point lead in the first half, but Tennessee started out the second half strong, hitting four baskets in a row, and cut the lead to four points. Duke went over five minutes without scoring a basket, but Tennessee cut only cut the lead to a single point. Duke's Georgia Schweitzer tied her career high with 22 points, and the Blue Devils advanced to the Final Four for the first time in their history.[2][3]

Connecticut was the 1 seed in the mideast regional, and hosted the first two rounds at their home court, Gampel Pavilion. The Huskies won their first game easily, beating St. Francis (PA) by 51 points. The second game, against Xavier, would prove to be very different. Xavier lead by as many as ten points in the second half, and with just over two minutes to play, the Musketeers had an eight point lead, 84–76. UConn scored six consecutive points to tie the game at 84 points each. With 37 second left in the game Xavier's Nikki Kremer was fouled, and headed to the line, having hit all eight free throw attempts on the day. She missed both attempts. After Shea Ralph missed a jumper, Tamika Williams snared the rebound and was fouled. With seven seconds left in the game she hit both free throws. Xavier tried two desperation shots, but missed both, and UConn narrowly escaped an upset on their own court.[4][5]

Georgia faced Duke in one of the national semi-finals. Georgia hit nine of their sixteen three point attempts, and held the Miller twins, who have been averaging 37 points per game, to only 31. Duke lead at halftime, then went on a 14–5 run the extend the lead. Georgia later responded with a 13–4 run, but could not take, the lead. Duke went on to win the game 81–69 and advance to their first championship game.[6]

Louisiana Tech returned to the Final Four, a year after reaching the championship game. However, Purdue came into the game riding a 30 game winning streak. Purdue's Ukari Figgs scored 18 points in the first half, leading to a 40–27 lead at halftime. The Lady Techsters fought back in the second half, and cut the lead to three points, but Purdue's Stephanie White-McCarty stole the ball for a score, and followed it with a shot-clock beating basket to extend the led back to seven points. Louisiana Tech would not get closer again, and the Boilermakers extended their winning streak to 31 games, and a place in the championship match with a 77–63 win.[7]

Tournament records[edit]

  • Steals—Old Dominion, recorded 25 steals in an East region first round game against Tennessee tech, setting the record for most steals in an NCAA tournament game, since the statistic was first recorded in 1988.
  • Personal fouls—Missouri State committed 36 personal fouls in a West region second round game against Colorado State, setting the record for most personal fouls committed in an NCAA tournament game.[8]

Qualifying teams - automatic[edit]

Sixty-four teams were selected to participate in the 1999 NCAA Tournament. Thirty conferences were eligible for an automatic bid to the 1999 NCAA tournament.[8]

Automatic Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
Appalachian State University Southern Conference 14–14 7–10 16
Cal State Northridge Big Sky Conference 21–7 13–3 15
Clemson University ACC 24–5 11–5 2
University of Connecticut Big East 27–4 17–1 1
Dartmouth College Ivy League 19–8 11–3 14
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference 19–10 11–7 13
Florida A&M MEAC 18–11 14–4 15
Grambling State University SWAC 25–4 16–0 12
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Midwestern Collegiate 19–9 13–1 14
College of the Holy Cross Patriot League 21–7 11–1 14
Liberty University Big South Conference 21–7 9–1 14
Louisiana Tech University Sun Belt Conference 26–2 12–0 1
Northeastern University America East 22–7 13–5 13
Old Dominion University Colonial 26–3 16–0 2
Oral Roberts University Mid-Continent 17–12 8–6 16
Purdue University Big Ten 28–1 16–0 1
Southern Methodist University WAC 19–10 11–3 11
St. Francis (PA) Northeast Conference 18–11 14–6 16
Saint Joseph's University Atlantic 10 29–7 14–2 11
Saint Mary's College of California West Coast Conference 26–6 10–4 12
Saint Peter's College MAAC 25–5 15–3 13
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland 17–11 12–6 15
University of Tennessee SEC 28–3 13–1 1
Tennessee Technological University Ohio Valley Conference 21–8 14–4 15
Texas Tech University Big 12 28–3 14–2 2
University of Toledo MAC 25–5 14–2 6
Tulane University Conference USA 24–5 12–4 6
University of California, Santa Barbara Big West Conference 26–3 15–0 10
University of Central Florida Trans America 20–9 13–3 16
University of California, Los Angeles Pac-12 23–7 15–3 3

Qualifying teams - at-large[edit]

Thirty-four additional teams were selected to complete the sixty-four invitations.[8]

At-large Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
University of Alabama Southeastern 19–10 7–7 5
University of Arizona Pacific-10 17–10 12–6 6
Auburn University Southeastern 19–8 8–6 5
Boston University Big East 21–7 12–6 8
University of Cincinnati Conference USA 22–8 12–4 12
Colorado State University Western Athletic 31–2 14–0 2
Duke University Atlantic Coast 24–6 15–1 3
Florida International University Sun Belt 23–6 9–3 9
University of Florida Southeastern 19–13 6–8 11
University of Georgia Southeastern 23–6 9–5 3
University of Illinois Big Ten 18–11 10–6 7
Iowa State University Big 12 22–7 12–4 4
University of Kansas Big 12 22–9 11–5 9
University of Kentucky Southeastern 20–10 7–7 6
University of Louisville Conference USA 21–10 12–4 10
Louisiana State University Southeastern 20–7 10–4 4
University of Maine America East 23–6 17–1 10
Marquette University Conference USA 21–7 12–4 8
Mississippi State University Southeastern 17–10 7–7 7
Missouri State University Missouri Valley 24–6 15–3 7
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Big 12 21–11 8–8 11
University of North Carolina Atlantic Coast 26–7 11–5 4
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast 16–11 9–7 10
University of Notre Dame Big East 25–4 15–3 5
Ohio State University Big Ten 17–11 9–7 9
University of Oregon Pacific-10 24–5 15–3 5
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten 21–7 12–4 8
Rutgers University Big East 26–5 17–1 3
Santa Clara University West Coast 22–6 11–3 13
Stanford University Pacific-10 18–11 14–4 7
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 16–11 10–6 12
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast 20–8 12–4 9
Virginia Tech Atlantic 10 26–2 15–1 4
Xavier University Atlantic 10 23–8 11–5 8

Bids by conference[edit]

Thirty conferences earned an automatic bid. In seventeen cases, the automatic bid was the only representative from the conference. Thirty-four additional at-large teams were selected from thirteen of the conferences.[8]

Bids Conference Teams
8 Southeastern Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi St.
5 Atlantic Coast Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina St., Virginia
5 Big 12 Texas Tech, Iowa St., Kansas, Nebraska, Texas
4 Big East Connecticut, Boston College, Notre Dame, Rutgers
4 Big Ten Purdue, Illinois, Ohio St., Penn St.
4 Conference USA Tulane, Cincinnati, Louisville, Marquette
4 Pacific-10 UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Stanford
3 Atlantic 10 St. Joseph’s, Virginia Tech, Xavier
2 America East Northeastern, Maine
2 Missouri Valley Evansville, Missouri St.
2 Sun Belt Louisiana Tech, FIU
2 West Coast St. Mary’s, Santa Clara
2 Western Athletic SMU, Colorado St.
1 Big Sky Cal St. Northridge
1 Big South Liberty
1 Big West UC Santa Barb.
1 Colonial Old Dominion
1 Ivy Dartmouth
1 Metro Atlantic St. Peter’s
1 Mid-American Toledo
1 Mid-Continent Oral Roberts
1 Mid-Eastern Florida A&M
1 Midwestern Collegiate Green Bay
1 Northeast St. Francis
1 Ohio Valley Tennessee Tech
1 Patriot Holy Cross
1 Southern Appalachian St.
1 Southland Stephen F. Austin
1 Southwestern Grambling
1 Trans America UCF

First and second rounds[edit]

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Norfolk
Norfolk
Knoxville
Knoxville
Durham
Durham
Blacksburg
Blacksburg
Athens
Athens
Clemson
Clemson
Storrs
Storrs
Ames
Ames
Chapel  Hill
Chapel Hill
Piscataway
Piscataway
West  Lafayette
West Lafayette
Lubbock
Lubbock
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Los  Angeles
Los Angeles
Ruston
Ruston
Fort  Collins
Fort Collins
1999 NCAA NCAA first and second round venues

In 1999, the field remained at 64 teams. The teams were seeded, and assigned to four geographic regions, with seeds 1-16 in each region. In Round 1, seeds 1 and 16 faced each other, as well as seeds 2 and 15, seeds 3 and 14, seeds 4 and 13, seeds 5 and 12, seeds 6 and 11, seeds 7 and 10, and seeds 8 and 9. In the first two rounds, the top four seeds were given the opportunity to host the first round game. In all cases, the higher seed accepted the opportunity.

The following table lists the region, host school, venue and the sixteen first and second round locations:[9]

Region Rnd Host Venue City State
East 1&2 Old Dominion University Old Dominion University Fieldhouse Norfolk Virginia
East 1&2 University of Tennessee Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville Tennessee
East 1&2 Duke University Cameron Indoor Stadium Durham North Carolina
East 1&2 Virginia Tech Cassell Coliseum Blacksburg Virginia
Mideast 1&2 University of Georgia Georgia Coliseum (Stegeman Coliseum) Athens Georgia
Mideast 1&2 Clemson University Littlejohn Coliseum Clemson South Carolina
Mideast 1&2 University of Connecticut Harry A. Gampel Pavilion Storrs Connecticut
Mideast 1&2 Iowa State University Hilton Coliseum Ames Iowa
Midwest 1&2 University of North Carolina Carmichael Auditorium Chapel Hill North Carolina
Midwest 1&2 Rutgers University Louis Brown Athletic Center Piscataway New Jersey
Midwest 1&2 Purdue University Mackey Arena West Lafayette Indiana
Midwest 1&2 Texas Tech University Lubbock Municipal Coliseum Lubbock Texas
West 1&2 Louisiana State University LSU Assembly Center (Pete Maravich Assembly Center) Baton Rouge Louisiana
West 1&2 University of California, Los Angeles Pauley Pavilion Los Angeles California
West 1&2 Louisiana Tech University Thomas Assembly Center Ruston Louisiana
West 1&2 Colorado State University Moby Arena Fort Collins Colorado

Regionals and Final Four[edit]

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Normal
Normal
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Greensboro
Greensboro
San Jose
San Jose
1999 NCAA Regionals and Final Four

The Regionals, named for the general location, were held from March 20 to March 22 at these sites:

Each regional winner advanced to the Final Four held March 26 and March 28 in San Jose, California at the San Jose Arena

Bids by state[edit]

The sixty-four teams came from thirty-one states. California had the most teams with six bids. Nineteen states did not have any teams receiving bids.[8]

NCAA Women's basketball Tournament invitations by state 1999
Bids State Teams
6 California Cal St. Northridge, St. Mary’s, UC Santa Barb., UCLA, Santa Clara, Stanford
4 Florida Florida A&M, UCF, FIU, Florida
4 Louisiana Grambling, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, LSU
4 North Carolina Appalachian St., Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina St.
4 Ohio Toledo, Cincinnati, Ohio St., Xavier
4 Texas SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Texas
4 Virginia Liberty, Old Dominion, Virginia, Virginia Tech
3 Indiana Evansville, Purdue, Notre Dame
3 Massachusetts Holy Cross, Northeastern, Boston College
2 Alabama Alabama, Auburn
2 Kentucky Kentucky, Louisville
2 New Jersey St. Peter’s, Rutgers
2 Pennsylvania St. Joseph’s, Penn St.
2 Tennessee Tennessee, Tennessee Tech
2 Wisconsin Green Bay, Marquette
1 Arizona Arizona
1 Colorado Colorado St.
1 Connecticut Connecticut
1 Georgia Georgia
1 Illinois Illinois
1 Iowa Iowa St.
1 Kansas Kansas
1 Maine Maine
1 Mississippi Mississippi St.
1 Missouri Missouri St.
1 Nebraska Nebraska
1 New Hampshire Dartmouth
1 New York St. Francis
1 Oklahoma Oral Roberts
1 Oregon Oregon
1 South Carolina Clemson

Brackets[edit]

Data source[1]

East Region[edit]

First round
March 12 and 13
Second round
March 14 and 15
Regional semifinals
March 20
Regional finals
March 22
                       
1 Tennessee 113
16 Appalachian State 54
1 Tennessee 89
8 Boston College 62
8 Boston College 72
9 Ohio State 59
1 Tennessee 68
4 Virginia Tech 52
5 Auburn 69
12 Texas 61
5 Auburn 61
4 Virginia Tech 76
4 Virginia Tech 73
13 St. Peter's 48
1 Tennessee 63
3 Duke 69
6 Tulane 72
11 Saint Joseph's 83
11 Saint Joseph's 60
3 Duke 66
3 Duke 79
14 Holy Cross 51
3 Duke 76
2 Old Dominion 63
7 Stanford 58
10 Maine 60
10 Maine 62
2 Old Dominion 72
2 Old Dominion 74
15 Tennessee Tech 48

Mideast Region[edit]

First round
March 12 and 13
Second round
March 14 and 15
Regional semifinals
March 20
Regional finals
March 22
                       
1 UConn 97
16 St. Francis (NY) 46
1 UConn 86
8 Xavier 84
8 Xavier 85
9 FIU 71
1 UConn 58
4 Iowa State 64
5 Oregon 65
12 Cincinnati 56
5 Oregon 70
4 Iowa State 85
4 Iowa State 74
13 Santa Clara 61
4 Iowa State 71
3 Georgia 89
6 Toledo 76
11 SMU 91
11 SMU 55
3 Georgia 68
3 Georgia 73
14 Liberty 52
3 Georgia 67
2 Clemson 54
7 Illinois 69
10 Louisville 67
7 Illinois 51
2 Clemson 63
2 Clemson 76
15 Florida A&M 45

Midwest Region[edit]

First round
March 12 and 13
Second round
March 14 and 15
Regional semifinals
March 20
Regional finals
March 22
                       
1 Purdue 68
16 Oral Roberts 48
1 Purdue 55
9 Kansas 41
8 Marquette 58
9 Kansas 64
1 Purdue 82
4 North Carolina 59
5 Alabama 80
12 Grambling 68
5 Alabama 56
4 North Carolina 70
4 North Carolina 64
13 Northeastern 55
1 Purdue 75
3 Rutgers 62
6 Arizona 87(ot)
11 Florida 84
6 Arizona 47
3 Rutgers 90
3 Rutgers 84
14 Dartmouth 70
3 Rutgers 53
2 Texas Tech 42
7 Mississippi State 57
10 NC State 76
10 NC State 78
2 Texas Tech 85
2 Texas Tech 80
15 Stephen F. Austin 54

West Region[edit]

First round
March 12 and 13
Second round
March 14 and 15
Regional semifinals
March 20
Regional finals
March 22
                       
1 Louisiana Tech 90
16 UCF 48
1 Louisiana Tech 79
8 Penn State 62
8 Penn State 82
9 Virginia 69
1 Louisiana Tech 73
4 LSU 52
5 Notre Dame 61
12 St. Mary's (CA) 57
5 Notre Dame 64
4 LSU 74
4 LSU 78
13 Evansville 69
1 Louisiana Tech 88
3 UCLA 62
6 Kentucky 98
11 Nebraska 92
6 Kentucky 63
3 UCLA 87
3 UCLA 76
14 UW-Green Bay 69
3 UCLA 77
2 Colorado State 68
7 SW Missouri State 72
10 UC Santa Barbara 70
7 SW Missouri State 70
2 Colorado State 86
2 Colorado State 71
15 Cal. St-Northridge 59

Final Four[edit]

National Semifinals
March 26
National Championship
March 28
           
3 E Duke 81
3 ME Georgia 69
3 E Duke 45
1 MW Purdue 62
1 MW Purdue 77
1 W Louisiana Tech 63

E-East; ME-Mideast; MW-Midwest; W-West.

Record by conference[edit]

Fourteen conferences had more than one bid, or at least one win in NCAA Tournament play:[8]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Round
of 32
Sweet
Sixteen
Elite
Eight
Final
Four
Championship
Game
Southeastern 8 12–8 .600 6 3 2 1
Atlantic Coast 5 10–5 .667 4 3 1 1 1
Big 12 5 6–5 .545 3 2 1
Big Ten 4 8–3 .727 3 1 1 1 1
Big East 4 7–4 .636 4 2 1
Pacific-10 4 5–4 .556 3 1 1
Conference USA 4 0–4
Atlantic 10 3 4–3 .571 3 1
Sun Belt 2 4–2 .667 1 1 1 1
Western Athletic 2 3–2 .600 2 1
America East 2 1–2 .333 1
Missouri Valley 2 1–2 .333 1
West Coast 2 0–2
Colonial 1 2–1 .667 1 1

Sixteen conferences went 0-1: Big Sky Conference, Big South Conference, Big West Conference, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, Mid-Continent, MEAC, Midwestern Collegiate, Northeast Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League, Southern Conference, Southland, SWAC, and Trans America [8]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Game Officials[edit]

  • Scott Yarbrough (Semi-Final)
  • Karen Balque-Moreno (Semi-Final)
  • Dennis DeMayo (Semi-Final)
  • Sally Bell (Semi-Final)
  • Stan Gaxiola (Semi-Final)
  • Lisa Mattingly (Semi-Final)
  • Melissa Barlow (Final)
  • Bob Trammell (Final)
  • Teresa Dahlem (Final) [8]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book". NCAA. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  2. ^ Masilak, Jim. "Duke stuns Lady Vols, 69-63". The Daily Beacon. Retrieved 18 Feb 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rocky Toppled - Duke stuns three-time defending champion Tennessee". CNN SI. March 24, 1999. 
  4. ^ AMORE, DOM (March 15, 1999). "CONNECTICUT 86, XAVIER 84 Biggest upset of all escapes Muskies". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 18 Feb 2013. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Women's Tournament Recap (Xavier-Connecticut)". CNNSI. March 15, 1999. Retrieved 18 Feb 2013. 
  6. ^ "Devils take down Georgia". CNN SI. April 1, 1999. Retrieved 18 Feb 2013. 
  7. ^ Kent, Milton (March 27, 1999). "Gritty Purdue trips Techsters, 77-63". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 18 Feb 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nixon, Rick. "Official 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book". NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Attendance and Sites". NCAA. Retrieved 19 March 2012.