2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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2002 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
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2002 Final Four Logo
Season 2001–02
Teams 65
Finals site Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
Champions Maryland (1st title)
Runner-up Indiana (6th title game)
Semifinalists Kansas (11th Final Four)
Oklahoma (4th Final Four)
Winning coach Gary Williams (1st title)
MOP Juan Dixon Maryland
Attendance 720,433
Top scorers Juan Dixon Maryland
Jared Jeffries Indiana
(155 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«2001 2003»

The 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 12, 2002, and ended with the championship game on April 1 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia Dome. A total of 64 games were played.

This was the first year that the tournament used the so-called "pod" system, in which the eight first- and second-round sites are distributed around the four regionals. Teams were assigned to first round spots in order to minimize travel for as many teams as possible. The top seeds at each site were:

The Final Four consisted of Maryland, making their second consecutive appearance, Kansas, making their first appearance since 1993, Indiana, making their first appearance since 1992, and Oklahoma, making their first appearance since their national runner-up finish in 1988.

Maryland defeated Indiana 64-52 in the championship game to win their first ever national championship.

Juan Dixon of Maryland was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

For the second straight tournament, the Elite Eight featured at least one double-digit seed. South Region tenth-seed Kent State and West Region twelfth-seed Missouri played in their respective regional finals, with Kent State losing to Indiana and Missouri losing to Oklahoma.

Locations[edit]

2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Greenville
Greenville
Chicago
Chicago
St. Louis
St. Louis
Dallas
Dallas
Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Sacramento
Sacramento
2002 first and second rounds (note: the play-in game was held in Dayton, OH)
2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
San Jose
San Jose
Madison
Madison
Lexington
Lexington
Syracuse
Syracuse
Atlanta
Atlanta
2002 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 2002 tournament:

Opening Round[edit]

March 12
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio (Host: University of Dayton)

First and second rounds[edit]

March 14 and 16
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California (Host: University of the Pacific)
BI-LO Center, Greenville, South Carolina (Hosts: Southern Conference and Furman University)
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri (Host: Missouri Valley Conference)
University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Host: University of New Mexico)
March 15 and 17
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (Host: Big 12 Conference)
MCI Center, Washington, D.C. (Host: Georgetown University)
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Host: Duquesne University)
United Center, Chicago, Illinois (Host: Big Ten Conference)

Regionals[edit]

March 21 and 23
South Regional, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky (Host: University of Kentucky)
West Regional, Compaq Center at San Jose, San Jose, California (Host: Santa Clara University)
March 22 and 24
East Regional, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York (Host: Syracuse University)
Midwest Regional, Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin (Host: University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Final Four[edit]

March 30 and April 1
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia (Host: Georgia Institute of Technology)

Teams[edit]

East Regional - Syracuse
Seed School Coach Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Maryland Gary Williams ACC 26-4 At-Large Bid
#2 Connecticut Jim Calhoun Big East 24-6 Tournament Champion
#3 Georgia Jim Harrick SEC 21-9 At-Large Bid
#4 Kentucky Tubby Smith SEC 20-9 At-Large Bid
#5 Marquette Tom Crean Conference USA 26-6 At-Large Bid
#6 Texas Tech Bob Knight Big 12 23-8 At-Large Bid
#7 North Carolina State Herb Sendek ACC 22-10 At-Large Bid
#8 Wisconsin Bo Ryan Big Ten 18-12 At-Large Bid
#9 St. John's Mike Jarvis Big East 20-11 At-Large Bid
#10 Michigan State Tom Izzo Big Ten 19-11 At-Large Bid
#11 Southern Illinois Bruce Weber Missouri Valley 26-7 At-Large Bid
#12 Tulsa John Phillips WAC 26-6 At-Large Bid
#13 Valparaiso Homer Drew Mid-Continent 25-7 Tournament Champion
#14 Murray State Tevester Anderson OVC 19-12 Tournament Champion
#15 Hampton Steve Merfeld MEAC 26-6 Tournament Champion
#16 Siena Rob Lanier MAAC 16-18 Tournament Champion
Alcorn State Davey Whitney SWAC 21-9 Tournament Champion
Midwest Regional - Madison
Seed School Coach Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Kansas Roy Williams Big 12 29-3 At-Large Bid
#2 Oregon Ernie Kent Pac-10 23-8 At-Large Bid
#3 Mississippi State Rick Stansbury SEC 26-7 Tournament Champion
#4 Illinois Bill Self Big Ten 24-8 At-Large Bid
#5 Florida Billy Donovan SEC 22-8 At-Large Bid
#6 Texas Rick Barnes Big 12 20-11 At-Large Bid
#7 Wake Forest Skip Prosser ACC 20-12 At-Large Bid
#8 Stanford Mike Montgomery Pac-10 19-9 At-Large Bid
#9 Western Kentucky Dennis Felton Sun Belt 28-3 Tournament Champion
#10 Pepperdine Paul Westphal WCC 22-8 At-Large Bid
#11 Boston College Al Skinner Big East 20-11 At-Large Bid
#12 Creighton Dana Altman Missouri Valley 22-8 Tournament Champion
#13 San Diego State Steve Fisher Mountain West 21-11 Tournament Champion
#14 McNeese State Tic Price Southland 21-8 Tournament Champion
#15 Montana Don Holst Big Sky 16-14 Tournament Champion
#16 Holy Cross Ralph Willard Patriot 18-14 Tournament Champion
South Regional - Lexington
Seed School Coach Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Duke Mike Krzyzewski ACC 29-3 Tournament Champion
#2 Alabama Mark Gottfried SEC 26-7 At-Large Bid
#3 Pittsburgh Ben Howland Big East 27-5 At-Large Bid
#4 USC Henry Bibby Pac-10 22-9 At-Large Bid
#5 Indiana Mike Davis Big Ten 20-11 At-Large Bid
#6 California Ben Braun Pac-10 22-8 At-Large Bid
#7 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton Big 12 23-8 At-Large Bid
#8 Notre Dame Mike Brey Big East 21-10 At-Large Bid
#9 Charlotte Bobby Lutz Conference USA 18-11 At-Large Bid
#10 Kent State Stan Heath MAC 27-5 Tournament Champion
#11 Pennsylvania Fran Dunphy Ivy League 25-6 Regular Season Champion
#12 Utah Rick Majerus Mountain West 21-8 At-Large Bid
#13 UNC Wilmington Jerry Wainwright CAA 22-9 Tournament Champion
#14 Central Connecticut State Howie Dickenman NEC 27-4 Tournament Champion
#15 Florida Atlantic Sidney Green Atlantic Sun 19-11 Tournament Champion
#16 Winthrop Gregg Marshall Big South 19-11 Tournament Champion
West Regional - San Jose
Seed School Coach Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Cincinnati Bob Huggins Conference USA 30-3 Tournament Champion
#2 Oklahoma Kelvin Sampson Big 12 27-4 Tournament Champion
#3 Arizona Lute Olson Pac-10 22-9 Tournament Champion
#4 Ohio State Jim O'Brien Big Ten 23-7 Tournament Champion
#5 Miami (FL) Perry Clark Big East 24-7 At-Large Bid
#6 Gonzaga Mark Few WCC 29-3 Tournament Champion
#7 Xavier Thad Matta Atlantic 10 25-5 Tournament Champion
#8 UCLA Steve Lavin Pac-10 19-11 At-Large Bid
#9 Mississippi Rod Barnes SEC 20-10 At-Large Bid
#10 Hawaii Riley Wallace WAC 27-5 Tournament Champion
#11 Wyoming Steve McClain Mountain West 21-8 At-Large Bid
#12 Missouri Quin Snyder Big 12 21-11 At-Large Bid
#13 Davidson Bob McKillop Southern 21-9 Tournament Champion
#14 UC Santa Barbara Bob Williams Big West 20-10 Tournament Champion
#15 Illinois-Chicago Jimmy Collins Horizon 20-13 Tournament Champion
#16 Boston University Dennis Wolff America East 22-9 Tournament Champion

Bids by conference[edit]

Bids by Conference
Bids Conference(s)
6 Big 12, Big East, Pac-10, SEC
5 Big Ten
4 ACC
3 C-USA, Mountain West
2 Missouri Valley, WAC, WCC
1 20 others

Final four[edit]

At Georgia Dome, Atlanta

National Semifinals[edit]

  • March 30, 2002
    For the second straight year the Maryland Terrapins earned a bid to the Final Four. This time they would take advantage of their trip. After falling behind 13-2 to the Kansas Jayhawks to begin the game, Maryland stormed to a 44-37 lead at halftime. They expanded their lead to 20, 83-63, with 6:11 left in the game. Roy Williams' Kansas squad did not quit and closed the gap to 4 with under a minute remaining, but the Terps survived to advance to the championship, 97-88. Maryland senior Juan Dixon led the contest in scoring with 33.[1]
  • Mike Davis's Indiana Hoosiers continued their cinderella ride in the NCAA Tournament by defeating another higher ranked team, the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma led most of the first half, and took a 34-30 lead into halftime. However, with the score 60-60 late in the 2nd half Indiana broke ahead for good with an easy bucket from Jeff Newton, who led the Hoosiers with 19 points. The Hoosiers outscored the Sooners by 13 in the 2nd half and advanced to the championship game with a 73-64 victory. Oklahoma was coached by Kelvin Sampson, who later in his career would succeed Davis as IU head coach.[2]

Championship Game[edit]

  • April 1, 2002
    The Maryland Terrapins completed the task they set out to do one year earlier by defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 64-52. Maryland led virtually the entire game except for a brief point with 9:52 left in the basketball game when Indiana took a 44-42 lead. Maryland answered the Hoosier run and ended the game with a 22-8 run to bring home the school's first and coach Gary Williams's only men's basketball National Championship. Senior Juan Dixon was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player (MOP).[3]

Bracket[edit]

East Regional — Syracuse, New York[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Maryland 85
16 Siena 70
1 Maryland 87
Washington, D.C.
8 Wisconsin 57
8 Wisconsin 80
9 St. John's 70
1 Maryland 78
4 Kentucky 68
5 Marquette 69
12 Tulsa 71
12 Tulsa 82
St. Louis
4 Kentucky 87
4 Kentucky 83
13 Valparaiso 68
1 Maryland 90
2 Connecticut 82
6 Texas Tech 68
11 Southern Illinois 76
11 Southern Illinois 77
Chicago
3 Georgia 75
3 Georgia 85
14 Murray State 68
11 Southern Illinois 59
2 Connecticut 71
7 North Carolina State 69
10 Michigan State 58
7 North Carolina State 74
Washington, D.C.
2 Connecticut 77
2 Connecticut 78
15 Hampton 67

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Sunday, March 24
#1 Maryland Terrapins 90, #2 Connecticut Huskies 82
Pts: L. Baxter - 29
Rebs: L. Baxter - 9
Asts: S. Blake - 6
Pts: C. Butler - 33
Rebs: C. Butler - 7
Asts: C. Butler - 4
Halftime Score: Maryland, 44-37
Carrier Dome - Syracuse, NY
Attendance: 29,252

Midwest Regional — Madison, Wisconsin[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Kansas 70
16 Holy Cross 59
1 Kansas 86
St. Louis
8 Stanford 63
8 Stanford 84
9 Western Kentucky 68
1 Kansas 73
4 Illinois 69
5 Florida 82
12 Creighton 83
12 Creighton 60
Chicago
4 Illinois 72
4 Illinois 93
13 San Diego State 64
1 Kansas 104
2 Oregon 86
6 Texas 70
11 Boston College 57
6 Texas 68
Dallas
3 Mississippi State 64
3 Mississippi State 70
14 McNeese State 58
6 Texas 70
2 Oregon 72
7 Wake Forest 83
10 Pepperdine 74
7 Wake Forest 87
Sacramento
2 Oregon 92
2 Oregon 81
15 Montana 62

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Sunday, March 24
#1 Kansas Jayhawks 104, #2 Oregon Ducks 86
Pts: N. Collison - 25
Rebs: D. Gooden - 20
Asts: A. Miles - 8
Pts: F. Jones - 32
Rebs: R. Johnson - 10
Asts: L. Ridnour - 7
Halftime Score: Kansas, 48-42
Kohl Center - Madison, WI
Attendance: 16,310
Referees: Jim Burr, Leslie Jones, Tom Lopes

South Regional — Lexington, Kentucky[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Duke 84
16 Winthrop 37
1 Duke 84
Greenville
8 Notre Dame 77
8 Notre Dame 82
9 Charlotte 63
1 Duke 73
5 Indiana 74
5 Indiana 75
12 Utah 56
5 Indiana 76
Sacramento
13 UNC-Wilmington 67
4 Southern California 89
13 UNC-Wilmington 93*
5 Indiana 81
10 Kent State 69
6 California 82
11 Pennsylvania 75
6 California 50
Pittsburgh
3 Pittsburgh 63
3 Pittsburgh 71
14 Central Connecticut State 54
3 Pittsburgh 73
10 Kent State 78
7 Oklahoma State 61
10 Kent State 69
10 Kent State 71
Greenville
2 Alabama 58
2 Alabama 86
15 Florida Atlantic 78

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 23
#5 Indiana Hoosiers 81, #10 Kent State Golden Flashes 69
Pts: D. Fife - 17
Rebs: J. Jeffries - 7
Asts: T. Coverdale, K. Hornsby - 7
Pts: A. Gates - 22
Rebs: D. Shaw, A. Gates - 8
Asts: T. Huffman - 4
Halftime Score: Indiana, 40-28
Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY
Attendance: 22,435
Referees: Mark Whitehead, Scott Thornley, Tom Nunez

West Regional — San Jose, California[edit]

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                       
1 Cincinnati 90
16 Boston University 52
1 Cincinnati 101
Pittsburgh
8 UCLA 105
8 UCLA 80
9 Ole Miss 58
8 UCLA 73
12 Missouri 82
5 Miami (FL) 80
12 Missouri 93
12 Missouri 83
Albuquerque
4 Ohio State 67
4 Ohio State 69
13 Davidson 64
12 Missouri 75
2 Oklahoma 81
6 Gonzaga 66
11 Wyoming 73
11 Wyoming 60
Albuquerque
3 Arizona 68
3 Arizona 86
14 UC-Santa Barbara 81
3 Arizona 67
2 Oklahoma 88
7 Xavier 70
10 Hawaii 58
7 Xavier 65
Dallas
2 Oklahoma 78
2 Oklahoma 71
15 Illinois-Chicago 63

Regional Final Summary[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 23
#2 Oklahoma Sooners 81, #12 Missouri Tigers 75
Pts: H. Price - 18
Rebs: Q. White, D, Selvy - 7
Asts: Q. White - 7
Pts: R. Paulding - 22
Rebs: T. Bryant - 9
Asts: W. Stokes, R. Paulding - 4
Halftime Score: Oklahoma, 41-32
Compaq Center - San Jose, CA
Attendance: 18,040

Final Four — Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E1 Maryland 97
M1 Kansas 88
E1 Maryland 64
S5 Indiana 52
S5 Indiana 73
W2 Oklahoma 64

Broadcast information[edit]

The New TNN (now called Spike) broadcast the opening-round game, then turned coverage over to CBS Sports for the remaining 63 games. They were carried on a regional basis until the "Elite Eight," at which point all games were shown nationally.

Westwood One had exclusive radio coverage.

CBS Sports announcers[edit]

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