2004 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament

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2004 NCAA Women's Division I
Basketball Tournament
2004womensfinalfour.png
2004 Women's Final Four logo
Teams 64
Finals site New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champions Connecticut (5th title)
Runner-up Tennessee (11th title game)
Semifinalists Minnesota (1st Final Four)
LSU (1st Final Four)
MOP Diana Taurasi Connecticut
NCAA Women's Division I Tournaments
«2003 2005»

The 2004 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 20, 2004 and concluded on April 6, 2004 when Connecticut won a third consecutive national championship, becoming only the second school in history to accomplish such a feat. The Final Four was held at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 4 - April 6, 2004, and was hosted by Tulane University. UConn, coached by Geno Auriemma, defeated archrivals Tennessee, coached by Pat Summitt, 70-61 in the championship game. UConn's Diana Taurasi was named Most Outstanding Player for the second consecutive year. The tournament was also notable as UC Santa Barbara became the first double digit seed not to lose by a double digit margin in the Sweet 16 as they lost to UConn 63-57.

Tournament records[edit]

  • Final Four appearances—Connecticut appeared in their fifth consecutive Final Four, tied for the longest such streak, with LSU (2004–08)
  • Rebounds—Janel McCarville, Minnesota recorded 78 rebounds, the most ever recorded in an NCAA Tournament
  • Assists—Temeka Johnson, LSU, recorded 50 assists, the most ever recorded in an NCAA Tournament[1]

Qualifying teams - automatic[edit]

Sixty-four teams were selected to participate in the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Thirty-one conferences were eligible for an automatic bid to the 2004 NCAA tournament. [1]

Automatic Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
Austin Peay State University Ohio Valley Conference 23–7 14–2 13
Boston College Big East 25–6 11–5 3
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 28–2 20–0 10
Colgate University Patriot League 21–9 10–4 16
Duke University ACC 27–3 15–1 1
Eastern Michigan University MAC 22–7 12–4 14
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Horizon League 23–7 13–3 14
Hampton University MEAC 17–10 14–4 16
University of Houston Conference USA 27–3 13–1 3
Liberty University Big South Conference 25–6 14–0 14
Lipscomb University Atlantic Sun Conference 20–11 14–6 15
Louisiana Tech University WAC 27–2 17–1 5
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference 24–5 13–1 13
University of Maine America East 25–6 17–1 13
Marist College MAAC 20–10 13–5 14
Middle Tennessee State University Sun Belt Conference 23–7 10–4 13
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference 28–3 16–2 12
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 27–4 14–0 12
University of New Mexico Mountain West 23–7 12–2 12
Northwestern State University Southland 24–6 14–2 16
University of Oklahoma Big 12 23–8 9–7 3
Old Dominion University Colonial 25–6 17–1 8
University of Pennsylvania Ivy League 17–10 11–3 15
Purdue University Big Ten 27–3 14–2 2
Southern University SWAC 17–12 12–6 16
St. Francis (PA) Northeast Conference 25–5 18–0 15
Stanford University Pac-12 24–6 14–4 6
Temple University Atlantic 10 21–9 14–2 11
University of California, Santa Barbara Big West Conference 25–6 17–1 11
Valparaiso University Mid-Continent 20–11 11–5 15
Vanderbilt University SEC 24–7 8–6 2

Qualifying teams - at-large[edit]

Thirty-three additional teams were selected to complete the sixty-four invitations.[1]

At-large Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
University of Arizona Pacific-10 24–8 14–4 9
Auburn University Southeastern 21–8 9–5 7
Baylor University Big 12 24–8 10–6 4
University of Colorado at Boulder Big 12 22–7 11–5 6
University of Connecticut Big East 25–4 14–2 2
DePaul University Conference USA 22–6 10–4 9
University of Florida Southeastern 18–10 8–6 5
The George Washington University Atlantic 10 22–7 14–2 8
University of Georgia Southeastern 22–9 8–6 3
University of Iowa Big Ten 16–12 10–6 9
Kansas State University Big 12 24–5 14–2 2
Louisiana State University Southeastern 23–7 10–4 4
Marquette University Conference USA 21–9 9–5 9
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Atlantic Coast 17–12 8–8 12
University of Miami Big East 22–6 11–5 5
Michigan State University Big Ten 21–8 10–6 8
University of Minnesota Big Ten 21–8 9–7 7
University of Mississippi Southeastern 17–13 7–7 10
University of Missouri Big 12 17–12 7–9 11
University of North Carolina Atlantic Coast 24–6 12–4 4
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast 17–14 8–8 10
University of Notre Dame Big East 19–10 12–4 5
Ohio State University Big Ten 20–9 11–5 6
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten 25–5 15–1 1
Rutgers University Big East 21–11 10–6 7
Texas Christian University Conference USA 24–6 11–3 6
University of Tennessee Southeastern 26–3 14–0 1
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 28–4 14–2 1
Texas Tech University Big 12 24–7 10–6 4
University of California, Los Angeles Pacific-10 17–12 11–7 10
Villanova University Big East 22–6 12–4 7
Virginia Tech Big East 22–7 10–6 8
West Virginia University Big East 21–10 10–6 11

Bids by conference[edit]

Thirty-one conferences earned an automatic bid. In twenty-three cases, the automatic bid was the only representative from the conference. Thirty-three additional at-large teams were selected from eight of the conferences.[1]

Bids Conference Teams
8 Big East Boston College, Connecticut, Miami FL, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Villanova, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
7 Big 12 Oklahoma, Baylor, Colorado, Kansas St., Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech
7 Southeastern Vanderbilt, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, Tennessee
6 Big Ten Purdue, Iowa, Michigan St., Minnesota, Ohio St., Penn St.
4 Atlantic Coast Duke, Maryland., North Carolina, North Carolina St.
4 Conference USA Houston, DePaul, Marquette, TCU
3 Pacific-10 Stanford, Arizona, UCLA
2 Atlantic 10 Temple, George Washington
1 America East Maine
1 Atlantic Sun Lipscomb
1 Big Sky Montana
1 Big South Liberty
1 Big West UC Santa Barb.
1 Colonial Old Dominion
1 Horizon Green Bay
1 Ivy Penn
1 Metro Atlantic Marist
1 Mid-American Eastern Mich.
1 Mid-Continent Valparaiso
1 Mid-Eastern Hampton
1 Missouri Valley Missouri St.
1 Mountain West New Mexico
1 Northeast St. Francis Pa.
1 Ohio Valley Austin Peay
1 Patriot Colgate
1 Southern Chattanooga
1 Southland Northwestern St.
1 Southwestern Southern U.
1 Sun Belt Middle Tenn.
1 West Coast Loyola Marymount
1 Western Athletic Louisiana Tech

First and second rounds[edit]

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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Santa  Barbara
Santa Barbara
Blacksburg
Blacksburg
Bridgeport
Bridgeport
Missoula
Missoula
Columbus
Columbus
Durham
Durham
Minneapolis
Minneapolis
Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Tempe
Tempe
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Tallahassee
Tallahassee
Austin
Austin
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Ames
Ames
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
2004 NCAA NCAA first and second round venues

In 2004, 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. Sixteen sites for the first two rounds were determined approximately a year before the team selections and seedings were completed, following a practice established in 2003.[2]

The following table lists the region, host school, venue and the sixteen first and second round locations:[3]

Region Rnd Host Venue City State
East 1&2 University of Notre Dame Edmund P. Joyce Center Notre Dame Indiana
East 1&2 University of California, Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara Events Center Santa Barbara California
East 1&2 Virginia Tech Cassell Coliseum Blacksburg Virginia
East 1&2 Fairfield University Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard Bridgeport Connecticut
Mideast 1&2 University of Montana Dahlberg Arena Missoula Montana
Mideast 1&2 Ohio State University St. John Arena Columbus Ohio
Mideast 1&2 Duke University Cameron Indoor Stadium Durham North Carolina
Mideast 1&2 University of Minnesota Williams Arena Minneapolis Minnesota
Midwest 1&2 University of New Mexico The Pit (arena) Albuquerque New Mexico
Midwest 1&2 Arizona State University Wells Fargo Arena Tempe Arizona
Midwest 1&2 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga McKenzie Arena Chattanooga Tennessee
Midwest 1&2 Florida State University Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee Florida
West 1&2 University of Texas Frank Erwin Center Austin Texas
West 1&2 Louisiana State University LSU Assembly Center (Pete Maravich Assembly Center) Baton Rouge Louisiana
West 1&2 Iowa State University Hilton Coliseum Ames Iowa
West 1&2 Temple University Liacouras Center Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Regionals and Final Four[edit]

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Norman
Norman
Seattle
Seattle
Hartford
Hartford
Norfolk
Norfolk
New Orleans
New Orleans
2004 NCAA Regionals and Final Four

The Regionals, named for the general location, were held from March 27 to March 30 at these sites:[3]

Each regional winner advanced to the Final Four held April 4 and April 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Arena (Host: Tulane University)

Bids by state[edit]

The sixty-four teams came from thirty-two states, plus Washington, D.C. Tennessee had the most teams with six bids. Eighteen states did not have any teams receiving bids.[1]

NCAA Women's basketball Tournament invitations by state 2004
Bids State Teams
6 Tennessee Austin Peay, Chattanooga, Lipscomb, Middle Tenn., Vanderbilt, Tennessee
5 Texas Houston, Baylor, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech
4 California Loyola Marymount, Stanford, UC Santa Barb., UCLA
4 Louisiana Louisiana Tech, Northwestern St., Southern U., LSU
4 Pennsylvania Penn, Temple, Penn St., Villanova
4 Virginia Hampton, Liberty, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech
3 Indiana Purdue, Valparaiso, Notre Dame
3 New York Colgate, Marist, St. Francis Pa.
3 North Carolina Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina St.
2 Florida Florida, Miami FL
2 Michigan Eastern Mich., Michigan St.
2 Missouri Missouri St., Missouri
2 Wisconsin Green Bay, Marquette
1 Alabama Auburn
1 Arizona Arizona
1 Colorado Colorado
1 Connecticut Connecticut
1 District of Columbia George Washington
1 Georgia Georgia
1 Illinois DePaul
1 Iowa Iowa
1 Kansas Kansas St.
1 Maine Maine
1 Maryland Maryland.
1 Massachusetts Boston College
1 Minnesota Minnesota
1 Mississippi Mississippi
1 Montana Montana
1 New Jersey Rutgers
1 New Mexico New Mexico
1 Ohio Ohio St.
1 Oklahoma Oklahoma
1 West Virginia West Virginia

Brackets[edit]

Data Source[4]

East Region[edit]

First round
March 20 and 21
Second round
March 22 and 23
Regional semifinals
March 27
Regional finals
March 29
                       
1 Penn State 79
16 Hampton 42
1 Penn State 61
Blacksburg, VA
8 Virginia Tech 48
8 Virginia Tech 89
9 Iowa 76
1 Penn State 55
5 Notre Dame 49
5 Notre Dame 69*
12 Missouri State 65
5 Notre Dame 59
South Bend, IN
13 Middle Tennessee 46
4 North Carolina 62
13 Middle Tennessee 67
1 Penn State 49
2 Connecticut 66
6 Colorado 49
11 UC Santa Barbara 76
11 UC Santa Barbara 56
Santa Barbara, CA
3 Houston 52
3 Houston 62
14 Wisconsin–Green Bay 47
11 UC Santa Barbara 57
2 Connecticut 63
7 Auburn 79
10 NC State 59
7 Auburn 53
Bridgeport, CT
2 Connecticut 79
2 Connecticut 91
15 Pennsylvania 55

Mideast Region[edit]

First round
March 20 and 21
Second round
March 22 and 23
Regional semifinals
March 28
Regional finals
March 30
                       
1 Duke 103
16 Northwestern State 51
1 Duke 76
Durham, NC
9 Marquette 67
8 Old Dominion 64
9 Marquette 67
1 Duke 63
5 Louisiana Tech 49
5 Louisiana Tech 81
12 Montana 77
5 Louisiana Tech 81
Missoula, MT
4 Texas Tech 64
4 Texas Tech 60
13 Maine 50
1 Duke 75
7 Minnesota 82
6 Ohio State 73
11 West Virginia 67
6 Ohio State 48
Columbus, OH
3 Boston College 63
3 Boston College 58
14 Eastern Michigan 56
3 Boston College 63
7 Minnesota 76
7 Minnesota 92
10 UCLA 81
7 Minnesota 80
Minneapolis, MN
2 Kansas State 61
2 Kansas State 71
15 Valparaiso 63

Midwest Region[edit]

First round
March 20 and 21
Second round
March 22 and 23
Regional semifinals
March 28
Regional finals
March 30
                       
1 Tennessee 77
16 Colgate 54
1 Tennessee 79
Tallahassee, FL
9 DePaul 59
8 George Washington 46
9 DePaul 83
1 Tennessee 71
4 Baylor 69
5 Florida 68
12 New Mexico 56
5 Florida 76
Albuquerque, NM
4 Baylor 91
4 Baylor 71
13 Loyola Marymount 60
1 Tennessee 62
6 Stanford 60
6 Stanford 68
11 Missouri 44
6 Stanford 68
Tempe, AZ
3 Oklahoma 43
3 Oklahoma 58
14 Marist 45
6 Stanford 57
2 Vanderbilt 55
7 Rutgers 69
10 Chattanooga 74
10 Chattanooga 44
Chattanooga, TN
2 Vanderbilt 60
2 Vanderbilt 76
15 Lipscomb 45

West Region[edit]

First round
March 20 and 21
Second round
March 22 and 23
Regional semifinals
March 27
Regional finals
March 29
                       
1 Texas 92
16 Southern 57
1 Texas 80
Austin, TX
8 Michigan State 61
8 Michigan State 72
9 Arizona 60
1 Texas 55
4 LSU 71
5 Miami (FL) 85
12 Maryland 86
12 Maryland 61
Baton Rouge, LA
4 LSU 76
4 LSU 83
13 Austin Peay 66
4 LSU 62
3 Georgia 60
6 TCU 70
11 Temple 57
6 TCU 71
Philadelphia, PA
3 Georgia 85
3 Georgia 78
14 Liberty 53
3 Georgia 66
2 Purdue 64
7 Villanova 66
10 Mississippi 63
7 Villanova 42
Ames, IA
2 Purdue 60
2 Purdue 78
15 St. Francis (PA) 59

Final Four - New Orleans, Louisiana[edit]

National Semifinals
April 4
National Championship
April 6
           
2E Connecticut 67
7ME Minnesota 58
2 E Connecticut 70
1MW Tennessee 61
1MW Tennessee 52
4W LSU 50

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

Record by conference[edit]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight Final Four Championship Game
Big East 8 12-7 63.2% 3 1 1 1
SEC 7 16-7 69.6% 4 3 2 1
Big 12 7 7-7 50.0% 2 0 0 0
Big Ten 6 11-6 64.7% 3 2 1 0
ACC 4 4-4 50.0% 1 1 0 0
Conference USA 4 4-4 50.0% 0 0 0 0
Pac-10 3 3-3 50.0% 1 1 0 0
Atlantic 10 2 0-2 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Big West Conference 1 2-1 66.7% 1 0 0 0
WAC 1 2-1 66.7% 1 0 0 0
Southern Conference 1 1-1 50.0% 0 0 0 0
Sun Belt Conference 1 1-1 50.0% 0 0 0 0

Nineteen conferences went 0-1: America East, Atlantic Sun Conference, Big Sky Conference, Big South Conference Colonial, Horizon League, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, Summit League, MEAC, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West, Northeast Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League, Southland, SWAC, and West Coast Conference

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Game Officials[edit]

  • Scott Yarbrough (Semi-Final)
  • Sally Bell (Semi-Final)
  • Tina Napier (Semi-Final)
  • Melissa Barlow (Semi-Final)
  • Greg Small (Semi-Final)
  • Bill Titus (Semi-Final)
  • Dee Kantner (Final)
  • Melissa Barlow (Final)
  • Bryan Enterline (Final) [1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Nixon, Rick. "Official 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book". NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  2. ^ HAVEL, CARRIE J. (2005). "The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship: an analysis of first and second rounds and the change to predetermined sites". p. 1. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Attendance and Sites". NCAA. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Official 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book". NCAA. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-17.