NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship records

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Champions, runners-up, and locations[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Venue and city
1999 Connecticut 77 Duke 74 Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Florida
2000 Michigan State (2) 89 Florida 76 RCA Dome Indianapolis, Indiana (4)
2001 Duke (3) 82 Arizona 72 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Minneapolis, Minnesota (3)
2002 Maryland 64 Indiana 52 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia (2)
2003 Syracuse 81 Kansas 78 Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana (4)
2004 Connecticut (2) 82 Georgia Tech 73 Alamodome San Antonio, Texas (2)
2005 North Carolina (4) 75 Illinois 70 Edward Jones Dome St. Louis, Missouri (3)
2006 Florida 73 UCLA 58 RCA Dome Indianapolis, Indiana (5)
2007 Florida (2) 84 Ohio State 75 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia (3)
2008 Kansas (3) 75 Memphis* 68 Alamodome San Antonio, Texas (3)
2009 North Carolina (5) 89 Michigan State 72 Ford Field Detroit, Michigan
2010 Duke (4) 61 Butler 59 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana (6)
2011 Connecticut (3) 53 Butler 41 Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas (2)
2012 Kentucky (8) 67 Kansas 59 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana (5)
2013 Louisville (3) 82 Michigan 76 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia (4)
2014 Connecticut (4) 60 Kentucky 54 Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas
2015         Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana (7)
2016         Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas (3)


* Appearance vacated due to NCAA violations.
† denotes overtime games. Multiple †'s indicate number of overtimes.

All-time coaching records[edit]

Single game wins[edit]

Coach School Wins
Mike Krzyzewski Duke 82
Dean Smith North Carolina 65
Roy Williams Kansas, North Carolina 51
Jim Boeheim Syracuse 50
Jim Calhoun Connecticut 49
John Wooden UCLA 47
Lute Olson Iowa, Arizona 46
Bob Knight Indiana, Texas Tech 45
Denny Crum Louisville 42
Rick Pitino Providence, Kentucky, Louisville 38
Eddie Sutton Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State 37
Tom Izzo Michigan State 37
Bill Self Tulsa, Illinois, Kansas 35
Billy Donovan Florida 35
John Thompson Georgetown 34
Jerry Tarkanian UNLV 32

Final Four appearances[edit]

Coach School Appearances
John Wooden UCLA 12
Mike Krzyzewski Duke 11
Dean Smith North Carolina 11
Rick Pitino Providence, Kentucky, Louisville 7
Roy Williams North Carolina, Kansas 7
Denny Crum Louisville 6
Tom Izzo Michigan State 6
Adolph Rupp Kentucky 6
Bob Knight Indiana 5
Guy Lewis Houston 5
Lute Olson Iowa, Arizona 5

Multiple championship coaches[edit]

Coach School Championships
John Wooden UCLA 10
Mike Krzyzewski Duke 4
Adolph Rupp Kentucky 4
Jim Calhoun Connecticut 3
Bob Knight Indiana 3
Denny Crum Louisville 2
Billy Donovan Florida 2
Henry Iba Oklahoma State 2
Ed Jucker Cincinnati 2
Branch McCracken Indiana 2
Rick Pitino Kentucky, Louisville 2
Dean Smith North Carolina 2
Roy Williams North Carolina 2
Phil Woolpert San Francisco 2

All-time team records[edit]

NCAA Championships[edit]

Rank School # and Coach(es)
1 UCLA 11 - John Wooden (10), Jim Harrick (1)
2 Kentucky 8 - Adolph Rupp (4), Joe B. Hall (1), Rick Pitino (1), Tubby Smith (1) John Calipari (1)
3 Indiana 5 - Branch McCracken (2), Bob Knight (3)
3 North Carolina 5 - Frank McGuire (1), Dean Smith (2), Roy Williams (2)
5 Duke 4 - Mike Krzyzewski
5 Connecticut 4 - Jim Calhoun (3), Kevin Ollie (1)
7 Kansas 3 - Phog Allen (1), Larry Brown (1), Bill Self (1)
7 Louisville 3 - Denny Crum (2), Rick Pitino (1)
9 Cincinnati 2 - Ed Jucker
9 Florida 2 - Billy Donovan
9 Michigan State 2 - Jud Heathcote (1), Tom Izzo (1)
9 NC State 2 - Norm Sloan (1), Jim Valvano (1)
9 Oklahoma State 2 - Henry Iba
9 San Francisco 2 - Phil Woolpert

NCAA Championship Game appearances[edit]

Rank School Appearances Wins Losses
1 UCLA* 12 11 1
2 Kentucky 11 8 4
3 Duke 10 4 6
4 North Carolina 9 5 4
4 Kansas 9 3 6
6 Indiana 6 5 1
7 Ohio State 5 1 4
8 Georgetown 4 1 3
8 Michigan* 4 1 3
8 Connecticut 4 4 0

*Does not include appearances vacated by the NCAA.

NCAA Tournament Final Four appearances[edit]

Rank School #
1 North Carolina 18
2 UCLA 17*
3 Kentucky 16
4 Duke 15
5 Kansas 14
6 Louisville 10
7 Ohio State 10*
8 Indiana 8
8 Michigan State 8
10 Arkansas 6
10 Cincinnati 6
10 Oklahoma State 6

*Does not include appearances vacated by the NCAA.

NCAA Tournament appearances[edit]

Rank School #
1 Kentucky 52*
2 North Carolina 44
3 UCLA 43^
4 Kansas 42
5 Louisville 39
6 Indiana 37
6 Duke 37
8 Syracuse 36
9 Villanova 32
9 Connecticut 32

* NCAA vacated 2-1 tournament record (1988). ^ NCAA vacated 5-2 tournament record (1980, 1999). † NCAA vacated 4-1 tournament record (1971).

Consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances[edit]

Teams in bold denote an active streak.

Rank School Number of Years
1 North Carolina 27 (1975–2001)
2 Arizona 25 (1985–2009)*
2 Kansas 25 (1990–2014)
4 Duke 19 (1996–2014)
5 Indiana 18 (1986–2003)
6 Kentucky 17 (1992–2008)
6 Michigan State 17 (1998–2014)
8 Gonzaga 16 (1999–2014)
8 Wisconsin 16 (1999–2014)
10 UCLA 15 (1967–1981)^
11 Cincinnati 14 (1992–2005)
11 UCLA 14 (1989–2002)
11 Georgetown 14 (1979–1992)
11 Texas 14 (1999–2012)
15 Temple 12 (1990–2001)
16 Duke 11 (1984–1994)
16 Maryland 11 (1994–2004)
18 Pittsburgh 10 (2002–2011)
18 Syracuse 10 (1983–1992)

* NCAA vacated 1999 and 2008 appearances.
^ NCAA vacated 1980 appearance.

NCAA Tournament victories[edit]

Rank School #
1 Kentucky 111*
2 North Carolina 110
3 Duke 99
4 Kansas 95
4 UCLA 95^
6 Louisville 70
7 Indiana 64
8 Syracuse 60
9 Michigan State 58
9 Connecticut 58

* NCAA vacated 2-1 tournament record (1988). Otherwise wins would be 113.
^ NCAA vacated 5-2 tournament record (1980, 1999). Otherwise wins would be 99.

  • Margin of 10 points: Indiana (1981) 22.6 avg, UCLA (1967), Michigan State (1979, 2000) 20.8 avg (1979) 15.3 avg (2000), Duke (2001) 16.7 avg, and North Carolina (2009) 20.2 avg, are teams to win every game in the tournament by 10 points or more on their way to a championship

Individual single-game records[edit]

  • Points
61, Austin Carr, Notre Dame vs. Ohio, 1970
  • Field Goals
25, Austin Carr, Notre Dame vs. Ohio, 1970
  • Field Goal Attempts
44, Austin Carr, Notre Dame vs. Ohio, 1970
  • Three-point Field Goals
11, Jeff Fryer, Loyola Marymount vs. Michigan, 1990
  • Three-point Field Goal Attempts
22, Jeff Fryer, Loyola Marymount vs. Arkansas, 1989
  • Free Throws Made
23, Bob Carney, Bradley vs. Colorado, 1954
23, Travis Mays, Texas vs. Georgia, 1990
  • Free Throws Attempted
27, Travis Mays, Texas vs. Georgia, 1990
27, David Robinson, Navy vs. Syracuse, 1986
  • Rebounds
34, Fred Cohen, Temple vs. Connecticut, 1956
  • Assists
18, Mark Wade, UNLV vs. Indiana, 1987
  • Blocked Shots
11, Shaquille O'Neal, LSU vs. BYU, 1992
  • Steals
8, Ty Lawson, North Carolina vs. Michigan State, 2009
8, Russ Smith, Louisville vs. North Carolina A&T, 2013
  • Triple-doubles (see Final Four records section for other tournament triple-doubles)
    • Assists were not recorded nationally by the NCAA until the 1984–85 season, and steals and blocks were not officially added as NCAA statistics until the 1986–87 season. As a result, the NCAA only officially recognizes tournament triple-doubles recorded from 1987 onward.[1]
Gary Grant, Michigan — 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists vs. North Carolina, East Regional second round, March 14, 1987[2]
Shaquille O'Neal, LSU — 26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 blocks vs. BYU, West Regional first round, March 19, 1992[3]
David Cain, St. John's — 12 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Texas Tech, East Regional first round, March 18, 1993[4]
Andre Miller, Utah — 18 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists vs. Arizona, West Regional Final, March 21, 1998[3]
Dwyane Wade, Marquette — 29 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Kentucky, Midwest Regional Final, March 29, 2003[3]
Cole Aldrich, Kansas — 13 points, 20 rebounds, 10 blocks vs. Dayton, Midwest Regional Second Round, March 22, 2009
Draymond Green, Michigan State — 23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists vs. UCLA, Southeast Regional Second Round, March 18, 2011[1]
Draymond Green, Michigan State — 24 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists vs. LIU–Brooklyn, West Regional Second Round, March 16, 2012[5]

Team single-game records[edit]

All tournament games[edit]

  • Most combined points
264, Loyola Marymount Lions vs. Michigan, 1990 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
  • Fewest points for a single team
20, North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh, 1941
  • Fewest points for a single team (since the adoption of the shot clock):
29, Mississippi Valley State vs. UCLA, 2008
  • Field Goals
52, Iowa vs. Notre Dame, 1970
  • Field Goals Attempted
112, Marshall vs. Southwestern Louisiana, 1972
  • Three-point Field Goals
21, Loyola Marymount vs. Michigan, 1990
  • Three-point Field Goal Attempts
43, Saint Joseph's vs. Boston College, 1997
  • Free Throws Made
43, Arizona vs. Illinois, 2001
  • Free Throws Attempted
56, Arizona vs. Illinois, 2001
  • Rebounds
86, Notre Dame vs. Tennessee Tech, 1958
  • Assists
36, North Carolina vs. Loyola Marymount, 1988
  • Blocked Shots
14, Kentucky vs. UCLA, 1998
  • Steals
20, Louisville vs. North Carolina A&T, 2013
  • Combined Steals
35, UCLA vs. Kansas, 2007

National Championship game[edit]

  • Most combined points
181, UCLA vs. Duke, 1964
  • Most points by a single team
103, UNLV vs. Duke, 1990
  • Largest margin at half time
21, North Carolina vs. Michigan State, 2009
  • Largest score at half time
55, North Carolina vs. Michigan State, 2009
  • Largest margin of victory
30, UNLV vs. Duke, 1990

Final Four records[edit]

Final Four Single Game - Individual

  • Points
58, Bill Bradley, Princeton vs. Wichita St., N3rd, 3-20-1965
  • Field Goals Made
22, Bill Bradley, Princeton vs. Wichita St., N3rd, 3-20-1965
  • Field Goals Attempted
42, Lennie Rosenbluth, North Carolina vs. Michigan St., NSF, 3-22-1957
  • Three-Point Field Goals
10, Freddie Banks, UNLV vs. Indiana, NSF, 3-28-1987
  • Rebounds
27, Bill Russell, San Francisco vs. Iowa, CH, 3-23-1956
  • Assists
18, Mark Wade, UNLV vs. Indiana, NSF, 3-28-1987
  • Blocked Shots
7, Jeff Withey, Kansas vs. Ohio State, NSF, 3-31-2012
  • Free Throws Attempted
18, Ty Lawson, Michigan State vs. North Carolina, CH, 4-6-2009
  • Steals
8, Ty Lawson, Michigan State vs. North Carolina, CH, 4-6-2009
  • Final Four Triple-Doubles
    • The NCAA recognizes these achievements as unofficial triple-doubles. As noted earlier, assists, steals, and blocks were not kept on a national basis until well into the 1980s; the current array of national statistics did not fully take shape until the 1986–87 season.[1]
B.H. Born, Kansas vs. Indiana, CH, 3-18-1953: 26 pts., 15 rebs. & 13 blocked shots.[6]
Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati vs. Louisville, N3rd, 3-21-1959: 39 pts., 17 rebs. & 10 asts.
Magic Johnson, Michigan St. vs. Pennsylvania, NSF, 3-24-1979: 29 pts., 10 rebs. & 10 asts.

Key to initials: NSF- National Semi-Final; N3rd - National Third-Place Game (Discontinued after 1981); CH - Championship Game.

See Also[edit]

NCAA Tournament Records Book

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Associated Press (2011-03-18). "Draymond Green earns 7th triple-double". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  2. ^ Megargee, Steve (2011-03-17). "Bruins fail to close". Rivals.com (Yahoo! Sports). Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "Legendary Performances: Top individual March performances". ESPN.com. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ Moran, Malcolm (1993-03-19). "Cain's Triple-Double Doubly Sweet for Redmen". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (March 16, 2012). "Draymond Green's triple-double helps Michigan State advance". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Born first to triple double". kusports.com. 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2010-01-09.