1986 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game

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1986 NCAA Tournament Championship Game
National Championship Game
12 Total
Louisville 3438 72
Duke 3732 69
DateMarch 31, 1986
ArenaReunion Arena
LocationDallas, Texas
MVPPervis Ellison, Louisville
FavoriteDuke
Referee(s)Hank Nichols, Don Rutledge, Pete Pavia
Attendance16,493
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersBrent Musburger (play-by-play)
Billy Packer (color)

The 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game was the finals of the 1986 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and it determined the national champion for the 1985-86 NCAA Division I men's basketball season The 1986 National Title Game was played on March 31, 1986 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The 1986 National Title Game was played between the 1986 East Regional Champions, Duke and the 1986 West Regional Champions, Louisville.

Participating teams[edit]

Louisville[edit]

  • West
    • Louisville (2) 93, Drexel (15) 73
    • Louisville 82, Bradley (7) 68
    • Louisville 94, North Carolina (3) 79
    • Louisville 84, Auburn (8) 76
  • Final Four
    • Louisville 88, LSU (11) 77

Duke[edit]

  • East
    • Duke (1) 85, Mississippi Valley State (16) 78
    • Duke 89, Old Dominion (8) 61
    • Duke 74, DePaul (12) 67
    • Duke 71, Navy (7) 50
  • Final Four
    • Duke 71, Kansas (1) 67

Box score[edit]

CBS
Monday, March, 31
#2 Louisville Cardinals 72, #1 Duke Blue Devils 69
Pts: Pervis Ellison - 25
Rebs: Herbert Crook - 12
Asts: Herbert Crook - 5
Pts: Johnny Dawkins - 24
Rebs: Mark Alarie - 6
Asts: Tommy Amaker - 7
Halftime Score: Duke, 37-34
Reunion Arena - Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 16,493

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