1989 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1989 NCAA Women's Division I
Basketball Tournament
1989WomensFinalFourLogo.jpg
Teams 48
Finals site Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, Washington
Champions Tennessee (2nd title)
Runner-up Auburn (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
MOP Bridgette Gordon Tennessee
NCAA Women's Division I Tournaments
«1988 1990»

The 1989 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 15 and ended on April 2. The tournament expanded from 40 to 48 teams. The Final Four consisted of Auburn, Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, and Maryland, with Tennessee winning its second title with a 76-60 victory over Auburn.[1] Tennessee's Bridgette Gordon was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.[2]

Records[edit]

Auburn has only six turnovers in the National Semi-final game against Louisiana Tech, the fewest number of turnovers recorded in a Final Four game.

Bridgette Gordon scored 17 points from the free throw line in the East Regional Final between Tennessee and Long Beach state, the most ever scored in an NCAA Tournament game.

Maryland had 25 steals in a game against Stephen F. Austin in the West Regional Semifinal, the most in an NCAA tournament game, since the statistic has been recorded (starting in 1988).

Jennifer Azzi hit nine of eleven three point attempts over the course of the tournament, the best percentage ever recorded in a tournament game (minimum- 1.5 made per game)

Stanford hit 22 of 33 three point attempts over the course of the tournament, the best percentage ever recorded in a tournament game (minimum - three games)[3]

Qualifying teams - automatic[edit]

Forty-eight teams were selected to participate in the 1989 NCAA Tournament. Nineteen conferences were eligible for an automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA tournament. [4]

Automatic Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
Bowling Green State University MAC 25–3 16–0 9
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference 19–11 5–5 12
University of Colorado at Boulder Big Eight 27–3 14–0 3
University of Connecticut Big East 24–5 13–2 8
College of the Holy Cross MAAC 21–9 10–2 9
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference 22–7 16–2 7
James Madison University Colonial 25–3 12–0 6
California State University, Long Beach Big West Conference 28–4 18–0 2
University of Maryland, College Park ACC 26–2 13–1 1
University of Montana Big Sky Conference 26–3 16–0 10
Ohio State University Big Ten 23–5 16–2 3
University of South Carolina Metro 23–6 10–2 6
Stanford University Pac-12 26–2 18–0 2
University of Tennessee SEC 30–2 8–1 1
Tennessee Technological University Ohio Valley Conference 21–7 9–3 11
University of Texas at Austin Southwest 25–4 16–0 2
University of Utah High Country 24–5 9–1 11
West Virginia University Atlantic 10 23–7 12–6 12
Western Kentucky University Sun Belt Conference 22–8 5–1 5

Qualifying teams - at-large[edit]

Twenty-nine additional teams were selected to complete the forty-eight invitations.[4]

At-large Bids
    Record  
Qualifying School Conference Regular
Season
Conference Seed
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Southwest 22–7 13–3 12
Auburn University Southeastern 28–1 9–0 1
California State University, Fullerton Big West 21–8 12–6 7
University of Cincinnati Metro 21–8 6–6 8
Clemson University Atlantic Coast 19–10 9–5 4
University of Georgia Southeastern 22–6 6–3 5
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Big West 18–9 13–3 12
University of Iowa Big Ten 26–4 16–2 3
La Salle University Metro Atlantic 27–2 11–1 9
Louisiana Tech University American South 29–3 10–0 1
Louisiana State University Southeastern 18–10 5–4 4
University of Miami Independent 21–7 -– 8
University of Mississippi Southeastern 21–7 4–5 3
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast 23–6 12–2 2
Northwestern State University Southland 22–7 11–3 10
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Big Eight 19–11 8–6 9
Old Dominion University Sun Belt 22–8 5–1 6
Providence College Big East 22–10 10–6 11
Purdue University Big Ten 23–5 14–4 5
Rutgers University Atlantic 10 23–6 16–2 7
University of Southern Mississippi Metro 26–4 10–2 10
Saint Joseph's University Atlantic 10 22–7 16–2 10
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland 29–3 13–1 4
Temple University Atlantic 10 21–9 14–4 8
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Big West 25–6 13–5 6
Vanderbilt University Southeastern 21–7 5–4 7
Villanova University Big East 18–11 11–5 11
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast 20–9 8–6 4
University of Washington Pacific-10 22–9 15–3 5

Bids by conference[edit]

Nineteen conferences earned an automatic bid. In seven cases, the automatic bid was the only representative from the conference. Two conferences, Southland and American South sent a single representative as an at-large team. One team earned an at-large bid as an Independent Twenty-six additional at-large teams were selected from ten of the conferences.[4]

Bids Conference Teams
6 Southeastern Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
4 Big West Cal St Fullerton, Hawaii, Long Beach St, UNLV
4 Atlantic Coast Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina St, Virginia
4 Atlantic 10 Rutgers, St Joseph’s, Temple, West Virginia
3 Metro Cincinnati, South Carolina, Southern Miss
3 Big Ten Iowa, Ohio St, Purdue
3 Big East Connecticut, Providence, Villanova
2 Sun Belt Old Dominion, Western Ky
2 Southwest Arkansas, Texas
2 Southland Northwestern St, Stephen F Austin
2 Pacific-10 Stanford, Washington
2 Metro Atlantic Holy Cross, La Salle
2 Big Eight Colorado, Oklahoma St
1 Southern Chattanooga
1 Ohio Valley Tennessee Tech
1 Missouri Valley Illinois St
1 Mid-American Bowling Green
1 Independent Miami
1 High Country Utah
1 Colonial James Madison
1 Big Sky Montana
1 American South Louisiana Tech

First and second rounds[edit]

In 1989, the field expanded to 48 teams. The teams were seeded, and assigned to four geographic regions, with seeds 1-12 in each region. In Round 1, seeds 8 and 9 faced each other for the opportunity to face the 1 seed in the second round, seeds 7 and 10 played for the opportunity to face the 2 seed, seeds 5 and 12 played for the opportunity to face the 4 seed, and seeds 6 and 11 played for the opportunity to face the 3 seed. In the first two rounds, the higher seed was given the opportunity to host the first round game. In most cases, the higher seed accepted the opportunity. The exceptions:[3]

  • Fifth seeded Purdue played fourth seeded LSU at Purdue
  • Tenth seeded Montana played seventh seeded Cal St. Fullerton at Montana
  • Ninth seeded Oklahoma State played eighth seeded Miami(FL) at Oklahoma State
  • Seventh seeded Vanderbilt played tenth seeded St. Joseph’s at St. Joseph’s
  • Ninth seeded Bowling Green played eighth seeded Cincinnati at Bowling Green

Because Purdue was also a first round venue, there are only 31 rather than 32 first and second round venues

The following table lists the region, host school, venue and the thirty-one first and second round locations:

1989 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Bowling Green
Bowling Green
Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg
Storrs
Storrs
Nashville
Nashville
Athens
Athens
Piscataway
Piscataway
Norfolk
Norfolk
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Columbia
Columbia
Stillwater
Stillwater
Normal
Normal
Missoula
Missoula
Seattle
Seattle
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Bowling Green
Bowling Green
W. Lafayette
W. Lafayette
1989 NCAA first round
1989 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
W. Lafayette
W. Lafayette
Columbus
Columbus
Long  Beach
Long Beach
Charlottesville
Charlottesville
Knoxville
Knoxville
Raleigh
Raleigh
University
University
Auburn
Auburn
Clemson
Clemson
Ruston
Ruston
Iowa City
Iowa City
Stanford
Stanford
College  Park
College Park
Austin
Austin
Boulder
Boulder
Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches
1989 NCAA second round
Region Rnd Host Venue City State
East 1 Western Kentucky University E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green Kentucky
East 1 James Madison University James Madison University Convocation Center Harrisonburg Virginia
East 1 University of Connecticut Hugh S. Greer Field House Storrs Connecticut
East 1 Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium (Vanderbilt University) Nashville Tennessee
East 1 University of Tennessee Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville Tennessee
East 2 Ohio State University St. John Arena Columbus Ohio
East 2 Long Beach State University Gym (Gold Mine) Long Beach California
East 2 University of Virginia University Hall (University of Virginia) Charlottesville Virginia
Mideast 1 University of Georgia Georgia Coliseum (Stegeman Coliseum) Athens Georgia
Mideast 1 Rutgers University Louis Brown Athletic Center Piscataway New Jersey
Mideast 1 Old Dominion University Old Dominion University Fieldhouse Norfolk Virginia
Mideast 1 Temple University McGonigle Hall Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Mideast 2 North Carolina State University Reynolds Coliseum Raleigh North Carolina
Mideast 2 University of Mississippi Tad Smith Coliseum Oxford Mississippi
Mideast 2 Auburn University Memorial Coliseum (Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum) Auburn Alabama
Mideast 2 Clemson University Littlejohn Coliseum Clemson South Carolina
Midwest 1 University of South Carolina Carolina Coliseum Columbia South Carolina
Midwest 1 Oklahoma State University Gallagher-Iba Arena Stillwater Oklahoma
Midwest 1 Illinois State University Redbird Arena Normal Illinois
Midwest 1 & 2 Purdue University Mackey Arena West Lafayette Indiana
Midwest 2 Louisiana Tech University Thomas Assembly Center Ruston Louisiana
Midwest 2 University of Iowa Carver–Hawkeye Arena Iowa City Iowa
Midwest 2 Stanford University Maples Pavilion Stanford California
West 1 University of Montana Dahlberg Arena Missoula Montana
West 1 University of Washington Hec Edmundson Pavilion Seattle Washington
West 1 University of Nevada, Las Vegas South Gym Las Vegas Nevada
West 1 Bowling Green State University Anderson Arena Bowling Green Ohio
West 2 University of Maryland Cole Field House College Park Maryland
West 2 University of Texas Frank Erwin Center Austin Texas
West 2 University of Colorado CU Events Center (Coors Events Center) Boulder Colorado
West 2 Stephen F. Austin University William R. Johnson Coliseum Nacogdoches Texas

Regionals and Final Four[edit]

1989 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Bowling  Green
Bowling Green
Auburn
Auburn
Ruston
Ruston
Austin
Austin
Tacoma
Tacoma
1989 NCAA Regionals and Final Four

The Regionals, named for the general location, were held from March 23 to March 25 at these sites:

Each regional winner advanced to the Final Four, held March 31 and April 2 in Tacoma, Washington at the Tacoma Dome

Bids by state[edit]

The forty-eight teams came from thirty-one states. Pennsylvania and Tennessee had the most teams with four each. Nineteen states did not have any teams receiving bids.[4]

NCAA Women's basketball Tournament invitations by state 1989
Bids State Teams
4 Pennsylvania La Salle, St. Joseph’s, Temple, Villanova
4 Tennessee Chattanooga, Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt
3 California Long Beach St., Stanford, Cal St. Fullerton
3 Louisiana Louisiana Tech, LSU, Northwestern St.
3 Ohio Bowling Green, Ohio St., Cincinnati
3 Virginia James Madison, Old Dominion, Virginia
2 Mississippi Mississippi, Southern Miss.
2 South Carolina South Carolina, Clemson
2 Texas Texas, Stephen F. Austin
1 Alabama Auburn
1 Arkansas Arkansas
1 Colorado Colorado
1 Connecticut Connecticut
1 Florida Miami FL
1 Georgia Georgia
1 Hawaii Hawaii
1 Illinois Illinois St..
1 Indiana Purdue
1 Iowa Iowa
1 Kentucky Western Ky.
1 Maryland Maryland
1 Massachusetts Holy Cross
1 Montana Montana
1 Nevada UNLV
1 New Jersey Rutgers
1 North Carolina North Carolina St.
1 Oklahoma Oklahoma St.
1 Rhode Island Providence
1 Utah Utah
1 Washington Washington
1 West Virginia West Virginia

Brackets[edit]

First and second round games played at higher seed except where noted.

Mideast Regional - Auburn, AL (Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum)[edit]

  First round
March 15
Second round
March 18-19
Regional semifinals
March 23
Regional finals
March 25
                                     
        
  1  Auburn 88  
    8  Temple 54  
8  Temple 90
9  Holy Cross 80  
  1  Auburn 71  
  4  Clemson 60  
        
        
  4  Clemson 78
    5  Georgia 65  
5  Georgia 90
12  Chattanooga 69  
  1  Auburn 77
  3  Mississippi 51
        
        
  2  North Carolina St. 75
    7  Rutgers 73  
7  Rutgers 95
10  Southern Miss 73  
  2  North Carolina St. 63
  3  Mississippi 68  
        
        
  3  Mississippi 74
    6  Old Dominion 58  
6  Old Dominion 66
11  Villanova 41  

Midwest Regional - Ruston, LA (Thomas Assembly Center)[edit]

  First round
March 15
Second round
March 18-19
Regional semifinals
March 23
Regional finals
March 25
                                     
        
  1  Louisiana Tech 103  
    9  Oklahoma St. 78  
8  Miami (FL) 69
9  at Oklahoma St. 93  
  1  Louisiana Tech 85  
  4  LSU 68  
        
        
  4  LSU 54
    5  at Purdue 53  
5  Purdue 91
12  Arkansas 63  
  1  Louisiana Tech 85
  2  Stanford 75
        
        
  2  Stanford 105
    7  Illinois St. 77  
7  Illinois St. 100
10  Northwestern St. 79  
  2  Stanford 98
  3  Iowa 74  
        
        
  3  Iowa 77
    11  Tennessee Tech 75  
6  South Carolina 73
11  Tennessee Tech 77  

East Regional - Bowling Green, KY (E.A. Diddle Arena)[edit]

  First round
March 15
Second round
March 18-19
Regional semifinals
March 23
Regional finals
March 25
                                     
        
  1  Tennessee 91  
    9  La Salle 61  
8  Connecticut 63
9  La Salle 72  
  1  Tennessee 80  
  4  Virginia 47  
        
        
  4  Virginia 81
    12  West Virginia 68  
5  Western Kentucky 57
12  West Virginia 66  
  1  Tennessee 94
  2  Long Beach St. 80
        
        
  2  Long Beach St. 84
    10  St. Joseph's 65  
7  Vanderbilt 68
10  at St. Joseph's 82  
  2  Long Beach St. 89
  3  Ohio St. 83  
        
        
  3  Ohio St. 81
    6  James Madison 66  
6  James Madison 94
11  Providence 74  

West Regional - Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)[edit]

  First round
March 15
Second round
March 18-19
Regional semifinals
March 23
Regional finals
March 25
                                     
        
  1  Maryland 78  
    9  Bowling Green 65  
8  Cincinnati 59
9  at Bowling Green 69  
  1  Maryland 89  
  4  Stephen F. Austin 54  
        
        
  4  Stephen F. Austin 73
    5  Washington 63  
5  Washington 87
12  Hawaii 79  
  1  Maryland 79
  2  Texas 71
        
        
  2  Texas 83
    10  Montana 54  
7  Cal St. Fullerton 67
10  at Montana 82  
  2  Texas 88
  6  UNLV 77  
        
        
  3  Colorado 74
    6  UNLV 84  
6  UNLV 67
11  Utah 53  

Final Four - Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)[edit]

National Semifinals
March 31
National Championship
April 2
           
1ME Auburn 76
1MW Louisiana Tech 71
1ME Auburn 60
1E Tennessee 76
1E Tennessee 77
1W Maryland 65


Record by conference[edit]

Nineteen conferences had more than one bid, or at least one win in NCAA Tournament play:[4]

Conference # of Bids Record Win % Round
of 32
Sweet
Sixteen
Elite
Eight
Final
Four
Championship
Game
Southeastern 6 13–5 .722 5 4 3 2 2
Atlantic Coast 4 6–4 .600 4 4 1 1
Atlantic 10 4 4–4 .500 4
Big West 4 4–4 .500 2 2 1
Big Ten 3 3–3 .500 3 2
Big East 3 0–3
Metro 3 0–3
Pacific-10 2 3–2 .600 2 1 1
Southwest 2 2–2 .500 1 1 1
Big Eight 2 1–2 .333 2
Metro Atlantic 2 1–2 .333 1
Southland 2 1–2 .333 1 1
Sun Belt 2 1–2 .333 1
American South 1 3–1 .750 1 1 1 1
Big Sky 1 1–1 .500 1
Colonial 1 1–1 .500 1
Mid-American 1 1–1 .500 1
Missouri Valley 1 1–1 .500 1
Ohio Valley 1 1–1 .500 1

Two conferences went 0-1: High Country, and Southern Conference [4]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Game Officials[edit]

  • Sally Bell (Semi-Final)
  • John Morningstar(Semi-Final)
  • Larry Sheppard (Semi-Final)
  • Bill Stokes (Semi-Final)
  • June Corteau (Final)
  • Patty Broderick (Final) [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Cooper. "1989 NCAA National Championship Tournament". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  2. ^ "CHN Basketball History: Most Outstanding Player". Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Attendance and Sites" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Nixon, Rick. "Official 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four Records Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 22 April 2012.