1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game

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1990 NCAA Tournament Championship Game
National Championship Game
12 Total
Duke 3538 73
UNLV 4756 103
DateApril 2, 1990
ArenaMcNichols Sports Arena
LocationDenver, Colorado
MVPAnderson Hunt, UNLV
FavoriteUNLV
Attendance17,675
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersBrent Musburger (play-by-play)
Billy Packer (color)

The 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game was the final round of the 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, and it determined the national champion for the 1989-90 NCAA Division I men's basketball season The 1990 National Title Game was played on April 2, 1990 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. The 1990 National Title Game was played between the 1990 West Regional Champions, #1-seeded UNLV and the 1990 East Regional Champions, #3-seeded Duke.

Participating teams[edit]

Duke[edit]

  • West
    • Duke (3) 81, Richmond (14) 46
    • Duke 76, St. Johns (6) 72
    • Duke 90, UCLA (7) 81
    • Duke 79, Connecticut (1) 78
  • Final Four
    • Duke 97, Arkansas (4) 83

UNLV[edit]

  • West
    • UNLV (1) 102, Arkansas-Little Rock (16) 72
    • UNLV 76, Ohio State (8) 65
    • UNLV 69, Ball State (12) 67
    • UNLV 131, Loyola Marymount (11) 101
  • Final Four
    • UNLV 90, Georgia Tech (4) 81

Box score[edit]

CBS
April 2
#1 UNLV Runnin' Rebels 103, #3 Duke Blue Devils 73
Pts: A. Hunt 29
Rebs: L. Johnson 11
Asts: S. Augmon 7
Pts: P. Henderson 21
Rebs: C. Laettner 9
Asts: C. Laettner 5
Halftime Score: UNLV, 47-35
McNichols Arena - Denver, CO
Attendance: 17,675

Notables[edit]

  • This was the largest margin of victory in the national championship game in NCAA Tournament History
  • As of 2017, UNLV was the last team from a non power conference (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, and SEC) to win the national championship.

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