1994 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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1994 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
1994 Final Four logo.png
Season1993–94
Teams64
Finals siteCharlotte Coliseum
Charlotte, North Carolina
ChampionsArkansas Razorbacks (1st title, 1st title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-upDuke Blue Devils (7th title game,
11th Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coachNolan Richardson (1st title)
MOPCorliss Williamson (Arkansas)
Attendance578,007
Top scorerKhalid Reeves Arizona
(137 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1993 1995»

The 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 17, 1994, and ended with the championship game on April 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina, played at Charlotte Coliseum. A total of 63 games were played.

The Final Four consisted of Arkansas, making their fifth trip and first since 1990, Arizona, making their second ever trip and first since 1988, Florida, making their first ever trip, and Duke, making their sixth trip in the last seven tournaments.

In the national championship game, Arkansas defeated Duke by a score of 76–72 and won their first ever national championship.

Corliss Williamson of Arkansas was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Schedule and venues[edit]

1994 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is located in the United States
Uniondale
Uniondale
Landover
Landover
Lexington
Lexington
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Wichita
Wichita
Ogden
Ogden
Sacramento
Sacramento
1994 first and second rounds
1994 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is located in the United States
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dallas
Dallas
Knoxville
Knoxville
Miami
Miami
Charlotte
Charlotte
1994 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

The following are the sites that were selected to host each round of the 1994 tournament:

First and Second Rounds

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

Qualifying teams[edit]

Listed by region and seeding[edit]

East Regional – Miami
Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
#1 North Carolina ACC 27–6 Automatic
#2 Connecticut Big East 27–4 At-large
#3 Florida SEC 25–7 At-large
#4 Temple Atlantic 10 22–7 At-large
#5 Indiana Big Ten 19–8 At-large
#6 Nebraska Big Eight 20–9 Automatic
#7 UAB Great Midwest 22–7 At-large
#8 Washington State Pac-10 20–10 At-large
#9 Boston College Big East 20–10 At-large
#10 George Washington Atlantic 10 17–11 At-large
#11 Penn Ivy League 24–2 Automatic
#12 Ohio MAC 25–7 Automatic
#13 Drexel NAC 25–4 Automatic
#14 James Madison CAA 20–9 Automatic
#15 Rider NEC 21–8 Automatic
#16 Liberty Big South 18–11 Automatic
Midwest Regional – Dallas
Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Arkansas SEC 25–3 At-large
#2 UMass Atlantic 10 27–6 Automatic
#3 Michigan Big Ten 21–7 At-large
#4 Oklahoma State Big Eight 23–9 At-large
#5 UCLA Pac-10 21–6 At-large
#6 Texas SWC 25–7 At-large
#7 Saint Louis Great Midwest 23–5 At-large
#8 Illinois Big Ten 17–10 At-large
#9 Georgetown Big East 18–11 Automatic
#10 Maryland ACC 16–11 At-large
#11 Western Kentucky Sun Belt 20–10 At-large
#12 Tulsa Missouri Valley 21–7 At-large
#13 New Mexico State Big West 23–7 Automatic
#14 Pepperdine WCC 19–10 Automatic
#15 Southwest Texas State Southland 25–6 Automatic
#16 North Carolina A&T MEAC 16–13 Automatic
Southeast Regional – Knoxville
Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Purdue Big Ten 26–4 Automatic
#2 Duke ACC 23–5 At-large
#3 Kentucky SEC 26–6 Automatic
#4 Kansas Big Eight 25–7 At-large
#5 Wake Forest ACC 20–11 At-large
#6 Marquette Great Midwest 22-8 At-large
#7 Michigan State Big Ten 19–11 At-large
#8 Providence Big East 20–9 Automatic
#9 Alabama SEC 19–9 At-large
#10 Seton Hall Big East 17–12 At-large
#11 Southwestern Louisiana Sun Belt 22–7 Automatic
#12 College of Charleston TAAC 24–3 At-large
#13 Chattanooga Southern 23–6 Automatic
#14 Tennessee State Ohio Valley 19–11 Automatic
#15 Texas Southern SWAC 19–10 Automatic
#16 Central Florida TAAC 21–8 Automatic
West Regional – Los Angeles
Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
#1 Missouri Big Eight 25–3 At-large
#2 Arizona Pac-10 25–5 Automatic
#3 Louisville Metro 26–5 Automatic
#4 Syracuse Big East 21–6 At-large
#5 California Pac-10 22–7 At-large
#6 Minnesota Big Ten 20–11 At-large
#7 Virginia ACC 17–12 At-large
#8 Cincinnati Great Midwest 22–9 Automatic
#9 Wisconsin Big Ten 17–10 At-large
#10 New Mexico WAC 23–7 At-large
#11 Southern Illinois Missouri Valley 23–6 Automatic
#12 UW–Green Bay Mid-Con 27–6 Automatic
#13 Hawaii WAC 18–14 Automatic
#14 Boise State Big Sky 17–12 Automatic
#15 Loyola (MD) MAAC 17–12 Automatic
#16 Navy Patriot 17–12 Automatic


Bracket[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period

East Regional – Miami, Florida[edit]

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
            
1 North Carolina 71
16 Liberty 51
1 North Carolina 72
Landover
9 Boston College 75
8 Washington State 64
9 Boston College 67
9 Boston College 77
5 Indiana 68
5 Indiana 84
12 Ohio 72
5 Indiana 67
Landover
4 Temple 58
4 Temple 61
13 Drexel 39
9 Boston College 66
3 Florida 74
6 Nebraska 80
11 Penn 90
11 Penn 58
Uniondale
3 Florida 70
3 Florida 64
14 James Madison 62
3 Florida 69
2 Connecticut 60*
7 UAB 46
10 George Washington 51
10 George Washington 63
Uniondale
2 Connecticut 75
2 Connecticut 64
15 Rider 46

Southeast Regional – Knoxville, Tennessee[edit]

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
            
1 Purdue 98
16 UCF 67
1 Purdue 83
Lexington
9 Alabama 73
8 Providence 70
9 Alabama 76
1 Purdue 83
4 Kansas 78
5 Wake Forest 68
12 College of Charleston 58
5 Wake Forest 58
Lexington
4 Kansas 69
4 Kansas 102
13 Chattanooga 73
1 Purdue 60
2 Duke 69
6 Marquette 81
11 Southwest Louisiana 59
6 Marquette 75
St. Petersburg
3 Kentucky 63
3 Kentucky 83
14 Tennessee State 70
6 Marquette 49
2 Duke 59
7 Michigan State 84
10 Seton Hall 73
7 Michigan State 74
St. Petersburg
2 Duke 85
2 Duke 82
15 Texas Southern 70

Midwest Regional – Dallas, Texas[edit]

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
            
1 Arkansas 94
16 North Carolina A&T 79
1 Arkansas 85
Oklahoma City
9 Georgetown 73
8 Illinois 77
9 Georgetown 84
1 Arkansas 103
12 Tulsa 84
5 UCLA 102
12 Tulsa 112
12 Tulsa 82
Oklahoma City
4 Oklahoma State 80
4 Oklahoma State 65
13 New Mexico State 55
1 Arkansas 76
3 Michigan 68
6 Texas 91
11 Western Kentucky 77
6 Texas 79
Wichita
3 Michigan 84
3 Michigan 78
14 Pepperdine 74*
3 Michigan 78
10 Maryland 71
7 Saint Louis 66
10 Maryland 74
10 Maryland 95
Wichita
2 Massachusetts 87
2 Massachusetts 78
15 Southwest Texas State 60

West Regional – Los Angeles, California[edit]

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
            
1 Missouri 76
16 Navy 53
1 Missouri 109
Ogden
9 Wisconsin 96
8 Cincinnati 72
9 Wisconsin 80
1 Missouri 98
4 Syracuse 88*
5 California 57
12 UW–Green Bay 61
12 UW–Green Bay 59
Ogden
4 Syracuse 64
4 Syracuse 92
13 Hawaii 78
1 Missouri 72
2 Arizona 92
6 Minnesota 74
11 Southern Illinois 60
6 Minnesota 55
Sacramento
3 Louisville 60
3 Louisville 67
14 Boise State 58
3 Louisville 70
2 Arizona 82
7 Virginia 57
10 New Mexico 54
7 Virginia 58
Sacramento
2 Arizona 71
2 Arizona 81
15 Loyola (MD) 55

West Region First Round[edit]

CBS
Thursday, March 17
approx. 3:15 pm MST
#12 UW–Green Bay Phoenix 61, #5 California Golden Bears 57
Scoring by half: 32–23, 29–34
Pts: J. Nordgaard – 24
Rebs: J. Nordgaard – 9
Asts: J. Martinez – 7
Pts: L. Murray – 18
Rebs: J. Kidd, L. Murray – 11
Asts: J. Kidd – 7
Dee Events Center – Ogden
Attendance: 12,126
Referees: Lenny Wirtz, Ed Corbett, Rick Hartzell

West Region Second Round[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 19
2:35 pm MST
#12 UW–Green Bay Phoenix 59, #4 Syracuse Orangemen 64
Scoring by half: 26–37, 33–27
Pts: J. Nordgaard – 19
Rebs: J. Ludvigson – 7
Asts: G. Grzesk – 7
Pts: L. Moten – 17
Rebs: L. Jackson, L. Moten, J. Wallace – 8
Asts: A. Autry – 5
Dee Events Center – Ogden
Attendance: 12,126
Referees: Lenny Wirtz, Andre Pattillo, Bob Barnett

Final Four – Charlotte, North Carolina[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
      
E3 Florida 65
SE2 Duke 70
SE2 Duke 72
M1 Arkansas 76
M1 Arkansas 91
W2 Arizona 82

Broadcast information[edit]

On television, CBS Sports covered all 63 games of the tournament, with regional splits until the Regional Finals followed by national telecasts.

Exclusive national radio coverage was provided by CBS Radio Sports.

CBS announcers[edit]

CBS Radio Sports announcers[edit]

  • – First & Second Round at Ogden, Utah

Local announcers[edit]

Region Seed Team Flagship station Play-by-play Color commentator
West
West 12 UW–Green Bay WDUZ–AM 1400

See also[edit]

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