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The 1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 6th, 1980, and ended with the championship game on March 24th at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. A total of 48 games were played, including a national 3rd place game.

1980 NCAA Division I
Basketball Tournament
Season1979–80
Teams48
Finals siteMarket Square Arena
Indianapolis, Indiana
ChampionsLouisville Cardinals (1st title, 1st title game,
4th Final Four)
Runner-upUCLA Bruins (Vacated) (11th title game,
14th Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coachDenny Crum (1st title)
MOPDarrell Griffith (Louisville)
Attendance321,260
Top scorerJoe Barry Carroll Purdue
(160 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1979 1981»

Louisville, coached by Denny Crum, won the national title with a 59–54 victory in the final game over UCLA, coached by Larry Brown. Darrell Griffith of Louisville was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Structurally speaking, this was the 1st tournament of the modern era.[1] For the first time:

  1. An unlimited number of at-large teams could come from any conference. (From 1975 to 1979, conferences were only allowed 1 at-large entry.)
  2. The bracket was seeded to make each region as evenly competitive as possible. (Previously, geographic considerations had trumped this.)
  3. All teams were seeded solely based on the subjective judgment of the committee. (In 1979, seeding was also partially based on the prior performance of a conference winner's conference.)

In the 2nd year the tournament field was seeded, no #1 seed reached the Final 4. This would not happen again until 2006 and also occurred in 2011.

UCLA would later forfeit its place in the standings after players representing the school were declared ineligible by the NCAA.

LocationsEdit

 
Greensboro
Denton
Bowling Green
Lincoln
Ogden
Providence
Tempe
West Lafayette
1980 sites for first and second round games
 
Philadelphia
Lexington
Houston
Tucson
Indianapolis
1980 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

1st & 2nd RoundsEdit

Region Site Venue Host
East Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Memorial Coliseum Atlantic Coast Conference
Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center Providence
Mideast Bowling Green, Kentucky E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky
West Lafayette, Indiana Mackey Arena Purdue
Midwest Denton, Texas UNT Coliseum North Texas
Lincoln, Nebraska Bob Devaney Sports Center Nebraska
West Ogden, Utah Dee Events Center Weber State
Tempe, Arizona ASU Activity Center Arizona State

Regional Sites and Final 4Edit

Region Site Venue Host
East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum Drexel/Penn/Temple/Villanova
Mideast Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena Kentucky
Midwest Houston, Texas The Summit Houston/Rice/Texas Southern
West Tucson, Arizona McKale Center Arizona
Final Four Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena Butler/IUPUI

For the 1st time, Indianapolis was the host of the Final 4; the next 6 held in the city were held at either the RCA Dome or at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Midwest Regional at The Summit marked the 4th different venue to host Tournament games in the city of Houston; a 5th location, NRG Stadium, was introduced in 2008. The city holds the record for the most different venues used. Only Indianapolis has used 4 venues and could conceivably use 20% if its current NBA arena, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is used. 3 different venues hosted games for the first time, all on college campuses; of the 3, only Purdue's Mackey Arena has not repeated as a host.

TeamsEdit

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Sweet 16 5 Iowa L 88–77
East 2 Maryland Lefty Driesell Sweet Sixteen 3 Georgetown L 74–68
East 3 Georgetown John Thompson Regional Runner-up 5 Iowa L 81–80
East 4 NC State Norm Sloan Round of 32 5 Iowa L 77–64
East 5 Iowa Lute Olson 4th Place 2 Purdue L 75-58
East 6 Iona Jim Valvano Round of 32 3 Georgetown L 74–71
East 7 Tennessee Don DeVoe Round of 32 2 Maryland L 86-75
East 8 Villanova Rollie Massimino Round of 32 1 Syracuse L 97-83
East 9 Marquette Hank Raymonds Round of 48 8 Villanova L 77–59
East 10 Furman Eddie Holbrook Round of 48 7 Tennessee L 80–69
East 11 Holy Cross George Blaney Round of 48 6 Iona L 84–78
East 12 VCU J. D. Barnett Round of 48 5 Iowa L 86–72
Mideast
Mideast 1 Kentucky Joe B. Hall Sweet Sixteen 4 Duke L 55–54
Mideast 2 Indiana Bob Knight Sweet Sixteen 6 Purdue L 76–69
Mideast 3 St. John's Lou Carnesecca Round of 32 6 Purdue L 87-72
Mideast 4 Duke Bill E. Foster Regional Runner-up 6 Purdue L 68–60
Mideast 5 Washington State George Raveling Round of 48 12 Penn L 62–55
Mideast 6 Purdue Lee Rose 3rd Place 5 Iowa W 75–58
Mideast 7 Virginia Tech Charles Moir Round of 32 2 Indiana L 68–59
Mideast 8 Florida State Joe Williams Round of 32 1 Kentucky L 97–78
Mideast 9 Toledo Bob Nichols Round of 48 8 Florida State L 94–91
Mideast 10 Western Kentucky Gene Keady Round of 48 7 Virginia Tech L 89–85
Mideast 11 La Salle Lefty Ervin Round of 48 6 Purdue L 90–82
Mideast 12 Penn Bob Weinhauer Round of 32 4 Duke L 52–42
Midwest
Midwest 1 LSU Dale Brown Regional Runner-up 2 Louisville L 86–66
Midwest 2 Louisville Denny Crum Champion 8 UCLA W 59–54
Midwest 3 North Carolina Dean Smith Round of 32 6 Texas A&M L 78–61
Midwest 4 Notre Dame Digger Phelps Round of 32 5 Missouri L 87–84
Midwest 5 Missouri Norm Stewart Sweet Sixteen 1 LSU L 68–63
Midwest 6 Texas A&M Shelby Metcalf Sweet Sixteen 2 Louisville L 66–55
Midwest 7 Kansas State Jack Hartman Round of 32 2 Louisville L 71–69
Midwest 8 Alcorn State Davey Whitney Round of 32 1 LSU L 98–88
Midwest 9 South Alabama Cliff Ellis Round of 48 8 Alcorn State L 70–62
Midwest 10 Arkansas Eddie Sutton Round of 48 7 Kansas State L 71–53
Midwest 11 Bradley Dick Versace Round of 48 6 Texas A&M L 55–53
Midwest 12 San Jose State Bill Berry Round of 48 5 Missouri L 61–51
West
West 1 DePaul Ray Meyer Round of 32 8 UCLA L 77–71
West 2 Oregon State Ralph Miller Round of 32 10 Lamar L 81–77
West 3 BYU Frank Arnold Round of 32 6 Clemson L 71–66
West 4 Ohio State Eldon Miller Sweet Sixteen 8 UCLA L 72–68
West 5 Arizona State Ned Wulk Round of 32 4 Ohio State L 89–75
West 6 Clemson Bill Foster Regional Runner-up 8 UCLA L 85–74
West 7 Weber State Neil McCarthy Round of 48 10 Lamar L 87–86
West 8 UCLA Larry Brown Runner Up 2 Louisville L 59–54
West 9 Old Dominion Paul Webb Round of 48 8 UCLA L 87–74
West 10 Lamar Billy Tubbs Sweet Sixteen 6 Clemson L 74–66
West 11 Utah State Rod Tueller Round of 48 6 Clemson L 76–73
West 12 Loyola Marymount Ron Jacobs Round of 48 5 Arizona State L 99–71

BracketEdit

* – Denotes overtime period.

East regionEdit

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
8 Villanova 77  
9 Marquette 59  
  8 Villanova 83  
    1 Syracuse 97  
     
       
  1 Syracuse 77  
  5 Iowa 88  
       
       
  4 NC State 64
    5 Iowa 77  
5 Iowa 86
12 VCU 72  
  5 Iowa 81
  3 Georgetown 80
6 Iona 84  
11 Holy Cross 78  
  6 Iona 71
    3 Georgetown 74  
     
       
  3 Georgetown 74
  2 Maryland 68  
       
       
  2 Maryland 86
    7 Tennessee 75  
7 Tennessee 80
10 Furman 69  

Midwest regionEdit

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
8 Alcorn State 70  
9 South Alabama 62  
  8 Alcorn State 88  
    1 LSU 98  
     
       
  1 LSU 68  
  5 Missouri 63  
       
       
  4 Notre Dame 84*
    5 Missouri 87  
5 Missouri 61
12 San Jose State 51  
  1 LSU 66
  2 Louisville 86
6 Texas A&M 55  
11 Bradley 53  
  6 Texas A&M 78
    3 North Carolina 61**  
     
       
  6 Texas A&M 55*
  2 Louisville 66  
       
       
  2 Louisville 71
    7 Kansas State 69*  
7 Kansas State 71
10 Arkansas 53  

Mideast regionEdit

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
8 Florida State 94  
9 Toledo 91  
  8 Florida State 78  
    1 Kentucky 97  
     
       
  1 Kentucky 54  
  4 Duke 55  
       
       
  4 Duke 52
    12 Penn 42  
5 Washington State 55
12 Penn 62  
  4 Duke 60
  6 Purdue 68
6 Purdue 90  
11 La Salle 82  
  6 Purdue 87
    3 St. John's 72  
     
       
  6 Purdue 76
  2 Indiana 69  
       
       
  2 Indiana 68
    7 Virginia Tech 59  
7 Virginia Tech 89
10 Western Kentucky 85*  

West regionEdit

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
8 UCLA 87  
9 Old Dominion 74  
  8 UCLA 77  
    1 DePaul 71  
     
       
  8 UCLA 72  
  4 Ohio State 68  
       
       
  4 Ohio State 89
    5 Arizona State 75  
5 Arizona State 99
12 Loyola Marymount 71  
  8 UCLA 85
  6 Clemson 74
6 Clemson 76  
11 Utah State 73  
  6 Clemson 71
    3 BYU 66  
     
       
  6 Clemson 74
  10 Lamar 66  
       
       
  2 Oregon State 77
    10 Lamar 81  
7 Weber State 86
10 Lamar 87  

Final FourEdit

  National Semifinals     National Championship
                 
  E5 Iowa 72  
  MW2 Louisville 80    
      MW2 Louisville 59
      W8 UCLA 54
  ME6 Purdue 62    
  W8 UCLA 67   National Third Place Game
 
E5 Iowa 58
  ME6 Purdue 75

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCAA 2008 Final 4 – San Antonio". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2009-03-06.