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1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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The 1990 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I men's college basketball. It began on March 15, 1990, and ended with the championship game on April 2 in Denver, Colorado. A total of 63 games were played.

1990 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
Season 1989–90
Teams 64
Finals site McNichols Sports Arena
Denver, Colorado
Champions UNLV Runnin' Rebels (1st title, 1st title game,
3rd Final Four)
Runner-up Duke Blue Devils (4th title game,
8th Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Jerry Tarkanian (1st title)
MOP Anderson Hunt (UNLV)
Attendance 537,138
Top scorer Dennis Scott Georgia Tech
(153 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1989 1991»

UNLV, coached by Jerry Tarkanian, won the national title with a 103–73 victory in the final game over Duke, coached by Mike Krzyzewski. In doing so, UNLV set the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament record for largest margin of victory in a championship game. UNLV's win marks the last time a school from a non-power conference has won the championship game. Anderson Hunt of UNLV was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

This tournament is also remembered for an emotional run by Loyola Marymount in the West Regional. In the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament, Lions star forward Hank Gathers collapsed and died due to a heart condition. The WCC tournament was immediately suspended, with the regular-season champion Lions given the conference's automatic bid. The team defeated New Mexico State, then laid a 34-point thrashing on defending national champion Michigan, and defeated Alabama in the Sweet Sixteen (the only game in which Loyola Marymount did not score 100 or more points in the tournament) before running into eventual champion UNLV in the regional final. Gathers' childhood friend Bo Kimble, the team's undisputed floor leader in the wake of the tragedy, paid tribute to his friend by attempting his first free throw in each game left-handed despite being right-handed. (Gathers was right-handed, but struggled so much with free throws that he tried shooting them left-handed for a time.) Kimble made all of his left-handed attempts in the tournament.

This tournament marked the first time that the NCAA employed a timekeeping rule that had been conceived by FIBA and recently the NBA, in which the final minute of every period counted down in tenths of seconds, unlike whole seconds as in past years.

Contents

LocationsEdit

 
Atlanta
Indianapolis
Austin
 
Hartford
Richmond
Knoxville
Long Beach
Salt Lake City
1990 first and second rounds
 
Oakland
Dallas
New Orleans
E. Rutherford
Denver
1990 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

First & Second RoundsEdit

Region Site Venue Host
East Atlanta, Georgia Omni Coliseum Georgia Tech
Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center Connecticut
Midwest Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center Texas
Indianapolis, Indiana Hoosier Dome Butler/IUPUI
Southeast Knoxville, Tennessee Thompson–Boling Arena Tennessee
Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum Richmond/VCU
West Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena Long Beach State
Salt Lake City, Utah Jon M. Huntsman Center Utah

Regional Sites and Final FourEdit

Region Site Venue Host
East East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena Seton Hall
Midwest Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena Southwest Conference
Southeast New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Superdome Tulane/UNO
West Oakland, California Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena California
Final Four Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena Colorado

Denver became the 23rd host city, and McNichols Sports Arena the 26th host venue, for the Final Four, the only time it has hosted. Two new cities, Oakland, California and Richmond, Virginia, became host cities in 1990. Games had not been played in the East Bay region since 1958 when Cal's Men's Gym (now Haas Pavilion) hosted; the tournament has returned twice since. Richmond became the third city in Virginia, after Blacksburg and Williamsburg, to host tournament games; like the previous cities it has only hosted twice. Additionally, the tournament returned to Knoxville for the first time since 1983, this time at the new Thompson–Boling Arena. This year also marked the second and, to date, last appearance of the Long Beach Arena in the tournament; with newer, larger venues in Los Angeles and Anaheim, it is unlikely to return soon.

TeamsEdit

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Connecticut Jim Calhoun Elite 8 3 Duke L 79–78
East 2 Kansas Roy Williams Round of 32 7 UCLA L 71–70
East 3 Duke Mike Krzyzewski National Runner Up 1 UNLV L 103–73
East 4 La Salle Speedy Morris Round of 32 5 Clemson L 79–75
East 5 Clemson Cliff Ellis Sweet Sixteen 1 Connecticut L 71–70
East 6 St. John's Lou Carnesecca Round of 32 3 Duke L 76–72
East 7 UCLA Jim Harrick Sweet Sixteen 3 Duke L 90–81
East 8 Indiana Bob Knight Round of 64 9 California L 65–63
East 9 California Lou Campanelli Round of 32 1 Connecticut L 74–54
East 10 UAB Gene Bartow Round of 64 7 UCLA L 68–56
East 11 Temple John Chaney Round of 64 6 St. John's L 81–65
East 12 BYU Roger Reid Round of 64 5 Clemson L 49–47
East 13 Southern Miss M.K. Turk Round of 64 4 La Salle L 79–63
East 14 Richmond Dick Tarrant Round of 64 3 Duke L 81–46
East 15 Robert Morris Jarrett Durham Round of 64 2 Kansas L 79–71
East 16 Boston University Mike Jarvis Round of 64 1 Connecticut L 76–52
Midwest
Midwest 1 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs Round of 32 8 North Carolina L 79–77
Midwest 2 Purdue Gene Keady Round of 32 10 Texas L 73–72
Midwest 3 Georgetown John Thompson Round of 32 6 Xavier L 74–71
Midwest 4 Arkansas Nolan Richardson National Semifinals 3 Duke L 97–83
Midwest 5 Illinois Lou Henson Round of 64 12 Dayton L 88–86
Midwest 6 Xavier Pete Gillen Sweet Sixteen 10 Texas L 102–89
Midwest 7 Georgia Hugh Durham Round of 64 10 Texas L 100–88
Midwest 8 North Carolina Dean Smith Sweet Sixteen 4 Arkansas L 96–73
Midwest 9 Southwest Missouri State Charlie Spoonhour Round of 64 8 North Carolina L 83–70
Midwest 10 Texas Tom Penders Elite 8 4 Arkansas L 88–85
Midwest 11 Kansas State Lon Kruger Round of 64 6 Xavier L 87–79
Midwest 12 Dayton Jim O'Brien Round of 32 4 Arkansas L 86–84
Midwest 13 Princeton Pete Carril Round of 64 4 Arkansas L 68–64
Midwest 14 Texas Southern Robert Moreland Round of 64 3 Georgetown L 70–52
Midwest 15 Northeast Louisiana Mike Vining Round of 64 2 Purdue L 75–63
Midwest 16 Towson State Terry Truax Round of 64 1 Oklahoma L 77–68
Southeast
Southeast 1 Michigan State Jud Heathcote Sweet Sixteen 4 Georgia Tech L 81–80
Southeast 2 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Sweet Sixteen 6 Minnesota L 82–75
Southeast 3 Missouri Norm Stewart Round of 64 14 Northern Iowa L 74–71
Southeast 4 Georgia Tech Bobby Cremins National Semifinals 1 UNLV L 90–81
Southeast 5 LSU Dale Brown Round of 32 4 Georgia Tech L 94–91
Southeast 6 Minnesota Clem Haskins Elite 8 4 Georgia Tech L 93–91
Southeast 7 Virginia Terry Holland Round of 32 2 Syracuse L 63–61
Southeast 8 Houston Pat Foster Round of 64 9 UC Santa Barbara L 70–66
Southeast 9 UC Santa Barbara Jerry Pimm Round of 32 1 Michigan State L 62–58
Southeast 10 Notre Dame Digger Phelps Round of 64 7 Virginia L 75–67
Southeast 11 UTEP Don Haskins Round of 64 6 Minnesota L 64–61
Southeast 12 Villanova Rollie Massimino Round of 64 5 LSU L 70–63
Southeast 13 East Tennessee State Les Robinson Round of 64 4 Georgia Tech L 99–83
Southeast 14 Northern Iowa Eldon Miller Round of 32 6 Minnesota L 81–78
Southeast 15 Coppin State Ron Mitchell Round of 64 2 Syracuse L 70–48
Southeast 16 Murray State Steve Newton Round of 64 1 Michigan State L 75–71
West
West 1 UNLV Jerry Tarkanian Champion 3 Duke W 103–73
West 2 Arizona Lute Olson Round of 32 7 Alabama L 77–55
West 3 Michigan Steve Fisher Round of 32 11 Loyola Marymount L 149–115
West 4 Louisville Denny Crum Round of 32 12 Ball State L 62–60
West 5 Oregon State Jim Anderson Round of 64 12 Ball State L 54–53
West 6 New Mexico State Neil McCarthy Round of 64 11 Loyola Marymount L 111–92
West 7 Alabama Wimp Sanderson Sweet Sixteen 11 Loyola Marymount L 62–60
West 8 Ohio State Randy Ayers Round of 32 1 UNLV L 76–65
West 9 Providence Rick Barnes Round of 64 8 Ohio State L 84–83
West 10 Colorado State Boyd Grant Round of 64 7 Alabama L 71–54
West 11 Loyola Marymount Paul Westhead Elite 8 1 UNLV L 131–101
West 12 Ball State Dick Hunsaker Sweet Sixteen 1 UNLV L 69–67
West 13 Idaho Kermit Davis, Jr. Round of 64 4 Louisville L 78–59
West 14 Illinois State Bob Bender Round of 64 3 Michigan L 76–70
West 15 South Florida Bobby Paschal Round of 64 2 Arizona L 79–67
West 16 Arkansas–Little Rock Mike Newell Round of 64 1 UNLV L 102–72

BracketEdit

East Regional – East Rutherford, New JerseyEdit

First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Final
                       
1 Connecticut 76
16 Boston University 52
1 Connecticut 74
Hartford
9 California 54
8 Indiana 63
9 California 65
1 Connecticut 71
5 Clemson 70
5 Clemson 49
12 BYU 47
5 Clemson 79
Hartford
4 La Salle 75
4 La Salle 79
13 Southern Miss 63
1 Connecticut 78*
3 Duke 79
6 St. John's 81
11 Temple 65
6 St. John's 72
Atlanta
3 Duke 76
3 Duke 81
14 Richmond 46
3 Duke 90
7 UCLA 81
7 UCLA 68
10 UAB 56
7 UCLA 71
Atlanta
2 Kansas 70
2 Kansas 79
15 Robert Morris 71

Regional Final summaryEdit

CBS
Saturday, March 24
#3 Duke Blue Devils 79, #1 Connecticut Huskies 78 (OT)
Pts: A. Abdelnaby 27
Rebs: A. Abdelnaby 14
Asts: B. Hurley 8
Pts: J. Gwynn, N. Henefeld 15
Rebs: N. Henefeld 6
Asts: C. Smith 5
Halftime Score: Duke, 37-30
End of Regulation: 72-72
Brendan Byrne Arena – East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 19,546

Midwest Regional – Dallas, TexasEdit

First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Final
                       
1 Oklahoma 77
16 Towson State 68
1 Oklahoma 77
Austin
8 North Carolina 79
8 North Carolina 83
9 SW Missouri State 70
8 North Carolina 73
4 Arkansas 96
5 Illinois 86
12 Dayton 88
12 Dayton 84
Austin
4 Arkansas 86
4 Arkansas 68
13 Princeton 64
4 Arkansas 88
10 Texas 85
6 Xavier 87
11 Kansas State 79
6 Xavier 74
Indianapolis
3 Georgetown 71
3 Georgetown 70
14 Texas Southern 52
6 Xavier 89
10 Texas 102
7 Georgia 88
10 Texas 100
10 Texas 73
Indianapolis
2 Purdue 72
2 Purdue 75
15 Northeast Louisiana 63

Regional Final summaryEdit

CBS
Saturday, March 24
#4 Arkansas Razorbacks 88, #10 Texas Longhorns 85
Pts: L. Howell 21
Rebs: L. Howell, O. Miller 9
Asts: L. Mayberry 7
Pts: J. Wright, T. Mays 20
Rebs: L. Collie 14
Asts: T. Mays 5
Halftime Score: Arkansas, 43-36
Reunion Arena – Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 16,413

Southeast Regional – New Orleans, LouisianaEdit

First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Final
                       
1 Michigan State 75
16 Murray State 71*
1 Michigan State 62
Knoxville
9 UC Santa Barbara 58
8 Houston 66
9 UC Santa Barbara 70
1 Michigan State 80*
4 Georgia Tech 81
5 LSU 70
12 Villanova 63
5 LSU 91
Knoxville
4 Georgia Tech 94
4 Georgia Tech 99
13 East Tennessee State 83
4 Georgia Tech 93
6 Minnesota 91
6 Minnesota 64
11 UTEP 61*
6 Minnesota 81
Richmond
14 Northern Iowa 78
3 Missouri 71
14 Northern Iowa 74
6 Minnesota 82
2 Syracuse 75
7 Virginia 75
10 Notre Dame 67
7 Virginia 61
Richmond
2 Syracuse 63
2 Syracuse 70
15 Coppin State 48

Regional Final summaryEdit

CBS
Sunday, March 25
#4 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 93, #6 Minnesota Golden Gophers 91
Pts: D. Scott 40
Rebs: K. Anderson 8
Asts: K. Anderson 3
Pts: W. Burton 35
Rebs: R. Coffey 9
Asts: M. Newbern 6
Halftime Score: Minnesota, 49-47
Louisiana Superdome – New Orleans
Attendance: 17,782

West Regional – Oakland, CaliforniaEdit

First Round Second Round Regional Semifinals Regional Final
                       
1 UNLV 102
16 Arkansas–Little Rock 72
1 UNLV 76
Salt Lake City
8 Ohio State 65
8 Ohio State 84
9 Providence 83*
1 UNLV 69
12 Ball State 67
5 Oregon State 53
12 Ball State 54
12 Ball State 62
Salt Lake City
4 Louisville 60
4 Louisville 78
13 Idaho 59
1 UNLV 131
11 Loyola Marymount 101
6 New Mexico State 92
11 Loyola Marymount 111
11 Loyola Marymount 149
Long Beach
3 Michigan 115
3 Michigan 76
14 Illinois State 70
11 Loyola Marymount 62
7 Alabama 60
7 Alabama 71
10 Colorado State 54
7 Alabama 77
Long Beach
2 Arizona 55
2 Arizona 79
15 South Florida 67

Regional Final summaryEdit

CBS
Sunday, March 25
#1 UNLV Runnin' Rebels 131, #11 Loyola Marymount Lions 101
Pts: S. Augmon 33
Rebs: L. Johnson 18
Asts: A. Hunt 13
Pts: B. Kimble 42
Rebs: B. Kimble 11
Asts: T. Lowery 6
Halftime Score: UNLV, 67-47
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena – Oakland, California
Attendance: 14,298

Final Four @ Denver, ColoradoEdit

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E3 Duke 97
M4 Arkansas 83
E3 Duke 73
W1 UNLV 103
S4 Georgia Tech 81
W1 UNLV 90

Game summariesEdit

CBS
March 31
#1 UNLV Runnin' Rebels 90, #4 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 81
Pts: S. Augmon 22
Rebs: M. Scurry 11
Asts: A. Hunt 7
Pts: D. Scott 29
Rebs: J. McNeil 9
Asts: K. Anderson 8
Halftime Score: Georgia Tech 53-46
McNichols Arena – Denver
Attendance: 17,675
CBS
March 31
#3 Duke Blue Devils 97, #4 Arkansas Razorbacks 83
Pts: P. Henderson 28
Rebs: C. Laettner 14
Asts: B. Hurley 6
Pts: T. Day 27
Rebs: T. Day 7
Asts: L. Mayberry 6
Halftime Score: Duke, 46-43
McNichols Arena – Denver
Attendance: 17,675

National ChampionshipEdit

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
Attendance: 17,675

AnnouncersEdit

CBS broadcast all tournament games.

See alsoEdit