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At a Glance
NCAA Champion--North Carolina (34-4; coached by Dean Smith/32nd of 36 seasons with Tar Heels; won ACC regular-season title by two games over Florida State with a 14-2 record).
NIT Champion--Minnesota (22-10; coached by Clem Haskins/seventh of 13 seasons with Golden Gophers; finished in a tie for fifth place in Big Ten with a 9-9 record).
New Rules--Unsportsmanlike technical fouls, in addition to contact technical fouls, count toward the five fouls for player disqualification and the team fouls in reaching bonus free-throw situations. . . . A minimum facility seating capacity of 12,000 for NCAA Tournament first- and second-round games and regionals is established.
NCAA Probation--Middle Tennessee State, Syracuse, Texas-Pan American, Tulsa
NCAA Consensus First-Team All-Americans--Calbert Cheaney, F, Sr., Indiana (22.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 54.9 FG%, 42.7 3FG%); Anfernee Hardaway, G, Jr., Memphis State (22.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 6.4 apg, 2.4 spg); Bobby Hurley, G, Sr., Duke (17 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 8.2 apg, 80.3 FT%, 42.1 3FG%); Jamal Mashburn, F, Jr., Kentucky (21 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.6 apg); Chris Webber, F, Soph., Michigan (19.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.5 bpg, 61.9 FG%).
National Player of the Year--Cheaney (AP/UPI/NABC/USBWA/Naismith/Wooden).
National Coaches of the Year--Vanderbilt's Eddie Fogler (28-6/AP, UPI, NABC, USBWA) and North Carolina's Dean Smith (34-4/Naismith).
North Carolina coach Dean Smith went out of his way to emphasize senior leadership and always had his seniors featured on the cover of the Tar Heels' media guide even if they played sparingly. Carolina had several heroes on its way to capturing the national championship, but none loomed larger than senior forward George Lynch, who turned in double doubles (double figures in scoring and rebounding) in his last four games as the Tar Heels won the East Regional at East Rutherford, N.J., and the Final Four at New Orleans.
One of Carolina's four defeats was at Wake Forest when Demon Deacons guard Randy Childress erupted for 18 second-half points in less than four minutes. Carolina almost had another setback, but the Tar Heels erased a 19-point deficit with less than nine minutes remaining against Florida State to upend the Seminoles, 82-77. The biggest comeback of the season, however, came when Virginia Commonwealth overcame a 26-point deficit midway through the second half to post a 95-91 overtime triumph at South Florida. Guard Kenny Harris, a transfer from North Carolina, tallied 30 points in the final 15 minutes for VCU. . . . Center Eric Montross ended Carolina's longest All-American drought (three years) since forward Lennie Rosenbluth was honored in 1956. . . . Carolina backup guard Scott Cherry went on to coach High Point. . . . Wake Forest defeated the NCAA champion-to-be for the third straight season.
Florida State became the only school in history to have five active 1,000-point career scorers on its roster at the same time (no transfers from other four-year schools)--Douglas Edwards, Rodney Dobard, Sam Cassell, Chuck Graham and Bob Sura. Cassell was a junior college transfer. . . . Georgia Tech (19-11) averaged 11 defeats annually over the last five seasons despite having an NBA first-round draft choice each year. The Yellow Jackets ended defending NCAA champion Duke's 23-game winning streak, 80-79, before nipping North Carolina, 77-75, in the ACC Tournament final when both opponents were ranked No. 1 in the country. . . . Duke's Bobby Hurley finished his career with an NCAA-record 1,076 assists. He had 33 games with at least 10 scoring feeds.
Iowa had a legitimate shot at the Big Ten title until forward Chris Street, the Hawkeyes' leading rebounder, died in an auto accident. . . . Wisconsin's Michael Finley set a Big Ten record with 10 steals against Purdue. . . . Purdue compiled a 9-5 homecourt record for the Boilermakers' worst winning percentage (.643) in Mackey Arena since the 14,123-seat facility opened in 1967-68. One of their homecourt defeats was to Northwestern, 62-59, when the Wildcats snapped a 41-game road losing streak. Purdue had won its previous 19 contests against Northwestern. . . . Matt Painter, who paced Purdue with 4.5 assists per game, eventually became coach at Southern Illinois. . . . Indiana coach Bob Knight was suspended for one game after a sideline outburst in a victory against Notre Dame. During the tirade, Knight screamed at his son, Pat, and kicked him in the leg. . . . Kansas defeated Indiana twice when the Hoosiers were ranked No. 1 in the country. KU's Rex Walters, a two-time All-Big Eight Conference first-team selection, went on to coach Florida Atlantic and San Francisco. . . . Evansville transfer Chris Mack, a two-year captain for Xavier, went on to coach his alma mater in the NCAA playoffs.
Mississippi Valley State guard Alphonso Ford posted the lowest scoring average of his Division I career (26 ppg), but finished as the only player in history to score more than 700 points and average more than 25 points per game in each of four seasons. . . . Connecticut's Scott Burrell finished his career as the tallest player (6-7) to amass more than 300 steals. He had 310. Burrell is the only individual to be a first-round selection by both the NBA (20th pick overall by the Charlotte Hornets) and major league baseball (righthanded pitcher was 26th pick overall by the Seattle Mariners as a high school senior in 1989). . . . Guard Terry Dehere became the first Seton Hall player since 1953 to earn a spot on an NCAA consensus first- or second-team All-American squad. The Pirates wound up in a final AP Top 20 for the third consecutive year and four time in five seasons. . . . Georgetown, coached by John Thompson, incurred its worst ever finish in the Big East (eighth place) one year after finishing in a tie for first.
Oklahoma State center Bryant Reeves became the first player to lead the Big Eight in scoring, rebounding and field-goal shooting since Kansas' Wilt Chamberlain achieved the feat in 1956-57. . . . Marquette's Jim McIlvaine blocked 13 shots in a game against Northeastern Illinois. . . . J.R. Rider set a UNLV Division I school record with 44 points against Nevada-Reno. UNLV's 59-game homecourt winning streak was ended by Louisville, 90-86.
Towson State's Devin Boyd (46 points at Maryland-Baltimore County in double overtime), Wright State's Bill Edwards (45 vs. Morehead State), Hofstra's Demetrius Dudley (44 vs. Central Connecticut State), Coastal Carolina's Tony Dunkin (43 vs. UNC Asheville), Portland's Matt Houle (43 vs. San Francisco), Hawaii's Trevor Ruffin (42 vs. Louisville), Southwest Texas State's Lynwood Wade (42 vs. Sam Houston State in double overtime) and South Carolina State's Jackie Robinson (40 at Morgan State) established school Division I single-game scoring standards. Boyd's barrage is a Big South Conference standard and was achieved when he tallied 17 points in the second extra session. Ruffin hit 10 of 11 three-point field-goal attempts in his outburst. . . . Rider (29.1 ppg), Hartford's Vin Baker (28.3), Wright State's Edwards (25.2), Appalachian State's Billy Ross (24.4), Coastal Carolina's Dunkin (23.7), Central Connecticut State's Damian Johnson (23.3), Weber State's Stan Rose (23.2), Charleston Southern's Darnell Sneed (23), Tennessee-Martin's Michael Hart (22.8), Southeast Missouri State's Devon Lake (22.3) and Valparaiso's Tracy Gipson (21.3) set school Division I records for highest scoring average in a single season. Baker, a senior, had averaged only 4.7 ppg as a freshman. . . . Dunkin, a forward, became the only one of two players to be named MVP four times in a Division I conference (Big South). He originally signed with Jacksonville, but left the Dolphins' program before ever playing for them. . . . Tennessee Tech senior John Best averaged 28.5 ppg after averaging only 3.1 ppg as a freshman.
Tennessee became the first school ever to have nine successive seasons with one or more players scoring at least 600 points. The Volunteers' principal point producers in that stretch were Michael Brooks, Tony White, Dyron Nix and Allan Houston. Despite the presence of so many prolific scorers, the Vols didn't win an NCAA Tournament game in that span and posted just two winning SEC records. . . . Tennessee State, which compiled a 4-24 record the previous season, improved by 14 1/2 games to 19-10. Tennessee State, coached by Frankie Allen, captured the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season crown after finishing in last place the previous year. . . . George Washington and Western Kentucky finished in the Top 20 of a final wire-service poll for the first time since 1955 and 1971, respectively. GWU, coached by Mike Jarvis, participated in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1961 after the Colonials ended a 21-game losing streak in their series with Temple. Ten of their 14 Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season contests were decided by fewer than six points. . . . Senior swingman Brian Gilgeous was named Colonial Athletic Association player of the year although American University compiled an 11-17 record.
Western Kentucky lost 12 consecutive times to Louisville in their series until clipping the Cardinals, 78-77. WKU, coached by Ralph Willard, made its first Top 20 appearance in a final wire-service poll since 1971. Willard's son, Kevin, played for him and later coached Iona and Seton Hall. . . . Radford's Doug Day became the first player to make at least 400 three-point field goals in his career (401). . . . Forward Derek Waugh, an All-Southern Conference first-team selection when he led Furman in rebounding for the fourth straight season, went on to coach Stetson for 11 seasons from 2000-01 through 2010-11. . . . VMI's Lewis Preston, a two-time All-Southern Conference second-team choice, eventually coached Kennesaw State. . . . Memphis State's Anfernee Hardaway set the Great Midwest Conference record for highest scoring average in a single season with 22.8 points per game.
Michigan (31-5/coached by Steve Fisher), Vanderbilt (28-6/Eddie Fogler), Northeast Louisiana (26-5/Mike Vining), Jackson State (25-9/Andy Stoglin), Tennessee State (19-10/Frankie Allen) and Colgate (18-10/Jack Bruen) had their winningest seasons in school Division I history. New Orleans (26-4/Tim Floyd) tied its school single-season record for most victories. . . . Vandy made its first Top 20 appearance in a final wire-service poll since 1974. Guard Billy McCaffrey became the first Vanderbilt player since 1966 to earn a spot on an NCAA consensus first- or second-team All-American squad. . . . Kentucky's longest All-American drought (four years) since World War II ended when Wildcats forward Jamal Mashburn was honored.
Arkansas closed out playing in historic Barnhill Arena on a sour note when the Razorbacks' 36-game conference winning streak at home was snapped by Auburn, 100-89, as the Tigers shot 74 percent from the floor in the second half. . . . All-SEC third-team selection Darrell Hawkins, Arkansas' leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, went on to become coach of Prairie View A&M. . . . Lamar had an NCAA-record 23 three-pointers in a 103-76 victory over Louisiana Tech. Lamar guard Keith Veney, who had two games with 11 three-pointers in a nine-day span in early February against Prairie View A&M and Arkansas-Little Rock, transferred after the season to Marshall. . . . Texas-Pan American's Greg Guy, who averaged a mere 3.3 points per game the previous season in three games for Fresno State before transferring, became the only national scoring champion to average fewer than 14 the season before capturing the scoring title (29.3 ppg).
Drake's Curt Smith became the first player in Missouri Valley Conference history to lead the league in scoring, assists and steals in the same season. . . . Brian Jones, who led Northern Iowa in blocked shots per game with 1.9, went on to coach North Dakota when it made the transition to Division I. . . . Two-time All-Mid-Continent Conference selection Gravelle Craig, leading Cleveland State in assists and steals for the third straight season, eventually coached Bethune-Cookman. . . . SMU, coached by John Shumate, captured the SWC regular-season title just one year after finishing in seventh place.
Louisiana Tech's string of nine consecutive 20-win seasons ended abruptly when the Bulldogs posted a 7-21 record. . . . New Orleans' Ervin Johnson, who worked in a grocery store as a bagger out of high school, grabbed a school-record 27 rebounds in a game against Lamar. . . . Southern (La.) guard Tim Roberts suffered through a sophomore jinx. Roberts averaged 7.4 points per game after averaging 21.8 ppg as a freshman. . . . Mississippi Valley State's Alphonso Ford finished among the top six in the nation in scoring for the fourth straight season. Ford died of leukemia in 2004 at the age of 32.
New Mexico State started a nine-game winning streak against UNLV in their series through 1996. Meanwhile, Pacific ended its 26-game losing streak to UNLV. . . . Bryon Russell scored 22 of his team-high 33 points in the first half to help Long Beach State snap UNLV's Big West Conference-record 40-game winning streak in league competition, 101-94. . . . All 11 first- and second-team All-Big West selections were seniors. . . . Pepperdine extended its record of consecutive victories in WCC regular-season competition to 32 before losing to San Francisco, which held the previous mark of 31 in the 1950s.
Fordham defeated St. John's, 60-55, breaking a 23-game losing streak in the Rams' series with the Redmen. . . . Columbia (16-10), coached by Jack Rohan, compiled its first winning overall record in 11 years. . . . Cornell, coached by Jan van Breda Kolff, finished in second place in the Ivy League standings after finishing tied for last the previous year. . . . Princeton forward Chris Mooney, an All-Ivy League first-team selection as a junior, went on to coach Air Force and Richmond. . . . Jeff Neubauer, La Salle's senior captain, eventually coached Eastern Kentucky. . . . Massachusetts forward Tony Barbee, a two-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference second-team selection, went on to coach Texas-El Paso and Auburn. . . . New Hampshire lost more than 20 games for the seventh straight season. . . . Maryland-Eastern Shore's Rob Chavez became a novelty of sorts as the first white coach at a predominantly black Division I school. . . . Bethune-Cookman lost 24 games for the third consecutive season. . . . Howard guard Milan Brown, an All-MEAC first-team selection as a senior, went on to succeed Jim Phelan as coach for Mount St. Mary's before accepting a similar position with Holy Cross. . . . Monmouth letterman Jose "Chuck" Martin eventually coached Marist.
California wound up in second place in the Pacific-10 Conference after finishing ninth the previous year. A big story involved 29-year-old Todd Bozeman, who was promoted at Cal following a controversial midseason firing of Lou Campanelli. For the first time in its 66-year history, the National Association of Basketball Coaches publicly condemned the dismissal of one of its member coaches. The NABC's principal concern was the absence of due process after Campanelli was accused of verbally abusing the Cal players. Campanelli subsequently filed a $5 million lawsuit against the school, charging the administration violated due process by not properly warning him that it disapproved of his treatment of players.
Cal A.D. Robert Bockrath inadvertenly listened in on a Campanelli post-game tirade at Arizona State. Bockrath, who played football for Bo Schembechler with Miami of Ohio, maintained "I can swear with the rest," but he was appalled by what he called Campanelli's "personal attacks" on the players. Just days before Campanelli was dismissed, Army fired coach Tom Miller for "publically degrading" his players although he was given two warnings. "What you say in a locker room should be between the coach and the players," Campanelli said. "No one else's business."
As for Bozeman, he was the center of controversy again four years later when he stepped down as coach of the Bears because of recruiting irregularities.
1993 NCAA Tournament
Summary: George Lynch, North Carolina's top rebounder and second-leading scorer, made four big plays in the closing moments of the title game. With Michigan leading, 67-66, he and Eric Montross blocked away a driving layup by Jimmy King. That led to a fastbreak basket by Derrick Phelps and put the Tar Heels ahead to stay with just over three minutes remaining. After a missed Michigan shot, Lynch hit a turnaround jumper from the middle of the lane with 2:28 remaining to increase Carolina's lead to 70-67. On an inbounds play after UNC regained possession, Lynch lofted a perfect pass to Montross for a dunk. The Wolverines rallied to trim the deficit to 73-71 before Lynch and Phelps trapped Chris Webber on the sideline with just 11 seconds remaining and Michigan's consensus first-team All-American called a fateful timeout his team did not have. Donald Williams wrapped the game up with four consecutive free throws to give Carolina a 77-71 triumph. "Sometimes winning a basketball game is just plain luck," Carolina coach Dean Smith said.
Outcome for Defending Champion: Duke's streak of five consecutive trips to the Final Four ended when the Blue Devils lost against California in the second round of the Midwest Regional (82-77) despite Grant Hill's eight steals. Their 13-game winning streak is the second-longest in NCAA playoff history. Duke guard Bobby Hurley was thwarted in his bid to become the first player to start four consecutive NCAA finals, but he is the only player to be credited with more than 125 assists in the tournament (145 scoring feeds in 20 playoff games). Hurley also has more career three-pointers in the NCAA playoffs than anyone (42).
Star Gazing: Final Four Most Outstanding Player Donald Williams scored 25 points in each Final Four game for North Carolina to become the first guard to score at least 25 in both the national semifinals and final since Rick Mount for runner-up Purdue in 1969. The previous guard for a championship team to score at least 25 points in both the national semifinals and final was UCLA's Gail Goodrich in 1965. . . . Junior guard Travis Ford of Final Four-bound Kentucky was the Wildcats' leader in assists (4.9 apg), steals (1.6 spg), field-goal percentage (52.7%) and free-throw percentage (88.1%). He went on to become coach at Eastern Kentucky. . . . Guard Terry Dehere was Seton Hall's leading scorer in all nine of his playoff games the past three seasons.
Biggest Upsets: In terms of point spreads, Arizona's 64-61 first-round defeat in the West Regional against 20-point underdog Santa Clara was the biggest upset in NCAA playoff history. The Wildcats, ranked fifth by AP entering the tournament, lost although they scored 25 consecutive points in a 10-minute span bridging the first and second halves. The setback gave Lute Olson five opening-round defeats as coach at Arizona and lowered his record at the time to 2-8 in down-to-the-wire tourney games decided in overtime or in regulation by fewer than six points. . . . Another first-round shocker was Georgia Tech getting smothered by Southern (93-78), leaving Bobby Cremins of the Yellow Jackets as the only coach ever to lose as many as five playoff games against opponents with double-digit seeds.
One and Only: Williams is the only player to average fewer than four points per game as a freshman and then be named Final Four Most Outstanding Player the next season as a sophomore. After averaging an unsightly 2.2 points per game in 1991-92, he finished with a 14.3-point average. . . . Dean Smith became the first coach in NCAA Tournament history to reach the 50-win plateau in playoff competition when he raised his record of playoff appearances to 23 and North Carolina won its opening game for the 13th consecutive year.
Quote of Note: Webber's family took his mental lapse in stride and showed time heals all wounds when his father, Mayce, acquired a vanity license plate that said "Timeout," a reference to his son's excruciating blunder. "It's no big deal," the younger Webber said. "I'm not happy it happened. But I know it's going to help me in some way. It made me a man. It made me grow up a lot faster than if it hadn't happened."
Celebrity Status: Charlie Ward, named Florida State MVP in the Orange Bowl, averaged 8.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 5.5 apg and 3.3 spg in four playoff games for the Southeast Regional runner-up. The next season, the Heisman Trophy winner and consensus All-American quarterback captured the Sullivan Award as the nation's premier amaateur athlete.
Numbers Game: Purdue forward Glenn Robinson had the highest-scoring game of the tourney when he tossed in 36 points in a first-round loss against Rhode Island. . . . Carolina's Smith and the other three coaches at the Final Four--Michigan's Steve Fisher, Kentucky's Rick Pitino and Kansas' Roy Williams--had all won more than 70 percent of their NCAA playoff games at that stage in their careers. Fisher, improving his tourney record to 17-3 (.850) by reaching the national final for the third time in five years, moved ahead of Hall of Famer John Wooden (47-10, .825) for the highest winning percentage in tournament history (minimum of 20 games). . . . Three No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four for the only time since seeding was introduced in 1979. . . . The Big East suffered a down year when consecutive tourney appearances for Georgetown (14) and Syracuse (10) came to an end. Syracuse was on NCAA probation. . . . California freshman guard Jason Kidd's inside baskets on deft moves in the closing seconds helped boost the Bears to victories over two schools making their 10th consecutive NCAA playoff appearance--Duke and LSU. . . . Florida State's Sam Cassell converted all seven of his three-point field-goal attempts in a 94-63 trouncing of Tulane in the second round of the Southeast Regional. . . . East Carolina became the eighth school to participate in the NCAA Tournament despite entering the playoffs with a losing record (13-16 after winning Colonial Athletic Association Tournament). The Pirates' first-round opponent was North Carolina, which handed them their 39th defeat in as many games against the four schools from their state that were charter members of the ACC. . . . The ACC and Big Eight tied for the most playoff representatives with six apiece. The ACC notched at least 12 tourney triumphs for the fifth consecutive year. . . . Manhattan, coached by Fran Fraschilla, and George Washington, coached by Mike Jarvis, made their first NCAA playoff appearance since 1958 and 1961, respectively. . . . Temple became the first at-large team in seven years to win fewer than 60 percent of its games but still reach a regional semifinal. The Owls advanced all the way to the West Regional final, where they blew an eight-point, second-half lead and lost against Michigan. It was Temple coach John Chaney's third regional final setback in six years. . . . Tennessee's Allan Houston (2,801 points) joined LSU's Pete Maravich (3,667 from 1968-70), Portland State's Freeman Williams (3,249 from 1975-78), Texas Southern's Harry Kelly (3,066 from 1980-83) and Houston's Otis Birdsong (2,832 from 1974-77) as players to score more than 2,800 points in their major-college careers but never participate in the NCAA Tournament. . . . Arkansas' Darrell Hawkins had eight steals in a opening-round victory over Holy Cross.
What Might Have Been: Webber absorbed a good deal of grief after his baffling call for a timeout prevented Michigan from having an opportunity to tie the score or take the lead against North Carolina. But why wasn't a Wolverine guard back to bring the ball up after Webber grabbed a rebound off a missed free throw? Webber became the fourth player to secure NCAA All-Tournament team status in back-to-back seasons without winning a national championship either year as Michigan became the third school to lose two consecutive tourney finals. Webber had scored 27 points against the Tar Heels in a holiday tournament at Honolulu. Two more sophomores were among the three other players joining Webber with the highest-scoring output against Carolina--Wake Forest guard Randolph Childress, Georgia Tech forward James Forrest and East Carolina junior guard Lester Lyons. . . . Indiana was a No. 1 seed entering the tournament, but many experts didn't pick the Hoosiers to reach the Final Four, let alone win the national crown, after star forward Alan Henderson was hampered by a knee injury. . . . Florida State (25-10) might have given Kentucky more problems in the Southeast Regional final if guard Chuck Graham wasn't a medical redshirt because of a knee injury. Graham averaged more than 10 points per game all four seasons with the Seminoles. . . . Georgia Tech (19-11/without Kenny Anderson), Louisiana State (22-11/Shaquille O'Neal) and UCLA (22-11/Tracy Murray) might have fared better in the playoffs if standout players had exercised their remaining eligibility instead of defecting to the NBA. Ditto Memphis State (20-12 without center David Vaughn/knee injury), New Orleans (26-4 without guard Dedric Willoughby) and Tulane (22-9 without guard Kim Lewis/leg) because of medical redshirt seasons for key players. . . . Ohio State (15-13/without Jim Jackson) and Southern California (18-12/Harold Miner) probably would have participated in the NCAA Tournament instead of the NIT if All-Americans didn't leave school early for the NBA. Ditto Arizona State (18-10) if Mario Bennett didn't miss the season because of a knee injury. . . . Brigham Young (25-9) likely would have fared better in the tourney if Kenneth Roberts, an eventual two-time All-WAC forward, wasn't on a Mormon mission.
Overcoming Adversity: North Carolina, which finished with a 34-4 record, lost back-to-back ACC road games at Wake Forest (88-62) and Duke (81-67) by a total of 40 points. The Tar Heels' other two defeats were on neutral courts against Michigan (79-78 at Rainbow Classic in Honolulu) and Georgia Tech (77-75 in ACC Tournament final when Phelps missed the game because of an injury).
Scoring Leader: Donald Williams, North Carolina (118 points, 19.7 ppg).
Highest Scoring Average: Calbert Cheaney, Indiana (106 points, 26.5 ppg).
Rebounding Leader: Chris Webber, Michigan (68 rebounds, 11.3 rpg).
George Lynch, F, Sr., North Carolina (26 points, 20 rebounds)
Jamal Mashburn, F, Jr., Kentucky (26 points, six rebounds in one game)
Eric Montross, C, Jr., North Carolina (39 points, nine rebounds)
Chris Webber, F, Soph., Michigan (50 points, 24 rebounds)
*Donald Williams, G, Soph., North Carolina (50 points, 10 three-pointers)
*Named Most Outstanding Player.
Championship Team Results
First Round: North Carolina 85 (Montross team-high 17 points), East Carolina 65 (Lyons 27)
Second Round: North Carolina 112 (Williams 17), Rhode Island 67 (Samuel 17)
Regional Semifinal: North Carolina 80 (Lynch 23), Arkansas 74 (Williamson 16)
Regional Final: North Carolina 75 (Lynch 21), Cincinnati 68 (Van Exel 23)*
National Semifinal: North Carolina 78 (Williams 25), Kansas 68 (Jordan/Walters 19)
Championship Game: North Carolina 77 (Williams 25), Michigan 71 (Webber 23)