1987_NCAA_Men's_Division_I_Basketball_Tournament

1987 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1987 NCAA Men's Division I 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 12, 1987, and ended with the championship game on March 30 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A total of 63 games were played.

Indiana, coached by Bob Knight, won the national title with a 74-73 victory in the final game over Syracuse, coached by Jim Boeheim. Keith Smart of Indiana, who hit the game-winner in the final seconds, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The tournament also featured a "Cinderella team" in the Final Four, as Providence College, led by a then-unknown Rick Pitino, made their first Final Four appearance since 1973. This was also the last tournament in which teams were allowed to have home court advantage: Syracuse (2E) and Arizona (10W) both opened the tournament playing on their home courts.

Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East East Rutherford, New Jersey Charlotte, North Carolina, Syracuse, New York
Midwest Cincinnati, Ohio Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana
Southeast Louisville, Kentucky Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama
West Seattle, Washington Salt Lake City, Utah, Tucson, Arizona
Finals New Orleans, Louisiana

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 North Carolina Dean Smith Elite Eight 2 Syracuse L 79-75
East 2 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Runner Up 1 Indiana L 74-73
East 3 Purdue Gene Keady Round of 32 6 Florida L 85-66
East 4 TCU Jim Killingsworth Round of 32 5 Notre Dame L 58-57
East 5 Notre Dame Digger Phelps Sweet Sixteen 1 North Carolina L 74-68
East 6 Florida Norm Sloan Sweet Sixteen 2 Syracuse L 87-81
East 7 West Virginia Gale Catlett Round of 64 10 Western Kentucky L 64-62
East 8 Navy Pete Herrmann Round of 64 9 Michigan L 97-82
East 9 Michigan Bill Frieder Round of 32 1 North Carolina L 109-97
East 10 Western Kentucky Murray Arnold Round of 32 2 Syracuse L 104-86
East 11 North Carolina State Jim Valvano Round of 64 6 Florida L 82-70
East 12 Middle Tennessee State Bruce Stewart Round of 64 5 Notre Dame L 84-71
East 13 Marshall Rick Huckabay Round of 64 4 TCU L 76-60
East 14 Northeastern Karl Fogel Round of 64 3 Purdue L 104-95
East 15 Georgia Southern Frank Kerns Round of 64 2 Syracuse L 79-73
East 16 Penn Tom Schneider Round of 64 1 North Carolina L 113-82
Midwest
Midwest 1 Indiana Bob Knight Champion 2 Syracuse W 74-73
Midwest 2 Temple John Chaney Round of 32 10 LSU L 72-62
Midwest 3 DePaul Joey Meyer Sweet Sixteen 10 LSU L 63-58
Midwest 4 Missouri Norm Stewart Round of 64 13 Xavier L 70-69
Midwest 5 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Sweet Sixteen 1 Indiana L 88-82
Midwest 6 St. John's Lou Carnesecca Round of 32 3 DePaul L 83-75
Midwest 7 Georgia Tech Bobby Cremins Round of 64 10 LSU L 85-79
Midwest 8 Auburn Sonny Smith Round of 32 1 Indiana L 107-90
Midwest 9 San Diego Hank Egan Round of 64 8 Auburn L 62-61
Midwest 10 LSU Dale Brown Elite Eight 1 Indiana L 77-76
Midwest 11 Wichita State Eddie Fogler Round of 64 6 St. John's L 57-55
Midwest 12 Texas A&M Shelby Metcalf Round of 64 5 Duke L 58-51
Midwest 13 Xavier Pete Gillen Round of 32 5 Duke L 65-60
Midwest 14 Louisiana Tech Tommy Joe Eagles Round of 64 3 DePaul L 76-62
Midwest 15 Southern Ben Jobe Round of 64 2 Temple L 75-56
Midwest 16 Fairfield Mitch Buonaguro Round of 64 1 Indiana L 92-58
Southeast
Southeast 1 Georgetown John Thompson Elite Eight 6 Providence L 88-73
Southeast 2 Alabama Wimp Sanderson Sweet Sixteen 6 Providence L 103-82
Southeast 3 Illinois Lou Henson Round of 64 14 Austin Peay L 68-67
Southeast 4 Clemson Cliff Ellis Round of 64 13 Southwest Missouri State L 65-60
Southeast 5 Kansas Larry Brown Sweet Sixteen 1 Georgetown L 70-57
Southeast 6 Providence Rick Pitino National Semifinals 2 Syracuse L 77-63
Southeast 7 New Orleans Benny Dees Round of 32 2 Alabama L 101-76
Southeast 8 Kentucky Eddie Sutton Round of 64 9 Ohio State L 91-77
Southeast 9 Ohio State Gary Williams Round of 32 1 Georgetown L 82-79
Southeast 10 BYU LaDell Andersen Round of 64 7 New Orleans L 83-79
Southeast 11 UAB Gene Bartow Round of 64 6 Providence L 90-68
Southeast 12 Houston Pat Foster Round of 64 5 Kansas L 66-55
Southeast 13 Southwest Missouri State Charlie Spoonhour Round of 32 5 Kansas L 67-63
Southeast 14 Austin Peay Lake Kelly Round of 32 6 Providence L 90-87
Southeast 15 North Carolina A&T Don Corbett Round of 64 2 Alabama L 88-71
Southeast 16 Bucknell Charles Woollum Round of 64 1 Georgetown L 75-53
West
West 1 UNLV Jerry Tarkanian National Semifinals 1 Indiana L 97-93
West 2 Iowa Tom Davis Elite Eight 1 UNLV L 84-81
West 3 Pittsburgh Paul Evans Round of 32 6 Oklahoma L 96-93
West 4 UCLA Walt Hazzard Round of 32 12 Wyoming L 78-68
West 5 Virginia Terry Holland Round of 64 12 Wyoming L 64-60
West 6 Oklahoma Billy Tubbs Sweet Sixteen 2 Iowa L 93-91
West 7 UTEP Don Haskins Round of 32 2 Iowa L 84-82
West 8 Georgia Hugh Durham Round of 64 9 Kansas State L 82-79
West 9 Kansas State Lon Kruger Round of 32 1 UNLV L 80-61
West 10 Arizona Lute Olson Round of 64 7 UTEP L 98-91
West 11 Tulsa J. D. Barnett Round of 64 6 Oklahoma L 74-69
West 12 Wyoming Jim Brandenburg Sweet Sixteen 1 UNLV L 92-78
West 13 Central Michigan Charlie Coles Round of 64 4 UCLA L 92-73
West 14 Marist Dave Magarity Round of 64 3 Pittsburgh L 93-68
West 15 Santa Clara Carroll Williams Round of 64 2 Iowa L 99-76
West 16 Idaho State Jim Boutin Round of 64 1 UNLV L 95-70

Bracket

East region

Southeast region

Midwest region

West region

Final Four

Trivia

  • The 59th Academy Awards show was broadcast on the ABC network at the same time as CBS network broadcast of the championship game between Indiana and Syracuse. Oscars show host Chevy Chase quipped later in the evening, "Is the game over yet?" The Oscars show would subsequently be scheduled around the tournament broadcast by moving it later in April for two years.
  • 10-seed LSU reached the Elite Eight for the second straight year without being favored to win any games at all. They had previously reached the Final Four as an 11-seed in 1986. The Tigers fell a missed shot at the buzzer short of another trip to the Final Four.

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