2000_NCAA_Men's_Division_I_Basketball_Tournament

2000 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 2000 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 16, 2000, and ended with the championship game on April 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A total of 63 games were played.

Michigan State, coached by Tom Izzo, won the national title with a 89-76 victory in the game over Florida, coached by Billy Donovan. Mateen Cleaves of Michigan State was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The surprise teams of the tournament were Wisconsin and North Carolina which made the Final Four despite being 8 seeds.

Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East Syracuse, New York Buffalo, New York, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Midwest Auburn Hills, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio, Minneapolis, Minnesota
South Austin, Texas Birmingham, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee
West Albuquerque, New Mexico Salt Lake City, Utah, Tucson, Arizona
Finals Indianapolis, Indiana

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Sweet Sixteen 5 Florida L 87-78
East 2 Temple John Chaney Round of 32 10 Seton Hall L 67-65
East 3 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton Elite Eight 5 Florida L 77-65
East 4 Illinois Lon Kruger Round of 32 5 Florida L 93-76
East 5 Florida Billy Donovan Runner Up 1 Michigan State L 89-76
East 6 Indiana Bob Knight Round of 64 11 Pepperdine L 77-57
East 7 Oregon Ernie Kent Round of 64 10 Seton Hall L 72-71
East 8 Kansas Roy Williams Round of 32 1 Duke L 69-64
East 9 DePaul Pat Kennedy Round of 64 8 Kansas L 81-77
East 10 Seton Hall Tommy Amaker Sweet Sixteen 3 Oklahoma State L 68-66
East 11 Pepperdine Jan van Breda Kolff Round of 32 3 Oklahoma State L 75-67
East 12 Butler Barry Collier Round of 64 5 Florida L 69-68
East 13 Pennsylvania Fran Dunphy Round of 64 4 Illinois L 68-58
East 14 Hofstra Jay Wright Round of 64 3 Oklahoma State L 86-66
East 15 Lafayette Fran O'Hanlon Round of 64 2 Temple L 73-47
East 16 Lamar Mike Deane Round of 64 1 Duke L 82-55
Midwest
Midwest 1 Michigan State Tom Izzo Champion 5 Florida W 89-76
Midwest 2 Iowa State Larry Eustachy Elite Eight 1 Michigan State L 75-64
Midwest 3 Maryland Gary Williams Round of 32 6 UCLA L 105-70
Midwest 4 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Sweet Sixteen 1 Michigan State L 75-58
Midwest 5 Kentucky Tubby Smith Round of 32 4 Syracuse L 52-50
Midwest 6 UCLA Steve Lavin Sweet Sixteen 2 Iowa State L 80-56
Midwest 7 Auburn Cliff Ellis Round of 32 2 Iowa State L 79-60
Midwest 8 Utah Rick Majerus Round of 32 1 Michigan State L 73-61
Midwest 9 Saint Louis Lorenzo Romar Round of 64 8 Utah L 48-45
Midwest 10 Creighton Dana Altman Round of 64 7 Auburn L 72-69
Midwest 11 Ball State Ray McCallum Round of 64 6 UCLA L 65-57
Midwest 12 St. Bonaventure Jim Baron Round of 64 5 Kentucky L 85-80
Midwest 13 Samford Jimmy Tillette Round of 64 4 Syracuse L 79-65
Midwest 14 Iona Jeff Ruland Round of 64 3 Maryland L 74-59
Midwest 15 Central Connecticut State Howie Dickenman Round of 64 2 Iowa State L 88-78
Midwest 16 Valparaiso Homer Drew Round of 64 1 Michigan State L 65-38
South
South 1 Stanford Mike Montgomery Round of 32 8 North Carolina L 60-53
South 2 Cincinnati Bob Huggins Round of 32 7 Tulsa L 69-61
South 3 Ohio State Jim O'Brien Round of 32 6 Miami, Florida L 75-62
South 4 Tennessee Jerry Green Sweet Sixteen 8 North Carolina L 74-69
South 5 Connecticut Jim Calhoun Round of 32 4 Tennessee L 65-51
South 6 Miami, Florida Leonard Hamilton Sweet Sixteen 7 Tulsa L 80-71
South 7 Tulsa Bill Self Elite Eight 8 North Carolina L 59-55
South 8 North Carolina Bill Guthridge National Semifinals 5 Florida L 71-59
South 9 Missouri Quin Snyder Round of 64 8 North Carolina L 84-70
South 10 UNLV Bill Bayno Round of 64 7 Tulsa L 89-62
South 11 Arkansas Nolan Richardson Round of 64 6 Miami, Florida L 75-71
South 12 Utah State Stew Morrill Round of 64 5 Connecticut L 75-67
South 13 Louisiana-Lafayette Jessie Evans Round of 64 4 Tennessee L 63-58
South 14 Appalachian State Buzz Peterson Round of 64 3 Ohio State L 87-61
South 15 UNC-Wilmington Jerry Wainwright Round of 64 2 Cincinnati L 64-47
South 16 South Carolina State Cy Alexander Round of 64 1 Stanford L 84-65
West
West 1 Arizona Lute Olson Round of 32 8 Wisconsin L 66-59
West 2 St. John's Mike Jarvis Round of 32 10 Gonzaga L 82-76
West 3 Oklahoma Kelvin Sampson Round of 32 6 Purdue L 66-62
West 4 LSU John Brady Sweet Sixteen 8 Wisconsin L 61-48
West 5 Texas Rick Barnes Round of 32 4 LSU L 72-67
West 6 Purdue Gene Keady Elite Eight 8 Wisconsin L 64-60
West 7 Louisville Denny Crum Round of 64 10 Gonzaga L 77-66
West 8 Wisconsin Dick Bennett National Semifinals 1 Michigan State L 53-41
West 9 Fresno State Jerry Tarkanian Round of 64 8 Wisconsin L 66-56
West 10 Gonzaga Mark Few Sweet Sixteen 6 Purdue L 75-66
West 11 Dayton Oliver Purnell Round of 64 6 Purdue L 62-61
West 12 Indiana State Royce Waltman Round of 64 5 Texas L 77-61
West 13 Southeast Missouri State Gary Garner Round of 64 4 LSU L 64-61
West 14 Winthrop Gregg Marshall Round of 64 3 Oklahoma L 74-60
West 15 Northern Arizona Mike Adras Round of 64 2 St. John's L 61-56
West 16 Jackson State Andy Stoglin Round of 64 1 Arizona L 71-47

Bids by conference

Bids by Conference
Bids Conference(s)
6 Big Ten, Big 12, SEC
5 Big East
4 C-USA, Pac-10
3 ACC, Atlantic 10
2 Mountain West, Missouri Valley, WAC, WCC
1 19 others

Final Four

At RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

National Semifinals

  • April 1, 2000
  • :In the first half it appeared that the cinderella run of the Wisconsin Badgers had a great chance of continuing. Wisconsin's slow down offense, smothering defense tempo held the game to a Michigan State Spartans 19-17 lead. However, the only number one seed left in the tournament opened the second half with a 13-2 run, including 10 points from senior Morris Peterson. After the run, Michigan State coasted home against Wisconsin's limited offense.
  • :Despite being behind 18-3 to start the game and trailing at halftime, the North Carolina Tar Heels took control of the early minutes of the second half, and managed to sneak ahead 48-42 with 15:44 to play. However, the Florida Gators answered back with a 9-0 run to give them the lead for good. The Gators held the Tar Heels to just six points over a 9 1/2 minute span to put them in great shape. Foul trouble ultimately doomed the Tar Heels, and the Gators advanced to their first ever National Championship game.

Championship Game

  • April 3, 2000
  • :Michigan State senior Mateen Cleaves limped his way to the Most Outstanding Player (MOP) of the 2000 NCAA Tournament. Cleaves sprained his ankle with 16:18 to play in the 2nd half, and this was after Florida had trimmed Michigan State's double digit halftime lead to 50-44. Cleaves returned about four minutes later, and immediately helped lead the Spartans on a 16-6 run to put the game out of reach. The lone top-seed remaining would bring order to a tournament filled with upsets as they salted away the victory for the school's second ever National Championship (1979). Michigan State coach Tom Izzo earned his first ever title, leading his second straight final four appearance. Morris Peterson led the Spartans with 21 points.

Bracket

East region

South region

Midwest region

West region

Final Four

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