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1977 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site The Omni
Atlanta, Georgia
Champions Marquette (1st title)
Runner-Up North Carolina (4th title game)
Semifinalists Charlotte (1st Final Four)
UNLV (1st Final Four)
Winning Coach Al McGuire (3rd title)
MOP Butch Lee Marquette
Attendance 241,610
Top scorer Cedric Maxwell Charlotte
(123 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1976  1978»

The 1977 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 American schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the National Champion of Men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 12, 1977, and ended with the championship game on March 28 in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 32 games were played, including a national third place game.

Marquette, coached by Al McGuire, won the national title with a 67–59 victory in the final game over North Carolina, coached by Dean Smith. Butch Lee of Marquette was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Publicly announcing his retirement during the middle of the season, McGuire retired as head coach immediately after the game. UNLV and Charlotte (at that time known by a longer abbreviation of its full name, UNC Charlotte) were third and fourth place, respectively.



East region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     VMI 73  
   Duquesne 66  
     VMI 78  
     Kentucky 93  
   Kentucky 72
     Princeton 58  
       Kentucky 72
     North Carolina 79
     Notre Dame 90  
   Hofstra 83  
     Notre Dame 77
     North Carolina 79  
   North Carolina 69
     Purdue 66  

West region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     UCLA 87  
   Louisville 79  
     UCLA 75  
     Idaho State 76  
   Idaho State 83
     Long Beach State 72  
       Idaho State 90
     UNLV 107
     Utah 72  
   St. John's 68  
     Utah 83
     UNLV 88  
   UNLV 121
     San Francisco 95  

Mideast region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Michigan 92  
   Holy Cross 81  
     Michigan 86  
     Detroit 81  
   Detroit 93
     Middle Tennessee St. 76  
       Michigan 68
     Charlotte 75
     Charlotte 91  
   Central Michigan 86*  
     Charlotte 81
     Syracuse 59  
   Syracuse 93
     Tennessee 88*  

Midwest region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Marquette 66  
   Cincinnati 51  
     Marquette 67  
     Kansas State 66  
   Kansas State 87
     Providence 80  
       Marquette 82
     Wake Forest 68
     Wake Forest 86  
   Arkansas 80  
     Wake Forest 86
     Southern Illinois 81  
   Southern Illinois 81
     Arizona 77  

Final Four

  National Semifinals National Championship Game
E  North Carolina 84  
W  UNLV 83  
    E  North Carolina 59
  MW  Marquette 67
ME  Charlotte 49
MW  Marquette 51  

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