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1987 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 64
Finals Site Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champions Indiana (5th title)
Runner-Up Syracuse (1st title game)
Semifinalists Providence (2nd Final Four)
UNLV (2nd Final Four)
Winning Coach Bob Knight (3rd title)
MOP Keith Smart Indiana
Attendance 654,744
Top scorers Steve Alford Indiana
Rony Seikaly Syracuse
(138 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1986  1988»

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.

Contents

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

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  North Carolina 113  
16  Pennsylvania 82  
  1  North Carolina 109  
 
  9  Michigan 97  
8  Navy 82
9  Michigan 97  
  1  North Carolina 74  
  5  Notre Dame 68  
5  Notre Dame 84  
12  Middle Tennessee St 71  
  5  Notre Dame 58
 
  4  TCU 57  
4  TCU 76
13  Marshall 60  
  1  North Carolina 75
  2  Syracuse 79
6  Florida 82  
11  N.C. State 70  
  6  Florida 85
 
  3  Purdue 66  
3  Purdue 104
14  Northeastern 95  
  6  Florida 81
  2  Syracuse 87  
7  West Virginia 62  
10  Western Kentucky 64  
  10  Western Kentucky 86
 
  2  Syracuse 104  
2  Syracuse 79
15  Georgia Southern 73  

Southeast region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Georgetown 75  
16  Bucknell 53  
  1  Georgetown 82  
 
  9  Ohio St 79  
8  Kentucky 77
9  Ohio St 91  
  1  Georgetown 70  
  5  Kansas 57  
5  Kansas 66  
12  Houston 55  
  5  Kansas 67
 
  13  Southwest Missouri St 63  
4  Clemson 60
13  Southwest Missouri St 65  
  1  Georgetown 73
  6  Providence 88
6  Providence 90  
11  UAB 68  
  6  Providence 90
 
  14  Austin Peay 87*  
3  Illinois 67
14  Austin Peay 68  
  6  Providence 103
  2  Alabama 82  
7  New Orleans 83  
10  BYU 79  
  7  New Orleans 76
 
  2  Alabama 101  
2  Alabama 88
15  North Carolina A&T 71  

Midwest region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Indiana 92  
16  Fairfield 58  
  1  Indiana 107  
 
  8  Auburn 90  
8  Auburn 62
9  San Diego 61  
  1  Indiana 88  
  5  Duke 82  
5  Duke 58  
12  Texas A&M 51  
  5  Duke 65
 
  13  Xavier 60  
4  Missouri 69
13  Xavier 70  
  1  Indiana 77
  10  LSU 76
6  St John's 57  
11  Wichita St 55  
  6  St John's 75*
 
  3  DePaul 83  
3  DePaul 76
14  Louisiana Tech 62  
  3  DePaul 58
  10  LSU 63  
7  Georgia Tech 79  
10  LSU 85  
  10  LSU 72
 
  2  Temple 62  
2  Temple 75
15  Southern-BR 56  

West region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  UNLV 95  
16  Idaho St 70  
  1  UNLV 80  
 
  9  Kansas St 61  
8  Georgia 79*
9  Kansas St 82  
  1  UNLV 92  
  12  Wyoming 78  
5  Virginia 60  
12  Wyoming 64  
  12  Wyoming 78
 
  4  UCLA 68  
4  UCLA 92
13  Central Michigan 73  
  1  UNLV 84
  2  Iowa 81
6  Oklahoma 74  
11  Tulsa 69  
  6  Oklahoma 96
 
  3  Pittsburgh 93  
3  Pittsburgh 93
14  Marist 68  
  6  Oklahoma 91*
  2  Iowa 93  
7  UTEP 98  
10  Arizona 91*  
  7  UTEP 82
 
  2  Iowa 84  
2  Iowa 99
15  Santa Clara 76  

Final Four

  National Semifinals National Championship Game
                 
E2  Syracuse 77  
S6  Providence 63  
    E2  Syracuse 73
  M1  Indiana 74
M1  Indiana 97
W1  UNLV 93  

Announcers

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.
  • Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, nominated for Oscars for the movie Hoosiers and Indiana University grads, skipped the Oscars to watch IU win the championship game against Syracuse.
  • 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.
  • The three losing coaches in the Final Four all eventually won national titles. Jerry Tarkanian was the first to do so, winning in 1990 with UNLV. Rick Pitino followed in 1996 with Kentucky, defeating Jim Boeheim's Syracuse team in the final. Boeheim would finally break through in 2003 with Syracuse.

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