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1999 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 64
Finals Site Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida
Champions Connecticut (1st title)
Runner-Up Duke (8th title game)
Semifinalists Michigan State (3rd Final Four)
Ohio State (9th Final Four)
Winning Coach Jim Calhoun (1st title)
MOP Richard Hamilton Connecticut
Attendance 720,685
Top scorer Richard Hamilton Connecticut
(145 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1998  2000»

The 1999 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 11, 1999, and ended with the championship game on March 29 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. A total of 63 games were played. This year's Final Four was the first—and so far, only—to be held in a baseball-specific facility, as Tropicana Field is home to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Connecticut, coached by Jim Calhoun, won the national title with a 77-74 victory in the final game over Duke, coached by Mike Krzyzewski. The 1998-1999 Duke team nonetheless tied the record for most games won during a single season, with 37, which they co-held until Memphis' 38-win season in 2007-2008. Richard "Rip" Hamilton of Connecticut was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. This was a significant victory for the program, as it cemented Connecticut's reputation as a true basketball power after decades of barely missing the Final Four.

This tournament is also historically notable as the coming-out party for Gonzaga as a rising mid-major power. The Bulldogs became the nation's basketball darlings during a run to the West Regional final in which they defeated three major-conference powers, including 1998 Final Four participant Stanford, and took UConn literally to the last minute before losing. Gonzaga has made every NCAA tournament since then, and is now generally considered to be a high-major program despite its mid-major conference affiliation.

Due to violations committed by Ohio State head coach Jim O'Brien, the Buckeyes were forced to vacate their appearance in the 1999 Final Four.[1]

Contents

Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East East Rutherford, New Jersey Boston, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina
Midwest St. Louis, Missouri Milwaukee, Wisconsin, New Orleans, Louisiana
South Knoxville, Tennessee Indianapolis, Indiana, Orlando, Florida
West Phoenix, Arizona Denver, Colorado, Seattle, Washington
Finals St. Petersburg, Florida

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Runner Up 1 Connecticut L 77-74
East 2 Miami, Florida Leonard Hamilton Round of 32 10 Purdue L 73-63
East 3 Cincinnati Bob Huggins Round of 32 6 Temple L 64-54
East 4 Tennessee Jerry Green Round of 32 12 Southwest Missouri State L 81-51
East 5 Wisconsin Dick Bennett Round of 64 12 Southwest Missouri State L 43-32
East 6 Temple John Chaney Elite Eight 1 Duke L 85-64
East 7 Texas Rick Barnes Round of 64 10 Purdue L 58-54
East 8 College of Charleston John Kresse Round of 64 9 Tulsa L 62-53
East 9 Tulsa Bill Self Round of 32 1 Duke L 97-56
East 10 Purdue Gene Keady Sweet Sixteen 6 Temple L 77-55
East 11 Kent State Gary Waters Round of 64 6 Temple L 61-54
East 12 Southwest Missouri State Steve Alford Sweet Sixteen 1 Duke L 78-61
East 13 Delaware Mike Brey Round of 64 4 Tennessee L 62-52
East 14 George Mason Jim Larranaga Round of 64 3 Cincinnati L 72-48
East 15 Lafayette Fran O'Hanlon Round of 64 2 Miami, Florida L 75-54
East 16 Florida A&M Mickey Clayton Round of 64 1 Duke L 99-58
Midwest
Midwest 1 Michigan State Tom Izzo National Semifinals 1 Duke L 68-62
Midwest 2 Utah Rick Majerus Round of 32 10 Miami, Ohio L 66-58
Midwest 3 Kentucky Tubby Smith Elite Eight 1 Michigan State L 73-66
Midwest 4 Arizona Lute Olson Round of 64 13 Oklahoma L 61-60
Midwest 5 Charlotte Bobby Lutz Round of 32 13 Oklahoma L 85-72
Midwest 6 Kansas Roy Williams Round of 32 3 Kentucky L 92-88
Midwest 7 Washington Bob Bender Round of 64 10 Miami, Ohio L 59-58
Midwest 8 Villanova Steve Lappas Round of 64 9 Mississippi L 72-70
Midwest 9 Ole Miss Rod Barnes Round of 32 1 Michigan State L 74-66
Midwest 10 Miami, Ohio Charlie Coles Sweet Sixteen 3 Kentucky L 58-43
Midwest 11 Evansville Jim Crews Round of 64 6 Kansas L 95-74
Midwest 12 Rhode Island Jim Harrick Round of 64 5 Charlotte L 81-70
Midwest 13 Oklahoma Kelvin Sampson Sweet Sixteen 1 Michigan State L 54-46
Midwest 14 New Mexico State Lou Henson Round of 64 3 Kentucky L 82-60
Midwest 15 Arkansas State Dickey Nutt Round of 64 2 Utah L 80-58
Midwest 16 Mount St. Mary's Jim Phelan Round of 64 1 Michigan State L 76-53
South
South 1 Auburn Cliff Ellis Sweet Sixteen 4 Ohio State L 72-64
South 2 Maryland Gary Williams Sweet Sixteen 3 St. John's L 76-62
South 3 St. John's Mike Jarvis Elite Eight 4 Ohio State L 77-74
South 4 Ohio State Jim O'Brien National Semifinals 1 Connecticut L 64-58
South 5 UCLA Steve Lavin Round of 64 12 Detroit L 56-53
South 6 Indiana Bob Knight Round of 32 3 St. John's L 86-61
South 7 Louisville Denny Crum Round of 64 10 Creighton L 62-58
South 8 Syracuse Jim Boeheim Round of 64 9 Oklahoma State L 69-61
South 9 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton Round of 32 1 Auburn L 81-74
South 10 Creighton Dana Altman Round of 32 2 Maryland L 75-63
South 11 George Washington Tom Penders Round of 64 6 Indiana L 108-88
South 12 Detroit Perry Watson Round of 32 4 Ohio State L 75-44
South 13 Murray State Tevester Anderson Round of 64 4 Ohio State L 72-58
South 14 Samford Jimmy Tillette Round of 64 3 St. John's L 69-43
South 15 Valparaiso Homer Drew Round of 64 2 Maryland L 82-60
South 16 Winthrop Gregg Marshall Round of 64 1 Auburn L 80-41
West
West 1 Connecticut Jim Calhoun Champion 1 Duke W 77-74
West 2 Stanford Mike Montgomery Round of 32 10 Gonzaga L 82-74
West 3 North Carolina Bill Guthridge Round of 64 14 Weber State L 76-74
West 4 Arkansas Nolan Richardson Round of 32 5 Iowa L 82-72
West 5 Iowa Tom Davis Sweet Sixteen 1 Connecticut L 78-68
West 6 Florida Billy Donovan Sweet Sixteen 10 Gonzaga L 73-72
West 7 Minnesota Clem Haskins Round of 64 10 Gonzaga L 75-63
West 8 Missouri Norm Stewart Round of 64 9 New Mexico L 61-59
West 9 New Mexico Dave Bliss Round of 32 1 Connecticut L 78-56
West 10 Gonzaga Dan Monson Elite Eight 1 Connecticut L 67-62
West 11 Penn Fran Dunphy Round of 64 6 Florida L 75-61
West 12 UAB Murry Bartow Round of 64 5 Iowa L 77-64
West 13 Siena Paul Hewitt Round of 64 4 Arkansas L 94-80
West 14 Weber State Ron Abegglen Round of 32 6 Florida L 82-74
West 15 Alcorn State Davey Whitney Round of 64 2 Stanford L 69-57
West 16 Texas-San Antonio Tim Carter Round of 64 1 Connecticut L 91-66

Bids by conference

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

Bracket

East region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Duke 99  
16  Florida A&M 58  
  1  Duke 97  
 
  9  Tulsa 56  
8  College of Charleston 53
9  Tulsa 62  
  1  Duke 78  
  12  SW Missouri St. 61  
5  Wisconsin 32  
12  SW Missouri St. 43  
  12  SW Missouri St. 81
 
  4  Tennessee 51  
4  Tennessee 62
13  Delaware 52  
  1  Duke 85
  6  Temple 64
6  Temple 61  
11  Kent St. 54  
  6  Temple 64
 
  3  Cincinnati 54  
3  Cincinnati 72
14  George Mason 48  
  6  Temple 77
  10  Purdue 55  
7  Texas 54  
10  Purdue 58  
  10  Purdue 73
 
  2  Miami-FL 63  
2  Miami-FL 75
15  Lafayette 54  

Midwest region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Michigan State 76  
16  Mount St. Mary's 53  
  1  Michigan State 74  
 
  9  Ole Miss 66  
8  Villanova 70
9  Ole Miss 72  
  1  Michigan State 54  
  13  Oklahoma 46  
5  Charlotte 81  
12  Rhode Island 70  
  5  Charlotte 72
 
  13  Oklahoma 85  
4  Arizona 60
13  Oklahoma 61  
  1  Michigan State 73
  3  Kentucky 66
6  Kansas 95  
11  Evansville 74  
  6  Kansas 88
 
  3  Kentucky 92  
3  Kentucky 82
14  New Mexico State 60  
  3  Kentucky 58
  10  Miami-OH 43  
7  Washington 58  
10  Miami-OH 59  
  10  Miami-OH 66
 
  2  Utah 58  
2  Utah 80
15  Arkansas State 58  

South region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Auburn 80  
16  Winthrop 41  
  1  Auburn 81  
 
  9  Oklahoma State 74  
8  Syracuse 61
9  Oklahoma State 69  
  1  Auburn 64  
  4  Ohio State 72  
5  UCLA 53  
12  Detroit 56  
  12  Detroit 44
 
  4  Ohio State 75  
4  Ohio State 72
13  Murray State 58  
  4  Ohio State 77
  3  St. John's 74
6  Indiana 108  
11  George Washington 88  
  6  Indiana 61
 
  3  St. John's 86  
3  St. John's 69
14  Samford 43  
  3  St. John's 76
  2  Maryland 62  
7  Louisville 58  
10  Creighton 62  
  10  Creighton 63
 
  2  Maryland 75  
2  Maryland 82
15  Valparaiso 60  

West region

  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Connecticut 91  
16  Texas-San Antonio 66  
  1  Connecticut 78  
 
  9  New Mexico 56  
8  Missouri 59
9  New Mexico 61  
  1  Connecticut 78  
  5  Iowa 68  
5  Iowa 77  
12  UAB 64  
  5  Iowa 82
 
  4  Arkansas 72  
4  Arkansas 94
13  Siena 80  
  1  Connecticut 67
  10  Gonzaga 62
6  Florida 75  
11  Pennsylvania 61  
  6  Florida 82
 
  14  Weber State 74*  
3  North Carolina 74
14  Weber State 76  
  6  Florida 72
  10  Gonzaga 73  
7  Minnesota 63  
10  Gonzaga 75  
  10  Gonzaga 82
 
  2  Stanford 74  
2  Stanford 69
15  Alcorn State 57  

Final Four

  National Semifinals National Championship Game
                 
E1  Duke 68  
M1  Michigan State 62  
    E1  Duke 74
  W1  Connecticut 77
S4  Ohio State* 58
W1  Connecticut 64  

Announcers

Additional Notes

  • Despite their loss in the finals to Connecticut, the 1998-1999 Duke team won 37 games.[2] This tied them with the Duke's 1985-86 team, UNLV's 1986-87 squad, and later, Illinois' 2004-05 team and Kansas' 2007-2008 team, for the most wins in a season, until their record was broken by the 38-win Memphis team in 2007-08. However, as the NCAA has recommended that Memphis' 2007-2008 season be vacated, they may reclaim the 37 win record. Interestingly, none of the first 5 teams to be the winningest single-season teams won a national championship; UNLV's squad lost in the national semifinal to Duke, and the other four teams lost in the finals, to Louisville, UConn, North Carolina and Kansas, respectively.

Notes

  1. ^ Jim O'Brien - Firing controversy (references included)
  2. ^ "Men's College Basketball 1998 - 1999 Chi Square Linear WL - SD". Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. http://www.webcitation.org/5gkMGXWiF. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 

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