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2002 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
2002 Final Four Logo
2002 Final Four Logo
Season 2001–02
Teams 65
Finals Site Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
Champions Maryland (1st title)
Runner-Up Indiana (6th title game)
Semifinalists Kansas (11th Final Four)
Oklahoma (4th Final Four)
Winning Coach Gary Williams (1st title)
MOP Juan Dixon Maryland
Attendance 720,433
Top scorers Juan Dixon Maryland
Jared Jeffries Indiana
(155 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«2001  2003»

The 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 12, 2002, and ended with the championship game on April 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 64 games were played.

This was the first year that the tournament used the so-called "pod" system, in which the eight first- and second-round sites are distributed around the four regionals. Teams were assigned to first round spots in order to minimize travel for as many teams as possible. The top seeds at each site were:

Sacramento: Oregon (M2), USC (S4)

Albuquerque: Arizona (W3), Ohio State (W4)

Dallas: Oklahoma (W2), Mississippi State (M3)

St. Louis: Kansas (M1), Kentucky (E4)

Chicago: Georgia (E3), Illinois (M4)

Pittsburgh: Cincinnati (W1), Pittsburgh (S3)

Washington, D.C.: Maryland (E1), Connecticut (E2)

Greenville: Duke (S1), Alabama (S2)

Maryland, coached by Gary Williams, won the national title with a 64-52 victory in the final game over Indiana, coached by Mike Davis. Juan Dixon of Maryland was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Contents

Locations

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Opening Round

First and Second Rounds

Later Rounds

Region Site
East Syracuse, New York
Midwest Madison, Wisconsin
South Lexington, Kentucky
West San Jose, California
Finals Atlanta, Georgia

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East 1 Maryland Gary Williams Champion 5 Indiana W 64-52
East 2 Connecticut Jim Calhoun Elite Eight 1 Maryland L 90-82
East 3 Georgia Jim Harrick Round of 32 11 Southern Illinois L 77-75
East 4 Kentucky Tubby Smith Sweet Sixteen 1 Maryland L 78-68
East 5 Marquette Tom Crean Round of 64 12 Tulsa L 71-69
East 6 Texas Tech Bob Knight Round of 64 11 Southern Illinois L 76-68
East 7 North Carolina State Herb Sendek Round of 32 2 Connecticut L 77-74
East 8 Wisconsin Bo Ryan Round of 32 1 Maryland L 87-57
East 9 St. John's Mike Jarvis Round of 64 8 Wisconsin L 80-70
East 10 Michigan State Tom Izzo Round of 64 7 North Carolina State L 69-58
East 11 Southern Illinois Bruce Weber Sweet Sixteen 2 Connecticut L 71-59
East 12 Tulsa John Phillips Round of 32 4 Kentucky L 87-82
East 13 Valparaiso Homer Drew Round of 64 4 Kentucky L 83-68
East 14 Murray State Tevester Anderson Round of 64 3 Georgia L 85-68
East 15 Hampton Steve Merfeld Round of 64 2 Connecticut L 78-67
East 16 Alcorn State Davey Whitney Preliminary Round 16 Siena L 81-77
East 16 Siena Rob Lanier Round of 64 1 Maryland L 85-70
Midwest
Midwest 1 Kansas Roy Williams National Semifinals 1 Maryland L 97-88
Midwest 2 Oregon Ernie Kent Elite Eight 1 Kansas L 104-86
Midwest 3 Mississippi State Rick Stansbury Round of 32 6 Texas L 68-64
Midwest 4 Illinois Bill Self Sweet Sixteen 1 Kansas L 73-69
Midwest 5 Florida Billy Donovan Round of 64 12 Creighton L 83-82
Midwest 6 Texas Rick Barnes Sweet Sixteen 2 Oregon L 72-70
Midwest 7 Wake Forest Skip Prosser Round of 32 2 Oregon L 92-87
Midwest 8 Stanford Mike Montgomery Round of 32 1 Kansas L 86-63
Midwest 9 Western Kentucky Dennis Felton Round of 64 8 Stanford L 84-68
Midwest 10 Pepperdine Paul Westphal Round of 64 7 Wake Forest L 83-74
Midwest 11 Boston College Al Skinner Round of 64 6 Texas L 70-57
Midwest 12 Creighton Dana Altman Round of 32 4 Illinois L 72-60
Midwest 13 San Diego State Steve Fisher Round of 64 4 Illinois L 93-64
Midwest 14 McNeese State Tic Price Round of 64 3 Mississippi State L 70-58
Midwest 15 Montana Don Holst Round of 64 2 Oregon L 81-62
Midwest 16 Holy Cross Ralph Willard Round of 64 1 Kansas L 70-59
South
South 1 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Sweet Sixteen 5 Indiana L 74-73
South 2 Alabama Mark Gottfried Round of 32 10 Kent State L 71-58
South 3 Pittsburgh Ben Howland Sweet Sixteen 10 Kent State L 78-73
South 4 USC Henry Bibby Round of 64 13 UNC-Wilmington L 93-89
South 5 Indiana Mike Davis Runner Up 1 Maryland L 64-52
South 6 California Ben Braun Round of 32 3 Pittsburgh L 63-50
South 7 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton Round of 64 10 Kent State L 69-61
South 8 Notre Dame Mike Brey Round of 32 1 Duke L 84-77
South 9 UNC-Charlotte Bobby Lutz Round of 64 8 Notre Dame L 82-63
South 10 Kent State Stan Heath Elite Eight 5 Indiana L 81-69
South 11 Penn Fran Dunphy Round of 64 6 California L 82-75
South 12 Utah Rick Majerus Round of 64 5 Indiana L 75-56
South 13 UNC-Wilmington Jerry Wainwright Round of 32 5 Indiana L 76-67
South 14 Central Connecticut Howie Dickenman Round of 64 3 Pittsburgh L 71-54
South 15 Florida Atlantic Sidney Green Round of 64 2 Alabama L 86-78
South 16 Winthrop Gregg Marshall Round of 64 1 Duke L 84-37
West
West 1 Cincinnati Bob Huggins Round of 32 8 UCLA L 105-101
West 2 Oklahoma Kelvin Sampson National Semifinals 5 Indiana L 73-64
West 3 Arizona Lute Olson Sweet Sixteen 2 Oklahoma L 88-67
West 4 Ohio State Jim O'Brien Round of 32 12 Missouri L 83-67
West 5 Miami, Florida Perry Clark Round of 64 12 Missouri L 93-80
West 6 Gonzaga Mark Few Round of 64 11 Wyoming L 73-66
West 7 Xavier Thad Matta Round of 32 2 Oklahoma L 78-65
West 8 UCLA Steve Lavin Sweet Sixteen 12 Missouri L 82-73
West 9 Ole Miss Rod Barnes Round of 64 8 UCLA L 80-58
West 10 Hawaiʻi Riley Wallace Round of 64 7 Xavier L 70-58
West 11 Wyoming Steve McClain Round of 32 3 Arizona L 68-60
West 12 Missouri Quin Snyder Elite Eight 2 Oklahoma L 81-75
West 13 Davidson Bob McKillop Round of 64 4 Ohio State L 69-64
West 14 UC-Santa Barbara Bob Williams Round of 64 3 Arizona L 86-81
West 15 UIC Jimmy Collins Round of 64 2 Oklahoma L 71-63
West 16 Boston University Dennis Wolff Round of 64 1 Cincinnati L 90-52

Bids by conference

Bids by Conference
Bids Conference(s)
6 Big 12, Big East, Pac-10, SEC
5 Big Ten
4 ACC
3 C-USA, Mountain West
2 Missouri Valley, WAC, WCC
1 20 others

Final four

At Georgia Dome, Atlanta

National Semifinals

  • March 30, 2002
    For the second straight year the Maryland Terrapins earned a bid to the Final Four. This time they would take advantage of their trip. After falling behind 13-2 to the Kansas Jayhawks to begin the game, Maryland stormed to a 44-37 lead at halftime. They expanded their lead to 20, 83-63, with 6:11 left in the game. Roy Williams' Kansas squad did not quit and closed the gap to 4 with under a minute remaining, but the Terps survived to advance to the championship, 97-88. Maryland senior Juan Dixon led the contest in scoring with 33.[1]
  • Mike Davis's Indiana Hoosiers continued their cinderella ride in the NCAA Tournament by defeating another higher ranked team, the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma led most of the first half, and took a 34-30 lead into halftime. However, with the score 60-60 late in the 2nd half Indiana broke ahead for good with an easy bucket from Jeff Newton, who led the Hoosiers with 19 points. The Hoosiers outscored the Sooners by 13 in the 2nd half and advanced to the championship game with a 73-64 victory. Oklahoma was coached by Kelvin Sampson, who later in his career would succeed Davis as IU head coach.[2]

Championship Game

  • April 1, 2002
    The Maryland Terrapins completed the task they set out to do one year earlier by defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 64-52. Maryland led virtually the entire game except for a brief point with 9:52 left in the basketball game when Indiana took a 44-42 lead. Maryland answered the Hoosier run and ended the game with a 22-8 run to bring home the school's and coach Gary Williams's first men's basketball National Championship. Senior Juan Dixon was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player (MOP).[3]

Bracket

East region

Regional location: Syracuse, New York
  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Maryland 85  
16  Siena 70  
  1  Maryland 87  
Washington, DC
  8  Wisconsin 57  
8  Wisconsin 80
9  St Johns 70  
  1  Maryland 78  
  4  Kentucky 68  
5  Marquette 69  
12  Tulsa 71  
  12  Tulsa 82
St. Louis, Missouri
  4  Kentucky 87  
4  Kentucky 83
13  Valparaiso 68  
  1  Maryland 90
  2  Connecticut 82
6  Texas Tech 68  
11  Southern Illinois 76  
  11  Southern Illinois 77
Chicago, Illinois
  3  Georgia 75  
3  Georgia 85
14  Murray St 68  
  11  Southern Illinois 59
  2  Connecticut 71  
7  North Carolina St. 69  
10  Michigan St 58  
  7  North Carolina St. 74
Washington, DC
  2  Connecticut 77  
2  Connecticut 78
15  Hampton 67  

Midwest region

Regional location: Madison, Wisconsin
  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Kansas 70  
16  Holy Cross 59  
  1  Kansas 86  
St. Louis, Missouri
  8  Stanford 63  
8  Stanford 84
9  Western Kentucky 68  
  1  Kansas 73  
  4  Illinois 69  
5  Florida 82  
12  Creighton 83  
  12  Creighton 60
Chicago, Illinois
  4  Illinois 72  
4  Illinois 93
13  San Diego St 64  
  1  Kansas 104
  2  Oregon 86
6  Texas 70  
11  Boston College 57  
  6  Texas 68
Dallas, Texas
  3  Mississippi St 64  
3  Mississippi St 70
14  McNeese St 58  
  6  Texas 70
  2  Oregon 72  
7  Wake Forest 83  
10  Pepperdine 74  
  7  Wake Forest 87
Sacramento, California
  2  Oregon 92  
2  Oregon 81
15  Montana 62  

South region

Regional location: Lexington, Kentucky
  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Duke 84  
16  Winthrop 37  
  1  Duke 84  
Greenville, South Carolina
  8  Notre Dame 77  
8  Notre Dame 82
9  UNC-Charlotte 63  
  1  Duke 73  
  5  Indiana 74  
5  Indiana 75  
12  Utah 56  
  5  Indiana 76
Sacramento, California
  13  UNC-Wilmington 67  
4  Southern California 89*
13  UNC-Wilmington 93  
  5  Indiana 81
  10  Kent St 69
6  California 82  
11  Pennsylvania 75  
  6  California 50
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  3  Pittsburgh 63  
3  Pittsburgh 71
14  Central Connecticut St 54  
  3  Pittsburgh 73*
  10  Kent St 78  
7  Oklahoma St 61  
10  Kent St 69  
  10  Kent St 71
Greenville, South Carolina
  2  Alabama 58  
2  Alabama 86
15  Florida Atlantic 78  

West region

Regional location: San Jose, California
  First round Second round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight
                                     
1  Cincinnati 90  
16  Boston University 52  
  1  Cincinnati 101  
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  8  UCLA 105  
8  UCLA 80
9  Ole Miss 58  
  8  UCLA 73  
  12  Missouri 82  
5  Miami (Fla.) 80  
12  Missouri 93  
  12  Missouri 83
Albuquerque, New Mexico
  4  Ohio State 67  
4  Ohio State 69
13  Davidson 64  
  12  Missouri 75
  2  Oklahoma 81
6  Gonzaga 66  
11  Wyoming 73  
  11  Wyoming 60
Albuquerque, New Mexico
  3  Arizona 68  
3  Arizona 86
14  UC-Santa Barbara 81  
  3  Arizona 67
  2  Oklahoma 88  
7  Xavier 70  
10  Hawaii 58  
  7  Xavier 65
Dallas, Texas
  2  Oklahoma 78  
2  Oklahoma 71
15  Illinois-Chicago 63  

Final four

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  National Semifinals National Championship Game
                 
E1  Maryland 97  
M1  Kansas 88  
    E1  Maryland 64
  S5  Indiana 52
S5  Indiana 73
W2  Oklahoma 64  

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