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1984 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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Dates  15 Mar 1984 – 2 Apr 1984
Attendance  397,481
Teams  53
Finals site  Kingdome
1984 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

Champions  Georgetown (1st title, 3rd title game, 3rd Final Four)
Runner-up  Houston (2nd title game, 5th Final Four)
Semifinalists  Kentucky (9th Final Four) Virginia (2nd Final Four)
Winning coach  John Thompson (1st title)
MOP  Patrick Ewing Georgetown
Top scorer  Roosevelt Chapman Dayton (105 points)
Champion  Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketball
Similar  1985 NCAA Division I, 1983 NCAA Division I, 1981 NCAA Men's Div, 1982 NCAA Division I, 1975 NCAA Men's Div

The 1984 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 53 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 13, 1984, and ended with the championship game on April 2 in Seattle, Washington. A total of 52 games were played. This was the last tournament in which some teams earned first round byes as the field expanded to 64 teams beginning in the 1985 tournament when each team played in the first round.


Georgetown University, coached by John Thompson, won the national title with an 84–75 victory in the final game over Houston, coached by Guy Lewis. Patrick Ewing of Georgetown was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Thompson became the first African-American head coach to lead his team to any NCAA Division I title.

First and second rounds

  • Birmingham, Alabama (BJCC Arena)
  • Charlotte, North Carolina (Charlotte Coliseum)
  • Dayton, Ohio (University of Dayton Arena)
  • East Rutherford, New Jersey (Meadowlands Arena)
  • Lincoln, Nebraska (Bob Devaney Sports Center)
  • Memphis, Tennessee (Mid-South Coliseum)
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MECCA Arena)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (The Spectrum)
  • Pullman, Washington (Beasley Coliseum)
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (Jon M. Huntsman Center)
  • Bracket

    * – Denotes overtime period


    CBS Sports

  • Brent Musburger served as Studio Host
  • Gary Bender and Billy Packer- First Round (Dayton-LSU) at Salt Lake City, UT;Second Round at Charlotte, NC and Lincoln, NE; East Regional at Atlanta, GA and West Regional in Los Angeles, CA; Final Four in Seattle
  • Frank Glieber and Larry Conley
  • Verne Lundquist and Steve Grote
  • Frank Herzog and James Brown
  • Tim Ryan and Lynn Shackelford
  • Dick Stockton and Bill Raftery
  • References


    1984 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia