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1992 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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MOP  Bobby Hurley Duke
Teams  64
Dates  19 Mar 1992 – 6 Apr 1992
Attendance  580,462
1992 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Champions  Duke (2nd title, 6th title game, 10th Final Four)
Runner-up  Michigan (Vacated) (4th title game, 5th Final Four)
Semifinalists  Cincinnati (6th Final Four) Indiana (7th Final Four)
Winning coach  Mike Krzyzewski (2nd title)
Top scorer  Christian Laettner Duke (115 points)
Champion  Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Finals site  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Similar  1995 NCAA Division I, 1997 NCAA Division I, 1998 NCAA Division I, 1996 NCAA Division I, 1999 NCAA Division I

The 1992 NCAA Division I Men's 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 19, 1992, and ended with the championship game on April 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A total of 63 games were played.


Duke, coached by Mike Krzyzewski, defeated the Michigan Wolverines, coached by Steve Fisher, 71–51 to claim their second consecutive national championship. Bobby Hurley of Duke was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Michigan subsequently vacated its final two tournament games as part of the University of Michigan basketball scandal.

This tournament is best remembered for the East regional final pitting Duke and Kentucky at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. With 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime, Duke trailed 103–102. Grant Hill threw a pass the length of the court to Christian Laettner, who dribbled once, turned, and hit a jumper as time expired for the 104-103 win. Sports Illustrated deemed it the greatest college basketball game of all time, and ESPN included it as number 17 on its list of top 100 sports moments of the past 25 years (see ESPN25). It is number one on the USA Today list of the greatest NCAA tournament games of all time. This tournament also saw darkhorse Cincinnati crash the Final Four en route to returning to national prominence.

The Final Four participants have combined for 36 Final Four appearances and 12 national titles with Michigan enjoying seven Final Fours and a national title; Cincinnati six Final Fours and two national titles; Indiana 8 Final Fours and five national titles; and Duke experiencing 15 Final Fours and five national titles.

First and second rounds

  • Atlanta (Omni Coliseum)
  • Boise, Idaho (BSU Pavilion)
  • Cincinnati (Riverfront Coliseum)
  • Dayton, Ohio (University of Dayton Arena)
  • Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum)
  • Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
  • Tempe, Arizona (Arizona State University Activity Center)
  • Worcester, Massachusetts (Worcester Centrum)
  • Bracket

    * – Denotes overtime period

    Final Four @ Minneapolis, Minnesota

    # signifies Michigan's final two games, in the 1992 Final Four, were vacated on November 7, 2002, as part of the settlement of the University of Michigan basketball scandal. Unlike forfeiture, a vacated game does not result in the other school being credited with a win, only with the removal of any Michigan wins from all records.


  • Jim Nantz and Billy Packer – Southeast Regional at Lexington, Kentucky; Final Four at Minneapolis
  • Dick Stockton and Al McGuire/ Greg Kelser (afternoon session of first round only) – First & Second Round at Milwaukee; Midwest Regional at Kansas City, Missouri
  • Verne Lundquist and Len Elmore – First & Second Round at Cincinnati; East Regional at Philadelphia
  • Greg Gumbel and Quinn Buckner – First & Second Round at Atlanta, Georgia; West Regional at Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • James Brown and Bill Raftery – First & Second Round at Worchester, Massachusetts
  • Tim Ryan and Digger Phelps – First & Second Round at Dayton, Ohio
  • Sean McDonough and Bill Walton – First & Second Round at Boise, Idaho
  • Brad Nessler and Ann Meyers – First & Second Round at Tempe, Arizona
  • Mel Proctor and Dan Bonner – First & Second Round at Greensboro, North Carolina
  • References

    1992 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia