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1994 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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Dates  17 Mar 1994 – 4 Apr 1994
Attendance  578,007
Teams  64
Finals site  Charlotte Coliseum
1994 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Champions  Arkansas (1st title, 1st title game, 5th Final Four)
Runner-up  Duke (7th title game, 11th Final Four)
Semifinalists  Arizona (2nd Final Four) Florida (1st Final Four)
Winning coach  Nolan Richardson (1st title)
MOP  Corliss Williamson Arkansas
Top scorer  Khalid Reeves Arizona (137 points)
Champion  Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball
Similar  1995 NCAA Division I, 1997 NCAA Division I, 1992 NCAA Division I, 1996 NCAA Division I, 1999 NCAA Division I

The 1994 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 17, 1994, and ended with the championship game on April 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina, played at Charlotte Coliseum. A total of 63 games were played.


The Final Four consisted of Arkansas, making their fifth trip and first since 1990, Arizona, making their second ever trip and first since 1988, Florida, making their first ever trip, and Duke, making their sixth trip in the last seven tournaments.

In the national championship game, Arkansas defeated Duke by a score of 76–72 and won their first ever national championship.

Corliss Williamson of Arkansas was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Bill Clinton, President of the United States and former governor of Arkansas, was in attendance for the Final Four, as well as the regionals that were held in Dallas the previous week. (Clinton was already scheduled to be in Dallas for the wedding of his brother Roger and added the basketball games to his plans.)

First and Second rounds

March 17 and 19
Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah (Host: Weber State University) Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas (Host: Wichita State University) Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York (Host: St. John's University) Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky (Host: University of Kentucky)
March 18 and 20
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California (Host: University of the Pacific) Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City (Host: University of Oklahoma) Thunderdome, St. Petersburg, Florida (Host: University of South Florida) USAir Arena, Landover, Maryland (Host: George Mason University)


March 24 and 26
Southeast Regional, Thompson–Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee West Regional, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
March 25 and 27
East Regional, Miami Arena, Miami, Florida Midwest Regional, Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas

Final Four

April 2 and 4
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Broadcast information

On television, CBS Sports covered all 63 games of the tournament, with regional splits until the Regional Finals followed by national telecasts.

Exclusive national radio coverage was provided by CBS Radio Sports.

CBS announcers

  • James Brown/Jim Nantz and Billy Packer – Brown/Packer, First & Second Round at Uniondale, New York; Nantz/Packer, Midwest Regional at Dallas, Texas; Final Four at Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Dick Stockton and Al McGuire – First & Second Round at Lexington, Kentucky; West Regional at Los Angeles
  • Greg Gumbel and Bill Raftery – First & Second Round at Landover, Maryland; Southeast Regional at Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Verne Lundquist and Dan Bonner/Clark Kellogg – Lundquist/Bonner, First & Second Round at St. Petersburg, Florida; Lundquist/Kellogg, East Regional at Miami
  • Sean McDonough and Derrek Dickey – First & Second Round at Wichita, Kansas
  • Ted Robinson and Greg Kelser – First & Second Round at Oklahoma City
  • Tim Ryan and Ann Meyers – First & Second Round at Ogden, Utah
  • Dave Sims and Larry Farmer – First & Second Round at Sacramento, California
  • CBS Radio Sports announcers

  • – First & Second Round at Ogden, Utah
  • Local announcers


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