Men's basketball, UConn Huskies, 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game/Champion.
UConn defeated Kentucky 68-64 to claim its ninth national title.
The Huskies beat Michigan State 75-70 in the final game of the 2013 tournament to secure their spot in the finale. They then routed Florida Gulf Coast 81-59 to become the first 16-seed to win a game against a 1-seed. UConn has also been ranked No. 1 during the season opener each year since 2011-12, when they began the season with a perfect 10-0 record. The previous record was held by North Carolina, which had done so six times before UConn came along.
This is UConn's second trip to the title game; they lost to Louisville 79-76 in overtime of the 1994 final game. This is also Kentucky's third consecutive appearance in the title game; they lost to UConn in 2013 and to Duke last year.
UConn's Shabazz Napier was named the tournament's most outstanding player after leading all players in scoring (27 points per game) and rebounding (10.1 per game).
Men's basketball, Kentucky Wildcats, 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game/Champion.
The Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 73-54 to win their second national title. With the win, head coach John Calipari became only the third person to win both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Finals in the same year. He is also just the fourth person in NBA history to achieve this feat. The other three are Bill Russell with Boston Celtics, Larry Bird with the Indiana Pacers, and Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls.
Calipari was able to bring all five of his starters back for another season, which included star point guard John Wall who was drafted first overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2010 NBA Draft. This was also Wall's final season at Kentucky as he entered the 2013 NBA Draft where he was selected first overall by the Wizards.
Kentucky opened the season with a record of 2–0 before losing its first game of the season against West Virginia on November 11, 2011.
UConn won its first national title by upsetting fellow top seed Duke in the 1999 NCAA tournament championship game. The Huskies' win halted Duke's win streak at 32 games. Get a look at the 1999 March Madness tournament below, including the bracket, scores, and stats. Michigan State and Ohio State also made it to the Final Four in Tampa, Florida. The semifinals were played on April 4 with Louisville defeating Kentucky 81-76 in overtime, and Connecticut defeating Michigan State 78-73.
UConn has been one of the most successful basketball programs in America for many years now. The school is a member of the American Athletic Conference, which doesn't have any other major sports teams. However, that should change if UConn keeps winning titles like this year's edition!
UConn has won more than 30 games five times in the past seven seasons. The last time someone else won more than 30 games was when Kansas did so in 1962-63. UConn has also reached the NCAA Tournament every season since 2005-06, when they lost in the First Round. No other school has ever done that.
The Huskies are coming off their third National Title in four years. They beat Duke in the final game of the season to claim their third straight title. As a result, UConn has become the first program to win three consecutive national championships.
Anthony Mason is the all-time leading scorer for UConn with 2,409 points.
The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament is a college basketball tournament for women held each year... NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament
|Most recent season or competition: 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament|
|Most recent champion(s)||Stanford (3)|
|Most titles||UConn (11)|
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game, 2015
|2015 NCAA Tournament Championship Game|
|National Championship Game|
|Wisconsin Badgers Duke Blue Devils (36–3) (34–4) 63 68 Head coach: Bo Ryan Head coach: Mike Krzyzewski AP: 3 Coaches: 3 AP: 4 Coaches: 5|
|1 2 Total Wisconsin 31 32 63 Duke 31 37 68|
|Date||April 6, 2015|
Since 1939, the national championship of collegiate basketball has been presented to the winner of an annual national post-season tournament administered by the NCAA, the major regulatory organization for collegiate athletics in the United States.
The University of California, Los Angeles (seen in the trophy room) has won the Men's Division I Basketball Championship an unprecedented 11 times. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, often known as the NCAA Tournament, is a single-elimination tournament for men's collegiate basketball teams in the United States.
The Division I Men's Basketball Tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a single-elimination tournament for men's collegiate basketball teams in the United States. It decides the Division I champion, the highest level of competition in the NCAA, and is made up of
The Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavaliers defeated Texas Tech in overtime to win the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship in Minneapolis. The victory occurred a season after the Cavaliers became the first team to be ranked No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches' polls at the same time. LeBron James was voted the tournament's most valuable player.
This is only the second time that Ohio has had a team represent its state in the NBA Finals (the other being the 1972 Miami Heat), and it marks the third straight year that an American League franchise has lost every game played during the World Series. The Boston Red Sox have now gone 0-3 in Fall Classic games played while the New York Yankees are 2-0.
LeBron James led all scorers with 35 points, David Blatt added 14 points and 10 assists for the Cavs, who made their first Final Four appearance in 40 years. James joined Bill Russell as the only players to win the scoring title in each of his first three seasons. He also became just the fourth player in NBA history to begin his career with at least one triple-double and one playoff triple-double, joining Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan.
UNLV has won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship once (1990). They have played over in their 51-year history and have an all-time winning percentage of.400 (76-38).
The Rebels finished the 1990 season with a 33-3 record, which is currently the best regular season in school history. They were awarded their first National Title after beating Michigan State 73-72 in the Final Four. Dereck Whittenburg and Mike Gipson were both named All-Americans after they led UNLV to its first title.
After losing in the Finals to Michigan State, who had a stronger overall team, Coach Jerry Tarkanian said "We're not happy we lost...but we're proud of our program." He went on to say that if his players felt they needed more time to prepare for Michigan State then he would give them more time. He ended up giving them almost two weeks off before bringing them back early for the 1990-91 season.
In 2009, UNLV returned to the Final Four after a 12-year absence when they defeated Ohio State 77-73 in overtime in the Midwest Region semifinals before falling to Kentucky. This makes them the only undefeated team to lose in the tournament until 2013 when Louisville also started the season with no losses.