1993 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1993 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 18, 1993, and ended with the championship game on April 5 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A total of 63 games were played.

North Carolina, coached by Dean Smith, won the national title with a 77–71 victory in the final game over Michigan, coached by Steve Fisher.[1] Donald Williams of North Carolina was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The most memorable play in the championship game came in the last seconds as Michigan's Chris Webber tried to call a timeout with his team down by 2 points when double-teamed by North Carolina.[2] Michigan had already used all of its timeouts, so Webber's gaffe resulted in a technical foul. Michigan subsequently vacated its entire 1992–93 schedule, including its six NCAA Tournament games, after it emerged that Webber had received under-the-table payments from a booster.

In a game that featured two great individual battles (one between Bobby Hurley and Jason Kidd, and the other between Grant Hill and Lamond Murray), two-time defending champion Duke was upset in the second round by California.

This year's Final Four was the closest the tournament came to having all four top seeds advance to the semifinals until all four did advance in the 2008 tournament. Indiana was the only top seed not to make it out of its regional; it was defeated by the 2-seed Kansas, in the Midwest regional finals. This tournament is also notable for the uneven distribution of first-round upsets. While there were no upsets in the East, one 'minor' upset in the Midwest (9th seed Xavier defeated 8th seed New Orleans; Xavier was the betting favorite at all sports books in Las Vegas), and one 'medium' upset in the Southeast (11th seed Tulane beat 6th seed Kansas State), the West featured three remarkable upsets amongst the top 5 seeds, with a 12, a 13, and a 15-seed advancing to the second round in that region. At the time, 15-seed Santa Clara's victory over 2-seed Arizona was only the second such upset, and following the 2017 tournament, is one of only eight times that a 15-seed defeated a 2-seed since the tournament field expanded to 64 teams.

1993 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
Finals siteLouisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
ChampionsNorth Carolina Tar Heels (3rd title, 6th title game,
11th Final Four)
Runner-upMichigan Wolverines (Vacated) (5th title game,
6th Final Four)
Winning coachDean Smith (2nd title)
MOPDonald Williams (North Carolina)
Top scorerDonald Williams North Carolina
(118 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1992 1994»


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1993 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

First & Second Rounds

Region Site Venue Host
East Syracuse, New York Carrier Dome Syracuse
Winston-Salem, North Carolina Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wake Forest
Midwest Indianapolis, Indiana Hoosier Dome Butler/IUPUI
Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon DePaul
Southeast Nashville, Tennessee Memorial Gym Vanderbilt
Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena UCF/Stetson
West Salt Lake City, Utah Jon M. Huntsman Center Utah
Tucson, Arizona McKale Center Arizona

Regional Sites and Final Four

Region Site Venue Host
East East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena Seton Hall
Midwest St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena Missouri Valley Conference/St. Louis
Southeast Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum UNC Charlotte
West Seattle, Washington The Kingdome Seattle/Washington
Final Four New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Superdome New Orleans/Tulane

For the third time, the Superdome was the host venue for the Final Four, and for the second straight year, all four regional sites were former or future Final Four sites. 1993 saw two new host cities, in Orlando, Florida and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This was only the second time (after 1983 in Tampa) that Florida hosted a tournament site. Winston-Salem, by contrast, was the sixth different city in North Carolina to host a tournament game. This was the final year for two venues, Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym and the St. Louis Arena. Games in Nashville have moved to the downtown Bridgestone Arena, and games since in St. Louis have been either at The Dome at America's Center or the Enterprise Center, the successor venue to the Arena, which was torn down in 1999. This was also the most recent time the Carrier Dome has served as a site for opening weekend games; it has been used as a regional site ever since.


Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East 1 North Carolina Dean Smith Champion 1 Michigan W 77–71
East 2 Cincinnati Bob Huggins Regional Runner-up 1 North Carolina L 75–68
East 3 Massachusetts John Calipari Round of 32 6 Virginia L 71–56
East 4 Arkansas Nolan Richardson Sweet Sixteen 1 North Carolina L 80–74
East 5 St. John's Brian Mahoney Round of 32 4 Arkansas L 80–74
East 6 Virginia Jeff Jones Sweet Sixteen 2 Cincinnati L 71–54
East 7 New Mexico State Neil McCarthy Round of 32 2 Cincinnati L 92–55
East 8 Rhode Island Al Skinner Round of 32 1 North Carolina L 112–67
East 9 Purdue Gene Keady Round of 64 8 Rhode Island L 74–68
East 10 Nebraska Danny Nee Round of 64 7 New Mexico State L 93–79
East 11 Manhattan Fran Fraschilla Round of 64 6 Virginia L 78–66
East 12 Texas Tech James Dickey Round of 64 5 St. John's L 85–67
East 13 Holy Cross George Blaney Round of 64 4 Arkansas L 94–64
East 14 Penn Fran Dunphy Round of 64 3 Massachusetts L 54–50
East 15 Coppin State Ron Mitchell Round of 64 2 Cincinnati L 93–66
East 16 East Carolina Eddie Payne Round of 64 1 North Carolina L 85–65
Midwest 1 Indiana Bob Knight Regional Runner-up 2 Kansas L 83–77
Midwest 2 Kansas Roy Williams National Semifinals 1 North Carolina L 78–68
Midwest 3 Duke Mike Krzyzewski Round of 32 6 California L 82–77
Midwest 4 Louisville Denny Crum Sweet Sixteen 1 Indiana L 82–69
Midwest 5 Oklahoma State Eddie Sutton Round of 32 4 Louisville L 78–63
Midwest 6 California Todd Bozeman Sweet Sixteen 2 Kansas L 93–76
Midwest 7 BYU Roger Reid Round of 32 2 Kansas L 90–76
Midwest 8 New Orleans Tim Floyd Round of 64 9 Xavier L 73–55
Midwest 9 Xavier Pete Gillen Round of 32 1 Indiana L 73–70
Midwest 10 SMU John Shumate Round of 64 7 BYU L 80–71
Midwest 11 LSU Dale Brown Round of 64 6 California L 66–64
Midwest 12 Marquette Kevin O'Neill Round of 64 5 Oklahoma State L 74–62
Midwest 13 Delaware Steve Steinwedel Round of 64 4 Louisville L 76–70
Midwest 14 Southern Illinois Rich Herrin Round of 64 3 Duke L 105–70
Midwest 15 Ball State Dick Hunsaker Round of 64 2 Kansas L 94–72
Midwest 16 Wright State Ralph Underhill Round of 64 1 Indiana L 97–54
Southeast 1 Kentucky Rick Pitino National Semifinals 1 Michigan L 81–78
Southeast 2 Seton Hall P.J. Carlesimo Round of 32 7 Western Kentucky L 72–68
Southeast 3 Florida State Pat Kennedy Regional Runner-up 1 Kentucky L 106–81
Southeast 4 Iowa Tom Davis Round of 32 5 Wake Forest L 84–78
Southeast 5 Wake Forest Dave Odom Sweet Sixteen 1 Kentucky L 103–69
Southeast 6 Kansas State Dana Altman Round of 64 11 Tulane L 55–53
Southeast 7 Western Kentucky Ralph Willard Sweet Sixteen 3 Florida State L 81–78
Southeast 8 Utah Rick Majerus Round of 32 1 Kentucky L 83–62
Southeast 9 Pittsburgh Paul Evans Round of 64 8 Utah L 86–65
Southeast 10 Memphis State Larry Finch Round of 64 7 Western Kentucky L 55–52
Southeast 11 Tulane Perry Clark Round of 32 3 Florida State L 94–63
Southeast 12 Chattanooga Mack McCarthy Round of 64 5 Wake Forest L 81–58
Southeast 13 Northeast Louisiana Mike Vining Round of 64 4 Iowa L 82–69
Southeast 14 Evansville Jim Crews Round of 64 3 Florida State L 82–70
Southeast 15 Tennessee State Frankie Allen Round of 64 2 Seton Hall L 81–59
Southeast 16 Rider Kevin Bannon Round of 64 1 Kentucky L 96–52
West 1 Michigan (Vacated) Steve Fisher Runner Up 1 North Carolina L 77–71
West 2 Arizona Lute Olson Round of 64 15 Santa Clara L 64–61
West 3 Vanderbilt Eddie Fogler Sweet Sixteen 7 Temple L 67–59
West 4 Georgia Tech Bobby Cremins Round of 64 13 Southern L 93–78
West 5 New Mexico Dave Bliss Round of 64 12 George Washington L 82–68
West 6 Illinois Lou Henson Round of 32 3 Vanderbilt L 85–68
West 7 Temple John Chaney Regional Runner-up 1 Michigan L 77–72
West 8 Iowa State Johnny Orr Round of 64 9 UCLA L 81–70
West 9 UCLA Jim Harrick Round of 32 1 Michigan L 86–84
West 10 Missouri Norm Stewart Round of 64 7 Temple L 75–61
West 11 Long Beach State Seth Greenberg Round of 64 6 Illinois L 75–72
West 12 George Washington Mike Jarvis Sweet Sixteen 1 Michigan L 72–64
West 13 Southern Ben Jobe Round of 32 12 George Washington L 90–80
West 14 Boise State Bobby Dye Round of 64 3 Vanderbilt L 92–72
West 15 Santa Clara Dick Davey Round of 32 7 Temple L 68–57
West 16 Coastal Carolina Russ Bergman Round of 64 1 Michigan L 84–53


* – Denotes overtime period

East Regional – East Rutherford, New Jersey

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
1 North Carolina 85
16 East Carolina 65
1 North Carolina 112
8 Rhode Island 67
8 Rhode Island 74
9 Purdue 68
1 North Carolina 80
4 Arkansas 74
5 St. John's 85
12 Texas Tech 67
5 St. John's 74
4 Arkansas 80
4 Arkansas 94
13 Holy Cross 64
1 North Carolina 75
2 Cincinnati 68*
6 Virginia 78
11 Manhattan 66
6 Virginia 71
3 Massachusetts 56
3 Massachusetts 54
14 Pennsylvania 50
6 Virginia 54
2 Cincinnati 71
7 New Mexico State 93
10 Nebraska 79
7 New Mexico State 55
2 Cincinnati 92
2 Cincinnati 93
15 Coppin State 66

Midwest Regional – St. Louis, Missouri

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
1 Indiana 97
16 Wright State 54
1 Indiana 73
9 Xavier 70
8 New Orleans 55
9 Xavier 73
1 Indiana 82
4 Louisville 69
5 Oklahoma State 74
12 Marquette 62
5 Oklahoma State 63
4 Louisville 78
4 Louisville 76
13 Delaware 70
1 Indiana 77
2 Kansas 83
6 California 66
11 LSU 64
6 California 82
3 Duke 77
3 Duke 105
14 Southern Illinois 70
6 California 76
2 Kansas 93
7 BYU 80
10 SMU 71
7 BYU 76
2 Kansas 90
2 Kansas 94
15 Ball State 72

Southeast Regional – Charlotte, North Carolina

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
1 Kentucky 96
16 Rider 52
1 Kentucky 83
8 Utah 62
8 Utah 86
9 Pittsburgh 65
1 Kentucky 103
5 Wake Forest 69
5 Wake Forest 81
12 Chattanooga 58
5 Wake Forest 84
4 Iowa 78
4 Iowa 82
13 Northeast Louisiana 69
1 Kentucky 106
3 Florida State 81
6 Kansas State 53
11 Tulane 55
11 Tulane 63
3 Florida State 94
3 Florida State 82
14 Evansville 70
3 Florida State 81
7 Western Kentucky 78*
7 Western Kentucky 55
10 Memphis State 52
7 Western Kentucky 72
2 Seton Hall 68
2 Seton Hall 81
15 Tennessee State 59

West Regional – Seattle, Washington

First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
1 Michigan# 84
16 Coastal Carolina 53
1 Michigan# 86
9 UCLA 84*
8 Iowa State 70
9 UCLA 81
1 Michigan# 72
12 George Washington 64
5 New Mexico 68
12 George Washington 82
12 George Washington 90
13 Southern 80
4 Georgia Tech 78
13 Southern 93
1 Michigan# 77
7 Temple 72
6 Illinois 75
11 Long Beach State 72
6 Illinois 68
Salt Lake City
3 Vanderbilt 85
3 Vanderbilt 92
14 Boise State 72
3 Vanderbilt 59
7 Temple 67
7 Temple 75
10 Missouri 61
7 Temple 68
Salt Lake City
15 Santa Clara 57
2 Arizona 61
15 Santa Clara 64

Final Four @ New Orleans, Louisiana

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E1 North Carolina 78
M2 Kansas 68
E1 North Carolina 77
W1 Michigan # 71
SE1 Kentucky 78*
W1 Michigan # 81

# Michigan's entire 1992–93 schedule results 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 Michigan removing the wins from its own record.


See also


  1. ^ 1993 National Championship Game on YouTube
  2. ^ Video on YouTube
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Juwan Howard

Juwan Antonio Howard (born February 7, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who is an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard formerly played for the Heat from 2010 until 2013. A one-time All-Star and one-time All-NBA power forward, he began his NBA career as the fifth overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, selected by the Washington Bullets. Before he was drafted, he starred as an All-American on the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team. At Michigan he was part of the Fab Five recruiting class of 1991 that reached the finals of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship in 1992 and 1993. Howard won his first NBA championship with Miami in the 2012 NBA Finals and his second NBA championship in the 2013 NBA Finals.

Howard was an All-American center and an honors student at Chicago Vocational Career Academy. Michigan was able to sign him early over numerous competing offers and then convince others in his recruiting class to join him. The Fab Five, which included Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson, served as regular starters during their freshman and sophomore years for the 1991–92 and 1992–93 Wolverines. Howard was the last member of the Fab Five to remain active as a professional basketball player. Although many of the Wolverines' accomplishments from 1992 to 1998 were forfeited due to the University of Michigan basketball scandal, which involved booster payments to players to launder money from illegal gambling, Howard's 1993–94 All-American season continues to be recognized.

Howard has played six-and-a-half seasons (1994–2001) for the Bullets franchise (renamed the Wizards in 1997), three full seasons (2004–07) for the Houston Rockets, two plus seasons for the Heat and shorter stints for several other teams. During his rookie year with the Bullets, he became the first player to graduate on time with his class after leaving college early to play in the NBA. After one season as an All-Rookie player and a second as an All-Star and an All-NBA performer, he became the first NBA player to sign a $100 million contract. While he continued to be a productive starter, he was never again selected to play in an All-Star Game. Towards the end of his contract, he was traded at the NBA trade deadline twice to make salary cap room. He was most recently a regular starter during the 2005–06 NBA season. In 2010, he signed with the Heat and entered his 17th NBA season, during which he reached the playoffs for the sixth time and made his first career NBA Finals appearance. He remained with the Heat the following season and won his first NBA championship during the 2012 NBA Finals. He returned to the Heat for part of the following season, and won a second championship. Howard has developed a reputation as a humanitarian for his civic commitment.

Michigan Wolverines men's basketball

The Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Wolverines play home basketball games at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan has won one NCAA Championship as well as two National Invitation Tournaments (NIT), fourteen Big Ten Conference titles and two Big Ten Tournament titles. In addition, it has won an NIT title and a Big Ten Tournament that were vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The team is currently coached by John Beilein.

Michigan has had 31 All-Americans, selected 44 times. Eight of these have been consensus All-Americans, which are Cazzie Russell (two times), Rickey Green, Gary Grant, Chris Webber, Trey Burke, as well as Harry Kipke, Richard Doyle and Bennie Oosterbaan (two-times) who were retroactively selected by the Helms Foundation. Twelve All-Americans have been at least two-time honorees. Russell was the only three-time All-American.Michigan basketball players have been successful in professional basketball. Fifty-eight have been drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA); twenty-six of those were first round draft picks, including both Cazzie Russell and Chris Webber who were drafted first overall. The 1990 NBA draft in which Rumeal Robinson was selected 10th, Loy Vaught was selected 13th, and Terry Mills was selected 16th made Michigan the third of only ten schools that have ever had three or more players selected in the first round of the same draft. Five players have gone on to become NBA champions for a total of nine times and eight players have become NBA All-Stars a total of 18 times. Rudy Tomjanovich coached both the 1994 and 1995 NBA Finals Champions. Glen Rice is one of only nine basketball players to have won a state high school championship, NCAA title and NBA championship.During the 1990s Michigan endured an NCAA violations scandal, described as involving one of the largest amounts of illicit money in NCAA history, when Ed Martin loaned four players a reported total of $616,000. Due to NCAA sanctions, records from the 1992 Final Four, the 1992–93 season, and 1995–99 seasons have been vacated. Throughout this article asterisks denote awards, records and honors that have been vacated.

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