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Encyclopedia > 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 11, 1978, and ended with the championship game on March 27 in St. Louis, Missouri. A total of 32 games were played. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ...


Kentucky, coached by Joe B. Hall, won the national title with a 94-88 victory in the final game over Duke, coached by Bill E. Foster. Jack Givens of Kentucky was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Joe B. Hall Joe Beasman Hall, better known as Joe B. Hall (born November 30, 1928 in Cynthiana, Kentucky) was the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky from 1972 to 1985. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ...

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Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East Providence, Rhode Island Charlotte, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mideast Dayton, Ohio Indianapolis, Indiana, Knoxville, Tennessee
Midwest Lawrence, Kansas Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wichita, Kansas
West Albuquerque, New Mexico Eugene, Oregon, Tempe, Arizona
Finals St. Louis, Missouri

Nickname: Beehive of Industry Motto: Official website: http://www. ... County Mecklenburg Flag Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - Total  - Water 629. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... Skyline of Dayton from the north, across the Great Miami River. ... Indianapolis skyline Official website: http://www. ... Eastern view of Knoxville Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... The Douglas County Courthouse anchors the south end of Lawrences downtown. ... Nickname: Where the South Meets the West Official website: www. ... Nickname: Air Capital Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Duke City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... East Broadway at night, Downtown Eugene Eugene is the third largest city [1] and boasts the second largest metropolitan population [2] in the state of Oregon, and is also the county seat of Lane County, Oregon, USA. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, at the... All-America City Program Logo Tempe (pronounced Tempee) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ...

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Duke Bill E. Foster Runner Up Kentucky L 94-88
East n/a Furman Joe Williams Round of 32 Indiana L 63-62
East n/a Indiana Bob Knight Sweet Sixteen Villanova L 61-60
East n/a La Salle Paul Westhead Round of 32 Villanova L 103-97
East n/a Penn Bob Weinhauer Sweet Sixteen Duke L 84-80
East n/a Rhode Island Jack Kraft Round of 32 Duke L 63-62
East n/a St. Bonaventure Jim Satalin Round of 32 Penn L 92-83
East n/a Villanova Rollie Massimino Elite Eight Duke L 90-72
Mideast
Mideast n/a Florida State Hugh Durham Round of 32 Kentucky L 85-76
Mideast n/a Kentucky Joe B. Hall Champion Duke W 94-88
Mideast n/a Marquette Hank Raymonds Round of 32 Miami, Ohio L 84-81
Mideast n/a Miami, Ohio Darrell Hedric Sweet Sixteen Kentucky L 91-69
Mideast n/a Michigan State Jud Heathcote Elite Eight Kentucky L 52-49
Mideast n/a Providence Dave Gavitt Round of 32 Michigan State L 77-63
Mideast n/a Syracuse Jim Boeheim Round of 32 Western Kentucky L 87-86
Mideast n/a Western Kentucky Jim Richards Sweet Sixteen Michigan State L 90-69
Midwest
Midwest n/a Creighton Tom Apke Round of 32 DePaul L 80-78
Midwest n/a DePaul Ray Meyer Elite Eight Notre Dame L 84-64
Midwest n/a Houston Guy Lewis Round of 32 Notre Dame L 100-77
Midwest n/a Louisville Denny Crum Sweet Sixteen DePaul L 90-89
Midwest n/a Missouri Norm Stewart Round of 32 Utah L 86-79
Midwest n/a Notre Dame Digger Phelps Fourth Place Arkansas L 71-69
Midwest n/a St. John's Lou Carnesecca Round of 32 Louisville L 76-68
Midwest n/a Utah Jerry Pimm Sweet Sixteen Notre Dame L 69-56
West
West n/a Arkansas Eddie Sutton Third Place Notre Dame W 71-69
West n/a Fullerton State Bob Dye Elite Eight Arkansas L 61-58
West n/a Kansas Ted Owens Round of 32 UCLA L 83-76
West n/a New Mexico Norm Ellenberger Round of 32 Fullerton State L 90-85
West n/a North Carolina Dean Smith Round of 32 San Francisco L 68-64
West n/a San Francisco Bob Gaillard Sweet Sixteen Fullerton State L 75-72
West n/a UCLA Gary Cunningham Sweet Sixteen Arkansas L 74-70
West n/a Weber State Neil McCarthy Round of 32 Arkansas L 73-52

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Villanova University is a private university in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a part of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... La Salle University is a private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Paul Westhead (born February 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach in the NBA and the NCAA. He has coached three different NBA teams, and was also the coach of the Loyola Marymount University mens basketball team during that schools era of greatest basketball glory. ... Villanova University is a private university in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a part of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself; UPenn is also correct, though less common) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... The University of Rhode Island The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as U.R.I., is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... St. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself; UPenn is also correct, though less common) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Villanova University is a private university in Villanova, Pennsylvania, a part of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... Rollie Massimino (born November 13, 1934 in Hillside, New Jersey, United States) is a mens college basketball coach. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... Florida State University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a comprehensive, graduate-national research university founded in 1851 and located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Hugh Durham (October 26, 1947 - ) was a successful basketball coach. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Joe B. Hall Joe Beasman Hall, better known as Joe B. Hall (born November 30, 1928 in Cynthiana, Kentucky) was the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky from 1972 to 1985. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the states capital city. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ... Jim Boeheim. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Jim Richards may refer to: Jim Richards, Canadian radio broadcaster Jim Richards, Alberta political candidate Jim Richards, race driver This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Creighton University, founded in 1878, is a Jesuit-Catholic college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... DePaul University   DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from a 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... DePaul University   DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from a 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Raymond J. Ray Meyer (born December 18, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois) is former college mens basketball coach. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Guy V. Lewis (born in Arp, Texas, United States of America, March 19, 1922) was a highly succesful NCAA basketball coach for 30 years at the University of Houston. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Denzil E. Denny Crum (born March 5, 1937 in San Fernando, California) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... DePaul University   DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from a 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... The University of Missouri–Columbia, (abbreviated MU and nicknamed Mizzou) is an institution of higher learning located in Columbia, Missouri, USA. Columbia is the flagship campus in the University of Missouri System with approximately 27,000 students. ... Norm Stewart was college basketball coach. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Richard Digger Phelps (born July 4, 1941) is an ESPN college basketball analyst. ... The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ... St. ... Luigi P. Carnesecca (born January 5, 1925 in New York City) is a legendary former basketball coach at St. ... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ... Oklahoma State Coach Eddie Sutton Eddie Sutton (born March 12, 1936 in Bucklin, Kansas) is currently the head coach of the Oklahoma State University mens basketball program. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... California State University, Fullerton The California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), often referred to as Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University System located in Fullerton, California. ... The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... PK Man symbol used by Ted Owens to identify himself as a representative of Space Intelligences (SIs) Ted Owens (1920-1987) was claimed to be a divine being living as a person. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Norm Ellenberger was the head coach of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobo basketball team from 1972 to 1979, when he was forced to resign due to a recruiting scandal known as Lobo-gate. ... California State University, Fullerton The California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), often referred to as Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University System located in Fullerton, California. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) American former head coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels mens basketball team from 1961 to 1997. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... California State University, Fullerton The California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), often referred to as Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University System located in Fullerton, California. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ... Weber State University is a university located in Ogden, Utah. ... The University of Arkansas (known locally as the U. of A. or The Hill) is a public coeducational land-grant university system, with its flagship campus in Fayetteville. ...

Bracket

  Duke 63 Rhode Island 62  Duke 84  Pennsylvania 92 Pennsylvania 80  Duke 90 St Bonaventure 83 EAST REGION Duke  Indiana 63 Furman 62 Indiana 60 Villanova 72  Villanova 103  Villanova 61 La Salle 97 
  Utah 86 Missouri 79 Utah 56  Notre Dame 100  Notre Dame 69  Notre Dame 84 Houston 77 MIDWEST REGION Notre Dame  DePaul 80 Creighton 78  DePaul 90 DePaul 64  Louisville 76 Louisville 89 St Johns 68 
  Michigan St 77 Providence 63  Michigan St 90  Western Kentuck 87 Western Kentuck 69 Michigan St 49 Syracuse 86 MIDEAST REGION Kentucky  Miami-OH 84 Marquette 81 Miami-OH 69  Kentucky 52  Kentucky 85  Kentucky 91 Florida St 76 
  UCLA 83 Kansas 76 UCLA 70  Arkansas 73  Arkansas 74  Arkansas 61 Weber St 52 WEST REGION Arkansas  San Francisco 68 North Carolina 64 San Francisco 72 Fullerton St 58  Fullerton St 90  Fullerton St 75 New Mexico 85 
 FINAL FOUR  Duke 90 Notre Dame 86 Duke 88  Kentucky 64  Kentucky 94 Arkansas 59 

External links

  • 1978 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Shrp Sports (source for the bracket)
  • HoopsTournament.Net, source for much of the information on this page.


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