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6:08 pm, May 21, 2020

Every NCAA men's basketball bracket since 1939

The NCAA tournament crowned its first men's basketball national champion in 1939. You can see the bracket from every single tournament below. We've arranged them from the most recent (2019) to the oldest. You can also click or tap the links above to jump to the first tournament of each decade.

5:42 pm, May 21, 2020

Virginia wins 2019 NCAA tournament one year after historic upset

This is the 2019 NCAA tournament bracketVirginia won the 2019 NCAA tournament a year after becoming the first 1-seed to lose to a 16-seed.

In 2019, Virginia won its first national championship in program history. The Cavaliers returned to the Final Four for the first time since 1984 — a year before the NCAA adopted the 64-team field. The win also serves as a reversal from the year prior, when UVA became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the Round of 64. 

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Virginia became the third straight No. 1 seed to cut down the nets, joining Villanova (2018) and North Carolina (2017). Unlike the other two, they were the lone No. 1 seed at the Final Four, joined by No. 2 seed Michigan State, No. 3 seed Texas Tech and No. 5 seed Auburn. 

2:01 pm, May 22, 2020

Villanova wins 2018 NCAA tournament, second title in three years

This is the 2018 NCAA tournament bracket.Villanova won the 2018 NCAA tournament, its second championship in three years.

In 2018, Villanova captured the program's third national championship and second title in three years. After an early exit the season before, the Wildcats ran the table — winning six games by an average of almost 18 points while not playing a contest decided by single digits.

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Among the tournament's other highlights were UMBC and Loyola Chicago. The Terriers became the first No. 16 seed to win in the Round of 64, eliminating top overall seed Virginia, 74-54. The No. 11 seed Ramblers also pulled a first-round upset, beating Miami (Fla.) on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. But the March magic didn't end there as Loyola Chicago marched all the way to the Final Four, becoming the fourth 11-seed in tournament history to do so.

Villanova and Loyola Chicago were joined in San Antonio by No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 3 seed Michigan.

2:13 pm, May 22, 2020

North Carolina claims 2017 NCAA tournament title a year after buzzer-beating heartbreak

This is the 2017 NCAA tournament bracket.North Carolina won the 2017 NCAA tournament after falling in the 2016 title game.

North Carolina won the 2017 NCAA tournament by defeating Gonzaga for the national title in Glendale, Arizona.

The Tar Heels won their sixth national championship and third under coach Roy Williams. UNC cut down the nets one year after being walked off by Villanova on a buzzer-beater. Since seeding was introduced in 1979, the Tar Heels have won all of their championships as a No. 1 seed.

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North Carolina made its 20th appearance at the Final Four, joined by first-timers in No. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 7 seed South Carolina. Oregon, a 3-seed, returned to the Final Four for the first time since the inaugural NCAA tournament in 1939.

South Carolina was one of four teams seeded seventh or lower to reach the Sweet 16 (No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 11 Xavier).

2:27 pm, May 22, 2020

Villanova captures 2016 NCAA tournament on Jenkins' buzzer-beater

This is the 2016 NCAA tournament bracket.Villanova won the 2016 NCAA tournament, its first national championship since 1985.

Villanova won its second national championship in 2016, edging North Carolina on a 3-pointer from Kris Jenkins as time expired.

Jenkins is just the second player to end a title game on a buzzer-beater in NCAA tournament history, joining North Carolina State's Lorenzo Charles (1983). The 27-foot heave gave the Wildcats the program's second title and first since 1985 — the inaugural year of the tournament's current 64-team format.

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Oklahoma and Syracuse also reached the Final Four in Houston. The Orange became the first No. 10 seed in tournament history to reach the Final Four. Overall, lower seeded teams performed well during the 2016 NCAA tournament, as double-digit seeds won 14 games.

2:03 pm, May 28, 2020

Duke wins 2015 NCAA tournament, second title of the decade

This is the 2015 NCAA tournament bracket.Duke won the 2015 NCAA tournament, its second title since 2010.

Duke won its fifth national championship in 2015, beating Wisconsin 68-63 in the title game.

The win marked the Blue Devils' second title in six years, both of which were won on the floor of Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium. Freshman guard Tyus Jones scored 23 points in the championship game and was named Most Outstanding Player.

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Wisconsin reached the national final for the first time since 1941. The Badgers earned a No. 1 seed ahead of the postseason, notably beating a previously 38-0 Kentucky in the Final Four. The Wildcats set an NCAA record with 36 consecutive wins to open the season and became the program closest to completing and undefeated season since Indiana (1976).

Michigan State was the only non-No. 1 seed to make the Final Four. In the first 29 years of the tournament's 64-team format, a 7 seed had never reached the national semifinal. The Spartans were the second team to do it in two years (UConn, 2014). 

2:12 pm, May 28, 2020

UConn wins 2014 NCAA tournament, second title in four years

This is the 2014 NCAA tournament bracket.The 2014 NCAA tournament was UConn's second title in four years.

UConn won its second national championship in four years, beating Kentucky 70-64 in the 2014 national title game.

The Huskies became the first 7-seed to win a championship in tournament history while also playing in a championship game with the highest seed total of all time (15). Senior point guard Shabazz Napier scored 22 against the Wildcats to earn Most Outstanding Player honors.

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Kentucky — a No. 8 seed — was the lowest-seeded team to reach the Final Four, joined by No. 1 seed Florida and No. 2 Wisconsin. The Wildcats became just the third 8-seed to play for the national championship since 1985. One of their most notable wins came in the Round of 32, upsetting 35-0 Wichita State. The Shockers were the first team to reach the NCAA tournament unbeaten since UNLV (1991).

UConn and Kentucky were two of five teams seeded seventh or lower to reach the Sweet 16 along with No. 10 seed Stanford and 11-seeds Dayton and Tennessee.

2:33 pm, May 28, 2020

Louisville wins 2013 NCAA tournament, later vacates postseason appearance

This is the 2013 NCAA tournament bracket.Louisville won the 2013 NCAA tournament. The Cardinals' postseason participation was later vacated by the Committee on Infractions

In the 75th edition of the NCAA tournament, Louisville defeated Michigan for the national title. However, the Cardinals' participation in the 2013 NCAA tournament was later vacated by the Committee on Infractions.

Michigan and Syracuse both reached the national semifinals as No. 4 seeds. The Wolverines came back to beat top-seeded Kansas in the Sweet 16 while the Orange eliminated No. 1 seed Indiana.

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Wichita State became the tournament's first 9-seed to make the Final Four in the 64-team era. The Shockers won the West Regional, a section of the bracket filled with upsets as No. 12 Ole Miss, No. 13 La Salle and No. 14 Harvard all pulled off opening-round upsets. La Salle advanced to the Sweet 16, winning three games after opening at the First Four in Dayton.

Another notable postseason run came from No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles made their NCAA tournament debut and reached the Sweet 16 with wins over No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State.

3:12 pm, May 28, 2020

Kentucky wins 2012 NCAA tournament, program's eighth championship

This is the 2012 NCAA tournament bracketKentucky won its eighth national title at the 2012 NCAA tournament.

Kentucky captured the program's eighth national championship at the 2012 NCAA tournament, beating Kansas 67-59 in the title game.

The Wildcats made their second straight Final Four appearance after coming up short in 2011. This time, the postseason's top overall seed won its six games by an average of 11.8 points as Anthony Davis was named Most Outstanding Player.

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No. 2 seed Kansas opposed Kentucky for the national title. It was the Jayhawks' first appearance in the Final Four since winning the 2008 championship. No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 4 seed Louisville* rounded out the national semifinals.

* — Louisville's participation in the 2012 NCAA tournament was later vacated.

Upsets were also a factor in the 2012 NCAA tournament. For the first time ever, two 15-seeds won in the same tournament as Norfolk State upset Missouri and Lehigh eliminated Duke. Additionally, No. 13 seed Ohio reached the Sweet 16 and took top-seeded North Carolina to overtime.

3:19 pm, May 28, 2020

UConn wins 2011 NCAA tournament, Kemba Walker named MOP

This is the 2011 NCAA tournament bracketUConn won its third national championship at the 2011 NCAA tournament.

UConn beat Butler for the 2011 national title — the Huskies' third championship. Junior guard Kemba Walker was named Most Outstanding Player. It was also Butler's second consecutive runner-up finish.

VCU, which played in the inaugural First Four, and Kentucky rounded out the Final Four in Houston. This was the first Final Four without a top seed since 2006 (No. 3 seed UConn, No. 4 Kentucky, No. 8 Butler and No. 11 VCU).

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The 2011 NCAA tournament was the first to have 68 teams, as the First Four round saw eight teams play in Dayton. These four winners then finished out the 64-team bracket.

3:29 pm, May 28, 2020

Duke captures 2010 NCAA tournament after Hayward's heave falls inches wide

This is the 2010 NCAA tournament bracketDuke won its fourth national championship at the 2010 NCAA tournament.

No. 1 seed Duke won its fourth national championship in 2010, beating No. 5 seed Butler 61-59 for the title after a potential game-winning, half-court shot by Gordon Hayward narrowly missed. Kyle Singler was named Most Outstanding Player after scoring 19 points in the national final. 

This was the sixth Final Four played in Indianapolis, but the first held at Lucas Oil Stadium — around 6 miles away from Butler's home arena, Hinkle Fieldhouse. 

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The 2010 NCAA tournament was the last postseason to feature a 65-team field before the introduction of the First Four in Dayton.

No. 2 seed West Virginia and No. 5 seed Michigan State rounded out the national semifinals.

Double-digit seeds won 11 games during the 2010 NCAA tournament. Three — No. 12 Cornell, No. 11 Washington and No. 10 Saint Mary's— appeared in the regional semifinals. The Big Red became the first Ivy League team to reach the Sweet 16 in the 64-team era.

8:45 pm, May 28, 2020

North Carolina wins 2009 NCAA tournament, second title in five years

This is the 2009 NCAA tournament bracketIn 2009, North Carolina won its second NCAA tournament in five years.

North Carolina won its second national championship in five seasons as coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels had also won in 2005. That meant in the second half of the decade, three schools combined to win the five national championships — North Carolina in 2005 and 2009, Florida in 2006 and 2007, and Kansas in 2008.

One year after all four No. 1 seeds made the Final Four for the first time ever, the 2009 NCAA tournament was another postseason where the top seeds thrived. The 2009 Final Four featured No. 1 seeds North Carolina and UConn, No. 2 seed Michigan State and No. 3 seed Villanova. Two of the four regions featured a Sweet 16 with the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 seeds, while another included the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 seed.

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The 2009 NCAA tournament saw some other changes and firsts, like the "last 12 games" evaluation criteria being removed from the selection process. President Barack Obama became the first president to fill out his bracket on national TV and he correctly picked North Carolina to win the national championship. The Big East became the first conference to produce three No. 1 seeds, as well as the first to have five teams in the Sweet 16.

8:52 pm, May 28, 2020

Kansas wins 2008 NCAA tournament, No. 1 seeds make Final Four history

This is the 2008 NCAA tournament bracket.Kansas won the 2008 NCAA tournament with all four No. 1 seeds reaching the Final Four.

Kansas won its third national championship in 2008, winning an overtime thriller over Memphis 75-68. Mario Chalmers was named Most Outstanding Player after scoring 18 points in the title game, including a game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation.

The 2008 NCAA tournament was the first time that all four No. 1 seeds made the Final Four: Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA.

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This tournament was also notable in that a double-digit seed won every game played in Tampa, Florida (No. 12 Villanova, No. 12 Western Kentucky, No. 13 Siena, No. 13 San Diego). This year also saw Stephen Curry lead No. 10 seed Davidson to the Elite Eight.

9:00 pm, May 28, 2020

Florida wins 2007 NCAA tournament, first back-to-back champs in 15 years

This is the 2007 NCAA tournament bracket.Florida became the first back-to-back NCAA tournament champs since Duke (1991-92).

The 2007 NCAA tournament saw Florida repeat as national champions. The Gators became the first back-to-back champs since Duke in 1991 and 1992.

Top seeds reigned supreme in 2007 with all four No. 1 seeds, three No. 2 seeds and a No. 3 seed advancing to the Elite Eight, and every team in the Final Four was a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Florida, Ohio State, Georgetown and UCLA reached the Final Four in Atlanta.

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The worst-seeded team to make the second weekend was No. 7 seed UNLV. Double-digit seeds won just two games in the entire tournament, not including the opening-round game between No. 16 seeds. Of the 12 games where a lower-seeded team won, eight of them were by teams seeded only one spot lower.

9:11 pm, May 28, 2020

Florida wins 2006 NCAA tournament, first championship in program history

This is the 2006 NCAA tournament bracket.Florida won its first NCAA tournament in 2006 while No. 11 seed George Mason made a Final Four run.

The 2006 NCAA tournament saw Florida win the first of back-to-back national championships with coach Billy Donovan and a core of Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Taurean Green, Corey Brewer and Lee Humphrey. The Gators beat UCLA in the national championship game.

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This tournament also featured one of the most memorable Cinderellas in the history of the NCAA tournament. No. 11 seed George Mason made the Final Four after defeating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and UConn in the East Regional.