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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | May 8, 2020

2002 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, rounds

2002 Naismith Winner: Jason Williams

The 2002 NCAA Tournament was the second NCAA tournament with a 65-team bracket, prior to the introduction of the 68-team bracket that featured the First Four in 2011. Maryland won its first national championship, beating Siena, Wisconsin, Kentucky, UConn, Kansas and Indiana along the way.

While five of the eight teams in the Elite Eight were a No. 1 or No. 2 seed, No. 5 seed Indiana and No. 10 seed Kent State met in the South Regional final and No. 12 seed Missouri advanced to the West Regional final.

2002 NCAA Tournament: Bracket

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2002 NCAA Tournament bracket

2002 NCAA Tournament: Scores

  • First Round (Round of 64)
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Maryland 85, No. 16 Siena 70
      • No. 8 Wisconsin 80, No. 9 St. John's 70
      • No. 12 Tulsa 71, No. 5 Marquette 69
      • No. 4 Kentucky 83, No. 13 Valparaiso 68
      • No. 11 Southern Illinois 76, No. 6 Texas Tech 68
      • No. 3 Georgia 85, No. 14 Murray State 68
      • No. 7 N.C. State 69, No. 10 Michigan State 58
      • No. 2 UConn 78, No. 15 Hampton 67
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 70, No. 16 Holy Cross 59
      • No. 8 Stanford 84, No. 9 Western Kentucky 68
      • No. 12 Creighton 83, No. 5 Florida 82
      • No. 4 Illinois 93, No. 13 San Diego State 64
      • No. 6 Texas 70, No. 11 Boston College 57
      • No. 3 Mississippi State 70, No. 14 McNeese State 58
      • No. 7 Wake Forest 83, No. 10 Pepperdine 74
      • No. 2 Oregon 81, No. 15 Montana 62
    • South Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 84, No. 16 Winthrop 37
      • No. 8 Notre Dame 82, No. 9 Charlotte 63
      • No. 5 Indiana 75, No. 12 Utah 56
      • No. 13 UNC Wilmington 93, No. 4 Southern California 89
      • No. 6 California 82, No. 11 Penn 75
      • No. 3 Pittsburgh 71, No. 14 Central Connecticut State 54
      • No. 10 Kent State 69, No. 7 Oklahoma State
      • No. 2 Alabama 86, No. 15 Florida Atlantic 78
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 Cincinnati 90, No. 16 Boston University 52
      • No. 8 UCLA 80, No. 9 Ole Miss 58
      • No. 12 Missouri 93, No. 5 Miami (FL) 80
      • No. 4 Ohio State 69, No. 13 Davidson 64
      • No. 11 Wyoming 73, No. 6 Gonzaga 66
      • No. 3 Arizona 86, No. 14 UC Santa Barbara 81
      • No. 7 Xavier 70, No. 10 Hawaii 58
      • No. 2 Oklahoma 71, No. 15 Illinois-Chicago 63
  • Second Round (Round of 32)
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Maryland 87, No. 8 Wisconsin 57
      • No. 4 Kentucky 87, No. 12 Tulsa 82
      • No. 11 Southern Illinois 77, No. 3 Georgia 75
      • No. 2 UConn 77, N.C. State 74
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 86, No. 8 Stanford 63
      • No. 4 Illinois 72, No. 12 Creighton 60
      • No. 6 Texas 68, No. 3 Mississippi State 64
      • No. 2 Oregon 92, No. 7 Wake Forest 87
    • South Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 84, No. 8 Notre Dame 77
      • No. 5 Indiana 76, No. 13 UNC Wilmington 67
      • No. 3 Pittsburgh 63, No. 6 California 50
      • No. 10 Kent State 71, No. 2 Alabama 58
    • West Regional
      • No. 8 UCLA 105, No. 1 Cincinnati 101
      • No. 12 Missouri 83, No. 4 Ohio State 67
      • No. 3 Arizona 68, No. 11 Wyoming 60
      • No. 2 Oklahoma 78, No. 7 Xavier 65
  • Sweet 16
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Maryland 78, No. 4 Kentucky 68
      • No. 2 UConn 71, No. 11 Southern Illinois 59
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 73, No. 4 Illinois 69
      • No. 2 Oregon 72, No. 6 Texas 70
    • South Regional
      • No. 5 Indiana 74, No. 1 Duke 73 | Watch full replay
      • No. 10 Kent State 78, No. 3 Pittsburgh 73
    • West Regional
      • No. 12 Missouri 82, No. 8 UCLA 73
      • No. 2 Oklahoma 88, No. 3 Arizona 67
  • Elite Eight
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Maryland 90, No. 2 UConn 82
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 104, No. 2 Oregon 86
    • South Regional
      • No. 5 Indiana 81, No. 10 Kent State 69
    • West Regional
      • No. 2 Oklahoma 81, No. 12 Missouri 75
  • Final Four (Atlanta, Georgia)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 1 Maryland 97, No. 1 Kansas 88
      • No. 5 Indiana 73, No. 2 Oklahoma 64
    • National championship
      • No. 1 Maryland 64, No. 5 Indiana 52

2002 NCAA Tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games:

TEAM SCORE OPPONENT
FIRST ROUND (Round of 64)
No. 10 Kent State 69-61 No. 7 Oklahoma State
No. 11 Southern Illinois 76-68 No. 6 Texas Tech
No. 11 Wyoming 73-66 No. 6 Gonzaga
No. 12 Tulsa 71-69 No. 5 Marquette
No. 12 Creighton 83-82 No. 5 Florida
No. 12 Missouri 93-80 No. 5 Miami (FL)
No. 13 UNC Wilmington 93-89 No. 4 Southern California
SECOND ROUND (Round of 32)
No. 10 Kent State 71-58 No. 2 Alabama
No. 11 Southern Illinois 77-75 No. 3 Georgia
No. 12 Missouri 83-67 No. 4 Ohio State
SWEET 16
No. 10 Kent State 78-73 No. 3 Pittsburgh
No. 12 Missouri 82-73 No. 8 UCLA

2002 NCAA Tournament: Stats, records

Here are the 2002 NCAA Tournament leaders (number of games in parentheses):

Individual scoring

  • Caron Butler, UConn (4): 26.5 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • Drew Gooden, Kansas (5): 12.2 rebounds per game

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