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Zach Pekale | NCAA.com | May 7, 2020

2018 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records

Full game: Villanova beats Michigan for the 2018 national championship

The 2018 NCAA tournament was the seventh year of college basketball's current postseason format. The tournament began with eight teams competing at the First Four in Dayton to round out the 64-team bracket.

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.

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. 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.

2018 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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2018 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • First Four
    • East: No. 16 Radford 71, No. 16 LIU 61
    • East: No. 11 St. Bonaventure 65, No. 11 UCLA 58
    • West: No. 16 Texas Southern 64, No. 16 N.C. Central 46
    • Midwest: No. 11 Syracuse 60, No. 11 Arizona State 56
  • First Round (Round of 64)
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 87, No. 16 Radford 61
      • No. 2 Purdue 74, No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 48
      • No. 3 Texas Tech 70, No. 14 Stephen F. Austin 60
      • No. 13 Marshall 81, No. 14 Wichita State 75
      • No. 5 West Virginia 85, No. 12 Murray State 68
      • No. 6 Florida 77, No. 11 St. Bonaventure 62
      • No. 10 Butler 79, No. 7 Arkansas 62
      • No. 9 Alabama 86, No. 8 Virginia Tech 83
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 Xavier 102, No. 16 Texas Southern 82
      • No. 2 North Carolina 84, No. 15 Lipscomb 66
      • No. 3 Michigan 61, No. 14 Montana 47
      • No. 4 Gonzaga 68, No. 13 UNC Greensboro 64
      • No. 5 Ohio State 81, No. 12 South Dakota State 73
      • No. 6 Houston 67, No. 11 San Diego State 65
      • No. 7 Texas A&M 73, No. 10 Providence 69
      • No. 9 Florida State 67, No. 8 Missouri 54
    • South Regional
      • No. 16 UMBC 74, No. 1 Virginia 54 | Watch full game
      • No. 2 Cincinnati 68, No. 15 Georgia State 53
      • No. 3 Tennessee 73, No. 14 Wright State 47
      • No. 13 Buffalo 89, No. 4 Arizona 68
      • No. 5 Kentucky 78, No. 12 Davidson 73
      • No. 11 Loyola Chicago 64, No. 6 Miami (Fla.) 62 | Watch full game
      • No. 7 Nevada 87, No. 10 Texas 83 (OT)
      • No. 9 Kansas State 69, No. 8 Creighton 59
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 76, No. 16 Pennsylvania 60
      • No. 2 Duke 89, No. 15 Iona 67
      • No. 3 Michigan State 82, No. 14 Bucknell 78
      • No. 4 Auburn 62, No. 13 College of Charleston 58
      • No. 5 Clemson 79, No. 12 New Mexico State 68
      • No. 11 Syracuse 57, No. 6 TCU 52
      • No. 7 Rhode Island 83, No. 10 Oklahoma 78 (OT) | Watch full game
      • No. 8 Seton Hall 94, No. 9 NC State 83
  • Second Round (Round of 32)
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 81, No. 9 Alabama 58
      • No. 2 Purdue 76, No. 10 Butler 73
      • No. 3 Texas Tech 69, No. 6 Florida 66
      • No. 5 West Virginia 94, No. 13 Marshall 71
    • West Regional
      • No. 9 Florida State 75, No. 1 Xavier 70
      • No. 7 Texas A&M 86, No. 2 North Carolina 65
      • No. 3 Michigan 64, No. 6 Houston 63 | Watch full game
      • No. 4 Gonzaga 90, No. 5 Ohio State
    • South Regional
      • No. 9 Kansas State 50, No. 16 UMBC 43
      • No. 7 Nevada 75, No. 2 Cincinnati 73
      • No. 11 Loyola Chicago 63, No. 3 Tennessee 62
      • No. 5 Kentucky 95, No. 13 Buffalo 75
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 83, No. 8 Seton Hall 79
      • No. 2 Duke 87, No. 7 Rhode Island 62
      • No. 11 Syracuse 55, No. 3 Michigan State 53
      • No. 5 Clemson 84, No. 4 Auburn 53
  • Sweet 16
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 90, No. 5 West Virginia 78
      • No. 3 Texas Tech 78, No. 2 Purdue 65
    • West Regional
      • No. 9 Florida State 75, No. 4 Gonzaga 60
      • No. 3 Michigan 99, No. 7 Texas A&M 72
    • South Regional
      • No. 9 Kansas State 61, No. 5 Kentucky 58
      • No. 11 Loyola Chicago 69, No. 7 Nevada 68 | Watch full game
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 80, No. 5 Clemson 76
      • No. 2 Duke 69, No. 11 Syracuse 65
  • Elite Eight
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 71, No. 3 Texas Tech 59
    • West Regional
      • No. 3 Michigan 58, No. 9 Florida State 54
    • South Regional
      • No. 11 Loyola Chicago 78, No. 9 Kansas State 62
    • Midwest Regional
  • Final Four (Houston, Texas)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 1 Villanova 95, No. 1 Kansas 79
      • No. 3 Michigan 69, No. 11 Loyola Chicago 57
    • National championship

2018 NCAA tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games (not counting the First Four):

TEAM SCORE OPPONENT
FIRST ROUND (Round of 64)
No. 16 UMBC 74-54 No. 1 Virginia
No. 13 Buffalo 89-68 No. 4 Arizona
No. 13 Marshall 81-75 No. 4 Wichita State
No. 11 Loyola Chicago 64-62 No. 6 Miami (Fla.)
No. 11 Syracuse 57-52 No. 6 TCU
No. 10 Butler 79-62 No. 7 Arkansas
SECOND ROUND (Round of 32)
No. 11 Loyola Chicago 63-62 No. 3 Tennessee
No. 11 Syracuse 55-53 No. 3 Michigan State
SWEET 16
No. 11 Loyola Chicago 69-68 No. 7 Nevada
ELITE EIGHT
No. 11 Loyola Chicago 78-62 No. 9 Kansas State

2018 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the tournament leaders, with games in parentheses:

Scoring offense

  1. Seton Hall (2) — 86.5
  2. Xavier (2) — 86.0
  3. West Virginia (3) — 85.7
  4. Villanova (6) — 83.8
  5. Virginia Tech (1), NC State (1) and Texas (1) — 83.0

Scoring defense

  1. UMBC (2) — 52.0
  2. Tennessee (2) — 55.0
  3. TCU (1) — 57.0
  4. Syracuse (4) — 57.5
  5. Kansas State (4) — 59.5

Rebounding margin

  1. Michigan State (2) — +16.5
  2. Cincinnati (2) — +15.5
  3. Wichita State (1) — +14.0
  4. Oklahoma (1) — +13.0
  5. Texas A&M (3) — +12.3

Individual scoring

  1. Allerik Freeman, NC State (1) — 36.0
  2. Rob Gray, Houston (2) — 31.0
  3. Zach Lofton, New Mexico State (1) — 29.0

Individual rebounding

  1. Terrell Miller, Murray State (1) — 17.0 
  2. Angel Delgado, Seton Hall (2) — 16.0
  3. Thomas Welsh, UCLA (1) — 15.0

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