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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | May 8, 2020

2000 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, rounds

2000 Naismith Winner: Kenyon Martin

The 2000 NCAA Tournament was the last NCAA tournament with a 64-team bracket, prior to the introduction of the 65-team bracket in 2001 and later the current, 68-team bracket in 2011. Michigan State won the 2000 NCAA Tournament, giving the Spartans their second national championship ever and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo his first. It was the last time a Big Ten team cut down the nets.

Fellow Big Ten member Wisconsin also made the 2000 Final Four, as did Florida and North Carolina.

The Midwest Regional, where No. 1 seed Michigan State was placed, played out in favor of the top seeds with teams seeded No. 1 through No. 8 winning in the first round. There was chaos elsewhere in the bracket. The Sweet 16 featured No. 6 seed Miami (FL), No. 6 seed Purdue, No. 6 seed UCLA, No. 7 seed Tulsa, No. 8 seed North Carolina, No. 8 seed Wisconsin, No. 10 seed Gonzaga and No. 10 seed Seton Hall. That means half of the Sweet 16 field was seeded No. 6 or worse, and had to pull off one upset, if not two, to reach the second weekend.

The Elite Eight consisted of No. 1 seed Michigan State, No. 2 seed Iowa State, No. 3 seed Oklahoma State, No. 5 seed Florida, No. 6 seed Purdue, No. 7 Tulsa, No. 8 seed North Carolina and No. 8 seed Wisconsin, meaning there were more teams that didn't receive a top-four, protected seed than those that did.

2000 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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2000 NCAA Tournament bracket

2000 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • First Round (Round of 64)
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 82, No. 16 Lamar 55
      • No. 8 Kansas 81, No. 9 DePaul 77
      • No. 5 Florida 69, No. 12 Butler 68
      • No. 4 Illinois 68, No. 13 Penn 58
      • No. 11 Pepperdine 77, No. 6 Indiana 57
      • No. 3 Oklahoma State 86, No. 14 Hofstra 66
      • No. 10 Seton Hall 72, No. 7 Oregon 71
      • No. 2 Temple 73, No. 15 Lafayette 47
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Michigan State 65, No. 16 Valparaiso 38
      • No. 8 Utah 48, No. 9 Saint Louis 45
      • No. 5 Kentucky 85, No. 12 St. Bonaventure 80
      • No. 4 Syracuse 79, No. 13 Samford 65
      • No. 6 UCLA 65, No. 11 Ball State 57
      • No. 3 Maryland 74, No. 14 Iona 59
      • No. 7 Auburn 72, No. 10 Creighton 69
      • No. 2 Iowa State 88, No. 15 Central Connecticut State 78
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Stanford 84, No. 16 South Carolina State 65
      • No. 8 North Carolina 84, No. 9 Missouri 70
      • No. 5 UConn 75, No. 12 Utah State 67
      • No. 4 Tennessee 63, No. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette 58
      • No. 6 Miami (FL) 75, No. 11 Arkansas 71
      • No. 3 Ohio State 87, No. 14 Appalachian State 61
      • No. 7 Tulsa 89, No. 10 UNLV 62
      • No. 2 Cincinnati 64, No. 15 UNC Wilmington 47
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 Arizona 71, No. 16 Jackson State 47
      • No. 8 Wisconsin 66, No. 9 Fresno State 56
      • No. 5 Texas 77, No. 12 Indiana State 61
      • No. 4 LSU 64, No. 13 Southeast Missouri State 61
      • No. 6 Purdue 62, No. 11 Dayton 61
      • No. 3 Oklahoma 74, No. 14 Winthrop 50
      • No. 10 Gonzaga 77, No. 7 Louisville 66
      • No. 2 St. John's 61, No. 15 Northern Arizona 56
  • Second Round (Round of 32)
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 69, No. 8 Kansas 64
      • No. 5 Florida 93, No. 4 Illinois 76
      • No. 3 Oklahoma State 75, No. 11 Pepperdine 67
      • No. 10 Seton Hall 67, No. 2 Temple
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Michigan State 73, No. 8 Utah 61
      • No. 4 Syracuse 52, No. 5 Kentucky 50
      • No. 6 UCLA 105, No. 3 Maryland 70
      • No. 2 Iowa State 79, No. 7 Auburn 60
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 8 North Carolina 60, No. 1 Stanford 53
      • No. 4 Tennessee 65, No. 5 UConn 51
      • No. 6 Miami (FL) 75, No. 3 Ohio State 62
      • No. 7 Tulsa 69, No. 2 Cincinnati 61
    • West Regional
      • No. 8 Wisconsin 66, No. 1 Arizona 59
      • No. 4 LSU 72, No. 5 Texas 67
      • No. 6 Purdue 66, No. 3 Oklahoma
      • No. 10 Gonzaga 82, No. 2 St. John's 76
  • Sweet 16
    • East Regional
      • No. 5 Florida 87, No. 1 Duke 78
      • No. 3 Oklahoma State 68, No. 10 Seton Hall 66
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Michigan State 75, No. 4 Syracuse 58
      • No. 2 Iowa State 80, No. 6 UCLA 56
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 8 North Carolina 74, No. 4 Tennessee 69
      • No. 7 Tulsa 80, No. 6 Miami (FL) 71
    • West Regional
      • No. 8 Wisconsin 61, No. 4 LSU 48
      • No. 6 Purdue 75, No. 10 Gonzaga 66
  • Elite Eight
    • East Regional
      • No. 5 Florida 77, No. 3 Oklahoma State 65
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Michigan State 75, No. 2 Iowa State 64
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 8 North Carolina 59, No. 7 Tulsa 55
    • West Regional
      • No. 8 Wisconsin 64, No. 6 Purdue 60
  • Final Four (Indianapolis, Indiana)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 5 Florida 71, No. 8 North Carolina 59
      • No. 1 Michigan State 53, No. 8 Wisconsin 41
    • National championship
      • No. 1 Michigan State 89, No. 5 Florida 76

2000 NCAA tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games:

Team Score Opponent
FIRST ROUND (Round of 64)
No. 11 Pepperdine 77-57 No. 6 Indiana
No. 10 Seton Hall 72-71 No. 7 Oregon
No. 10 Gonzaga 77-66 No. 7 Louisville
SECOND ROUND (Round of 32)
No. 10 Seton Hall 67-65 No. 2 Temple
No. 10 Gonzaga 82-76 No. 2 St. John's

2000 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the 2000 NCAA Tournament leaders (number of games in parentheses):

Individual scoring

  • Marcus Fizer, Iowa State (4): 20.0 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • Eric Coley, Tulsa (4): 10.8 rebounds per game.

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