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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | May 13, 2020

2005 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records

Watch the amazing finish: Illinois rallies from 15 down in 2005 Elite Eight

The 2005 NCAA tournament saw North Carolina win its fourth national title by defeating fellow No. 1 seed Illinois in the title game.

North Carolina's championship was its first in more than a decade and it was coach Roy Williams' first national title at the school. Louisville and Michigan State also made the Final Four in St. Louis.

Two teams with a double-digit seed made the Sweet 16: No. 10 seed NC State and No. 12 seed Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2005 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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2005 NCAA Tournament bracket

2005 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • Opening Round
    • Dayton, Ohio
      • No. 16 Oakland 79, No. 16 Alabama A&M 69
  • First Round (Round of 64)
    • Syracuse Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 96, No. 16 Oakland 68
      • No. 9 Iowa State 64, No. 8 Minnesota 53
      • No. 5 Villanova 55, No. 12 New Mexico 47
      • No. 4 Florida 67, No. 13 Ohio 62
      • No. 6 Wisconsin 57, No. 11 Northern Iowa 52
      • No. 14 Bucknell 64, No. 3 Kansas 63
      • No. 10 NC State 75, UNC Charlotte 63
      • No. 2 UConn 77, UCF 71
    • Chicago Regional
      • No. 1 Illinois 67, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 55
      • No. 9 Nevada 61, No. 8 Texas 57
      • No. 12 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83, No. 5 Alabama 73
      • No. 4 Boston College 85, No. 13 Penn 65
      • No. 11 UAB 82, No. 6 LSU 68
      • No. 3 Arizona 66, No. 14 Utah State 53
      • No. 7 Southern Illinois 65, No. 10 St. Mary's 56
      • No. 2 Oklahoma State 63, No. 15 Southeastern Louisiana 50
    • Austin Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 57, No. 16 Delaware State 46
      • No. 9 Mississippi State 93, No. 8 Stanford 70
      • No. 5 Michigan State 89, No. 12 Old Dominion 81
      • No. 13 Vermont 60, No. 4 Syracuse 57 (OT)
      • No. 6 Utah 60, No. 11 UTEP 54
      • No. 3 Oklahoma 84, No. 14 Niagara 67
      • No. 7 Cincinnati 76, No. 10 Iowa 64
      • No. 2 Kentucky 72, No. 15 Eastern Kentucky 64
    • Albuquerque Regional
      • No. 1 Washington 88, No. 16 Montana 77
      • No. 8 Pacific 79, No. 9 Pittsburgh 71
      • No. 5 Georgia Tech 80, No. 12 George Washington 68
      • No. 4 Louisville 68, No. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette 62
      • No. 6 Texas Tech 78, No. 11 UCLA 66
      • No. 3 Gonzaga 74, No. 14 Winthrop 64
      • No. 7 West Virginia 63, No. 10 Creighton 61
      • No. 2 Wake Forest 70, No. 15 UT-Chattanooga 54
  • Second Round (Round of 32)
    • Syracuse Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 92, No. 9 Iowa State 65
      • No. 5 Villanova 76, No. 4 Florida 65
      • No. 6 Wisconsin 71, No. 14 Bucknell 62
      • No. 10 NC State 65, No. 2 UConn 62
    • Chicago Regional
      • No. 1 Illinois 71, No. 9 Nevada 59
      • No. 12 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83, No. 4 Boston College 75
      • No. 3 Arizona 85, No. 11 UAB 63
      • No. 2 Oklahoma State 85, No. 7 Southern Illinois 77
    • Austin Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 63, No. 9 Mississippi State 55
      • No. 5 Michigan State 72, No. 13 Vermont 61
      • No. 6 Utah 67, No. 3 Oklahoma 58
      • No. 2 Kentucky 69, No. 7 Cincinnati 60
    • Albuquerque Regional
      • No. 1 Washington 97, No. 8 Pacific 79
      • No. 4 Louisville 76, No. 5 Georgia Tech 54
      • No. 6 Texas Tech 71, No. 3 Gonzaga 69
      • No. 7 West Virginia 111, No. 2 Wake Forest 105 (2OT)
  • Sweet 16
    • Syracuse Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 67, No. 5 Villanova 66
      • No. 6 Wisconsin 65, No. 10 NC State 56
    • Chicago Regional
      • No. 1 Illinois 77, No. 12 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 63
      • No. 3 Arizona 79, No. 2 Oklahoma State 78
    • Austin Regional
      • No. 5 Michigan State 78, No. 1 Duke 68
      • No. 2 Kentucky 62, No. 6 Utah 52
    • Albuquerque Regional
      • No. 4 Louisville 93, No. 1 Washington 79
      • No. 7 West Virginia 65, No. 6 Texas Tech 60
  • Elite Eight
    • Syracuse Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 88, No. 6 Wisconsin 82
    • Chicago Regional
    • Austin Regional
      • No. 5 Michigan State 94, No. 2 Kentucky 88 (2OT)
    • Albuquerque Regional
  • Final Four (St. Louis, Missouri)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 1 Illinois 72, No. 4 Louisville 57
      • No. 1 North Carolina 87, No. 5 Michigan State 71
    • National championship
      • No. 1 North Carolina 75, No. 1 Illinois 70

2005 NCAA tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games:

Team Score Opponent
FIRST ROUND (Round of 64)
No. 12 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83-73 No. 5 Alabama
No. 11 UAB 82-68 No. 6 LSU
No. 14 Bucknell 64-63 No. 3 Kansas
No. 10 NC State 75-63 No. 7 Charlotte
No. 13 Vermont 60-57 No. 4 Syracuse
SECOND ROUND (Round of 32)
No. 12 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83-75 No. 4 Boston College
No. 10 NC State 65-62 No. 2 UConn

2005 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the 2005 NCAA tournament leaders (number of games in parentheses):

Individual scoring

  • Joah Tucker, Milwaukee: 25.3 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • Paul Davis, Michigan State: 11.6 rebounds per game

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