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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | May 7, 2020

2006 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records

Full game: George Mason beats UConn to continue Cinderella run to 2006 Final Four

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.

The 2006 NCAA tournament had one of the most memorable Cinderellas in the history of the tournament. No. 11 seed George Mason made the Final Four after defeating Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and UConn in the East Regional.

2006 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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2006 NCAA Tournament bracket

2006 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • Opening Round
    • Dayton, Ohio
      • No. 16 Monmouth 71, No. 16 Hampton 49
  • First Round (Round of 64)
    • Washington, D.C. Regional
      • No. 1 UConn 72, No. 16 Albany 59
      • No. 8 Kentucky 69, No. 9 UAB 64
      • No. 5 Washington 75, No. 12 Utah State 61
      • No. 4 Illinois 78, No. 13 Air Force 69
      • No. 11 George Mason 75, No. 6 Michigan State 65
      • No. 3 North Carolina 69, No. 14 Murray State 65
      • No. 7 Wichita State 86, No. 10 Seton Hall 66
      • No. 2 Tennessee 63, No. 15 Winthrop 61
    • Minneapolis Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 58, No. 16 Monmouth 45
      • No. 8 Arizona 94, No. 9 Wisconsin 75
      • No. 12 Montana 87, No. 5 Nevada 79
      • No. 4 Boston College 88, No. 13 Pacific 76 (2OT)
      • No. 11 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 82, No. 6 Oklahoma 74
      • No. 3 Florida 76, No. 14 South Alabama 50
      • No. 7 Georgetown 54, No. 10 Northern Iowa 49
      • No. 2 Ohio State 70, No. 15 Davidson 62
    • Atlanta Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 70, No. 16 Southern 54
      • No. 8 George Washington 88, No. 9 UNC-Wilmington 85
      • No. 12 Texas A&M 66, No. 5 Syracuse 58
      • No. 4 LSU 80, No. 13 Iona 64
      • No. 6 West Virginia 64, No. 11 Southern Illinois 46
      • No. 14 Northwestern State 64, No. 3 Iowa 63
      • No. 10 NC State 58, No. 7 California 52
      • No. 2 Texas 60, No. 15 Penn 52
    • Oakland Regional
      • No. 1 Memphis 94, No. 16 Oral Roberts 78
      • No. 9 Bucknell 59, No. 8 Arkansas 55
      • No. 5 Pittsburgh 79, No. 12 Kent State 64
      • No. 13 Bradley 77, No. 4 Kansas 73
      • No. 6 Indiana 87, No. 11 San Diego State 83
      • No. 3 Gonzaga 79, No. 14 Xavier 75
      • No. 10 Alabama 90, No. 7 Marquette 85
      • No. 2 UCLA 78, No. 15 Belmont 44
  • Second Round (Round of 32)
    • Washington, D.C. Regional
      • No. 1 UConn 87, No. 8 Kentucky 83
      • No. 5 Washington 67, No. 4 Illinois 64
      • No. 11 George Mason 65, No. 3 North Carolina 60
      • No. 7 Wichita State 80, No. 2 Tennessee 73
    • Minneapolis Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 82, No. 8 Arizona 78
      • No. 4 Boston College 69, No. 12 Montana 56
      • No. 3 Florida 82, No. 11 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 60
      • No. 7 Georgetown 70, No. 2 Ohio State 52
    • Atlanta Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 74, No. 8 George Washington 61
      • No. 4 LSU 58, No. 12 Texas A&M 57
      • No. 6 West Virginia 67, No. 14 Northwestern State 54
      • No. 2 Texas 75, No. 10 NC State 54
    • Oakland Regional
      • No. 1 Memphis 72, No. 9 Bucknell 56
      • No. 13 Bradley 72, No. 5 Pittsburgh 66
      • No. 3 Gonzaga 90, No. 6 Indiana 80
      • No. 2 UCLA 62, No. 10 Alabama 59
  • Sweet 16
    • Washington, D.C. Regional
      • No. 1 UConn 98, No. 5 Washington 92 (OT)
      • No. 11 George Mason 63, No. 7 Wichita State 55
    • Minneapolis Regional
      • No. 1 Villanova 60, No. 4 Boston College 59 (OT)
      • No. 3 Florida 57, No. 7 Georgetown 53
    • Atlanta Regional
      • No. 4 LSU 62, No. 1 Duke 54
      • No. 2 Texas 74, No. 6 West Virginia 71
    • Oakland Regional
      • No. 1 Memphis 80, No. 13 Bradley 64
      • No. 2 UCLA 73, No. 3 Gonzaga 71 | Watch full game
  • Elite Eight
    • Washington, D.C. Regional
    • Minneapolis Regional
      • No. 3 Florida 75, No. 1 Villanova 62
    • Atlanta Regional
      • No. 4 LSU 70, No. 2 Texas 60 (OT)
    • Oakland Regional
      • No. 2 UCLA 50, No. 1 Memphis 45
  • Final Four (Indianapolis, Indiana)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 2 UCLA 59, No. 4 LSU 45
      • No. 3 Florida 73, No. 11 George Mason 58
    • National championship

2006 NCAA tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games:

Team Score Opponent
FIRST ROUND (Round of 64)
No. 12 Texas A&M 66-58 No. 5 Syracuse
No. 14 Northwestern State 64-63 No. 3 Iowa
No. 10 NC State 58-52 No. 7 California
No. 13 Bradley 77-73 No. 4 Kansas
No. 10 Alabama 90-85 No. 7 Marquette
No. 12 Montana 87-79 No. 5 Nevada
No. 11 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 82-74 No. 6 Oklahoma
No. 11 George Mason 75-65 No. 6 Michigan State
SECOND ROUND (Round of 32)
No. 13 Bradley 72-66 No. 5 Pittsburgh
No. 11 George Mason 65-60 No. 3 North Carolina
SWEET 16
No. 11 George Mason 63-55 No. 7 Wichita State
ELITE EIGHT
No. 11 George Mason 86-84 No. 1 UConn

2006 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the 2006 NCAA tournament leaders (number of games in parentheses):

Scoring offense

1. Arizona (2): 86.0 points per game
2. UConn (4): 85.2 points per game
T3. Marquette (1): 85.0 points per game
T3. UNC Wilmington (1): 85.0 points per game
5. Indiana (2): 83.5 points per game

Scoring defense

1. Georgetown (3): 52.7 points per game
2. Monmouth (2): 53.5 points per game
3. Northern Iowa (1): 54.0 points per game
4. UCLA (6): 56.2 points per game
5. Florida (6): 56.7 points per game

Rebounding margin

1. Texas (4): +15.7
2. Utah State (1): +13.0
3. Pacific (1): +7.0
T4. Illinois (2): +6.5
T4. Alabama (2): +6.5

Individual scoring

  • Adam Morrison, Gonzaga: 24.3 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • P.J. Tucker, Texas: 12.5 rebounds per game

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