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1991 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records

Watch full game: Duke gets revenge on UNLV in the 1991 Final Four

The 1991 NCAA tournament saw Duke shock undefeated UNLV, the defending national champion, in the semifinals before beating Kansas to win the title. Duke lost to UNLV by 30 points in the previous season's championship. Get the 1991 NCAA tournament bracket, scores and more here.

The tournament was notable for its upsets. Richmond became the first No. 15 seed to defeat a No. 2, taking down Syracuse. In the East Regionals, the No. 10, 12, 13 and 15 seeds all advanced out of the first round. Because of these upsets, No. 10 Temple and No. 12 Eastern Michigan eventually advanced to the Sweet 16 by beating lower-seeded teams in the second round (No. 13 Penn State and No. 15 Richmond).

1991 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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Here is the 1991 NCAA tournament bracket.

1991 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • First Round
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 101, No. 16 Northeastern 66
      • No. 9 Villanova 50, No. 8 Princeton 48
      • No. 12 Eastern Michigan 76, No. 5 Mississippi State 56
      • No. 13 Penn State 74, No. 4 UCLA 69
      • No. 6 NC State 114, No. 11 Southern Miss 85
      • No. 3 Oklahoma State 67, No. 14 New Mexico 54
      • No. 10 Temple 80, No. 7 Purdue 63
      • No. 15 Richmond 73, No. 2 Syracuse 69
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Arkansas 117, No. 16 Georgia State 76
      • No. 8 Arizona State 79, No. 9 Rutgers 76
      • No. 5 Wake Forest 71, No. 12 Louisiana Tech 65
      • No. 4 Alabama 89, No. 13 Murray State 79
      • No. 6 Pitt 76, No. 11 Georgia 68 (OT)
      • No. 3 Kansas 55, No. 14 New Orleans 49
      • No. 7 Florida State 75, No. 10 USC 72
      • No. 2 Indiana 79, No. 15 Coastal Carolina 69
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Ohio State 97, No. 16 Towson 86
      • No. 8 Georgia Tech 87, No. 9 DePaul 70
      • No. 5 Texas 73, No. 12 Saint Peter's 65
      • No. 4 St. John's 75, No. 13 Northern Illinois 68
      • No. 11 UConn 79, No. 6 LSU 62
      • No. 14 Xavier 89, No. 3 Nebraska 84
      • No. 7 Iowa 76, No. 10 East Tennessee State 73
      • No. 2 Duke 102, No. 15 Northeast Louisiana 73
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UNLV 99, No. 16 Montana 65
      • No. 8 Georgetown 70, No. 9 Vanderbilt 60
      • No. 5 Michigan State 60, No. 12 Green Bay 58
      • No. 4 Utah 82, No. 13 South Alabama 72
      • No. 11 Creighton 64, No. 6 New Mexico State 56
      • No. 3 Seton Hall 71, No. 14 Pepperdine 51
      • No. 10 BYU 61, No. 7 Virginia 48
      • No. 2 Arizona 93, No. 15 Saint Francis (PA) 80
  • Second Round
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 84, No. 9 Villanova 69
      • No. 12 Eastern Michigan 71, No. 13 Penn State 68 (OT)
      • No. 3 Oklahoma State 73, No. 6 NC State 63
      • No. 10 Temple 77, No. 15 Richmond 64
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Arkansas 97, No. 8 Arizona State 90
      • No. 4 Alabama 96, No. 5 Wake Forest 88
      • No. 3 Kansas 77, No. 6 Pitt 66
      • No. 2 Indiana 82, No. 7 Florida State 60
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Ohio State 65, No. 8 Georgia Tech 61
      • No. 4 St. John's 84, No. 5 Texas 76
      • No. 11 UConn 66, No. 14 Xavier 50
      • No. 2 Duke 85, No. 7 Iowa 70
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UNLV 62, No. 8 Georgetown 54
      • No. 4 Utah 85, No. 5 Michigan State 84 (2OT)
      • No. 3 Seton Hall 81, No. 11 Creighton 69
      • No. 2 Arizona 76, No. 10 BYU 61
  • Sweet 16
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 93, No. 12 Eastern Michigan 67
      • No. 10 Temple 72, No. 3 Oklahoma State 62 (OT)
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Arkansas 93, No. 4 Alabama 70
      • No. 3 Kansas 83, No. 2 Indiana 65
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 4 St. John's 91, No. 1 Ohio State 74
      • No. 2 Duke 81, No. 11 UConn 67
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UNLV 83, No. 4 Utah 66
      • No. 3 Seton Hall 81, No. 2 Arizona 77
  • Elite Eight
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 North Carolina 75, No. 10 Temple 72
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 3 Kansas 93, No. 1 Arkansa 81
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 2 Duke 78, No. 4 St. John's 61
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UNLV 77, No. 3 Seton Hall 65
  • Final Four (Indianapolis, Indiana)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 3 Kansas 79, No. 1 North Carolina 73
      • No. 2 Duke 79, No. 1 UNLV 77 | Watch full game
    • National championship
      • No. 2 Duke 72, No. 3 Kansas 65

1991 NCAA tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games:

Team Score Opponent
FIRST ROUND
No. 15 Richmond 73-69 No. 2 Syracuse
No. 14 Xavier 89-84 No. 3 Nebraska
No. 13 Penn State 74-69 No. 4 UCLA
No. 12 Eastern Michigan 76-56 No. 5 Mississippi State
No. 11 UConn 79-62 No. 6 LSU
No. 11 Creighton 64-56 No. 6 New Mexico State
No. 10 Temple 80-63 No. 7 Purdue
No. 10 BYU 61-48 No. 7 Virginia
SECOND ROUND
No. 12 Eastern Michigan 71-68 (OT) No. 13 Penn State
No. 11 UConn 66-50 No. 14 Xavier
No. 10 Temple 77-64 No. 15 Richmond
SWEET 16
No. 10 Temple 72-63 (OT) No. 3 Oklahoma State

1991 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the tournament leaders, with games in parentheses (minimum three games):

Individual scoring

  • Terry Dehere, Seton Hall (4) — 24.3 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • Byron Houston, Oklahoma State (3) and Perry Carter, Ohio State (3)  — 12.0 rebounds per game

Individual assists

  • Greg Anthony, UNLV (5) and Jason Buchanan, St. John's (4) — 8 assists per game

Notable records

  • A No. 15 seed wins a game for the first time, as Richmond upset Syracuse.
  • Duke reached the Final Four for the fourth consecutive season. The Blue Devils would make it back and win the title again in 1992.
  • Every seed except No. 16 was represented in the second round.

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