1987 Tournament


 
Final Four host site:  University of Texas, Austin, TX   Go to 1986 Tournament 
Champion:     Tennessee  (28-6)
Runner-Up:     Louisiana Tech  (30-3)   Go to 1988 Tournament 
Final Four:      Long Beach State  (33-3) 
                      Texas  (31-2) 
40 teams 
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Automatic bids:
Auburn                       SEC regular-season and tournament champion
Bowling Green            Mid-American regular-season and tournament champion
Eastern Washington    Mountain West tournament champion (Montana won regular-season title)
James Madison           Colonial Athletic Association regular-season and tournament champion
Kansas                       Big Eight regular-season co-champion and tournament champion
Long Beach State       Pacific Coast regular-season and tournament champion
Manhattan                  Metro Atlantic tournament champion (La Salle won regular-season title)
New Mexico State     High Country regular-season champion; won tiebreaker over Utah (no tournament)
North Carolina State   ACC tournament champion (Virginia won regular-season title)
Northeast Louisiana    Southland regular-season champion (no tournament)
Ohio State                  Big Ten regular-season co-champion; won tiebreaker over Iowa (no tournament)
Old Dominion             Sun Belt regular-season co-champion and tournament champion
Rutgers                       Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament champion
Southern California      Pacific-10 Conference regular-season champion (no tournament)
Southern Illinois           Gateway regular-season and tournament champion
Southern Mississippi    Metro Collegiate tournament champion (Memphis won regular-season title)
Tennessee Tech           Ohio Valley regular-season co-champion; won tiebreaker over Middle Tennessee State
Texas                          SWC regular-season and tournament champion
Villanova                     Big East regular-season and tournament champion
 

Tournament seedings:  (?)
1.   Texas                        8.  Rutgers
2.   Auburn                      7.  Tennessee
3.   Long Beach State      6.  Ohio State
4.   Louisiana Tech          5.  Georgia
 
First round games at higher seed except where marked * .
 
EAST REGIONAL -- Fayetteville, NC
 First Round 
Wed., 3/11
  Second Round 
Fri., 3/13-Sun., 3/15
   Regional Semifinals 
Thurs., 3/19-Fri., 3/20
  Regional Final 
3/21 or 3/22
1. Texas
(bye) 1. Texas 86
8. South Alabama 56 9. St. Joseph's 56
9.*St. Joseph's (OT) 67 1. Texas 91

5. Vanderbilt 4. James Madison 51
(bye) 5. Vanderbilt 60
4. James Madison 4. James Madison 68
(bye) 1. Texas 85

3. North Carolina State 2. Rutgers 77
(bye) 3. North Carolina St. 68
6. Villanova 6. Villanova 67
(bye) 3. North Carolina St. 60

7. Duke 70 2. Rutgers 75
10. Manhattan 55 7. Duke 64
2. Rutgers 2. Rutgers 78
(bye)
 
MIDWEST REGIONAL -- Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA
 First Round 
Wed., 3/11
  Second Round 
Fri., 3/13-Sun., 3/15
   Regional Semifinals 
Thurs., 3/19-Fri., 3/20
  Regional Final 
3/21 or 3/22
1. Louisiana Tech
(bye) 1. Louisiana Tech 82
8. Northwestern 62 8. Northwestern 60
9. Kansas State (OT) 61 1. Louisiana Tech 66

5. Southern Illinois 5. Southern Illinois 53
(bye) 5. Southern Illinois 70
4. Louisiana State 4. Louisiana State 56
(bye) 1. Louisiana Tech 66

3. Iowa 2. Iowa 65
(bye) 3. Iowa 68
6. New Orleans 6. New Orleans 46
(bye) 3. Iowa 62

7. Kansas 78 2. Georgia 60
10.*Northeast Louisiana 72 7. Kansas 51
2. Georgia 2. Georgia 82
(bye)
 
MIDEAST REGIONAL -- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
 First Round 
Wed., 3/11
  Second Round 
Fri., 3/13-Sun., 3/15
   Regional Semifinals 
Thurs., 3/19-Fri., 3/20
  Regional Final 
3/21 or 3/22
1. Auburn
(bye) 1. Auburn 92
8. Illinois 80 8. Illinois 58
9. Bowling Green 64 1. Auburn 77

5. Old Dominion 4. Old Dominion 61
(bye) 5. Old Dominion 76
4. North Carolina 4. North Carolina 58
(bye) 1. Auburn 61

3. Virginia 2. Tennessee 77
(bye) 3. Virginia 76
6. Memphis State 6. Memphis State 75
(bye) 3. Virginia 58

7. Tennessee Tech 78 2. Tennessee 77
10. South. Mississippi 66 7. Tennessee Tech 59
2. Tennessee 2. Tennessee 95
(bye)
 
WEST REGIONAL -- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
 First Round 
Wed., 3/11
  Second Round 
Fri., 3/13-Sun., 3/15
   Regional Semifinals 
Thurs., 3/19-Fri., 3/20
  Regional Final 
3/21 or 3/22
1. Long Beach State
(bye) 1. Long Beach State 72
8. Washington 86 8. Washington 57
9. New Mexico State 73 1. Long Beach State 94

5. Penn State 4. Mississippi 55
(bye) 5. Penn State 75
4. Mississippi 4. Mississippi 80
(bye) 1. Long Beach State 102

3. Southern California 2. Ohio State 82
(bye) 3. Southern Cal 81
6. Western Kentucky 6. Western Kentucky 69
(bye) 3. Southern Cal 63

7. Eastern Washington 56 2. Ohio State 74
10.*Oregon 75 10. Oregon 62
2. Ohio State 2. Ohio State 76
(bye)
 
 
FINAL FOUR -- University of Texas, Austin, TX
 Semifinals 
Friday, 3/27
 Championship 
Sunday, 3/29 (on NBC)
Texas 75
Louisiana Tech 79 Louisiana Tech 44
Tennessee 74 Tennessee 67
Long Beach State 64
 


 
Season Records Final Poll Post-Season
Auburn 31-  2 2 NCAA Mideast Regional Final
Boston College 17-12
Bowling Green 27-  3 NCAA Mideast first round
Connecticut 14-13
Duke 19-10 NCAA East second round
Eastern Washington 18-12 NCAA West first round
Fresno State 22-  8
Georgia 27-  5 6 NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal
Illinois 19-10 NCAA Mideast second round
Iowa 26-  5 9 NCAA Midwest Regional Final
James Madison 27-  4 12 NCAA East Regional Semifinal
Kansas 20-13 NCAA Midwest second round
Kansas State 22-  9 NCAA Midwest first round
Long Beach State 33-  3 4 NCAA Final Four (West Region)
Louisiana State 20-  8 14 NCAA Midwest second round
Louisiana Tech 30-  3 3 NCAA Runner-Up (Midwest Region)
Manhattan 20-11 NCAA East first round
Maryland 15-14
Memphis State 20-  9 NCAA Mideast second round
Mississippi 25-  5 8 NCAA Midwest Regional Final
Nebraska 16-13
New Orleans 25-  7 NCAA Midwest second round
New Mexico State 23-  7 NCAA West first round
North Carolina 19-10 NCAA Mideast second round
North Carolina State 24-  7 13 NCAA East Regional Semifinal
Northeast Louisiana 14-10 NCAA Midwest first round
Northern Illinois 11-16
Northwestern 20-10 NCAA Midwest second round
Ohio State 26-  5 10 NCAA West Regional Final
Old Dominion 18-13 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinal
Oregon 23-  7 NCAA West second round
Penn State 23-  7 15 NCAA West second round
Rutgers 30-  3 5 NCAA East Regional Semifinal
St. Joseph's 23-  9 NCAA East second round
South Alabama 24-  6 NCAA East first round
Southern California 22-  8 19 NCAA West Regional Semifinal
Southern Illinois 28-  3 16 NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal
Southern Mississippi 21-  9 NCAA Mideast first round
Stanford 14-14
Tennessee 28-  6 7 NCAA Champion (Mideast Region)
Tennessee Tech 24-  7 NCAA Mideast second round
Texas 31-  2 1 NCAA Final Four (East Region)
Texas Tech 18-11
UCLA 18-10
Vanderbilt 23-10 18 NCAA East second round
Villanova 27-  4 17 NCAA East second round
Virginia 26-  5 11 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinal
Washington 23-  7 20 NCAA West second round
Western Kentucky 24-  9 NCAA Final Four (East Region)
 


CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

Atlantic 10
Quarterfinals -- Rutgers 99, Duquesne 65
                        Temple 68, Massachusetts 54
                        St. Joseph's 74, George Washington 60
                        Penn State 83, West Virginia 74
Semifinals     -- Rutgers 85, Temple 55
                        St. Joseph's 70, Penn State 55
Championship -- Rutgers 93, St. Joseph's 48
 

Atlantic Coast
Semifinals -- North Carolina State 70, North Carolina 63
                    Virginia 76, Maryland 59
Championship -- North Carolina State 57, Virginia 56
 

Big East
Championship -- Villanova 60, Boston College 45
 

Big Eight
Semifinals -- Kansas 74, Nebraska 73
                    Kansas State 78, Missouri 61
Championship -- Kansas 85, Kansas State 51
 

Colonial Athletic Association
Championship -- James Madison 74, American University 62
 

East Coast
Championship -- Lafayette 60, Lehigh 58 (OT)  (conference did not receive automatic bid)
 

Metro Conference
Semifinals -- South Carolina 59, Virginia Tech 55
                    Southern Mississippi 74, Memphis State 72 (OT)
Championship -- Southern Mississippi 68, South Carolina
 

Metro Atlantic
Semifinals -- Holy Cross 105, Fordham 67
                    Manhattan 53, La Salle
Championship -- Manhattan def. Holy Cross
 

Mid-American
Semifinals -- Bowling Green 71, Kent State 66
                    Central Michigan 82, Western Michigan 70
Championship -- Bowling Green 63, Central Michigan 62
 

Ohio Valley
Semifinals -- Middle Tennessee 72, Murray State 64
                    Tennessee Tech 70, Morehead State 64
Championship -- Tennessee Tech def. Middle Tennessee
 

Pacific Coast Athletic Association
Championship -- Long Beach State 98, Nevada-Las Vegas 57
 

Southern Conference
Championship -- Appalachian State 68, Marshall 65 (conference did not receive automatic bid)
 

SEC
First-round games -- Alabama 88, Mississippi State 76
                                Kentucky 75, Florida 53

Championship -- Auburn 83, Georgia 57
 

Southwestern Conference
First-round games -- Houston 70, Baylor 52
                                 Texas Tech 69, Rice 59

Championship -- Texas 72, Arkansas 70
 
 

NCAA Division II Tournament
Semifinals -- New Haven (27-3) 77, Northern Kentucky (25-4) 74
                    Cal-Poly Pomona (28-2) 72, Pitt-Johnstown (25-4) 70
Championship -- New Haven 77, Cal-Poly Pomona 75
 

NCAA Division III Tournament
Semifinals -- Concordia, MN (25-4) def. Kean, NJ (26-2)
                    Wisconsin-Stevens Point (24-2) def. Scranton, PA (30-1)
Championship -- Wisconsin-Stevens Point 81, Concordia, MN 74
 

NAIA Tournament
Semifinals -- Northern Georgia 85, Wisconsin-Green Bay 78
                    Southwestern Oklahoma 70, Arkansas Tech 68
Championship -- Southwestern Oklahoma 60, Northern Georgia 58
(Southwestern Oklahoma's fourth title in six years)
 
 


AP POLLS
3/11 (Final) prev
1. Texas          (58) 28-1 1
2. Auburn         (5) 29-1 2
3. Louisiana Tech 25-2 3
4. Long Beach St. 30-2 4
5. Rutgers 28-2 6
6. Georgia 26-4 5
7. Tennessee 23-6 8
8. Mississippi 24-4 7
9. Iowa 24-4 10
10. Ohio State 24-4 11
11. Virginia 25-4 9
12. James Madison 26-3 13
13. North Carolina St. 23-6 16
14. Louisiana State 20-7 14
15. Penn State 23-6 12
16. Southern Illinois 27-2 15
17. Villanova 27-3 17
18. Vanderbilt 23-9 20
19. Southern California 21-7 --
20. Washington 22-6 19
Also:  Oregon, St. Joseph's, Old Dominion, Bowling Green, New Orleans, South Alabama, Tennessee Tech, Stephen F. Austin, Western Kentucky, DePaul, Northwestern, New Mexico State, Kansas, Kansas State, Illinois, Montana, North Carolina.
  

 

 
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