1988 Tournament


 
Final Four host site:  Tacoma, Washington   Go to 1987 Tournament 
Champion:     Louisiana Tech  (32-2)
Runner-Up:     Auburn  (32-3)   Go to 1989 Tournament 
Final Four:      Tennessee  (31-3) 
                      Long Beach State  (28-6) 
40 teams 
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Automatic bids:
Bowling Green                Mid-American regular-season and tournament champion
Eastern Illinois                 Gateway regular-season co-champion and tournament champion
Fairfield                          Metro Atlantic tournament champion (La Salle won regular-season title)
Iowa                               Big Ten regular-season champion (no tournament)
James Madison               Colonial regular-season and tournament champion
Kansas                            Big Eight tournament champion (Nebraska won regular-season title)
Long Beach State            Big West Conference regular-season and tournament champion
Maryland                         ACC regular-season co-champion and tournament champion
Middle Tennessee State   Ohio Valley regular-season champion (no tournament)
Montana                          Mountain West regular-season and tournament champion
New Mexico State           High Country regular-season champion (no tournament)
Rutgers                            Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament champion
St. John's                         Big East tournament champion (Syracuse won regular-season title)
South Carolina                 Metro Collegiate regular-season and tournament champion
Tennessee                        SEC tournament champion (Auburn won regular-season title)
Texas                               SWC regular-season and tournament champion
Washington                      Pac-10 regular-season champion (no tournament)
Western Kentucky           Sun Belt tournament champion (Old Dominion won regular-season title)

Tournament seedings:  (?)
1.  Tennessee               8. Virginia
2.  Auburn                   7. Maryland
3.  Iowa                       6. Long Beach State
4.  Texas                     5. Louisiana Tech

First and second round games at higher seed except where marked * .
 
EAST REGIONAL -- Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
 First Round 
Wed., 3/16
  Second Round 
Sat., 3/19-Sun., 3/20
   Regional Semifinals 
Thursday, 3/24
  Regional Final 
Saturday, 3/26
1. Tennessee
(bye) 1. Tennessee 94
8. Villanova 51 9. Wake Forest 66
9. Wake Forest 53 1. Tennessee 72

5. Clemson 4. James Madison 52
(bye) 5. Clemson 63
4. James Madison 4. James Madison 70
(bye) 1. Tennessee 84

3. Rutgers 2. Virginia 76
(bye) 3. Rutgers 88
6. Old Dominion 6. Old Dominion 78
(bye) 3. Rutgers 75

7.  St. John's 83 2. Virginia 89
10. Fairfield 70 7. St. John's 64
2. Virginia 2. Virginia 85
(bye)
 
MIDWEST REGIONAL -- University of Texas, Austin, TX
 First Round 
Wed., 3/16
  Second Round 
Sat., 3/19-Sun., 3/20
   Regional Semifinals 
Thursday, 3/24
  Regional Final 
Saturday, 3/26
1. Texas
(bye) 1. Texas 77
8. South Carolina 77 8. South Carolina 58
9. Alabama 63 1. Texas 79

5. Stanford 5. Stanford 58
(bye) 5. Stanford 74
(OT)
4. Montana 4. Montana 72
(bye) 1. Texas 80

(OT)
3. Mississippi 2. Louisiana Tech 83
(bye) 3. Mississippi 74
6. Houston 6. Houston  68
(bye) 3. Mississippi 60

7.  Kansas 81 2. Louisiana Tech 80
10. Mid. Tennessee St. 75 7. Kansas 50
2. Louisiana Tech 2. Louisiana Tech 89
(bye)
 
MIDEAST REGIONAL -- University of Georgia, Athens, GA
 First Round 
Wed., 3/16
  Second Round 
Sat., 3/19-Sun., 3/20
   Regional Semifinals 
Thursday, 3/24
  Regional Final 
Saturday, 3/26
1. Auburn
(bye) 1. Auburn 94
8. La Salle 85 9. Penn State 66
9. Penn State 86 1. Auburn 68

5. Western Kentucky 4. Georgia 65
(bye) 5. Western Kentucky 66
4. Georgia 4. Georgia 84
(bye) 1. Auburn 103

3. Ohio State 2. Maryland 74
(bye) 3. Ohio State 116
6. Syracuse 6. Syracuse 75
(bye) 3. Ohio State 66

7. St. Joseph's 68 2. Maryland 81
10. Bowling Green 66 7. St. Joseph's 67
2. Maryland 2. Maryland 78
(bye)
 
WEST REGIONAL -- Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA
 First Round 
Wed., 3/16
  Second Round 
Sat., 3/19-Sun., 3/20
   Regional Semifinals 
Thursday, 3/24
  Regional Final 
Saturday, 3/26
1. Iowa
(bye) 1. Iowa 83
8. Stephen F. Austin 84 8. Stephen F. Austin 65
9. Louisiana State 62 1. Iowa 79

5. Nebraska 4. Southern Cal 67
(bye) 5. Nebraska 82
4. Southern California 4. Southern Cal 100
(bye) 1. Iowa 78

3. Washington 2. Long Beach St. 98
(bye) 3. Washington 99
6. New Mexico State 6. New Mexico St. 74
(bye) 3. Washington 78

7. Colorado 78 2. Long Beach St. 104
10. Eastern Illinois 72 7. Colorado 64
2. Long Beach State 2. Long Beach State 103
(bye)
 
 
FINAL FOUR -- Tacoma, WA
 Semifinals 
Friday, 4/1
 Championship 
Sunday, 4/3
Tennessee 59
Louisiana Tech 68 Louisiana Tech 56
Auburn 68 Auburn 54
Long Beach State 55
 


 
Season Records Final Poll Post-Season
Alabama 18-10 NCAA Midwest first round
Auburn 32-  3 3 NCAA Runner-Up (Mideast Region)
Bowling Green 24-  6 NCAA Mideast first round
Clemson 21-  9 NCAA East second round
Colorado 21-11 NCAA West second round
Connecticut 17-11
Eastern Illinois 22-  8 NCAA West first round
Fairfield 19-10 NCAA East first round
Fresno State 16-12
Georgia 21-10 17 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinal
Houston 22-  7 NCAA Midwest second round
Iowa 29-  2 2 NCAA West Regional Final
James Madison 27-  4 14 NCAA East Regional Semifinal
Kansas 22-10 NCAA Midwest second round
La Salle 25-  5 20 NCAA Mideast first round
Long Beach State 28-  6 7 NCAA Final Four (West Region)
Louisiana State 18-11 NCAA West first round
Louisiana Tech 32-  2 5 NCAA Champion (Midwest Region)
Maryland 26-  6 9 NCAA Mideast Regional Final
Middle Tennessee State 22-  8 NCAA Mideast first round
Mississippi 25-  7 12 NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal
Montana 28-  2 16 NCAA Midwest second round
Nebraska 22-  7 NCAA West second round
New Mexico State 26-  3 18 NCAA West second round
North Carolina 10-17
North Carolina State 10-17
Northern Illinois 14-14
Ohio State 25-  5 6 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinal
Old Dominion 17-12 NCAA East second round
Penn State 20-13 NCAA Mideast second round
Rutgers 27-  5 8 NCAA East Regional Semifinal
St. John's 22-10 NCAA East second round
St. Joseph's 24-  8 NCAA Mideast second round
South Carolina 23-11 NCAA Midwest second round
Southern California 22-  8 15 NCAA West second round
Stanford 27-  5 13 NCAA Midwest second round
Stephen F. Austin 29-  5 19 NCAA West second round
Syracuse 22-  9 NCAA Mideast second round
Tennessee 31-  3 1 NCAA Final Four (East Region)
Texas 32-  3 4 NCAA Midwest Regional Final
Texas Tech 17-13
UCLA 19-11
Villanova 20-  9 NCAA East first round
Virginia 27-  5 10 NCAA East Regional Final
Wake Forest 23-  8 NCAA East second round
Washington 25-  5 11 NCAA West Regional Semifinal
Western Kentucky 26-  8 NCAA Mideast second round
 


CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

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AP POLLS
3/1 prev
1. Auburn           (48) 26-1 2
2. Iowa              (17) 23-1 1
3. Tennessee 25-2 3
4. Texas 26-2 4
5. Louisiana Tech 22-2 5
6. Ohio State 21-4 7
7. Rutgers 21-3 6
8. Stanford 25-1 8
9. Virginia 23-3 9
10. Long Beach State 19-5 12
11. Maryland 21-5 13
12. Mississippi 22-5 10
13. Washington 20-4 11
14. Montana 25-0 14
15. Southern California 18-6 16
16. James Madison 23-3 17
17. Georgia 19-8 15
18. New Mexico State 24-2 18
19. Stephen F. Austin 24-4 19
20. tie - DePaul 23-3 --
20. tie - La Salle 22-3 --
Also:  Nevada-Las Vegas, Clemson, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Houston, New Orleans, UCLA,  St. Joseph's, Montana State, Northeast Louisiana, Vanderbilt.
  
 

 
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