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The 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was played through April 3, 1989. The Final Four took place in the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. The University of Michigan, coached by Steve Fischer, won its first and only national championship to date.

Glen Rice averaged 33 minutes per game in the 1989 season for the Wolverines in 37 games averaging 25.6 points per game. He led the team in points (949), 3PT FG's made, attempted, and percentage (99, 192, 51.6%), FG's made and attempted (363, 629), and FT's made and percentage (124, 83.2%). In addition, he was second on the team in FT's attempted (149), offensive and defensive rebounds (77, 155, 232 total), steals (39), and blocks (11).

During the tournament, most people were impressed with Rice's prowess behind the arc, making a tournament record 27 three pointers in 6 games. He also holds the records for most points scored by an individual ever in an NCAA tournament with 184 as well as most field goals made with 75.

During the Final Four, the national semifinals matched up the winners of the East and West regions, and the Southeast and Midwest regions.


Final Four

Logo School Seed/Region
National Champion
University of Michigan Michigan Wolverines #3 Southeast Region
Runner-up SetonHall Seton Hall Pirates #3 West Region
Duke Duke Blue Devils #2 East Region
Illinois Illinois Fighting Illini #1 Midwest

All-Tournament Team

Player School
Glen Rice (Most Outstanding) Michigan
Rumeal Robinson Michigan
Gerald Green Seton Hall
John Morton Seton Hall
Danny Ferry Duke

East Regional

First Round

(1) Georgetown 50-49 (16) Princeton
(8) Vanderbilt 65-81 (9) Notre Dame
(5) NC State 81-66 (12) South Carolina
(4) Iowa 87-73 (13) Rutgers
(6) Kansas State 75-86 (11) Minnesota
(3) Stanford 78-80 (14) Sienna
(7) West Virginia 84-68 (10) Tennessee
(2) Duke 90-69 (15) South Carolina St.

Second Round

(1) Georgetown 81-74 (9) Notre Dame
(5) NC State 102-96 (2OT) (4) Iowa
(11) Minnesota 80-67 (14) Sienna
(7) West Virginia 63-70 (2) Duke

Regional Semifinals

(1) Georgetown 69-61 (5) NC State
(11) Minnesota 70-87 (2) Duke

Regional Final

(1) Georgetown 77-85 (2) Duke

West Regional

First Round

(1) Arizona 94-60 (16) Robert Morris
(8) St. Mary's 70-83 (9) Clemson
(5) Memphis State 63-66 (12) DePaul
(4) UNLV 68-56 (13) Idaho
(6) Oregon State 90-94 (OT) (11) Evansville
(3) Seton Hall 60-51 (14) SW Missouri St.
(7) UTEP 85-74 (10) LSU
(2) Indiana 99-85 (15) George Mason

Second Round

(1) Arizona 94-68 (9) Clemson
(12) DePaul 70-85 (4) UNLV
(11) Evansville 73-87 (3) Seton Hall
(7) UTEP 69-92 (2) Indiana

Regional Semifinals

(1) Arizona 67-68 (4) UNLV
(3) Seton Hall 78-65 (2) Indiana

Regional Final

(4) UNLV 61-84 (3) Seton Hall

Southeast Region

First Round

(1) Oklahoma 72-71 (16) East Tennessee St.
(8) LaSalle 74-83 (9) Louisiance Tech
(5) Virginia 100-97 (12) Providence
(4) Florida State 83-97 (13) Middle Tennessee State
(6) Alabama 84-86 (11) South Alabama
(3) Michigan 92-87 (14) Xavier
(7) UCLA 84-74 (10) Iowa State
(2) North Carolina 93-79 (15) Southern-BR

Second Round

(1) Oklahoma 124-81 (9) Louisiana Tech
(5) Virginia 104-88 (13) Middle Tennessee State
(11) University of South Alabama 82-91 (3) Michigan
(7) UCLA 81-88 (2) North Carolina

Regional Semifinals

(1) Oklahoma 80-86 (5) Virginia
(3) Michigan 92-87 (2) North Carolina

Regional Final

(5) Virginia 65-102 (3) Michigan

Midwest Regional

First Round

(1) Illinois 77-71 (16) McNeese State
(8) Pittsburgh 64-68 (9) Ball State
(5) Arkansas 120-101 (12) Loyola Marymount
(4) Louisville 76-71 (13) Arkansas Little Rock
(6) Georgia Tech 70-76 (11) Texas
(3) Missouri 85-69 (14) Creighton
(7) Florida 46-68 (10) Colorado State
(2) Syracuse 104-81 (15) Bucknell

Second Round

(1) Illinois 72-60 (9) Ball State
(5) Arkansas 84-93 (4) Louisville
(11) Texas 89-108 (3) Missouri
(10) Colorado State 50-65 (2) Syracuse

Regional Semifinals

(1) Illinois 83-69 (4) Louisville
(3) Missouri 80-83 (2) Syracuse

Regional Final

(1) Illinois 89-86 (2) Syracuse


National Semifinals

(2) Duke University 78-95 (3) Seton Hall
(3) Michigan 83-81 (1) Illinois


National Championship

(3) Seton Hall 79-80 (OT) (3) Michigan


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