2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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2013 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
2013NCAAMensFinalFourLogo.png
2013 Final Four logo
Season2012–13
Teams68
Finals siteGeorgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
ChampionsLouisville (3rd title, 3rd title game,
10th Final Four)
Runner-upMichigan (6th title game,
7th Final Four)
SemifinalistsSyracuse (5th Final Four)
Wichita State (2nd Final Four)
Winning coachRick Pitino (2nd title)
MOPLuke Hancock Louisville
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
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2013 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
2013NCAAMensFinalFourLogo.png
2013 Final Four logo
Season2012–13
Teams68
Finals siteGeorgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
ChampionsLouisville (3rd title, 3rd title game,
10th Final Four)
Runner-upMichigan (6th title game,
7th Final Four)
SemifinalistsSyracuse (5th Final Four)
Wichita State (2nd Final Four)
Winning coachRick Pitino (2nd title)
MOPLuke Hancock Louisville
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«20122014»

The 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was a single-elimination tournament that involved 68 teams playing to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 19, 2013, and concluded with the championship game on April 8, 2013, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This was the 75th edition of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, dating to 1939.

Selection Sunday, when CBS announced the participants and tournament brackets, occurred on March 17, 2013.[1]

The Final Four consisted of Louisville, making their second straight appearance, Wichita State, making their second ever appearance, Syracuse, making their first appearance since their 2003 national championship, and Michigan, returning for the first time since the Fab Five's second appearance in 1993 (which was later vacated). By winning the West Region, Wichita State became the first #9 seed and first Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) team to reach the Final Four since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The last #9 seed to reach the Final Four was Penn, and the last MVC team to do so was Indiana State, both in 1979.

Louisville defeated Michigan in the championship game by a final score of 82-76, winning their first national title since 1986. They also are the last team from the original Big East Conference to win a national championship.

The tournament featured several notable upsets. Perhaps the most notable were the two victories put together by Atlantic Sun Conference champion Florida Gulf Coast University, who were playing in their first ever NCAA tournament in only their second year of Division I eligibility. The Eagles were given the #15 seed in the South Region and defeated Georgetown in the round of 64. They followed that up by defeating #7 seed San Diego State in the round of 32, becoming the first #15 seed to advance to the regional semifinals. Florida Gulf Coast was defeated in their next game by Florida.

Florida Gulf Coast's run was not the only upset of the tournament, as at least one team seeded #9 through #15 won at least once in the tournament. For the first time since 2010, a #14 seed won as Harvard defeated New Mexico in the West Region. The same region saw #13 La Salle, who won in the opening round, defeat #4 Kansas State and #12 Mississippi defeat #5 Wisconsin. In addition to that, the region's top seed, Gonzaga, was defeated in the round of 32 by eventual region winner Wichita State, who defeated La Salle in the Sweet Sixteen.

The Pac-12 saw two of its schools qualify as #12 seeds and both won. In the Midwest Region, Oregon advanced to the Sweet Sixteen by defeating #5 seed Oklahoma State and #4 Saint Louis. California, who was placed in the East Region, knocked off #5 UNLV before falling to eventual region winner Syracuse. By contrast #6 seed Pac-12 team UCLA was upset by #11 seed Minnesota in their opening round matchup.

With their loss to Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown has lost to a double-digit seed in their last five NCAA tournament appearances.

A notable absence from the tournament was Connecticut, who won twenty games in 2012-13. The Huskies were barred from all postseason play by the NCAA for 2013 due to a new rule initiated in 2011 that penalizes schools for not keeping an average Academic Progress Rate over the previous four years.

Two other teams also earned their first ever NCAA Tournament victory: Ivy League champion Harvard and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champion North Carolina A&T. Liberty became the first 20-loss team in five years to earn an NCAA bid, having finished its season with five consecutive wins to secure the Big South championship and its automatic qualification. For the first time since 1977, the 10-member basketball selection committee did not choose a single NCAA team from the state of Texas for the tournament.[2] For the first time since 1994, no team from Utah was selected for the tournament.[3]

2013 NCAA Tournament schedule and venues[edit]

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Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills
Lexington
Lexington
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
San Jose
San Jose
Austin
Austin
Dayton
Dayton
Kansas City
Kansas City
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
2013 second and third rounds (green)
2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is located in USA
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Arlington
Arlington
Atlanta
Atlanta
2013 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 2013 tournament:[4][5][6]

First Four (March 19 and 20)
Second and third rounds
Regional sites
Final Four - Atlanta (April 6 and 8)

Qualified teams[edit]

Automatic qualifiers[edit]

The following teams were automatic qualifiers for the 2013 NCAA field by virtue of winning their conference's tournament (except for the Ivy League, whose regular-season champion received the automatic bid).

ConferenceSchoolAppearanceLast Bid
America EastAlbany3rd2007
Atlantic 10Saint Louis8th2012
ACCMiami6th2008
Atlantic SunFlorida Gulf Coast1stNever
Big 12Kansas42nd2012
Big EastLouisville39th2012
Big SkyMontana10th2012
Big SouthLiberty3rd2004
Big TenOhio State29th2012
Big WestPacific9th2006
ColonialJames Madison5th1994
C-USAMemphis25th2012
HorizonValparaiso8th2004
Ivy LeagueHarvard3rd2012
MAACIona10th2012
MACAkron4th2011
MEACNorth Carolina A&T10th1995
Missouri ValleyCreighton18th2012
Mountain WestNew Mexico14th2012
NortheastLong Island6th2012
Ohio ValleyBelmont6th2012
Pac-12Oregon11th2008
PatriotBucknell6th2011
SECMississippi7th2002
SouthernDavidson12th2012
SouthlandNorthwestern State3rd2006
SWACSouthern8th2006
SummitSouth Dakota State2nd2012
Sun BeltWestern Kentucky23rd2012
West CoastGonzaga16th2012
WACNew Mexico State20th2012

Tournament seeds[edit]

South Regional – Arlington
SeedSchoolConferenceRecordBerth typeOverall rank
#1KansasBig 1229–5Automatic2
#2GeorgetownBig East25–6At-large7
#3FloridaSEC26–7At-large10
#4MichiganBig Ten26–7At-large13
#5VCUAtlantic 1026–8At-large20
#6UCLAPac-1225–9At-large24
#7San Diego StateMountain West22–10At-large26
#8North CarolinaACC24–10At-large29
#9VillanovaBig East20–13At-large38
#10OklahomaBig 1220–11At-large40
#11MinnesotaBig Ten20–12At-large41
#12AkronMAC26–6Automatic51
#13South Dakota StateSummit25–9Automatic53
#14Northwestern StateSouthland23–8Automatic57
#15Florida Gulf CoastAtlantic Sun24–10Automatic59
#16Western KentuckySun Belt20–15Automatic63
West Regional – Los Angeles
SeedSchoolConferenceRecordBerth typeOverall rank
#1GonzagaWest Coast31–2Automatic4
#2Ohio StateBig Ten26–7Automatic8
#3New MexicoMountain West29–5Automatic9
#4Kansas StateBig 1227–7At-large14
#5WisconsinBig Ten23–11At-large19
#6ArizonaPac-1225–7At-large21
#7Notre DameBig East25–9At-large27
#8PittsburghBig East24–8At-large31
#9Wichita StateMissouri Valley26–8At-large35
#10Iowa StateBig 1222–11At-large39
#11BelmontOhio Valley26–6Automatic44
#12MississippiSEC26–8Automatic47
#13*Boise StateMountain West21–10At-large45
La SalleAtlantic 1021–9At-large49
#14HarvardIvy19–9Automatic58
#15IonaMAAC20–13Automatic61
#16SouthernSWAC23–9Automatic64
East Regional – Washington, D.C.
SeedSchoolConferenceRecordBerth typeOverall rank
#1IndianaBig Ten27–6At-large3
#2MiamiACC27–6Automatic5
#3MarquetteBig East23–8At-large12
#4SyracuseBig East26–9At-large16
#5UNLVMountain West25–9At-large18
#6ButlerAtlantic 1026–8At-large22
#7IllinoisBig Ten22–12At-large28
#8NC StateACC24–10At-large32
#9TempleAtlantic 1023–9At-large34
#10ColoradoPac-1221–11At-large36
#11BucknellPatriot28–5Automatic48
#12CaliforniaPac-1220–11At-large42
#13MontanaBig Sky25–7Automatic54
#14DavidsonSouthern26–7Automatic55
#15PacificBig West22–12Automatic60
#16*James MadisonCAA20–14Automatic66
Long IslandNortheast20–13Automatic65
Midwest Regional – Indianapolis
SeedSchoolConferenceRecordBerth typeOverall rank
#1LouisvilleBig East29–5Automatic1
#2DukeACC27–5At-large6
#3Michigan StateBig Ten25–8At-large11
#4Saint LouisAtlantic 1027–6Automatic15
#5Oklahoma StateBig 1224–8At-large17
#6MemphisC-USA30–4Automatic23
#7CreightonMissouri Valley27–7Automatic25
#8Colorado StateMountain West25–8At-large30
#9MissouriSEC23–10At-large33
#10CincinnatiBig East22–11At-large37
#11*Middle TennesseeSun Belt28–5At-large50
Saint Mary's (CA)West Coast27–6At-large46
#12OregonPac-1226–8Automatic43
#13New Mexico StateWAC24–10Automatic52
#14ValparaisoHorizon26–7Automatic56
#15AlbanyAmerica East24–10Automatic62
#16*LibertyBig South15–20Automatic68
North Carolina A&TMEAC19–16Automatic67

*See First Four.


Brackets[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period

Unless otherwise noted, all times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04)

First Four – Dayton, Ohio[edit]

March 19 - Midwest Region
   
11Middle Tennessee54
11Saint Mary's67
March 19 - Midwest Region
   
16Liberty72
16North Carolina A&T73
March 20 - West Region
   
13Boise State71
13La Salle80
March 20 - East Region
   
16James Madison68
16Long Island55

Midwest Regional – Indianapolis, Indiana[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 29
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 31
            
1Louisville79
16North Carolina A&T48
1Louisville82
Lexington – Thu/Sat
8Colorado State56
8Colorado State84
9Missouri72
1Louisville77
12Oregon69
5Oklahoma State55
12Oregon68
12Oregon74
San Jose – Thu/Sat
4Saint Louis57
4Saint Louis64
13New Mexico State44
1Louisville85
2Duke63
6Memphis54
11Saint Mary's52
6Memphis48
Auburn Hills – Thu/Sat
3Michigan State70
3Michigan State65
14Valparaiso54
3Michigan State61
2Duke71
7Creighton67
10Cincinnati63
7Creighton50
Philadelphia – Fri/Sun
2Duke66
2Duke73
15Albany61

Midwest Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Seth Curry, Duke; Gorgui Dieng, Louisville; Mason Plumlee, Duke; Peyton Siva, Louisville[7]

Regional most outstanding player: Russ Smith, Louisville[8]

West Regional – Los Angeles, California[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 28
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 30
            
1Gonzaga64
16Southern58
1Gonzaga70
Salt Lake City – Thu/Sat
9Wichita State76
8Pittsburgh55
9Wichita State73
9Wichita State72
13La Salle58
5Wisconsin46
12Mississippi57
12Mississippi74
Kansas City – Fri/Sun
13La Salle76
4Kansas State61
13La Salle63
9Wichita State70
2Ohio State66
6Arizona81
11Belmont64
6Arizona74
Salt Lake City – Thu/Sat
14Harvard51
3New Mexico62
14Harvard68
6Arizona70
2Ohio State73
7Notre Dame58
10Iowa State76
10Iowa State75
Dayton – Fri/Sun
2Ohio State78
2Ohio State95
15Iona70

West Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Carl Hall, Wichita State; Mark Lyons, Arizona; LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State; Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State[9]

Regional most outstanding player: Malcolm Armstead, Wichita State[10]

South Regional – Arlington, Texas[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 29
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 31
            
1Kansas64
16Western Kentucky57
1Kansas70
Kansas City – Fri/Sun
8North Carolina58
8North Carolina78
9Villanova71
1Kansas85
4Michigan87*
5VCU88
12Akron42
5VCU53
Auburn Hills – Thu/Sat
4Michigan78
4Michigan71
13South Dakota State56
4Michigan79
3Florida59
6UCLA63
11Minnesota83
11Minnesota64
Austin – Fri/Sun
3Florida78
3Florida79
14Northwestern State47
3Florida62
15Florida Gulf Coast50
7San Diego State70
10Oklahoma55
7San Diego State71
Philadelphia – Fri/Sun
15Florida Gulf Coast81
2Georgetown68
15Florida Gulf Coast78

South Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Mitch McGary, Michigan; Ben McLemore, Kansas; Mike Rosario, Florida; Nik Stauskas, Michigan[11]

Regional most outstanding player: Trey Burke, Michigan[12]

East Regional – Washington, D.C.[edit]

Second round
Round of 64
March 21–22
Third round
Round of 32
March 23–24
Regional semifinals
Sweet 16
March 28
Regional finals
Elite 8
March 30
            
1Indiana83
16James Madison62
1Indiana58
Dayton – Fri/Sun
9Temple52
8NC State72
9Temple76
1Indiana50
4Syracuse61
5UNLV61
12California64
12California60
San Jose – Thu/Sat
4Syracuse66
4Syracuse81
13Montana34
4Syracuse55
3Marquette39
6Butler68
11Bucknell56
6Butler72
Lexington – Thu/Sat
3Marquette74
3Marquette59
14Davidson58
3Marquette71
2Miami (FL)61
7Illinois57
10Colorado49
7Illinois59
Austin – Fri/Sun
2Miami (FL)63
2Miami (FL)78
15Pacific49

East Regional all-tournament team[edit]

Regional all-tournament team: Vander Blue, Marquette; C. J. Fair, Syracuse; Davante Gardner, Marquette; James Southerland, Syracuse[13][14]

Regional most outstanding player: Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse[15]

Final Four – Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

During the Final Four round, the champion of the top overall top seed's region was to play against the champion of the fourth-ranked top seed's region, and the champion of the second overall top seed's region was to play against the champion of the third-ranked top seed's region.[16] Louisville (placed in the Midwest Regional) was selected as the top overall seed, and Gonzaga (in the West Regional) was named as the final top seed.[17] Thus, the Midwest champion played the West Champion in one semifinal game, and the South Champion faced the East Champion in the other semifinal game.

Wichita State surprised the college basketball world by reaching the Final Four from the West region. They lost to Louisville in the first semifinal game, 72–68. Michigan defeated Syracuse 61–56 in the second semifinal.[18]

National Semifinals
April 6
National Championship Game
April 8
      
MW1Louisville72
W9Wichita State68
MW1Louisville82
S4Michigan76
S4Michigan61
E4Syracuse56

Final Four all-tournament team[edit]

Final Four all-tournament team: Spike Albrecht, Michigan; Trey Burke, Michigan; Mitch McGary, Michigan; Cleanthony Early, Wichita State; Peyton Siva, Louisville; Luke Hancock, Louisville; Chane Behanan, Louisville

Final Four most outstanding player: Luke Hancock, Louisville (the first-ever non-starter to earn this title) [19]

Game summaries[edit]

National semifinals[edit]

CBS
April 6
6:09 pm EDT
Wichita State Shockers 68, Louisville Cardinals 72
Scoring by half: 26–25, 42–47
Pts: C. Early, 24
Rebs: C. Early, 10
Asts: M. Armstead, 7
Pts: R. Smith, 21
Rebs: C. Behanan, 9
Asts: R. Smith, 3
Georgia Dome
Referees: Karl Hess, Terry Wymer, Les Jones
CBS
April 6
9:21 pm EDT
Syracuse Orange 56, Michigan Wolverines 61
Scoring by half: 25–36, 31–25
Pts: C. Fair, 22
Rebs: J. Grant, 7
Asts: B. Triche, 8
Pts: T. Hardaway, Jr., 13
Rebs: M. McGary, 12
Asts: M. McGary, 6
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 75,350
Referees: Mark Whitehead, Doug Sirmons, Randy Mccall

National championship[edit]

CBS
April 8
9:23pm EDT
Michigan Wolverines 76, Louisville Cardinals 82
Scoring by half: 38-37, 38-45
Pts: Burke, 24
Rebs: McGary, 6
Asts: Hardaway Jr., 4
Pts: Hancock, 22
Rebs: Behanan, 12
Asts: Dieng, 6
Georgia Dome
Attendance: 74,326
Referees: John Cahill, John Higgins, Tony Greene

Louisville defeated Michigan 82–76 in the championship game. The win gave Louisville its first championship since 1986, and third overall.[20] It became the eighth school to win at least three championships.[20] Head coach Rick Pitino became the first coach to win an NCAA championship with two different schools.[21] Michigan fell to 1–5 all time in championship games (including two losses vacated because of sanctions against the university).[20]

Michigan's Trey Burke scored seven quick points to get Michigan out to a 7–3 lead, but also picked up two quick fouls and sat during much of the first half.[21] With Burke on the bench, Michigan got a spark from freshman Spike Albrecht, a minor role player during the regular season. Albrecht hit four straight 3-pointers en route to a 17-point first half performance, easily surpassing his previous single game best of 7.[21] Louisville trailed Michigan 35–23 late in the first half, before going on a run fueled by four straight three-pointers by Luke Hancock.[21] At halftime, Michigan led 38–37.[21]

The second half featured several lead changes before Louisville pushed the margin to 10 on a three-pointer by Hancock with 3:20 remaining in the game. Michigan fought back, closing the gap to four points in the last minute, but ran out of time in its comeback effort.[21]

Hancock hit all five three-point shots he attempted in the game and led Louisville with 22 points, while teammate Peyton Siva scored 18 and had a game high 4 steals.[20][21] Chane Behanan pulled down 12 rebounds to go with 15 points. Burke led Michigan with 24 points.[21] Russ Smith, Louisville's leading scorer, struggled in the game, shooting 3-for-16.[20] Hancock was named as the game's most outstanding player.[21]

Record by conference[edit]

ConferenceBidsRecordWin %R64R32S16E8F4CGNC
Big East813–7.6508333211
Big Ten714–7.667764211
MVC25–2.71422111
ACC46–4.6004321
SEC34–3.5713211
Pac-1255–5.500532
Atlantic Sun12–1.667111
Atlantic 1057–5.583551
Big 1253–5.375521
Mountain West52–5.28642
WCC22–2.50021
Ivy11–1.50011
C-USA11–1.50011
CAA11–1.5001
MEAC11–1.5001

Other events surrounding the tournament[edit]

On May 10, 2012, the NCAA announced that as part of the celebration of the 75th Division I tournament, it would hold all three of its men's basketball championship games in Atlanta. The finals of the Division II and Division III tournaments were held at Philips Arena on April 7, the day between the Division I semifinals and final.[22] In addition, Atlanta-based tournament broadcaster TBS announced that Conan O'Brien would tape his Conan talk show at The Tabernacle, located a few blocks from the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena, in the week leading up to the Final Four. March Madness studio analyst Charles Barkley and Dick Vitale were among the guests that appeared.[23]

Media[edit]

U.S. television[edit]

The year 2013 marked the third year of a 14-year partnership between CBS and Turner cable networks TBS, TNT and truTV to cover the entire tournament under the NCAA March Madness banner. CBS aired the Final Four and championship rounds for the 32nd consecutive year.[24][25] The tournament was considered a ratings success. Tournament games averaged 10.7 million viewers, and the championship game garnered an average of 23.4 million viewers and a peak viewership of 27.1 million.

Studio hosts[edit]

Studio analysts[edit]

Commentary teams[edit]

Radio[edit]

Dial Global Sports (formerly Westwood One) and SiriusXM have live broadcasts of all 67 games.[26][27]

First Four[edit]

Second and Third Round[edit]

Regionals[edit]

Final Four[edit]

International[edit]

ESPN International distributes broadcast rights to the tournament outside the United States, and will produce separate international broadcasts of the semi-final and championship games with announcers Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst for the final and one semi-final), and Jay Bilas (analyst for the other semi-final).[28] For the initial rounds, they use CBS/Turner coverage with an additional host to transition between games, with whiparound coverage similar to the CBS-only era. ESPN also has exclusive digital rights to the NCAA tournament outside of North America.[29]

Canada[edit]

In Canada, the TSN family of media outlets (including TSN2, RDS, and TSN Radio), which are part-owned by ESPN, own broadcast rights to the tournament. TSN produces separate studio coverage with Kate Beirness, Jack Armstrong, Dan Shulman and Sam Mitchell,[30] but simulcasts CBS/Turner game coverage for the first five rounds (and ESPN International coverage for the Final Four).

As in past years, TSN and TSN2 carry whiparound coverage (often in parallel) during the second, third and fourth rounds, in 2013 focusing when possible on games not being broadcast on CBS (as that network, but not the Turner channels, is also widely available in Canada).

See also[edit]

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