1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament

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The 1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.wikipedia
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1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game

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It began on March 6th, 1980, and ended with the championship game on March 24th at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
The 1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game was the finals of the 1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament and it determined the national champion for the 1979-80 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.

2006 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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This would not happen again until 2006 and also occurred in 2011.
None of the Tournament's top seeds advanced to the Final Four, the first time since 1980 that this occurred.

Market Square Arena

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It began on March 6th, 1980, and ended with the championship game on March 24th at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
The arena also hosted the 1980 NCAA men's basketball Final Four and the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now Horizon League) men's basketball conference tournament from 1986 to 1988 and again in 1993.

Larry Brown (basketball)

Larry Brown
Louisville, coached by Denny Crum, won the national title with a 59–54 victory in the final game over UCLA, coached by Larry Brown.
He then moved on to coach for UCLA (1979–1981), leading his freshman-dominated 1979–80 team to the NCAA title game before falling to Louisville, 59–54.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player

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Darrell Griffith of Louisville was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Indianapolis

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It began on March 6th, 1980, and ended with the championship game on March 24th at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis is tied with New York City for having hosted the second most NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships (1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010, and 2015).

Dunkin' Donuts Center

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The arena has been the site of many collegiate tournaments, including the inaugural 1980 Big East Conference men's basketball tournament; the Division I men's basketball ECAC New England Region Tournament, organized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), in 1978 and 1979; NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament first- and second-round games in 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1996, 2010, and 2016; the 1978 and 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament East Region finals; the inaugural 1985 Hockey East Tournament, as well as the second tournament a year later in 1986 before the tourney made Boston a permanent home; and the 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1995 and 2000 NCAA Frozen Four ice hockey championships.

1979–80 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

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During the 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, Purdue qualified for the Final Four, where they lost to UCLA.

VCU Rams men's basketball

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Under the coaching of J.D. Barnett, the Rams earned fourth berths into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, each being their first four berths, the first coming in 1980.

Denny Crum

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Louisville, coached by Denny Crum, won the national title with a 59–54 victory in the final game over UCLA, coached by Larry Brown.

Lute Olson

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In 1979-1980, Olson led the Hawkeyes to a Final Four appearance in the 1980 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Dee Events Center

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It has hosted first- and second-round NCAA tournament games three times, in 1980, 1986, and 1994, and the West Regionals in 1983, won by eventual national champion North Carolina State under Jim Valvano.

1979–80 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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After missing out on the previous NCAA Tournament, IU was invited to participate in the 1980 NCAA Tournament as a 2-seed; the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, but they lost to the 6-seed Purdue Boilermakers.

1979–80 Marquette Warriors men's basketball team

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The Warriors would receive an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament where they would fall in the first round to Villanova.

Bob Knight

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The 1979–80 Hoosiers, led by Mike Woodson and Isiah Thomas, won the Big Ten championship and advanced to the 1980 Sweet Sixteen.

Lee Rose (basketball)

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Rose twice coached teams to the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, with Charlotte 49ers in 1977 and the Purdue Boilermakers in 1980.