1993 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1993 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.

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NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

Single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association , to determine the national championship.

Single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association , to determine the national championship.

A ticket from the 1988 tournament held in Kansas City, Missouri
The University of Dayton Arena, which has hosted all First Four games since the round's inception in 2011 (except 2021), as well as its precursor, the single "play-in" game held from 2001 to 2010. As of 2019, the arena has hosted 123 tournament games, the most of any venue.
The 2017 NCAA Final Four in what is now State Farm Stadium in Glendale
Rank #1 vs. other ranks (prior to 2018)
NCAA Tournament % Wins per rank (as of 2010)

Santa Clara +20 over Arizona 64–61 in 1993.

1992–93 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team

The 1992–93 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1992-93 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 1992–93 North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1992-93 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

They finished the season 34–4 overall, won the ACC regular season title with a 14–2 record and won the 1993 national championship.

Smith c. 1973

Dean Smith

American men's college basketball head coach.

American men's college basketball head coach.

Smith c. 1973
Dean Smith (right) during the UNC v. North Carolina State game in 1964.
Michael Jordan and Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007 game honoring the 1957 and 1982 men's basketball teams.
Smith at a North Carolina game in 2007
Bust of Dean Smith at the Dean Smith Center.
Smith (right) during the UNC v. North Carolina State game in 1964

Nonetheless, North Carolina was awarded the top seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, defeating #16-seed East Carolina (85-65), #8-seed Rhode Island (112-67), #4-seed Arkansas (80-74) and #2-seed Cincinnati (75-68) to reach the Final Four in New Orleans.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player

At the conclusion of the NCAA men's and women's Division I basketball championships (the "Final Four" tournaments), a media panel selects a Most Outstanding Player (MOP).

At the conclusion of the NCAA men's and women's Division I basketball championships (the "Final Four" tournaments), a media panel selects a Most Outstanding Player (MOP).

1993 – Donald Williams, North Carolina

The Superdome on July 26, 2021, between removal of Mercedes-Benz branding and installation of Caesars branding

Caesars Superdome

Multi-purpose stadium located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Multi-purpose stadium located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Superdome on July 26, 2021, between removal of Mercedes-Benz branding and installation of Caesars branding
The exterior of the Superdome during the 2001 National Lutheran Youth Gathering
Contractors repair the roof to prepare for the reopening of the Superdome. (July 10, 2006)
Construction workers replace the Superdome's 30-plus-year-old siding.
The inscription "Mercedes-Benz Superdome" went onto the sides of the stadium in late October 2011.
Panorama of 69,719 in attendance during a Saints game vs the Detroit Lions, 2009

The NCAA has hosted the Men's Final Four at the Superdome six times in 1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2012, and 2022.

1992–93 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

The 1992–93 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1992–93 season.

The 1992–93 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1992–93 season.

The team earned an invitation to the 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where it was national runner up.

1992–93 Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball team

The 1992–93 Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball team

The 1992–93 Santa Clara Broncos men's basketball team

The Broncos beat Saint Mary's, Gonzaga, and Pepperdine to win the West Coast Conference tournament, and received an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

1992–93 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

The 1992–93 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona as members of the Pacific-10 Conference during the 1992–93 season.

The 1992–93 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona as members of the Pacific-10 Conference during the 1992–93 season.

After going 17–1 to win the Pac-10 regular-season title by a 5-game margin, the team was seeded second in the West region of the NCAA Tournament.

1992–93 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team

The 1992–93 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team represented Tulane University in the 1992–93 college basketball season.

The 1992–93 Tulane Green Wave men's basketball team represented Tulane University in the 1992–93 college basketball season.

Tulane lost in the quarterfinal round of the Metro Conference Tournament, but received an at-large bid to the 1993 NCAA Tournament.

1992–93 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team

The 1992–93 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team represented Xavier University from Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1992–93 season.

The 1992–93 Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team represented Xavier University from Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1992–93 season.

Led by head coach Pete Gillen, the Musketeers finished with a 24–6 record (12–2 MCC), won the MCC regular season title, and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 9 seed in the Midwest region.