The 1992 NCAA tournament saw Duke win its second consecutive national championship after beating Michigan in the final. The Blue Devils’ run to the title included Christian Laettner’s memorable buzzer-beater against Kentucky in the Elite Eight.

Cincinnati and Indiana also made the Final Four. Runner-up Michigan would later vacate its appearance.

Duke’s Bobby Hurley was named Most Outstanding Player, while Laettner led the tournament with 115 points.

1992 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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1992 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • First Round
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 82, No. 16 Campbell 56
      • No. 9 Iowa 98, No. 8 Texas 92
      • No. 5 Missouri 89, No. 12 West Virginia 78
      • No. 4 Seton Hall 78, No. 13 La Salle 76
      • No. 6 Syracuse 51, No. 11 Princeton 43
      • No. 3 UMass 85, No. 14 Fordham 58
      • No. 10 Iowa State 76, No. 7 Charlotte 74
      • No. 2 Kentucky 88, No. 15 Old Dominion 69
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UCLA 73, No. 16 Robert Morris 53
      • No. 8 Louisville 81, No. 9 Wake Forest 73
      • No. 12 New Mexico State 81, No. 5 DePaul 73
      • No. 13 Southwest Louisiana 87, No. 4 Oklahoma 83
      • No. 6 Georgetown 75, No. 11 South Florida 60
      • No. 3 Florida State 78, No. 14 Montana 68
      • No. 7 LSU 94, No. 10 BYU 83
      • No. 2 Indiana 94, No. 15 Eastern Illinois 55
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Ohio State 83, No. 16 Mississippi Valley State 56
      • No. 9 UConn 86, No. 8 Nebraska 65
      • No. 5 Alabama 80, No. 12 Stanford 75
      • No. 4 North Carolina 68, No. 13 Miami (Ohio) 63
      • No. 6 Michigan 73, No. 11 Temple 66
      • No. 14 East Tennessee State 87, No. 3 Arizona 80
      • No. 10 Tulane 61, No. 7 St. John’s 57
      • No. 2 Oklahoma State 100, No. 15 Georgia Southern 73
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 1 Kansas 100, No. 16 Howard 67
      • No. 9 UTEP 55, No. 8 Evansville 50
      • No. 5 Michigan State 61, No. 12 Southwest Missouri State 54
      • No. 4 Cincinnati 85, No. 13 Delaware 47
      • No. 6 Memphis State 80, No. 11 Pepperdine 70
      • No. 3 Arkansas 80, No. 14 Murray State 69
      • No. 7 Georgia Tech 65, No. 10 Houston 60
      • No. 2 USC 84, No. 15 Northeast Louisiana 54
  • Second Round
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 75, No, 9 Iowa 62
      • No. 4 Seton Hall 88, No. 5 Missouri 71
      • No. 3 UMass 77, No. 6 Syracuse 71 (OT)
      • No. 2 Kentucky 106, No. 10 Iowa State 98
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UCLA 85, No. 8 Louisville 69
      • No. 12 New Mexico State 81, No. 13 Southwest Louisiana 73
      • No. 3 Florida State 78, No. 6 Georgetown 68
      • No. 2 Indiana 89, No. 7 LSU 79
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Ohio State 78, No. 9 UConn 55
      • No. 4 North Carolina 64, No. 5 Alabama 55
      • No. 6 Michigan 102, No. 14 East Tennessee State 90
      • No. 2 Oklahoma State 87, No. 10 Tulane 71
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 9 UTEP 66, No. 1 Kansas 60
      • No. 4 Cincinnati 77, No. 5 Michigan State 65
      • No. 6 Memphis State 82, No. 3 Arkansas 80
      • No. 7 Georgia Tech 79, No. 2 USC 78
  • Sweet 16
    • East Regional
      • No. 1 Duke 81, No. 4 Seton Hall 69
      • No. 2 Kentucky 87, No. 3 UMass 77
    • West Regional
      • No. 1 UCLA 85, No. 12 New Mexico State 78
      • No. 2 Indiana 85, No. 3 Florida State 74
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 1 Ohio State 80, No. 4 North Carolina 73
      • No. 6 Michigan 75, No. 2 Oklahoma State 72
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 4 Cincinnati 69, No. 9 UTEP 67
      • No. 6 Memphis State 83, No. 7 Georgia Tech 79 (OT)
  • Elite Eight
    • East Regional
    • West Regional
      • No. 2 Indiana 106, No. 1 UCLA 79
    • Southeast Regional
      • No. 6 Michigan 75, No. 1 Ohio State 71 (OT)
    • Midwest Regional
      • No. 4 Cincinnati 88, No. 6 Memphis State 57
  • Final Four (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
    • National semifinals
      • No. 1 Duke 81, No. 2 Indiana 78
      • No. 6 Michigan 76, No. 4 Cincinnati 72
    • National championship
      • No. 1 Duke 71, No. 6 Michigan 51

1992 NCAA tournament: Upsets

The following double-digit seeds won games:

Team Score Opponent
FIRST ROUND
No. 14 East Tennessee State 87-80 No. 3 Arizona
No. 13 Southwest Louisiana 87-83 No. 4 Oklahoma
No. 12 New Mexico State 81-73 No. 5 DePaul
No. 10 Iowa State 76-74 No. 7 Charlotte
No. 10 Tulane 61-57 No. 7 St. John’s
SECOND ROUND
No. 12 New Mexico State 81-73 No. 13 Southwest Louisiana

1992 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the tournament leaders, with games in parentheses (minimum three games):

Individual scoring

  • Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky (4) — 24.0 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • Doug Edwards, Florida State (3) — 10.7 rebounds per game

Individual assists

  • Sam Crawford, New Mexico State (3) — 9.3 assists per game

Back-to-back

  • Duke’s consecutive titles were the first since UCLA (1967-1973). It wouldn’t happen again until Florida (2006 and 2007).

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