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NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Champions

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See a complete list of NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Champions. The 2017 Championship game was played by the North Carolina Tarheels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Tarheels won 71-65.

Fast Facts:

  • In the 2014-15 season, Coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke won his 5th national title which is the most of any other coach.
  • UCLA has the most NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball titles with 11, while Kentucky has 8 and Duke, Indiana and North Carolina have 6.
  • The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship tournament begins with 68 college basketball teams.
  • The teams are divided into four regions and are organized into a single elimination “bracket”, which determine’s which teams will face each other in the tournament.
  • Each year in March, which is widely known as “March Madness”, the teams play through the rounds to get to the “Sweet Sixteen” (16 teams left in the competition), the “Final Four” (4 teams left in the competition) ending with the Championship game that decides who will be crowned the top tier college basketball team in the country.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Champions:

Year Champion Score Runner-up Location
2017 North Carolina 71-65 Gonzaga Glendale, Arizona
2016 Villanova 77-74 North Carolina Houston, Texas
2015 Duke 68-63 Wisconsin Indianapolis, Ind.
2014 Connecticut 60-54 Kentucky Arlington, Texas
2013 Louisville 82-76 Michigan Atlanta, Ga.
2012 Kentucky 67-59 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2011 Connecticut 53-41 Butler Houston, Texas
2010 Duke 61-59 Butler Indianapolis, Ind.
2009 North Carolina 89-72 Michigan State Detroit, Mich.
2008 Kansas 75-68 (OT) Memphis San Antonio, Texas
2007 Florida 84-75 Ohio State Atlanta, Ga.
2006 Florida 73-57 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
2005 North Carolina 75-70 Illinois St. Louis, Mo.
2004 Connecticut 82-73 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas
2003 Syracuse 81-78 Kansas New Orleans, La.
2002 Maryland 64-52 Indiana Atlanta, Ga.
2001 Duke 82-72 Arizona Minneapolis, Minn.
2000 Michigan State 89-76 Florida Indianapolis, Ind.
1999 Connecticut 77-74 Duke St. Petersburg, Fla.
1998 Kentucky 78-69 Utah San Antonio, Texas
1997 Arizona 84-79 (OT) Kentucky Indianapolis, Ind.
1996 Kentucky 76-67 Syracuse East Rutherford, N.J.
1995 UCLA 89-78 Arkansas Seattle, Wash.
1994 Arkansas 76-72 Duke Charlotte, N.C.
1993 North Carolina 77-71 Michigan New Orleans, La.
1992 Duke 71-51 Michigan Minneapolis, Minn.
1991 Duke 72-65 Kansas Indianapolis, Ind.
1990 UNLV 103-73 Duke Denver, Colo.
1989 Michigan 80-79 (OT) Seton Hall Seattle, Wash.
1988 Kansas 83-79 Oklahoma Kansas City, Mo.
1987 Indiana 74-73 Syracuse New Orleans, La.
1986 Louisville 72-69 Duke Dallas, Texas
1985 Villanova 66-64 Georgetown Lexington, Ky,
1984 Georgetown 84-75 Houston Seattle, Wash.
1983 North Carolina State 54-52 Houston Albuquerque, N.M.
1982 North Carolina 63-62 Georgetown New Orleans, La.
1981 Indiana 63-50 North Carolina Philadelphia, Pa.
1980 Louisville 59-54 UCLA Indianapolis, Ind.
1979 Michigan State 75-64 Indiana State Salt Lake City, Utah
1978 Kentucky 94-88 Duke St. Louis, Mo.
1977 Marquette 67-59 North Carolina Atlanta, Ga.
1976 Indiana 86-68 Michigan Philadelphia, Pa.
1975 UCLA 92-85 Kentucky San Diego, Calif.
1974 North Carolina State 76-64 Marquette Greensboro, N.C.
1973 UCLA 87-66 Memphis State St. Louis, Mo.
1972 UCLA 81-76 Florida State Los Angeles, Calif.
1971 UCLA 68-62 Villanova Houston, Texas
1970 UCLA 80-69 Jacksonville College Park, Md.
1969 UCLA 92-72 Purdue Louisville, Ky.
1968 UCLA 78-55 North Carolina Los Angeles, Calif.
1967 UCLA 79-64 Dayton Louisville, Ky.
1966 UTEP 72-65 Kentucky College Park, Md.
1965 UCLA 91-80 Michigan Portland, Ore.
1964 UCLA 98-83 Duke Kansas City, Mo.
1963 Loyola 60-58 (OT) Cincinnati Louisville, Ky.
1962 Cincinnati 71-59 Ohio State Louisville, Ky.
1961 Cincinnati 70-65 (OT) Ohio State Kansas City, Mo.
1960 Ohio State 75-55 California Daly City, Calif.
1959 California 71-70 West Virginia Louisville, Ky.
1958 Kentucky 84-72 Seattle Louisville, Ky.
1957 North Carolina 54-53 (3OT) Kansas Kansas City, Mo.
1956 San Francisco 83-71 Iowa Evanston, Ill.
1955 San Francisco 77-63 LaSalle Kansas City, Mo.
1954 La Salle 92-76 Bradley Kansas City, Mo.
1953 Indiana 69-68 Kansas Kansas City, Mo.
1952 Kansas 80-63 St. John’s Seattle, Wash.
1951 Kentucky 68-58 Kansas State Minneapolis, Minn.
1950 CCNY 71-68 Bradley New York, N.Y.
1949 Kentucky 46-36 Oklahoma A&M Seattle, Wash.
1948 Kentucky 58-42 Baylor New York, N.Y.
1947 Holy Cross 58-47 Oklahoma New York, N.Y.
1946 Oklahoma State 43-40 North Carolina New York, N.Y.
1945 Oklahoma State 49-45 NYU New York, N.Y.
1944 Utah 42-40 (OT) Dartmouth New York, N.Y.
1943 Wyoming 46-34 Georgetown New York, N.Y.
1942 Stanford 53-38 Dartmouth Kansas City, Mo.
1941 Wisconsin 39-34 Washington State Kansas City, Mo.
1940 Indiana 60-42 Kansas Kansas City, Mo.
1939 Oregon 46-33 Ohio State Evanston, Ill.
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