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Conference Matchups in the NCAA Tournament

Posted by Andrew McKillop on March 9, 2011

Updated: 4/6/2011

There have been only 24 occasions in which two teams from the same conference faced off against each other in the NCAA Tournament.  Listed below is a breakdown of those matchups.

Note: From 1939-1974 the NCAA only invited conference champions to the NCAA Tournament.

Legend: Abbreviations, Conf (Conference), Sd (Seed Ranking), Sc (Score), Prev (The Winning Team’s Record vs. Opponent that Season)

Year Conf Round Sd Won Sd Lost Sc Prev
1981 ACC Final Four 2 North Carolina 1 Virginia 78-65 0-2
1983 ACC Elite Eight 6 NC St 1 Virginia 63-62 1-2
2001 ACC Final Four 1 Duke 3 Maryland 95-84 2-1
1976 B10 Championship Indiana Michigan 86-68 2-0
1980 B10 Sweet Sixteen 6 Purdue 2 Indiana 76-69 1-1
1980 B10 3rd Place Game 6 Purdue 5 Iowa 75-58 1-1
1989 B10 Final Four 3 Michigan 1 Illinois 83-81 0-2
1992 B10 Elite Eight 6 Michigan 1 Ohio St 75-71 0-2
2000 B10 Final Four 1 Michigan St 8 Wisconsin 53-41 3-0
2000 B10 Elite Eight 8 Wisconsin 6 Purdue 64-60 2-1
2002 B12 Elite Eight 2 Oklahoma 12 Missouri 81-75 0-1
1988 B8 Elite Eight 6 Kansas 4 Kansas St 71-58 1-2
1988 B8 Championship 6 Kansas 1 Oklahoma 83-79 0-2
1985 EAST Final Four 1 Georgetown 1 St. John’s 77-59 2-1
1985 EAST Championship 8 Villanova 1 Georgetown 66-64 0-2
1987 EAST Elite Eight 6 Providence 1 Georgetown 88-73 1-2
1987 EAST Final Four 2 Syracuse 6 Providence 77-63 2-0
2009 EAST Elite Eight 3 Villanova 1 Pittsburgh 78-76 1-0
2011 EAST Round of 32 3 Connecticut 6 Cincinnati 69-58 1-0
2011 EAST Round of 32 11 Marquette 3 Syracuse 66-62 1-0
1992 GMID Elite Eight 4 Cincinnati 6 Memphis 88-57 3-0
1986 SEC Sweet Sixteen 1 Kentucky 5 Alabama 68-63 3-0
1986 SEC Elite Eight 11 Louisiana St 1 Kentucky 59-57 0-3
1990 SWC Elite Eight 4 Arkansas 10 Texas 88-85 2-0

 

References: HoopsTournament.net NCAA Tournament Database, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com, Indiana Hoosiers 2010-11 Men’s Basketball Media Guide – History Section (PDF)

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