March Madness Basketball Championship

Year-by-Year Tournament History

Follow the tournament back in history to a time that was sweeter. Look back at each year to see who won and how.

Year – Championship Game – Score

2016 – ?

2011 – Connecticut def. Butler – 53-41

2010 – Duke def. Butler – 61-59

2009 – North Carolina def. Michigan State – 89-72

– Kansas def. Memphis – 75-68

2007 – Florida def. Ohio State – 84-75

2006 – Florida def. UCLA – 73-57

2005 – UNC def. Illinois – 75-70

2004 – Connecticut def. Georgia Tech – 82-73

2003 – Syracuse def. Kansas – 81-78

2002 – Maryland def. Indiana – 64-52

2001 – Duke def. Arizona – 82-72

2000 – Michigan State def. Florida – 89-76

1999 – Connecticut def. Duke – 77-74

1998 – Kentucky def. Utah – 78-69

1997 – Arizona def. Kentucky – 84-79 (OT)

1996 – Kentucky def. Syracuse – 76-67

1995 – UCLA def. Arkansas – 89-78

1994 – Arkansas def. Duke – 76-72

1993 – North Carolina def Michigan – 77-71

1992 – Duke def. Michigan – 71-51

1991 – Duke def. Kansas – 72-65

1990 – UNLV def. Duke – 103-73

1989 – Michigan def. Seton Hall – 80-79 (OT)

1988 – Kansas def. Oklahoma – 83-79

1987 – Indiana def. Syracuse – 74-73

1986 – Louisville def. Duke – 72-69

1985 – Villanova def. Georgetown – 66-64

1984 – Georgetown def. Houston – 84-75

1983 – NC State def. Houston – 54-52

1982 – North Carolina def. Georgetown – 63-62

1981 – Indiana def. North Carolina – 63-50

1980 – Louisville def. UCLA – 59-54

1979 – Michigan St. def. Indiana St. – 75-64

1978 – Kentucky def. Duke – 94-88

1977 – Marquette def. North Carolina – 67-59

1976 – Indiana def. Michigan – 86-68

1975 – UCLA def. Kentucky – 92-85

1974 – NC State def. Marquette – 76-64

1973 – UCLA def. Memphis – 87-66

1972 – UCLA def. Florida St. – 81-76

1971 – UCLA def. Villanova – 68-62

1970 – UCLA def. Jacksonville – 80-69

1969 – UCLA def. Purdue – 92-72

1968 – UCLA def. North Carolina – 78-55

1967 – UCLA def. Dayton – 79-64

1966 – UTEP def. Kentucky – 72-65

1965 – UCLA def. Michigan – 91-80

1964 – UCLA def. Duke – 98-83

1963 – Loyola (Ill.) def. Cincinnati – 60-58 (OT)

1962 – Cincinnati def. Ohio St. – 71-59

1961 – Cincinnati def. Ohio St. – 70-65 (OT)

1960 – Ohio St. def. California – 75-55

1959 – California def. West Virginia – 71-70

1958 – Kentucky def. Seattle – 84-72

1957 – North Carolina def. Kansas – 54-53 (3 OT)

1956 – San Francisco def. Iowa – 83-71

1955 – San Francisco def. La Salle – 76-73

1954 – La Salle def. Bradley – 92-76

1953 – Indiana def. Kansas – 69-68

1952 – Kansas def. St. John’s – 80-63

1951 – Kentucky def. Kansas St. – 68-58

1950 – CCNY def. Bradley – 71-68

1949 – Kentucky def. Oklahoma St. – 46-36

1948 – Kentucky def. Baylor – 58-42

1947 – Holy Cross def. Oklahoma – 58-47

1946 – Oklahoma A&M def. North Carolina – 43-40

1945 – Oklahoma A&M def. NYU – 49-45

1944 – Utah def. Dartmouth – 42-40 (OT)

1943 – Wyoming def. Georgetown – 46-34

1942 – Stanford def. Dartmouth – 53-38

1941 – Wisconsin def. Washington St. – 39-34

1940 – Indiana def. Kansas – 60-42

1939 – Oregon def. Ohio St. – 46-33