Previous NCAA national champions

Updated: March 13, 2005, 10:01 PM ET
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Whichever team earns the crown this year will join this prestigious list of previous national champions:

NCAA basketball national champions
Year Champion Score Runner-up
2004 Connecticut 82-73 Georgia Tech
2003 Syracuse 81-78 Kansas
2002 Maryland 64-52 Indiana
2001 Duke 82-72 Arizona
2000 Michigan State 89-76 Florida
1999 Connecticut 77-74 Duke
1998 Kentucky 78-69 Utah
1997 Arizona 84-79 OT Kentucky
1996 Kentucky 76-67 Syracuse
1995 UCLA 89-78 Arkansas
1994 Arkansas 76-72 Duke
1993 North Carolina 77-71 Michigan
1992 Duke 71-71 Michigan
1991 Duke 72-65 Kansas
1990 UNLV 103-73 Duke
1989 Michigan 80-79 OT Seton Hall
1988 Kansas 83-79 Oklahoma
1987 Indiana 74-73 Syracuse
1986 Louisville 72-69 Duke
1985 Villanova 66-65 Georgetown
1984 Georgetown 84-75 Houston
1983 North Carolina State 54-52 Houston
1982 North Carolina 63-62 Georgetown
1981 Indiana 63-50 North Carolina
1980 Louisville 59-54 UCLA
1979 Michigan State 75-64 Indiana State
1978 Kentucky 94-88 Duke
1977 Marquette 67-59 North Carolina
1976 Indiana 86-68 Michigan
1975 UCLA 92-85 Kentucky
1974 North Carolina State 76-64 Marquette
1973 UCLA 87-66 Memphis State
1972 UCLA 81-76 Florida State
1971 UCLA 68-62 Villanova
1970 UCLA 80-69 Jacksonville
1969 UCLA 92-72 Purdue
1968 UCLA 78-55 North Carolina
1967 UCLA 79-64 Dayton
1966 UTEP 72-65 Kentucky
1965 UCLA 91-80 Michigan
1964 UCLA 98-83 Duke
1963 Loyola, Ill. 60-58 OT Cincinnati
1962 Cincinnati 71-59 Ohio State
1961 Cincinnati 70-65 OT Ohio State
1960 Ohio State 75-55 California
1959 California 71-70 West Virginia
1958 Kentucky 84-72 Seattle
1957 North Carolina 54-53 3OT Kansas
1956 San Francisco 83-71 Iowa
1955 San Francisco 77-63 La Salle
1954 La Salle 92-76 Bradley
1953 Indiana 69-68 Kansas
1952 Kansas 80-63 St. John's
1971 Kentucky 68-58 Kansas State
1950 CCNY 71-68 Bradley
1949 Kentucky 46-36 Oklahoma State
1948 Kentucky 58-42 Baylor
1947 Holy Cross 58-47 Oklahoma
1946 Oklahoma State 43-40 North Carolina
1945 Oklahoma State 49-45 NYU
1944 Utah 42-40 Dartmouth
1943 Wyoming 46-34 Georgetown
1942 Stanford 53-38 Dartmouth
1941 Wisconsin 39-34 Washington State
1940 Indiana 60-42 Kansas
1939 Oregon 46-33 Ohio State