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1979 NCAA Tournament

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National Champion: Michigan State
Final Four: DePaul, Indiana State, Michigan State and Penn
Most Outstanding Player: Magic Johnson

Number of Schools: 40
Number One Seeds: Indiana State, UNC, Notre Dame and UCLA

NCAA Brackets: EastMideastMidwestWestFinal Four

Click point total for box score, if available.

East Regional

1

UNC

UNC 71

Penn 84

Penn 64

Penn

16

(Bye)

 
8

Iona 69

Raleigh, NC
Penn 72

9

Raleigh, NC
Penn 73

 
5

UConn

UConn 81

Greensboro, NC
Syracuse 76

12

(Bye)

 
4

Syracuse

Providence, RI
Syracuse 89

13

(Bye)

   
6

Rutgers

Providence, RI
Rutgers 64

Rutgers 65

Greensboro, NC
St. John's (NY) 62

11

(Bye)

 
3

Georgetown

Georgetown 58

14

(Bye)

 
7

Raleigh, NC
Temple 70

Raleigh, NC
St. John's (NY) 80

Greensboro, NC
St. John's (NY) 67

10

St. John's (NY) 75

 
2

Duke

Duke 78

15

(Bye)