1989 College Basketball Recap

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Final AP Top 20

Major Conference Champions

NCAA Tournament (64 teams)

NIT Tournament (32 teams)

Players of the Year

Coaches of the Year

Consensus All-America

The decade came to a fitting climax on April 3, when the NCAA title game between Michigan and Seton Hall went into overtime for the first time in 26 years.

Rumeal Robinson's two free throws with three seconds left in OT won the game and the title (their first) for the Wolverines, who were playing under an interim coach with no tournament experience.

The final score of 80–79 marked the third time in the decade that the championship game was decided by one point. The average margin of victory in title games through the 1980s was four points.

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