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InsideHoops [NCAA HOME] Updated Sept 5, 2003

NCAA Tournament History

 


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A list of NCAA Tournament Final Four players named Most Outstanding Player, year by year.

Unless marked with an asterisk, all players below were members of the team that actually won the NCAA Tournament championship.

Year Player Team Key stats
2003 Carmelo Anthony Syracuse 53 pts, 24 reb
2002 Juan Dixon Maryland 51 pts, 7 stl
2001 Shane Battier Duke 43 pts, 19 reb
2000 Mateen Cleaves Michigan State 29 pts, 5 asts
1999 Richard Hamilton UConn 51 pts, 12 reb
1998 Jeff Sheppard Kentucky 16-29, 43 pts
1997 Miles Simon Arizona 54 pts, 8 reb
1996 Tony Delk Kentucky 8-16 3-pointers
1995 Ed O'Bannon UCLA 45 pts, 25 reb
1994 Corliss Williamson Arkansas 52 pts, 21 reb
1993 Donald Williams North Carolina 10-14 3-pointers
1992 Bobby Hurley Duke 35 pts, 11 asts
1991 Christian Laettner Duke 46 pts, 17 reb
1990 Anderson Hunt UNLV 19-31, 49 pts
1989 Glen Rice Michigan 59 pts, 16 reb
1988 Danny Manning Kansas 56 pts, 17 reb
1987 Keith Smart Indiana 14-22 fgs, 35 pts
1986 Pervis Ellison Louisville 36 pts, 24 reb
1985 Ed Pinckney Villanova 28 pts, 15 reb
1984 Patrick Ewing Georgetown 18 reb, 15 blks
1983 Akeem Olajuwon* Houston 41 pts, 40 reb
1982 James Worthy North Carolina 20-27 fgs, 42 pts
1981 Isiah Thomas Indiana 37 pts, 9 asts
1980 Darrell Griffith Louisville 57 pts, 15 asts
1979 Earvin Johnson Michigan State 53 pts, 17 reb
1978 Jack Givens Kentucky 64 pts, 17 reb
1977 Butch Lee Marquette 30 pts, 6 reb
1976 Kent Benson Indiana 41 pts, 18 reb
1975 Richard Washington UCLA 54 pts, 20 reb
1974 David Thompson North Carolina St. 49 pts, 17 reb
1973 Bill Walton UCLA 28-34 fgs, 58 pts
1972 Bill Walton UCLA 57 pts, 41 reb
1971 Howard Porter* Villanova 47 pts, 24 reb
1970 Sidney Wicks UCLA 39 pts, 34 reb
1969 Lew Alcindor UCLA 62 pts, 41 reb
1968 Lew Alcindor UCLA 53 pts, 34 reb
1967 Lew Alcindor UCLA 39 pts, 38 rbs
1966 Jerry Chambers* Utah 70 pts, 35 reb
1965 Bill Bradley* Princeton 87 pts, 24 reb
1964 Walt Hazzard UCLA 30 pts, 10 reb
1963 Art Heyman* Duke 51 pts, 19 reb
1962 Paul Hogue Cincinnati 59 pts, 38 reb
1961 Jerry Lucas* Ohio State 20-28 fgs, 56 pts
1960 Jerry Lucas Ohio State 35 pts, 23 reb
1959 Jerry West West Virginia 66 pts, 25 reb
1958 Elgin Baylor* Seattle 48 pts, 41 reb
1957 Wilt Chamberlain* Kansas 55 pts, 25 reb
1956 Hal Lear* Temple 80 pts
1955 Bill Russell San Francisco 47 pts
1954 Tom Gola La Salle 38 pts
1953 B.H. Born* Kansas 51 pts
1952 Clyde Lovellette Kansas 66 pts
1951 Bill Spivey Kentucky 50 pts, 37 reb
1950 Irwin Dambrot CCNY 28 pts
1949 Alex Groza Kentucky 52 pts
1948 Alex Groza Kentucky 37 pts
1947 George Kaftan Holy Cross 48 pts
1946 Bob Kurland Oklahoma State 52 pts
1945 Bob Kurland Oklahoma State 37 pts
1944 Arnie Ferrin Utah 28 pts
1943 Ken Sailors Wyoming 28 pts
1942 Howie Dallmar Stanford 20 pts
1941 John Kotz Wisconsin 22 pts
1940 Marv Huffman Indiana 18 pts
1939 Jimmy Hull* Ohio State 40 pts







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