1980 AIAW National Division I Basketball Championship

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The 1980 AIAW National Division I Basketball Championship was held on March 12–23, 1980. Twenty-four teams were invited, with eight teams receiving first round byes. First round games were played at on-campus locations. Old Dominion University was crowned national champion at the conclusion of the tournament, for the second straight season.[1][2][3] The championship game was broadcast live on NBC.

The host site for the Final Four was Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Opening rounds[edit]

East Regional[edit]

First Round
March 12, 1980
Second Round
March 16, 1980
Quarterfinals
March 17, 1980
Brigham Young 92  
San Francisco 58     Brigham Young 66  
        Old Dominion 88  
          Old Dominion 84
          Rutgers 62
        Providence 54
Rutgers 87     Rutgers 70    
Central Missouri St. 75  

Central Regional[edit]

First Round
March 12, 1980
Second Round
March 15, 1980
Quarterfinals
March 18, 1980
Cheyney State 66  
Kansas 75     Kansas 73  
        Louisiana Tech 81  
          Louisiana Tech 96
          Long Beach State 70
        Long Beach State 86
North Carolina State 70     North Carolina State 72    
Detroit 61  

South Regional[edit]

First Round
March 12, 1980
Second Round
March 15, 1980
Quarterfinals
March 18, 1980
Kansas State 72  
Boston 68     Kansas State 64  
        Tennessee 84  
          Tennessee 93
          Maryland 76
        Maryland 68
Texas 81     Texas 63    
Mercer 80  

West Regional[edit]

First Round
March 12, 1980
Second Round
March 15, 1980
Quarterfinals
March 18, 1980
Oregon 86  
Kentucky 81     Oregon 53  
        Stephen F. Austin 76  
          Stephen F. Austin 56
          South Carolina 63
        Northwestern 61
South Carolina 81     South Carolina 64    
Southern California 60  

Final Four – Mount Pleasant, MI[edit]

 
Semifinals
March 21, 1980
Final
March 23, 1980
 
      
 
 
 
 
Old Dominion73
 
 
 
Louisiana Tech59
 
Old Dominion68
 
 
 
Tennessee53
 
Tennessee75
 
 
South Carolina72
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
Louisiana Tech69
 
 
South Carolina77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Cooper. "Women's College Basketball Championship History Page". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  2. ^ "Kansas State University Postseason History". Retrieved 2009-06-03.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Tennessee Lady Vol Scores". Archived from the original on 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2009-07-06.