Highest-Scoring Games in March Madness History

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Duke players celebrate on the court after their 68-63 victory over Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game in Indianapolis, in this April 6, 2015
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The highest-scoring game in NCAA Tournament history was in 1990 when No. 11 seed Loyola Marymount blew out No. 3 seed Michigan, 149-115, in the second round.

The 264 combined points are easily the most in tournament history. Loyola Marymount has been part of the five highest-scoring games.

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Highest-Scoring Games in March Madness History

Total PointsYearRoundTeams
2641990Second roundLoyola Marymount over Michigan, 149-115
2341988First roundLoyola Marymount over Wyoming, 119-115
2321990Elite EightUNLV over Loyola Marymount, 131-101
2211989First roundArkansas over Loyola Marymount, 120-101
2201988Second roundUNC over Loyola Marymount, 123-97
2162005Second roundWest Virginia over Wake Forest, 111-105
2141994First roundTulsa over UCLA, 112-102
2071992Elite EightDuke over Kentucky, 104-103
2072007First roundTennessee over Long Beach State, 121-86
2061987Second roundUNC over Michigan, 109-97
2061988Sweet 16Oklahoma over Louisville, 108-98
2062002Second roundUCLA over Cincinnati, 105-101
2051989Second roundOklahoma over Louisana Tech, 124-81
2051994Second roundMissouri over Wisconsin, 109-96
2041992Second roundKentucky over Iowa State, 106-98
2031990First roundLoyola Marymount over Iowa State, 111-98
2022004First roundUAB over Washington, 102-100
2001988First roundIowa over Florida State, 102-98
2002008First roundWestern Kentucky over Drake, 101-99

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