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Doug Mills

1942 -- lost to Kentucky 46-44; lost to Penn State 41-34.

Harry Combes

1949 -- beat Yale 71-67; lost to Kentucky 76-47; beat Oregon State 57-53.

Final Four.

1951 -- beat Columbia 79-71; beat N.C. State 84-70; lost to Kentucky 76-74; beat Oklahoma A&M 61-46. Final Four.

1952 -- beat Dayton 80-61; beat Duquesne 74-68; lost to St. John's 61-59; beat Santa Clara 67-64. Final Four.

1963 -- beat Bowling Green 70-67; lost to Loyola of Chicago 79-64.

Lou Henson

1981 -- beat Wyoming 67-65; lost to Kansas State 57-52.

1983 -- lost to Utah 52-49.

1984 -- beat Villanova 64-56; beat Maryland 72-70; lost to Kentucky 54-51.

1985 -- beat Northeastern 76-57; beat Georgia 74-58; lost to Georgia Tech 61-53.

1986 -- beat Fairfield 75-51; lost to Alabama 58-56.

1987 -- lost to Austin Peay 68-67.

1988 -- beat Texas-San Antonio 81-72; lost to Villanova 66-63.

1989 -- beat McNeese State 77-71; beat Ball State 72-60; beat Louisville 83-69; beat Syracuse 89-86; lost to Michigan 83-81. Final Four.

1990 -- lost to Dayton 88-86.

1993 -- beat Long Beach State 75-72; lost to Vanderbilt 85-68.

1994 -- lost to Georgetown 84-77.

1995 -- lost to Tulsa 68-62.

Lon Kruger

1997 -- beat Southern Cal 90-77; lost to Chattanooga 75-63.

1998 -- beat South Alabama 64-51; lost to Maryland 67-61.

2000 -- beat Pennsylvania 68-58; lost to Florida 93-76.

Bill Self

2001 -- beat Northwestern State 96-54; beat Charlotte 79-61; beat Kansas 80-64; lost to Arizona 87-81.

2002 -- beat San Diego State 93-64; beat Creighton 72-60; lost to Kansas 73-69.

2003 -- beat Western Kentucky 65-60; lost to Notre Dame 68-60.

Bruce Weber

2004 -- beat Murray State 72-53; beat Cincinnati 92-68; lost to Duke 72-62.

2005 -- beat Fairleigh Dickinson 67-55; beat Nevada 71-59; beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 77-63; beat Arizona 90-89, OT; beat Louisville 72-57; lost to North Carolina 75-70. NCAA runnerup.

2006 -- beat Air Force 78-69; lost to Washington 67-64.

2007 -- lost to Virginia Tech 54-52.

2009 -- lost to Western Kentucky 76-72.

2011 -- beat UNLV 73-62; lost to Kansas 73-59.

John Groce

2013 -- beat Colorado 57-49.