1963–64 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1963–64 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
La sports arena.jpg
AAWU Conference Title
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Duke, W, 98–83
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1963–64 record 30–0 (15–0 Big Six)
Head coach John R. Wooden
Assistant coach Jerry Norman
Home arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles, California
Seasons
« 1962–63 1964–65 »
1963–64 AAWU Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 UCLA 15 0   1.000     30 0   1.000
Stanford 9 6   .600     15 10   .600
California 8 7   .533     13 14   .481
USC 6 9   .400     10 16   .385
Washington 5 10   .333     9 17   .346
Washington State 2 13   .133     5 21   .192
Rankings from AP Poll[1]


The 1963–64 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won its first NCAA National Basketball Championship under head coach John R. Wooden in his 16th year at UCLA.

In the national title game, the Bruins defeated Duke, coached by Vic Bubas, by the score of 98–83. Walt Hazzard of UCLA was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. It was the team's 30th consecutive win, played before 10,684 fans in Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, March 21, 1964.[2]

High scorers were Gail Goodrich, 27 points; Kenny Washington, 26; Jack Hirsch, 13; and Hazzard, 11. Hazzard, Keith Erickson and Duke's Jeff Mullins fouled out of the game.

In the semi-final game, Erickson and Hazzard scored 28 and 19 points respectively to help UCLA to defeat Kansas State 90–84 on March 20.

Players[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • In the Los Angeles Basketball Classic, UCLA defeated then third-ranked Michigan, 98-80 in front of 14,241 in the Sports Arena.
  • The half time National Championship game score was UCLA 50, Duke 38.
  • Duke's height was no advantage. Duke had two 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) players — Hack Tison and Jay Buckley.
  • By winning the Championships, six Bruins automatically qualified for trials on the United States Olympic basketball team.
  • Hazzard received All-American honors for the second consecutive season, and was named the nation's Player of the Year by the Helms Athletic Foundation/USBWA.
  • Hazzard finished the season with 1,401 points, the all time leading scorer.
  • Goodrich and Hirsch were named All-AAWU first team.[3]
  • Wooden was the UPI's Coach of the Year for the first time.

Draft list[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-12 Conference. p. 67. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ New York Times, March 22, 1964
  3. ^ 1964 and 1965 NCAA Championship Teams to be Honored