1969–70 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1969–70 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Pacific-8 Champions
Bruin Classic Champions
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Jacksonville, W, 80–69
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1969–70 record 28–2 (12–2 Pac-8)
Head coach John R. Wooden
Assistant coach Denny Crum
Assistant coach Gary Cunningham
Home arena Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Seasons
« 1968–69 1970–71 »

The 1969–70 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won UCLA's sixth NCAA National Basketball Championship in seven years under head coach John R. Wooden with a win over Jacksonville.[1]

The team was honored 40 years later at half-time of the UCLA-Oregon game on February 27, 2010.

Players[edit]

No. Name Pos Height Class PPG RPG
No. 24 Rick Betchley G-F 6–4½ So. 1.5 ppg 0.7 rpg
No. 45 Henry Bibby G* 6–1 So. 15.6 ppg 3.5 rpg
No. 23 Kenny Booker G-F 6–3½ Jr. 3.1 ppg 1.5 rpg
No. 34 Jon Chapman C 6–6½ So. 1.8 ppg 1.6 rpg
No. 52 John Ecker F 6–6½ Jr. 3.5 ppg 2.5 rpg
No. 25 Andy Hill G 6–1 So. 1.8 ppg 0.6 rpg
No. 32 Steve Patterson (Deceased July 28, 2004) C* 6–9 Jr. 12.5 ppg 10.0 rpg
No. 30 Curtis Rowe F* 6–6½ Jr. 15.3 ppg 8.7 rpg
No. 42 Terry Schofield G 6–3 Jr. 2.7 ppg 0.8 rpg
No. 54 Bill Seibert F 6–6 Jr. 1.4 ppg 1.6 rpg
No. 40 John Vallely G* 6–2½ Sr. 16.3 ppg 3.7 rpg
No. 35 Sidney Wicks F* 6–8 Jr. 18.6 ppg 11.9 rpg

KEY: * — Denotes starters

Coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Sidney Wicks was named to the 1970 All-America roster's second team.[2]
  • 1970 – Sidney Wicks received national co-player of the year honors from the Helms Athletic Foundation
  • At the conclusion of the season, the team collectively signed a letter to President Nixon condemning the Vietnam War and the administration's actions at home.
  • The Bruin Classic was held on Dec. 27 and Dec. 29 with Georgia Tech and Princeton.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Collegiate Basketball Guide
  2. ^ Office Collegiate Basketball Guide, NCAA's College Athletics Publishing Service