1974–75 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1974–75 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Pacific-8 Conference title
Maryland Invitational Championship
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Kentucky, W, 92–85
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #1
1974–75 record 28–3 (12–2 Pac-8)
Head coach John Wooden
Assistant coach Gary Cunningham
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« 1973–74 1975–76 »
1974–75 Pacific-8 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 UCLA 12 2   .857     28 3   .903
Oregon State 10 4   .714     19 12   .613
USC 8 6   .571     18 8   .692
California 7 7   .500     17 9   .654
Oregon 6 8   .429     21 9   .700
Washington 6 8   .429     16 10   .615
Stanford 6 8   .429     12 14   .462
Washington State 1 13   .071     10 16   .385
As of November 25, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

In head coach John R. Wooden's final game, the 1974–75 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won the team's tenth National Championship in twelve years over the Kentucky Wildcats (92–85), in the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

The Bruins defeated Michigan in the first round. In the West Regional, UCLA beat Montana and Arizona State to advance to the Final Four. Washington scored 26 points to give UCLA an overtime victory over Louisville, 75–74, in the semi-finals game. After the game, Coach Wooden announced that the championship game would be his last game.

Season Summary[edit]

This UCLA team was far from the most talented coached by the legendary John Wooden. It was a team without superstars, in fact, but it turned out to be one of Wooden’s favorites, for it sent him into retirement with a 92-85 victory over Kentucky in the 1975 National Title game behind center Richard Washington’s 28 points. The championship was Wooden’s 10th, a record that may never be broken.

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  1. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-12 Conference. p. 67. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ UCLA Media Guide
  3. ^ Reilly on Wooden