1980–81 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1980–81 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
NCAA Round of 64, BYU, L 55-78
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #10
1980–81 record 20–7 (13–5, 3rd Pac-10)
Head coach Larry Brown
Assistant coach Larry Farmer
Assistant coach Keith Glass
Assistant coach Kevin O’ Connor
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« 1979–80 1981–82 »

The 1980–81 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1980–81 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Larry Brown was the head coach, and the Bruins started the season ranked 6th in the nation (AP Poll). The Bruins started the season 6-0 and was ranked a season high #3 (AP Poll). They then lost at #1 ranked Depaul, 77-93, on December 27. UCLA's team finished 3rd in the Pac-10 regular season. UCLA participated the NCAA Tournament but was upset by BYU in the first round, finishing 10th in the AP poll. Larry Brown coached his second and final year at UCLA.[1]

Starting lineup[edit]

Position Player Class
F Mike Sanders Jr.
F Darren Daye So.
C Kenny Fields Fr.
G Michael Holton So.
G Rod Foster So.

Notes[edit]

  • Larry Brown was only at UCLA two years, but made the NCAA Tournament both times. He was 5-2 in NCAA Tournament games while at UCLA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012-13 UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide