1996–97 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1996–97 men's basketball
Pacific-10 Regular Season Champions
Elite Eight vs. Minnesota, L, 80–72
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches #7[1]
AP #7[1]
1996–97 record 24–8 (15–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Steve Lavin
Assistant coach Michael Holton
Assistant coach Jim Saia
Assistant coach Steve Spencer
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« 1995–96 1997–98 »
1996–97 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 UCLA 15 3   .833     24 8   .750
Stanford 12 6   .667     22 8   .733
California 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
USC 12 6   .667     17 11   .607
#15 Arizona 11 7   .611     25 9   .735
Washington 10 8   .556     17 11   .607
Oregon 8 10   .444     17 11   .607
Washington State 5 13   .278     13 17   .433
Oregon State 3 15   .167     7 20   .259
Arizona State 2 16   .111     10 20   .333
As of November 23, 2011[2]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996–97 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1996–97 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Under new head coach, Steve Lavin, the Bruins began the season ranked 5th in the AP Poll, but after an overtime loss in the opener to Tulsa, the Bruins dropped and would not be ranked as high for the rest of the season. On Jan. 18 the Bruins beat #6 Arizona, 84-78 in ot. The team finished 1st in the conference. The Bruins competed in the 1997 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the elite eight. This was the first season for head coach Steve Lavin, who had been an assistant coach under Jim Harrick.

Roster[edit]

No. Position Year Player
3 United States G So Harold Sylvester
5 United States G Sr Cameron Dollar
12 United States F/G Jr Toby Bailey
13 United States SF/SG Sr Charles O'Bannon
15 United States G Fr Matt Harbour
20 United States G So Brandon Loyd
23 United States G Jr Vince McGautha
No. Position Year Player
24 United States F Sr Bob Myers
30 United States F Fr Sean Farnham
34 United States C So Jelani McCoy
50 United States C Fr David Parker
52 United States C/F Jr J. R. Henderson
54 United States F/G Jr Kris Johnson


Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Overall Conf.
Exhibition Games
November 12, 1996 Athletes in Action Pauley Pavilion W 114–79
0–0
0–0
November 14, 1996 German 22 & under team Pauley Pavilion W 71–44
0–0
0–0
Regular season
November 21, 1996 Tulsa Pauley Pavilion1 L 77–76 (OT)
0–1
0–0
December 3, 1996 Cal State Northridge Pauley Pavilion W 95–73
1–1
0–0
December 7, 1996 #1 Kansas Pauley Pavilion L 96–83
1–2
0–0
December 14, 1996 Ohio Pauley Pavilion W 72–61
2–2
0–0
December 17, 1996 Jackson State Pauley Pavilion W 93–67
3–2
0–0
December 21, 1996 Illinois United Center L 79–63
3–3
0–0
December 23, 1996 St. Louis Pauley Pavilion W 64–57
4–3
0–0
December 28, 1996 Morgan State Pauley Pavilion W 87–72
5–3
0–0
January 2, 1997 Washington State Pauley Pavilion W 84–56
6–3
1–0
January 4, 1997 Washington Pauley Pavilion W 79–70
7–3
2–0
January 9, 1997 #21 Stanford Maples Pavilion L 109–61
7–4
2–1
January 11, 1997 California Cow Palace2 W 64–56
8–4
3–1
January 16, 1997 Arizona State Pauley Pavilion W 79–62
9–4
4–1
January 18, 1997 Arizona Pauley Pavilion W 84–78
10–4
5–1
January 23, 1997 USC Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena W 96–87
11–4
6–1
January 25, 1997 #6 Louisville Freedom Hall L 74–71
11–5
6–1
January 30, 1997 Oregon McArthur Court L 87–85
11–6
6–2
February 1, 1997 Oregon State Gill Coliseum W 74–68
12–6
7–2
February 6, 1997 California Pauley Pavilion L 71–68
12–7
7–3
February 8, 1997 Stanford Pauley Pavilion W 87–68
13–7
8–3
February 13, 1997 Arizona McKale Center W 66–64
14–7
9–3
February 15, 1997 Arizona State Wells Fargo Arena W 92–81
15–7
10–3
February 19, 1997 USC Pauley Pavilion W 82–60
16–7
11–3
February 23, 1997 #6 Duke Pauley Pavilion W 73–69
17–7
11–3
February 27, 1997 Oregon State Pauley Pavilion W 81–69
18–7
12–3
March 1, 1997 Oregon Pauley Pavilion W 74–67
19–7
13–3
March 6, 1997 Washington Hec Edmundson Pavilion W 87–85
20–7
14–3
March 8, 1997 Washington State Beasley Coliseum W 87–86
21–7
15–3
NCAA Tournament
March 13, 1997 Charleston Southern The Palace of Auburn Hills W 109–75
22–7
15–3
March 15, 1997 Xavier The Palace of Auburn Hills W 96–83
23–7
15–3
March 20, 1997 Iowa State Alamodome W 74–73
24–7
15–3
March 22, 1997 Minnesota Alamodome L 80–72
24–8
15–3
*Conference games in green.
1Preseason NIT
2Game played here since Haas Pavilion was being renovated.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UCLA Bruins men's basketball history". Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Pacific 10 conference 1996–97 standings". Retrieved November 21, 2007.