1960–61 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1960–61 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1960–61 record18–8 (7–5 AAWU)
Head coachJohn R. Wooden (13th season)
Assistant coachBill Putnam[1]
Assistant coachJerry Norman
Home arenaLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Seasons
1960–61 AAWU Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 USC 9 3   .750     21 8   .724
UCLA 7 5   .583     18 8   .692
Washington 6 6   .500     13 13   .500
California 5 7   .417     16 10   .615
Stanford 3 9   .250     7 17   .292
As of April 15, 1960[2]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960–61 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1960–61 NCAA men's basketball season and were members of the Pacific Coast Conference. The Bruins were led by 13th year head coach John Wooden. They finished the regular season with a record of 18–8 and finished second in the AAWU with a record of 7–5.

Previous season[edit]

The Bruins finished the regular season with a record of 14–12 and finished second in the PCC with a record of 7–5. After spending the previous five years at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, UCLA moved to the new Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena prior the season.

Roster[edit]

1960–61 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 25 Stanley Andersen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr
G 30 Duane Barnes 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Sr
C 35 John Berberich (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr
G 22 Bob Berry 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Sr
F Pete Buckman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
F 55 Gary Cunningham 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
G 42 Bill Ellis (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
G 45 John Green 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
G Bill Hicks 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
C 33 Warnell Jones 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
F 54 Brian Kniff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
F 32 Kent Miller 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
G Bill Silmer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
F 20 Sonny Skjervheim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Sr
Head coach

John Wooden (Purdue)

Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 30 January 2018

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
December 2, 1960*
at Oklahoma State L 58–64  0–1
Gallagher Hall 
Stillwater, OK
December 3, 1960*
at Tulsa W 94–74  1–1
Expo Square Pavilion 
Tulsa, OK
December 9, 1960*
Kansas State W 83–73  2–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 10, 1960*
NYU W 93–69  3–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 16, 1960*
No. 13 Notre Dame W 85–54  4–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 17, 1960*
No. 13 Butler W 73–61  5–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 28, 1960*
No. 16 Michigan State W 98–61  6–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 29, 1960*
No. 16 No. 4 Indiana W 94–72  7–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 30, 1960*
No. 16 Iowa L 65–71  7–2
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 6, 1961
No. 9 at Washington L 45–58  7–3
(0–1)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
January 7, 1960
No. 9 at Washington W 62–58  8–3
(1–1)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
January 13, 1961*
No. 10 Arizona W 90–68  9–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 14, 1961
No. 10 California W 54–46  10–3
(2–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 27, 1961
Denver W 85–64  11–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 28, 1961
Air Force W 89–78  12–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 3, 1961
No. 9 USC L 63–78  12–4
(2–2)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 4, 1961
No. 9 USC W 86–83  13–4
(3–2)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 11, 1961
at Stanford L 65–79  13–5
(3–3)
Stanford Pavilion 
Stanford, CA
February 17, 1961
at Kentucky L 76–77  13–6
Memorial Coliseum 
Lexington, KY
February 18, 1961
at Loyola W 87–82  14–6
Alumni Gym 
Chicago, IL
February 24, 1961
at California L 65–66  14–7
(3–4)
Harmon's Gym 
Berkeley, CA
February 25, 1961
at Stanford W 70–56  15–7
(4–4)
Stanford Pavilion 
Stanford, CA
March 3, 1961
No. 10 USC L 85–86  15–8
(4–5)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 4, 1960
Washington W 84–58  16–8
(5–5)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 10, 1960
Stanford W 69–55  17–8
(6–5)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 11, 1961
California W 59–55  18–8
(7–5)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball". Southern Campus (1961). University of California (1868–1952). Southern Branch; University of California (1868–1952). Southern Branch. Associated Students; Associated Students of UCLA.
  2. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Season by Season Records" (PDF). UCLA Athletics.