1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

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1960 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Teams 25
Finals site Cow Palace
Daly City, California
Champions Ohio State (1st title, 2nd title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-up California (2nd title game,
3rd Final Four)
Winning coach Fred Taylor (1st title)
MOP Jerry Lucas Ohio State
Attendance 155,491
Top scorer Oscar Robertson Cincinnati
(122 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1959 1961»

The 1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States. It began on March 7, 1960, and ended with the championship game on March 19 in Daly City, California (immediately south of San Francisco). A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

Ohio State, coached by Fred Taylor, won the national title with a 75–55 victory in the final game over California, coached by Pete Newell. Jerry Lucas of Ohio State was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Region Site Other Locations
East Charlotte, North Carolina New York City, New York
Mideast Louisville, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
Midwest Manhattan, Kansas Chicago, Illinois
West Seattle, Washington Corvallis, Oregon, Provo, Utah
Finals Daly City, California


Region Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East Connecticut Hugh Greer First round NYU L 78–59
East Duke Vic Bubas Regional Runner-up NYU L 74–59
East Navy Ben Carnevale First round West Virginia L 94–86
East NYU Lou Rossini Fourth Place Cincinnati L 95–71
East Princeton Franklin Cappon First round Duke L 84–60
East Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Fourth Place West Virginia L 106–100
East West Virginia Fred Schaus Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 106–100
Mideast Georgia Tech Whack Hyder Regional Runner-up Ohio State L 86–69
Mideast Miami (FL) Bruce Hale First round Western Kentucky L 107–84
Mideast Notre Dame John Jordan First round Ohio L 74–66
Mideast Ohio James Snyder Regional Fourth Place Western Kentucky L 97–87
Mideast Ohio State Fred Taylor Champion California W 75–55
Mideast Western Kentucky Ed Diddle Regional Third Place Ohio W 97–87
Midwest Air Force Bob Spear First round DePaul L 69–63
Midwest Cincinnati George Smith Third Place NYU W 95–71
Midwest DePaul Ray Meyer Regional Third Place Texas W 67–61
Midwest Kansas Dick Harp Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 82–71
Midwest Texas Harold Bradley Regional Fourth Place DePaul L 67–61
West California Pete Newell Runner Up Ohio State L 75–55
West Idaho State John Evans First round California L 71–44
West New Mexico State Presley Askew First round Oregon L 68–60
West Oregon Steve Belko Regional Runner-up California L 70–49
West Santa Clara Bob Feerick Regional Fourth Place Utah L 89–81
West USC Forrest Twogood First round Utah L 80–73
West Utah Jack Gardner Regional Third Place Santa Clara W 89–81


* – Denotes overtime period

East region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Duke 84  
  Princeton 60  
    Duke 58  
      Saint Joseph's 56  
      Duke 59
    NYU 74
    West Virginia 94  
  Navy 86  
  West Virginia 81*
      NYU 82  
  NYU 78
    Connecticut 59  

Mideast region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Georgia Tech 57  
      Ohio 54  
  Ohio 74
    Notre Dame 66  
      Georgia Tech 69
    Ohio State 86
  Ohio State 98
      Western Kentucky 79  
  Western Kentucky 107
    Miami (FL) 84  

Midwest region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Cincinnati 99  
      DePaul 59  
  DePaul 69
    Air Force 63  
      Cincinnati 82
    Kansas 71
  Kansas 90
      Texas 81  

West region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Santa Clara 49  
      California 69  
  California 71
    Idaho State 44  
      California 70
    Oregon 49
    Oregon 68  
  New Mexico State 60  
  Oregon 65
      Utah 54  
  Utah 80
    USC 73  

Final Four[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E NYU 54
ME Ohio State 76
ME Ohio State 75
W California 55
MW Cincinnati 69
W California 77

National Third Place Game[edit]

National Third Place Game [1]
MW Cincinnati 95
E NYU 71

Regional Third Place Games[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1954 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Retrieved October 14, 2011.