1961–62 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1961–62 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
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Los Angeles Classic Champions
AAWU Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, National Semifinal
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 19
1961–62 record18–11 (10–2 (1st) Big Six)
Head coachJohn R. Wooden (14th season)
Assistant coachJerry Norman
Home arenaLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles, California
Seasons
1961–62 AAWU Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UCLA 10 2   .833     18 11   .621
Stanford 8 4   .667     16 6   .727
Washington 5 7   .417     16 10   .615
USC 5 7   .417     14 11   .560
California 2 10   .167     8 17   .320
As of April 15, 1961[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961–62 UCLA basketball team was coached by John Wooden in his 14th year. The Bruins finished 1st in the AAWU (10–2), and accepted a bid to the 1962 NCAA Tournament. The Bruins won the NCAA Far West Regional and played in the Final Four. UCLA lost 72-70 to Cincinnati and then in the third place game on March 24, 1962, in Louisville, Ky. (Freedom Hall), Wake Forest defeated UCLA 82-80. The Bruins finished the season as the 4th best team in the nation.

Roster[edit]

1961–62 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 52 Pete Blackman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Sr
F 55 Gary Cunningham (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
G 22 Larry Gower 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
G 45 John Green (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Sr
F 25 Rich Gugat 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
G 42 Walt Hazzard 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Wilmington, Delaware
G 24 Bill Hicks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
G 20 Mike Huggins 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
G 44 Jim Milhorn 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
G 30 Jim Rosvall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
C 35 Fred Slaughter 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
So
C 34 Kim Stewart 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
F 32 Dave Waxman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Head coach

John Wooden (Purdue)

Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 18 October 2017

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
December 1, 1961*
at BYU L 66–68  0–1
Smith Fieldhouse 
Provo, UT
December 2, 1961*
at BYU L 83–86  0–2
Smith Fieldhouse 
Provo, UT
December 9, 1961*
Kansas W 69–61  1–2
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 15, 1961*
DePauw W 91–62  2–2
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 16, 1961*
Colorado State L 68–69  2–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 20, 1961*
at Creighton L 72–74  2–4
Omaha Civic Auditorium 
Omaha, NE
December 22, 1961*
at Houston
Houston Holiday Classic
L 65–91  2–5
Jeppesen Gymnasium 
Houston, TX
December 23, 1961*
vs. Texas A&M
Houston Holiday Classic
W 81–71  3–5
Jeppesen Gymnasium 
Houston, TX
December 27, 1961*
Army
Los Angeles Classic
W 86–72  4–5
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 28, 1961*
No. 1 Ohio State
Los Angeles Classic
L 84–105  4–6
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 29, 1961*
Utah
Los Angeles Classic
L 79–88  4–7
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 5, 1962
Washington W 72–57  5–7
(1–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 6, 1962
Washington W 75–63  6–7
(2–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 13, 1962
at California W 71–60  7–7
(3–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 26, 1962*
Texas Tech W 89–60  8–7
Santa Monica City College 
Santa Monica, CA
January 27, 1962*
Texas Tech W 87–58  9–7
Santa Monica City College 
Santa Monica, CA
February 2, 1962
No. 5 USC W 73–59  10–7
(4–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 10, 1962
Stanford W 82–64  11–7
(5–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 16, 1962
USC L 60–74  11–8
(5–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 17, 1962
USC W 69–62  12–8
(6–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 23, 1962
California W 68–62  13–8
(7–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 24, 1962
Stanford W 75–65  14–8
(8–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 2, 1962
at Washington W 69–66  15–8
(9–1)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
March 9, 1962
at Stanford L 67–82  15–9
(9–2)
Stanford Pavilion 
Stanford, CA
March 10, 1962
at California W 66–54  16–9
(10–2)
Harmon Gym 
Berkeley, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 16, 1962*
vs. Utah State
Regional Semifinal
W 73–62  17–9
Smith Fieldhouse[2] (10,186)
Provo, UT
March 17, 1962*
vs. Oregon State
Regional Final
W 88–69  18–9
Smith Fieldhouse[3] (9,826)
Provo, UT
March 23, 1962*
vs. No. 2 Cincinnati
National Semifinal
L 70–72  18–10
Freedom Hall[4] (18,274)
Louisville, KY
March 24, 1962*
vs. Wake Forest
National Third Place Game
L 80–82  18–11
Freedom Hall[5] 
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[6]

Draft list[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Mal, Florence (17 March 1962). "UCLA NODS UTAH ST., 73-62; WAVES LOSE: Peps Give Oregon St. Close Call BRUINS TRIUMPH". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Mal, Florence (18 March 1962). "BRUINS BOMB BEAVERS, 88-69, IN FINALS: Hot Peps Capture 3rd, 75-71 BRUINS ROUT OREGON STATE". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Mal, Florence (24 March 1962). "BRUINS LOSE IN LAST SECONDS, 72-70: Thacker's Jump Shot Puts Cincy in Finals Against Ohio State CINCY NIPS BRUINS, 72-70". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ "BRUINS LOSE AGAIN IN FINAL SECONDS, 82-80, TO DEACONS: BRUINS LOSE AGAIN, 82-80". Los Angeles Times. 25 March 1962.
  6. ^ "SEASON-BY-SEASON RECORDS" (PDF). UCLA Athletics.
  • "2011-12 UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Media Guide". University of California Los Angeles. Retrieved July 1, 2014.