1962 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1962 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
Teams 25
Finals site Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
Champions Cincinnati (2nd title, 2nd title game,
4th Final Four)
Runner-up Ohio State (4th title game,
7th Final Four)
Winning coach Ed Jucker (2nd title)
MOP Paul Hogue Cincinnati
Attendance 177,469
Top scorer Len Chappell Wake Forest
(134 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1961 1963»

The 1962 NCAA Men's Division I 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 12, 1962, and ended with the championship game on March 24 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game, which was won by Wake Forest.

For the second consecutive season, Cincinnati, coached by Ed Jucker, played Ohio State, coached by Fred Taylor, in the final game. Cincinnati won the national title with a 71–59 victory over Ohio State. Paul Hogue of Cincinnati was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

The total attendance for the tournament was 177,469, a new record.[1]


Region Site Other Locations
East College Park, Maryland Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mideast Iowa City, Iowa Lexington, Kentucky
Midwest Manhattan, Kansas Dallas, Texas
West Provo, Utah Corvallis, Oregon
Finals Louisville, Kentucky


Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East n/a Massachusetts Matt Zunic First round NYU L 70-50
East n/a NYU Lou Rossini Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 94-85
East n/a Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Fourth Place NYU L 94-85
East n/a Villanova Jack Kraft Regional Runner-up Wake Forest L 79-69
East n/a Wake Forest Bones McKinney Third Place UCLA W 82-80
East n/a West Virginia George King First round Villanova L 90-75
East n/a Yale Joe Vancisin First round Wake Forest L 92-82
Mideast n/a Bowling Green Harold Anderson First round Butler L 56-55
Mideast n/a Butler Tony Hinkle Regional Third Place Western Kentucky W 87-86
Mideast n/a Detroit Bob Calihan First round Western Kentucky L 90-81
Mideast n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Regional Runner-up Ohio State L 74-64
Mideast n/a Ohio State Fred Taylor Runner Up Cincinnati L 71-59
Mideast n/a Western Kentucky Ed Diddle Regional Fourth Place Butler L 87-86
Midwest n/a Air Force Bob Spear First round Texas Tech L 68-66
Midwest n/a Cincinnati Ed Jucker Champion Ohio State W 71-59
Midwest n/a Colorado Sox Walseth Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 73-46
Midwest n/a Creighton Red McManus Regional Third Place Texas Tech W 63-61
Midwest n/a Memphis State Bob Vanatta First round Creighton L 87-83
Midwest n/a Texas Tech Gene Gibson Regional Fourth Place Creighton L 63-61
West n/a Arizona State Ned Wulk First round Utah State L 78-73
West n/a Oregon State Slats Gill Regional Runner-up UCLA L 88-69
West n/a Pepperdine Duck Dowell Regional Third Place Utah State W 75-71
West n/a Seattle Vince Cazzetta First round Oregon State L 69-65
West n/a UCLA John Wooden Fourth Place Wake Forest L 82-80
West n/a Utah State LaDell Andersen Regional Fourth Place Pepperdine L 75-71


* – Denotes overtime period

East region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     St. Joseph's 85*  
       Wake Forest 96  
   Wake Forest 92
     Yale 82*  
       Wake Forest 79
     Villanova 69
     NYU 70  
   Massachusetts 50  
   NYU 76
       Villanova 79  
   Villanova 90
     West Virginia 75  

Mideast region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Kentucky 81  
       Butler 60  
   Butler 56
     Bowling Green 55  
       Kentucky 64
     Ohio State 74
   Ohio State 93
       Western Kentucky 73  
   Western Kentucky 90
     Detroit 81  

Midwest region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Colorado 67  
       Texas Tech 60  
   Texas Tech 68
     Air Force 66  
       Colorado 46
     Cincinnati 73
   Cincinnati 66
       Creighton 46  
   Creighton 87
     Memphis State 83  

West region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Pepperdine 67  
       Oregon State 69  
   Oregon State 69
     Seattle 65*  
       Oregon State 69
     UCLA 88
   UCLA 73
       Utah State 62  
   Utah State 78
     Arizona State 73  

Final Four[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E Wake Forest 68
ME Ohio State 84
ME Ohio State 59
MW Cincinnati 71
MW Cincinnati 72

National Third Place Game[edit]

National Third Place Game [2]
E Wake Forest 82

Regional Third Place Games[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Smith Barrier, "Unusual West Coast Watch Factory -- They Don't Make Any, Just Win Them", 1972 Official Collegiate Basketball Guide, Published by College Athletics Publishing Service
  2. ^ "1954 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Retrieved October 14, 2011.