1962 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

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1962 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Season1961–62
Teams25
Finals siteFreedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
ChampionsCincinnati Bearcats (2nd title, 2nd title game,
4th Final Four)
Runner-upOhio State Buckeyes (4th title game,
7th Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coachEd Jucker (2nd title)
MOPPaul Hogue (Cincinnati)
Attendance177,469
Top scorerLen Chappell Wake Forest
(134 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1961 1963»

The 1962 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 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]

Locations[edit]

Round Region Site Venue
First Round East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Palestra
Mideast Lexington, Kentucky Memorial Coliseum
Midwest Dallas, Texas SMU Coliseum
West Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State Coliseum
Regionals East College Park, Maryland Cole Field House
Mideast Iowa City, Iowa Iowa Field House
Midwest Manhattan, Kansas Ahearn Field House
West Provo, Utah Smith Fieldhouse
Final Four Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall

The tournament returned to Louisville's Freedom Hall for its second two-year run as host of the Final Four. The 1962 tournament was the first in the fourteen-year history of the tournament in which all the host venues were either on-campus or, in the case of Freedom Hall, the primary off-campus home venue. This would be the case seven times over the following ten years. Only one new venue was used for this tournament. For the first time ever, the state of Maryland, and the Washington metropolitan area, hosted games, at Cole Field House on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. The tournament would be played in the venerable field house ten times, most famously hosting the 1966 and 1970 Final Fours. All nine arenas used would see action again in future tournaments.

Teams[edit]

Region Team Coach Conference Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East Massachusetts Matt Zunic Yankee First round NYU L 70–50
East NYU Lou Rossini Metro NY Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 94–85
East Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Middle Atlantic Regional Fourth Place NYU L 94–85
East Villanova Jack Kraft Independent Regional Runner-up Wake Forest L 79–69
East Wake Forest Bones McKinney Atlantic Coast Third Place UCLA W 82–80
East West Virginia George King Southern First round Villanova L 90–75
East Yale Joe Vancisin Ivy League First round Wake Forest L 92–82
Mideast
Mideast Bowling Green Harold Anderson Mid-American First round Butler L 56–55
Mideast Butler Tony Hinkle Independent Regional Third Place Western Kentucky W 87–86
Mideast Detroit Bob Calihan Independent First round Western Kentucky L 90–81
Mideast Kentucky Adolph Rupp Southeastern Regional Runner-up Ohio State L 74–64
Mideast Ohio State Fred Taylor Big Ten Runner Up Cincinnati L 71–59
Mideast Western Kentucky Ed Diddle Ohio Valley Regional Fourth Place Butler L 87–86
Midwest
Midwest Air Force Bob Spear Independent First round Texas Tech L 68–66
Midwest Cincinnati Ed Jucker Missouri Valley Champion Ohio State W 71–59
Midwest Colorado Sox Walseth Big 8 Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 73–46
Midwest Creighton Red McManus Independent Regional Third Place Texas Tech W 63–61
Midwest Memphis State Bob Vanatta Independent First round Creighton L 87–83
Midwest Texas Tech Gene Gibson Southwest Regional Fourth Place Creighton L 63–61
West
West Arizona State Ned Wulk Border First round Utah State L 78–73
West Oregon State Slats Gill Independent Regional Runner-up UCLA L 88–69
West Pepperdine Duck Dowell West Coast Athletic Regional Third Place Utah State W 75–71
West Seattle Vince Cazzetta Independent First round Oregon State L 69–65
West UCLA John Wooden AAWU Fourth Place Wake Forest L 82–80
West Utah State LaDell Andersen Mountain States Regional Fourth Place Pepperdine L 75–71

Bracket[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period

East region[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
  Saint 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
W UCLA 70

National Third Place Game[edit]

National Third Place Game [2]
   
E Wake Forest 82
W UCLA 80

Regional Third Place Games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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.