1963–64 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1963–64 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
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National Champion
AAWU Champion
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Duke, W, 98–83
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1963–64 record 30–0 (15–0 AAWU)
Head coach John Wooden
Assistant coach Jerry Norman
Captain Walt Hazzard
Jack Hirsch
Home arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Seasons
1963–64 AAWU Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 UCLA 15 0   1.000     30 0   1.000
Stanford 9 6   .600     15 10   .600
California 8 7   .533     13 14   .481
USC 6 9   .400     10 16   .385
Washington 5 10   .333     9 17   .346
Washington State 2 13   .133     5 21   .192
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1963–64 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won its first NCAA National Basketball Championship under head coach John R. Wooden in his 16th year at UCLA. Assistant coach Jerry Norman convinced a reluctant Wooden to use the zone press, which the team had never utilized before.[2][3][4] The press quickened the pace of the game and was influential in the first two national titles won by the Bruins, who were undersized.[2][5]

In the national title game, the Bruins defeated Duke, coached by Vic Bubas, by the score of 98–83. Walt Hazzard of UCLA was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. It was the team's 30th consecutive win, played before 10,684 fans in Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, March 21, 1964.[6]

High scorers were Gail Goodrich, 27 points; Kenny Washington, 26; Jack Hirsch, 13; and Hazzard, 11. Hazzard, Keith Erickson and Duke's Jeff Mullins fouled out of the game.

In the semi-final game, Erickson and Hazzard scored 28 and 19 points respectively to help UCLA to defeat Kansas State 90–84 on March 20.

Players[edit]

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Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
December 6*
BYU W 113–71  1–0
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 7*
Butler W 80–65  2–0
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 13*
vs. Kansas State W 78–75  3–0
 
Manhattan, KS
December 14*
vs. Kansas W 74–54  4–0
 
Lawrence, KS
December 20*
No. 6 vs. Baylor W 112–61  5–0
 
Long Beach, CA
December 21*
No. 6 vs. Creighton W 95–79  6–0
 
Long Beach, CA
December 26*
No. 4 Yale
Los Angeles Classic
W 95–65  7–0
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 27*
No. 4 No. 3 Michigan
Los Angeles Classic
W 98–80  8–0
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 28
No. 4 Illinois
Los Angeles Classic
W 83–79  9–0
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 3
No. 2 at Washington State W 88–83  10–0
(1–0)
 
Pullman, WA
January 4
No. 2 at Washington State W 121–77  11–0
(2–0)
 
Pullman, WA
January 10
No. 1 USC W 79–59  12–0
(3–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 11
No. 1 USC W 78–71  13–0
(4–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 17
No. 1 Stanford W 84–71  14–0
(5–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 18
No. 1 Stanford W 80–61  15–0
(6–0)
 
Santa Monica, CA
January 31
No. 1 at UC Santa Barbara W 107–76  16–0
 
Santa Barbara, CA
February 1*
No. 1 UC Santa Barbara W 87–59  17–0
 
Santa Monica, CA
February 7
No. 1 at California W 87–67  18–0
(7–0)
 
Berkeley, CA
February 8
No. 1 at California W 58–56  19–0
(8–0)
 
Berkeley, CA
February 14
No. 1 Washington W 78–64  20–0
(9–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 15
No. 1 Washington W 88–60  21–0
(10–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 22
No. 1 at Stanford W 100–88  22–0
(11–0)
 
Palo Alto, CA
February 24
No. 1 at Washington W 78–64  23–0
(12–0)
 
Seattle, WA
February 29
No. 1 Washington State W 93–56  24–0
(13–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 2
No. 1 California W 87–57  25–0
(14–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 6
No. 1 USC W 91–81  26–0
(15–0)
 
Los Angeles, CA
March 13*
No. 1 vs. Seattle
NCAA Tournament
W 95–90  27–0
 
 
March 14*
No. 1 vs. San Francisco
NCAA Tournament
W 76–72  28–0
 
 
March 20*
No. 1 vs. Kansas State
NCAA Tournament
W 90–84  29–0
 
 
March 21*
No. 1 vs. No. 3 Duke
NCAA Tournament
W 98–83  30–0
 
 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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Notes[edit]

  • In the Los Angeles Basketball Classic, UCLA defeated then third-ranked Michigan, 98-80 in front of 14,241 in the Sports Arena.
  • The half time National Championship game score was UCLA 50, Duke 38.
  • Duke's height was no advantage. Duke had two 6-foot-10-inch (2.08 m) players — Hack Tison and Jay Buckley.
  • By winning the Championships, six Bruins automatically qualified for trials on the United States Olympic basketball team.
  • Hazzard received All-American honors for the second consecutive season, and was named the nation's Player of the Year by the Helms Athletic Foundation/USBWA.
  • Hazzard finished the season with 1,401 points, the all time leading scorer.
  • Goodrich and Hirsch were named All-AAWU first team.[9]
  • Wooden was the UPI's Coach of the Year for the first time.

Draft list[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-12 Conference. p. 67. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Crowe, Jerry (March 19, 2007). "This right-hand man could use a pat on back". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Chortkoff, Mitch (March 13, 2014). "What Might Have Been For UCLA Basketball". Culver City Observer. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Florence, Mal (June 2, 1994). "Don't Press It: New Wrinkle Was Norman's". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Whicker, Mark (March 8, 2014). "UCLA's first reign-drop". Orange County Register. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ New York Times, March 22, 1964
  7. ^ 2014-15 UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Media Guide. Retrieved 2015-Feb-25.
  8. ^ UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Media Guide. Retrieved 2015-Feb-25.
  9. ^ 1964 and 1965 NCAA Championship Teams to be Honored

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