1963 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

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1963 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Teams 25
Finals site Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
Champions Loyola–Chicago (1st title, 1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Runner-up Cincinnati (3rd title game,
5th Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coach George Ireland (1st title)
MOP Art Heyman Duke
Attendance 153,065
Top scorer Mel Counts Oregon State
(123 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1962 1964»

The 1963 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 9, 1963, and ended with the championship game on March 23 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 29 games were played, including a third-place game in each region and a national third-place game.

Loyola University Chicago, coached by George Ireland, won the national title with a 60–58 overtime victory in the final game, over the University of Cincinnati, coached by Ed Jucker. Art Heyman, of Duke University, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. This tournament marked the last time that a city was host to two straight Final Fours.

Locations[edit]

1963 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament is located in the US
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Evanston
Evanston
Lubbock
Lubbock
Eugene
Eugene
College Park
College Park
East Lansing
East Lansing
Lawrence
Lawrence
Provo
Provo
Louisville
Louisville
First round (green), Regionals (blue), and Final Four (red)
Round Location Venue
First Round Evanston, Illinois McGaw Hall
Eugene, Oregon McArthur Court
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Palestra
Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
Regionals Lawrence, Kansas Allen Fieldhouse
College Park, Maryland Cole Field House
East Lansing, Michigan Jenison Fieldhouse
Provo, Utah Smith Fieldhouse
Final Four Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall

Teams[edit]

Region Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East Connecticut George Wigton First round West Virginia L 77–71
East Duke Vic Bubas Third Place Oregon State W 85–63
East NYU Lou Rossini Regional Fourth Place West Virginia L 83–73
East Pittsburgh Bob Timmons First round NYU L 93–83
East Princeton Butch van Breda Kolff First round Saint Joseph's L 82–81
East Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Runner-up Duke L 73–59
East West Virginia George King Regional Third Place NYU W 83–73
Mideast
Mideast Bowling Green Harold Anderson Regional Fourth Place Mississippi State L 65–60
Mideast Illinois Harry Combes Regional Runner-up Loyola–Chicago L 79–64
Mideast Loyola–Chicago George Ireland Champion Cincinnati W 60–58
Mideast Mississippi State Babe McCarthy Regional Third Place Bowling Green W 65–60
Mideast Notre Dame John Jordan First round Bowling Green L 77–72
Mideast Tennessee Tech Johnny Oldham First round Loyola–Chicago L 111–42
Midwest
Midwest Cincinnati Ed Jucker Runner Up Loyola–Chicago L 60–58
Midwest Colorado Sox Walseth Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 67–60
Midwest Colorado State Jim Williams First round Oklahoma City L 70–67
Midwest Oklahoma City Abe Lemons Regional Fourth Place Texas L 90–83
Midwest Texas Harold Bradley Regional Third Place Oklahoma City W 90–83
Midwest Texas Western Don Haskins First round Texas L 65–47
West
West Arizona State Ned Wulk Regional Runner-up Oregon State L 83–65
West Oregon State Slats Gill Fourth Place Duke L 85–63
West San Francisco Peter Peletta Regional Third Place UCLA W 76–75
West Seattle Clair Markey First round Oregon State L 70–66
West UCLA John Wooden Regional Fourth Place San Francisco L 76–75
West Utah State LaDell Andersen First round Arizona State L 79–75

Bracket[edit]

* – Denotes overtime period

East region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
       
    Duke 81  
      NYU 76  
  NYU 93
    Pittsburgh 83  
      Duke 73
    Saint Joseph's 59
    West Virginia 77  
  Connecticut 71  
  West Virginia 88
      Saint Joseph's 97  
  Saint Joseph's 82
    Princeton 81*  

Mideast region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
       
    Illinois 70  
      Bowling Green 67  
  Bowling Green 77
    Notre Dame 72  
      Illinois 64
    Loyola–Chicago 79
         
       
  Mississippi State 51
      Loyola–Chicago 61  
  Loyola–Chicago 111
    Tennessee Tech 42  

Midwest region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
       
    Colorado 78  
      Oklahoma City 72  
  Oklahoma City 70
    Colorado State 67  
      Colorado 60
    Cincinnati 67
         
       
  Cincinnati 73
      Texas 68  
  Texas 65
    Texas Western 47  

West region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
       
    UCLA 79  
      Arizona State 93  
  Arizona State 79
    Utah State 75*  
      Arizona State 65
    Oregon State 83
         
       
  San Francisco 61
      Oregon State 65  
  Oregon State 70
    Seattle 66  

Final Four[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E Duke 75
ME Loyola–Chicago 94
ME Loyola–Chicago 60
MW Cincinnati 58
MW Cincinnati 80
W Oregon State 46

National Third Place Game[edit]

National Third Place Game [1]
     
E Duke 85
W Oregon State 63

Regional Third Place Games[edit]

Noteworthy[edit]

In the Loyola vs. Mississippi State game at East Lansing, Michigan in a Mideast regional semifinal, Mississippi State, an all-white team, played despite protests from the governor and state police of Mississippi. Mississippi State overcame a state prohibition against playing integrated teams. Loyola beat Mississippi State and went on to the Mideast Region Championship game. In the National Championship game, Loyola started four African-Americans and Cincinnati started three, marking the first time that a majority of African-Americans participated in the championship game.

Loyola's first-round regional victory over Tennessee Tech, 111-42, continues to be a record margin of victory for an NCAA men's basketball tournament game.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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