1965–66 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1965–66 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
L.A. Classic Champions
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. NR
AP No. NR
1965–66 record 18–8 (10–4 AAWU)
Head coach John R. Wooden (18th season)
Assistant coach Jerry Norman
Assistant coach Denny Crum
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, California
Seasons
1965–66 AAWU Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Oregon State 12 2   .857     21 7   .750
UCLA 10 4   .714     18 8   .692
Stanford 8 6   .571     13 12   .520
Washington State 6 8   .429     15 11   .577
Oregon 6 8   .429     13 13   .500
USC 6 8   .429     13 13   .500
Washington 4 10   .286     10 15   .400
California 4 10   .286     9 16   .360
As of April 15, 1966[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965–66 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team finished the season in second place, under head coach John R. Wooden. It won the Los Angeles Classic Championship and completed the year with an 18–8 overall record.

Preseason[edit]

The 1965–1966 UCLA Bruin team was the preseason #1. On November 27, 1965, the freshmen team, led by Lew Alcindor, defeated the varsity team 75–60 in the first game in the new Pauley Pavilion.[2] Alcindor scored 31 points and had 21 rebounds in that game although the defeat had no effect on the varsity's national ranking. The Bruins were still number one the following week.

Roster[edit]

1965–66 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 43 Chambers, BriceBrice Chambers
F 55 Chrisman, JoeJoe Chrisman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
G 40 Goss, FreddieFreddie Goss 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Sr
C 34 Hoffman, VaughnVaughn Hoffman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
F 52 Judd, RandyRandy Judd 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
F 54 Lacey, EdgarEdgar Lacey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr Los Angeles, California
F 35 Lynn, MikeMike Lynn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Jr Covina, California
C 32 McIntosh, DougDoug McIntosh 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Sr Lily, Kentucky
G 25 Saffer, DonDon Saffer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
C 30 Saner, NevilleNeville Saner 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
G 24 Sutherland, GeneGene Sutherland 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
G 23 Warren, MichaelMichael Warren 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
So South Bend, Indiana
F 44 Washington, KennyKenny Washington 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr Beaufort, South Carolina
Head coach

John Wooden (Purdue)

Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
December 3, 1965*
No. 1 Ohio State W 92–66  1–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
December 4, 1965*
No. 1 Illinois W 97–79  2–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
December 10, 1965*
No. 1 at No. 6 Duke L 66–82  2–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 11, 1965*
No. 1 vs. No. 6 Duke L 75–94  2–2
Charlotte Coliseum 
Charlotte, NC
December 17, 1965*
No. 8 No. 4 Kansas W 78–71  3–2
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
December 18, 1965*
No. 8 vs. Cincinnati L 76–82  3–3
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
December 21, 1965*
at USC W 86–67  4–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 27, 1965*
vs. LSU
L.A. Classic
W 95–89  5–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 29, 1965*
vs. Purdue
L.A. Classic
W 82–70  6–3
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 30, 1965*
at USC
L.A. Classic
W 94–76  7–3
Los Angeles Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 7, 1966
No. 10 Oregon State W 79–35  8–3
(1–0)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
January 8, 1966
No. 10 Oregon W 97–65  9–3
(2–0)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
January 14, 1966
No. 9 at California W 75–66  10–3
(3–0)
Harmon Gym 
Berkeley, CA
January 15, 1966
No. 9 at Stanford L 69–74  10–4
(3–1)
Burnham Pavilion 
Stanford, CA
January 28, 1966*
No. 10 at No. 7 Loyola–Chicago L 96–102  10–5
Chicago Stadium 
Chicago, IL
January 31, 1966*
No. 10 Arizona W 84–67  11–5
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
February 5, 1966
at Washington State L 83–84  11–6
(3–2)
Bohler Gymnasium 
Pullman, WA
February 7, 1966
at Washington W 89–67  12–6
(4–2)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
February 11, 1966
Washington State W 88–61  13–6
(5–2)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
February 12, 1966
Washington W 100–71  14–6
(6–2)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
February 18, 1966
at Oregon State L 51–64  14–7
(6–3)
Gill Coliseum 
Corvallis, OR
February 19, 1966
at Oregon L 72–79  14–8
(6–4)
McArthur Court 
Eugene, OR
February 25, 1966
California W 95–79  15–8
(7–4)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
February 26, 1966
Stanford W 70–58  16–8
(8–4)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
March 4, 1966
USC W 94–79  17–8
(9–4)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
March 5, 1966
at USC W 99–62  18–8
(10–4)
Los Angeles Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The team beat USC four times, winning 94–79 at home and 99–62 away the last two games.
  • The Bruins lost to Duke twice.

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Team
8 66 Ken Washington San Francisco Warriors

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ Florence, Mal – Who's No. 1? UCLA Frosh Too Hot for Varsity, 75–60. Los Angeles Times, November 28, 1965. Quote:Lew Alcindor strode onto the Pauley Pavilion court Saturday night and captured the town, completely demoralizing the UCLA varsity basketball team in the process.
  3. ^ "Season by Season Records" (PDF). UCLA Athletics. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-05-13.