1969–70 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1969–70 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
National Champions
Pacific-8 Champions
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Jacksonville, W, 80–69
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
1969–70 record 28–2 (12–2 Pac-8)
Head coach John Wooden
Assistant coach Denny Crum
Assistant coach Gary Cunningham
Captain John Vallely
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
1969–70 Pacific–8 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 UCLA 12 2   .857     28 2   .933
Washington State 9 5   .643     19 7   .731
#20 USC 9 5   .643     18 8   .692
Oregon 8 6   .571     17 9   .654
Washington 7 7   .500     17 9   .654
California 5 9   .357     11 15   .423
Oregon State 4 10   .286     10 16   .385
Stanford 2 12   .143     5 20   .200
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969–70 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won UCLA's sixth NCAA National Basketball Championship in seven years under head coach John Wooden, despite the departure of Lew Alcindor to the NBA, with a win over Jacksonville.[1]

The team was honored 40 years later at half-time of the UCLA-Oregon game on February 27, 2010.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
December 1, 1969*
No. 4 Arizona W 90–65  1–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
December 6, 1969*
No. 4 at Minnesota W 72–71  2–0
                  Williams Arena 
 
December 12, 1969*
No. 2 Miami (FL) W 127–69  3–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
December 13, 1969*
No. 2 LSU W 133–84  4–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
December 23, 1969*
No. 2 Texas W 99–54  5–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
December 27, 1969*
No. 2 Georgia Tech
Bruin Classic
W 121–90  6–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
December 29, 1969*
No. 2 Princeton
Bruin Classic
W 76–75  7–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
January 3, 1970*
No. 2 No. 13 Notre Dame W 108–77  8–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
January 9, 1970
No. 1 Oregon W 75–58  9–0
(1–0)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
January 10, 1970
No. 1 Oregon State W 72–71  10–0
(2–0)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
January 16, 1970*
No. 1 vs. Bradley W 61–58  11–0
                  Chicago Stadium 
 
January 17, 1970*
No. 1 at Loyola (IL) W 94–72  12–0
                  Alumni Gym 
 
January 23, 1970*
No. 1 UC Santa Barbara W 89–80  13–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
January 24, 1970*
No. 1 Wyoming W 115–77  14–0
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
January 30, 1970
No. 1 at California W 87–72  15–0
(3–0)
                  Harmon Gym 
 
January 31, 1970
No. 1 at Stanford W 102–84  16–0
(4–0)
                  Maples Pavilion 
 
February 7, 1970
No. 1 at Washington W 66–56  17–0
(5–0)
                  Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
 
February 9, 1970
No. 1 at Washington State W 95–61  18–0
(6–0)
                  Bohler Gymnasium 
 
February 13, 1970
No. 1 Washington State W 95–61  19–0
(7–0)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
February 14, 1970
No. 1 Washington W 101–85  20–0
(8–0)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
February 20, 1970
No. 1 at Oregon State W 71–56  21–0
(9–0)
                  Gill Coliseum 
 
February 21, 1970
No. 1 at Oregon L 65–78  21–1
(9–1)
                  McArthur Court 
 
February 27, 1970
No. 2 Stanford W 120–90  22–1
(10–1)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
February 28, 1970
No. 2 California W 109—95  23–1
(11–1)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
March 6, 1970
No. 1 USC L 86–87  23–2
(11–2)
                  Pauley Pavilion 
 
March 7, 1970
No. 1 at USC W 91–78  24–2
(12–2)
                  Los Angeles Sports Arena 
 
March 12, 1970*
No. 2 vs. Long Beach State
NCAA Tournament • West Regional Semifinal
W 88–65  25–2
                  Seattle, WA 
 
March 14, 1970*
No. 2 vs. No. 16 Utah State
NCAA Tournament • West Regional Final
W 101–79  26–2
                  Seattle, WA 
 
March 19, 1970*
No. 2 vs. No. 5 New Mexico State
NCAA Tournament • National Semifinal
W 93–77  27–2
 23  Vallely              Cole Field House 
 
March 21, 1970*
No. 2 vs. No. 4 Jacksonville
NCAA Tournament • National Final
W 80–69  28–2
 19  Rowe   18  Wicks   5  Vallely  Cole Field House 
 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

[2]

Players[edit]

No. Name Pos Height Class PPG RPG
No. 24 Rick Betchley G-F 6–4½ So. 1.5 ppg 0.7 rpg
No. 45 Henry Bibby G* 6–1 So. 15.6 ppg 3.5 rpg
No. 23 Kenny Booker G-F 6–3½ Jr. 3.1 ppg 1.5 rpg
No. 34 Jon Chapman C 6–6½ So. 1.8 ppg 1.6 rpg
No. 52 John Ecker F 6–6½ Jr. 3.5 ppg 2.5 rpg
No. 25 Andy Hill G 6–1 So. 1.8 ppg 0.6 rpg
No. 32 Steve Patterson (Deceased July 28, 2004) C* 6–9 Jr. 12.5 ppg 10.0 rpg
No. 30 Curtis Rowe F* 6–6½ Jr. 15.3 ppg 8.7 rpg
No. 42 Terry Schofield G 6–3 Jr. 2.7 ppg 0.8 rpg
No. 54 Bill Seibert F 6–6 Jr. 1.4 ppg 1.6 rpg
No. 40 John Vallely G* 6–2½ Sr. 16.3 ppg 3.7 rpg
No. 35 Sidney Wicks F* 6–8 Jr. 18.6 ppg 11.9 rpg

KEY: * — Denotes starters

Coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Sidney Wicks was named to the 1970 All-America roster's second team.[3]
  • 1970 – Sidney Wicks received national co-player of the year honors from the Helms Athletic Foundation
  • At the conclusion of the season, the team collectively signed a letter to President Nixon condemning the Vietnam War and the administration's actions at home.
  • The Bruin Classic was held on Dec. 27 and Dec. 29 with Georgia Tech and Princeton.
  • In defeating LSU, UCLA forced Pete Maravich to commit 18 turnovers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Collegiate Basketball Guide
  2. ^ 2016-17 UCLA men's basketball information guide. Retrieved 2017-Mar-18.
  3. ^ Office Collegiate Basketball Guide, NCAA's College Athletics Publishing Service

External links[edit]