1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

The 1960 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 7, 1960, and ended with the championship game on March 19 in Daly City, California (immediately south of San Francisco). A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

1960 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Finals siteCow Palace
Daly City, California
ChampionsOhio State Buckeyes (1st title, 2nd title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-upCalifornia Golden Bears (2nd title game,
3rd Final Four)
Winning coachFred Taylor (1st title)
MOPJerry Lucas (Ohio State)
Top scorerOscar Robertson Cincinnati
(122 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1959 1961»

Ohio State, coached by Fred Taylor, won the national title with a 75–55 victory in the final game over California, coached by Pete Newell. Jerry Lucas of Ohio State was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Round Region Site Venue Host
First Round East New York, New York Madison Square Garden St. John's
Mideast Lexington, Kentucky Memorial Coliseum Kentucky
Midwest Chicago, Illinois Alumni Hall DePaul
West Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State Coliseum Oregon State
West Provo, Utah Smith Fieldhouse Brigham Young
Regionals East Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum UNC Charlotte
Mideast Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall Louisville
Midwest Manhattan, Kansas Ahearn Field House Kansas State
West Seattle, Washington Hec Edmundson Pavilion Washington
Final Four San Francisco, California Cow Palace San Francisco

For the first and only time, the Cow Palace was the host venue, and the city of San Francisco the host city, of the Final Four, making them the 8th and 7th respectively. San Francisco was the first host city to only host the Final Four once, something 12 of the 30 host cities have done. The tournament featured two new venues. Chicago became a host city for the third straight year, but with its fourth venue in twenty-one years, Alumni Hall on the campus of DePaul University. And the state of Utah became a host for the first time, when the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse on the campus of Brigham Young University hosted games in the West regional quarterfinals. The 1960 tournament would be the only time for Alumni Hall to host games, and the last for the Cow Palace; it would be thirty years before the tournament would return to the Bay Area, and, if the schedule holds, the city of San Francisco will host games again in 2022–at the Chase Center.


Region Team Coach Conference Finished Final Opponent Score
East Connecticut Hugh Greer Yankee First round NYU L 78–59
East Duke Vic Bubas Atlantic Coast Regional Runner-up NYU L 74–59
East Navy Ben Carnevale Independent First round West Virginia L 94–86
East NYU Lou Rossini Metro NY Fourth Place Cincinnati L 95–71
East Princeton Franklin Cappon Ivy League First round Duke L 84–60
East Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Middle Atlantic Regional Fourth Place West Virginia L 106–100
East West Virginia Fred Schaus Southern Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 106–100
Mideast Georgia Tech Whack Hyder Southeastern Regional Runner-up Ohio State L 86–69
Mideast Miami Bruce Hale Independent First round Western Kentucky L 107–84
Mideast Notre Dame John Jordan Independent First round Ohio L 74–66
Mideast Ohio James Snyder Mid-American Regional Fourth Place Western Kentucky L 97–87
Mideast Ohio State Fred Taylor Big Ten Champion California W 75–55
Mideast Western Kentucky Ed Diddle Ohio Valley Regional Third Place Ohio W 97–87
Midwest Air Force Bob Spear Independent First round DePaul L 69–63
Midwest Cincinnati George Smith Missouri Valley Third Place NYU W 95–71
Midwest DePaul Ray Meyer Independent Regional Third Place Texas W 67–61
Midwest Kansas Dick Harp Big 8 Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 82–71
Midwest Texas Harold Bradley Southwest Regional Fourth Place DePaul L 67–61
West California Pete Newell AAWU Runner Up Ohio State L 75–55
West Idaho State John Evans Independent First round California L 71–44
West New Mexico State Presley Askew Border First round Oregon L 68–60
West Oregon Steve Belko Independent Regional Runner-up California L 70–49
West Santa Clara Bob Feerick West Coast Athletic Regional Fourth Place Utah L 89–81
West USC Forrest Twogood AAWU First round Utah L 80–73
West Utah Jack Gardner Mountain States Regional Third Place Santa Clara W 89–81


* – Denotes overtime period

East regionEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Duke 84
  Princeton 60
  Duke 58
  Saint Joseph's 56
  Duke 59
  NYU 74
  West Virginia 94
  Navy 86
  West Virginia 81*
  NYU 82
  NYU 78
  Connecticut 59

Mideast regionEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Georgia Tech 57
  Ohio 54
  Ohio 74
  Notre Dame 66
  Georgia Tech 69
  Ohio State 86
  Ohio State 98
  Western Kentucky 79
  Western Kentucky 107
  Miami (FL) 84

Midwest regionEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Cincinnati 99
  DePaul 59
  DePaul 69
  Air Force 63
  Cincinnati 82
  Kansas 71
  Kansas 90
  Texas 81

West regionEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Santa Clara 49
  California 69
  California 71
  Idaho State 44
  California 70
  Oregon 49
  Oregon 68
  New Mexico State 60
  Oregon 65
  Utah 54
  Utah 80
  USC 73

Final FourEdit

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E NYU 54
ME Ohio State 76
ME Ohio State 75
W California 55
MW Cincinnati 69
W California 77


National Third Place GameEdit

National Third Place Game
MW Cincinnati 95
E NYU 71

Regional Third Place GamesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1960 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". sports-reference.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.