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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
Teams 25
Finals site Cow Palace
Daly City, California
Champions Ohio State Buckeyes (1st title, 2nd title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-up California Golden Bears (2nd title game,
3rd Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Fred Taylor (1st title)
MOP Jerry Lucas (Ohio State)
Attendance 155,491
Top scorer Oscar 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.

Contents

LocationsEdit

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

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 has done. The tournament featured two new venues. Chicago became a host city 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.

TeamsEdit

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

BracketEdit

* – 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 [1]
   
MW Cincinnati 95
E NYU 71

Regional Third Place GamesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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