1964–65 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team


The 1964–65 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won its second NCAA national championship under head coach John Wooden.[2]

1964–65 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
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AAWU Champions
NCAA tournament, Champions
ConferencePac-12 Conference|Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
Record28–2 (14–0 Pac-8)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles, California
Seasons
1964–65 AAWU Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 2 UCLA 14 0   1.000 28 2   .933
Stanford 9 5   .643 15 8   .652
USC 8 6   .571 14 12   .538
Oregon State 7 7   .500 16 10   .615
Washington State 6 8   .429 9 17   .346
Washington 5 9   .357 9 16   .360
California 4 10   .286 8 15   .348
Oregon 3 11   .214 9 17   .346
As of November 25, 2011[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

At Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, the #2 Bruins successfully defended their national title with a 91–80 win over top-ranked Michigan before 13,204.[3][4][5] Gail Goodrich's 42 points and Kenny Washington's 17 points helped UCLA to become the fifth team to win consecutive championships. Wooden liked Goodrich for his "poise, quickness and speed."[6]

After dropping the season opener at Illinois in early December, the Bruins finished the season with a 28–2 record, winning the last fifteen games and scoring a team record of 400 points in the four tournament games. Brigham Young, San Francisco, and Wichita State were also eliminated by the Bruins.[7][8] This was Wooden's 17th season at UCLA.

RosterEdit

1964–65 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 53 Keith Erickson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr San Francisco, California
G 22 John Galbraith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
G 25 Gail Goodrich 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Los Angeles, California
G 40 Freddie Goss 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Jr
G 43 Brice Chambers 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
C 34 Vaughn Hoffman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Jr
F 54 Edgar Lacey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
So Los Angeles, California
F 52 Rich Levin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
F 35 Mike Lynn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Covina, California
G 20 John Lyons 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
C 32 Doug McIntosh 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Jr Lily, Kentucky
G 42 Mike Serafin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
F 44 Kenny Washington 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr Beaufort, South Carolina
F 55 Bill Winkelholz 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Head coach

John Wooden (Purdue)

Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
December 4, 1964
No. 2 at Illinois L 83–110  0–1
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
December 5, 1964
No. 2 at Indiana State W 112–76  1–1
Indiana State College Arena 
Terre Haute, IN
December 11, 1964
No. 7 Arizona State W 107–76  2–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 12, 1964
No. 7 Oklahoma State W 68–52  3–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 18, 1964
No. 5 at Marquette
Milwaukee Classic
W 61–52  4–1
Milwaukee Arena[9] 
Milwaukee, WI
December 19, 1964
No. 5 vs. Boston College
Milwaukee Classic
W 61–52  5–1
Milwaukee Arena 
Milwaukee, WI
December 22, 1964
No. 4 at USC W 84–75  6–1
(1–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 28, 1964*
No. 4 Arizona
Los Angeles Classic
W 99–79  7–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 29, 1964*
No. 4 Minnesota
Los Angeles Classic
W 93–77  8–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
December 30, 1964
No. 4 Utah
Los Angeles Classic
W 104–74  9–1
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 8, 1965
No. 1 at Oregon W 91–74  10–1
(2–0)
McArthur Court 
Eugene, OR
January 9, 1965
No. 1 at Oregon State W 83–53  11–1
(3–0)
Gill Coliseum 
Corvallis, OR
January 15, 1965
No. 1 California W 76–54  12–1
(4–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 16, 1965
No. 1 Stanford W 80–66  13–1
(5–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
January 29, 1965
No. 1 vs. Iowa L 82–87  13–2
Chicago Stadium 
Chicago, IL
January 1965
No. 1 at Loyola–Chicago W 85–72  14–2
Chicago Stadium 
Chicago, IL
February 5, 1965
No. 2 Washington State W 93–41  15–2
(5–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 6, 1965
No. 2 Washington W 78–75  16–2
(6–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 12, 1965
No. 2 Washington W 83–73  17–2
(7–0)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle, WA
February 13, 1965
No. 2 Washington State W 70–68  18–2
(8–0)
Bohler Gymnasium 
Pullman, WA
February 19, 1965
No. 2 Oregon State W 83–73  19–2
(9–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 20, 1965
No. 2 Oregon W 70–68  20–2
(10–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
February 26, 1965
No. 2 Stanford W 83–67  21–2
(11–0)
Burnham Pavilion 
Stanford, CA
February 27, 1965
No. 2 at California W 83–68  22–2
(12–0)
Harmon Gym 
Berkeley, CA
March 5, 1965
No. 2 USC W 77–71  23–2
(13–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
March 6, 1965
No. 2 USC W 52–50  24–2
(14–0)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 12, 1965
8:30 pm
No. 2 at No. 9 BYU
Regional semifinals
W 100–76  25–2
Smith Fieldhouse (10,766)
Provo, UT
March 13, 1965
8:00 pm
No. 2 vs. San Francisco
Regional Finals
W 101–93  26–2
Smith Fieldhouse (10,515)
Provo, UT
March 19, 1965
9:00 pm
No. 2 vs. Wichita State
National semifinals
W 108–89  27–2
Memorial Coliseum (13,197)
Portland, OR
March 20, 1965
7:00 pm
No. 2 vs. No. 1 Michigan
National Final
W 91–80  28–2
Memorial Coliseum (13,204)
Portland, OR
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific time.
Source:[10]

NotesEdit

  • UCLA began the season ranked first in both major polls.
  • Half time score of the championship game was UCLA 47, Michigan 34.
  • UCLA hit .569 of its shots, while Michigan hit .516.
  • Gail Goodrich was a first team All-American

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 67. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  2. ^ 1964 and 1965 NCAA Championship Teams to be Honored Archived 2009-01-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rice, Gordon (March 21, 1965). "UCLA wins title". Sunday Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). UPI. p. 6A.
  4. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (March 21, 1965). "UCLA nabs 2nd straight NCAA title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Missildine, Harry (March 21, 1965). "Goodrich, bouncin' Bruins mow down Michigan 91-80". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  6. ^ Bill Becker, "UCLA Repeats; Goodrich Excels", New York Times, March 21, 1965
  7. ^ Missildine, Harry (March 20, 1965). "UCLA, Michigan quintets blast way to NCAA finals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 8.
  8. ^ "Bruins slim pick to tip Michigan". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 20, 1965. p. 8.
  9. ^ "UCLA Quint to Play in Milwaukee Tourney". Los Angeles Times. 15 May 1964. ProQuest 168580777.
  10. ^ "Season by Season Records" (PDF). UCLA Athletics.

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