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1969 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

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The 1969 NCAA University Division Men's Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 8, 1969, and ended with the championship game on March 22 in Louisville, Kentucky. Including consolation games in each of the regions and an overall consolation game, a total of 29 games were played.

1969 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Teams 25
Finals site Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
Champions UCLA (5th title, 5th title game,
6th Final Four)
Runner-up Purdue (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Winning coach John Wooden (5th title)
MOP Lew Alcindor UCLA
Attendance 165,712
Top scorer Rick Mount Purdue
(122 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1968 1970»

UCLA, coached by John Wooden, won the national title with a 92–72 victory in the final game over Purdue, coached by George King. Lew Alcindor of UCLA was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

In the game, John Vallely, the "Money Man", scored 22 points and Alcindor had 37 points, to give UCLA a win over Purdue, which is Wooden's alma mater. Purdue was hampered due to injuries to starting point guard Billy Keller and forward Herm Gilliam; Purdue had also lost 7'0" center Chuck Bavis to a broken collarbone during the Mideast Regionals against Miami, (OH). In earlier matchups, Bavis had provided an ample challenge to Alcindor. Wooden was an All-American guard for the Boilermakers from 1928 to 1932.




Region Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East Davidson Lefty Driesell Regional Runner-up North Carolina L 87–85
East Duquesne John Manning Regional Third Place St. John's W 75–72
East North Carolina Dean Smith Fourth Place Drake L 104–84
East Princeton Pete Carril First round St. John's L 72–63
East St. John's Lou Carnesecca Regional Fourth Place Duquesne L 75–72
East Saint Joseph's Jack McKinney First round Duquesne L 74–52
East Villanova Jack Kraft First round Davidson L 75–61
Mideast Kentucky Adolph Rupp Regional Third Place Miami (OH) W 72–71
Mideast Marquette Al McGuire Regional Runner-up Purdue L 75–73
Mideast Miami (OH) Tates Locke Regional Fourth Place Kentucky L 72–71
Mideast Murray State Cal Luther First round Marquette L 82–62
Mideast Notre Dame Johnny Dee First round Miami (OH) L 63–60
Mideast Purdue George King Runner Up UCLA L 92–72
Midwest Colorado Sox Walseth Regional Third Place Texas A&M W 97–82
Midwest Colorado State Jim Williams Regional Runner-up Drake L 84–77
Midwest Dayton Don Donoher First round Colorado State L 52–50
Midwest Drake Maury John Third Place North Carolina W 104–84
Midwest Texas A&M Shelby Metcalf Regional Fourth Place Colorado L 97–82
Midwest Trinity (TX) Bob Polk First round Texas A&M L 81–66
West BYU Stan Watts First round New Mexico State L 74–62
West New Mexico State Lou Henson Regional Fourth Place Weber State L 58–56
West Santa Clara Dick Garibaldi Regional Runner-up UCLA L 90–52
West Seattle Morris Buckwalter First round Weber State L 75–73
West UCLA John Wooden Champion Purdue W 92–72
West Weber State Phil Johnson Regional Third Place New Mexico State W 58–56


* – Denotes overtime period

East regionEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    North Carolina 79  
      Duquesne 78  
  Duquesne 74
    Saint Joseph's 52  
      North Carolina 87
    Davidson 85
    Davidson 75  
  Villanova 61  
  Davidson 79
      St. John's 69  
  St. John's 72
    Princeton 63  

Mideast regionEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Purdue 91  
      Miami (OH) 71  
  Miami (OH) 63
    Notre Dame 60  
      Purdue 75
    Marquette 73
  Kentucky 74
      Marquette 81  
  Marquette 82
    Murray State 62  

Midwest regionEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Drake 81  
      Texas A&M 63  
  Texas A&M 81
    Trinity (TX) 66  
      Drake 84
    Colorado State 77
  Colorado 56
      Colorado State 64  
  Colorado State 52
    Dayton 50  

West regionEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    UCLA 53  
      New Mexico State 38  
  New Mexico State 74
    BYU 62  
      UCLA 90
    Santa Clara 52
  Santa Clara 63
      Weber State 59*  
  Weber State 75
    Seattle 73  

Final FourEdit

National Semifinals National Final
E North Carolina 65
ME Purdue 92
ME Purdue 72
MW Drake 82

National Third Place GameEdit

National Third Place Game [1]
E North Carolina 84
MW Drake 104

Regional Third Place GamesEdit

See alsoEdit


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