1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game

The 1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Game was the finals of the 1980 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament and it determined the national champion for the 1979-80 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The 1980 National Title Game was played on March 24, 1980 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The 1980 National Title Game was played between the 1980 Midwest Regional Champions, Louisville and the 1980 West Regional Champions, UCLA.

1980 NCAA Tournament Championship Game
National Championship Game
12 Total
UCLA 2826 54
Louisville 2633 59
DateMarch 24, 1980
ArenaMarket Square Arena
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
MVPDarrell Griffith, Louisville
FavoriteLouisville
United States TV coverage
NetworkNBC
AnnouncersDick Enberg (play-by-play)
Billy Packer and Al McGuire (color)
John Wooden (color)

Participating teamsEdit

UCLAEdit

  • West
    • UCLA (8) 87, Old Dominion (9) 74
    • UCLA 77, DePaul (1) 71
    • UCLA 72, Ohio State (4) 68
    • UCLA 85, Clemson (6) 74
  • Final Four
    • UCLA 67, Purdue (6) 62

LouisvilleEdit

  • Midwest
    • Louisville (2) 71, Kansas State (7) 69 (OT)
    • Louisville 66, Texas A&M (6) 55 (OT)
    • Louisville 86, LSU (1) 66
  • Final Four
    • Louisville 80, Iowa (5) 72

Box scoreEdit

NBC
March 24
UCLA 54, Louisville 59
Scoring by half: 28–26, 26–33
Pts: Rod Foster 16
Rebs: Kiki Vandeweghe 7
Asts: Rod Foster 5
Pts: Darrell Griffith 23
Rebs: Rodney McCray 11
Asts: 3 tied with 3

ReferencesEdit