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UCLA men's college basketball championships: Complete history

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A look back at the UCLA Bruins men's basketball dynasty
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1:05 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA's college basketball championships

UCLA has won an NCAA-best 11 Division I men's college basketball championships:

  • 1995 (defeated Arkansas, 89-78)
  • 1975 (defeated Kentucky, 92-85)
  • 1973 (defeated Memphis State, 87-66)
  • 1972 (defeated Florida State, 81-76)
  • 1971 (defeated Villanova, 68-62)
  • 1970 (defeated Jacksonville, 80-69)
  • 1969 (defeated Purdue, 92-72)
  • 1968 (defeated North Carolina, 78-55)
  • 1967 (defeated Dayton, 79-64)
  • 1965 (defeated Michigan, 91-80)
  • 1964 (defeated Duke, 98-83)

The following is a season-by-season look at each of these championships, including stats, rosters, full-game replays and a game-by-game recap of each season.

We begin with the 1963-64 season, in the 26th year of the NCAA tournament and the 16th year of coach John Wooden's tenure at UCLA.

Here's everything you need to know about UCLA's first national championship team.

Coach: John Wooden
Conference: Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU)
Record: 30-0 (15-0)
Conference Finish: 1st

1:19 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA's roster turnover before the 1963-64 season

UCLA went 20-9 (7-5 AAWU) in the 1962-63 season, won the conference and the third-place game in the NCAA tournament against San Francisco.

After the season, UCLA lost the following players:

  • Freddie Goss, 6-1, guard: 7.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg
  • Dave Waxman, 6-6, forward: 5.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg
  • Jim Milhorn, 5-9, guard: 3.9 ppg, 1.1 rpg
  • Larry Gower: 5-10, guard: 0.0 ppg, 0.3 rpg

In the fall of 1963, UCLA added the following players to its varsity roster:

  • Kenny Washington, 6-3, forward
  • Doug McIntosh, 6-7, center
  • Chuck Darrow, 5-11, guard
  • Vaughn Hoffman, 6-7, center
  • Steve Brucker, 6-4, forward
  • Kent Graham, 6-3, forward
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UCLA's roster from the 1963-64 season

player class position height
Gail Goodrich Jr. Guard 6-1
Walt Hazzard Sr. Guard 6-2
Jack Hirsch Sr. Forward 6-3
Keith Erickson Jr. Forward 6-5
Fred Slaughter Sr. Center 6-5
Kenny Washington So. Forward 6-3
Doug McIntosh So. Center 6-7
Kim Stewart Sr. Forward 6-5
Rich Levin Jr. Forward 6-4
Mike Huggins Sr. Guard 5-11
Chuck Darrow So. Guard 5-11
Vaughn Hoffman So. Center 6-7
Steve Brucker So. Forward 6-4
Kent Graham So. Forward 6-3

 

1:43 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA player stats from the 1963-64 season

 

player games FG FGA FG% FT% points rebounds
Gail Goodrich 30 8.1 17.7 .458 .711 21.5 5.2
Walt Hazzard 30 6.8 15.3 .445 .718 18.6 4.7
Jack Hirsch 30 5.3 10.1 .528 .664 14.0 7.6
Keith Erickson 30 4.2 10.5 .403 .623 10.7 9.1
Fred Slaughter 30 3.4 7.4 .466 .484 7.9 8.1
Kenny Washington 30 2.4 5.2 .458 .627 6.1 4.2
Steve Brucker 1 2.0 4.0 .500 .000 4.0 2.0
Doug McIntosh 30 1.3 2.6 .519 .500 3.6 4.4
Kim Stewart 23 1.0 2.4 .393 .467 2.2 2.0
Kent Graham 1 1.0 2.0 .500 ––– 2.0 1.0
Rich Levin 19 0.8 2.3 .372 .500 2.0 0.6
Chuck Darrow 23 0.5 1.3 .379 .583 1.6 1.2
Mike Huggins 23 0.6 1.5 .382 .478 1.6 1.0
Vaughn Hoffman 21 0.5 1.0 .476 .500 1.2 1.3

 

1:51 pm, July 2, 2020

The 1964 NCAA tournament bracket

UCLA's historic run of nine men's basketball national championships in 10 years (and 10 in 12 years) started in the 1964 NCAA tournament, when the Bruins knocked off the Duke Blue Devils in the first national title game appearance for both schools. Kansas State and Michigan also made the Final Four in 1964, with the Wildcats' making their fourth Final Four and Wolverines making their Final Four debut.

UCLA's Walt Hazzard was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, while Duke's Jeff Mullins was the tournament's leading scorer with 116 points.

1964 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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UCLA's complete 1963-64 schedule breakdown

  • Dec. 6, 1963 – UCLA 113, BYU 71
  • Dec. 7, 1963 – UCLA 80, Butler 65
  • Dec. 13, 1963 – UCLA 78, Kansas State 75
  • Dec. 14, 1963 – UCLA 74, No. 10 Kansas 54
  • Dec. 20, 1963 – UCLA 112, Baylor 61
  • Dec. 21, 1963 – UCLA 95, Creighton 79
  • Dec. 26, 1963 – UCLA 95, Yale 65
  • Dec. 27, 1963 – UCLA 98, No. 3 Michigan 80
  • Dec. 28, 1963 – UCLA 83, Illinois 79
  • Jan. 3, 1964 – UCLA 88, Washington State 83
  • Jan. 4, 1964 – UCLA 102, Washington State 77
  • Jan. 17, 1964 – UCLA 84, Stanford 71
  • Jan. 18, 1964 – UCLA 80, Stanford 61
  • Jan. 31, 1964 – UCLA 107, UC-Santa Barbara 76
  • Feb. 1, 1964 – UCLA 87, UC-Santa Barbara 59
  • Feb. 7, 1964 – UCLA 87, California 67
  • Feb. 8, 1964 – UCLA 58, California 56
  • Feb. 10, 1964 – UCLA 79, Southern California 59
  • Feb. 11, 1964 – UCLA 78, Southern California 71
  • Feb. 14, 1964 – UCLA 73, Washington 58
  • Feb. 15, 1964 – UCLA 88, Washington 60
  • Feb. 22, 1964 – UCLA 100, Stanford 88
  • Feb. 24, 1964 – UCLA 78, Washington 64
  • Feb. 29, 1964 – UCLA 93, Washington State 56
  • March 2, 1964 – UCLA 87, California 57
  • March 6, 1964 – UCLA 91, Southern California 81
  • March 13, 1964 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 95, Seattle 90
  • March 14, 1964 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 76, San Francisco 72
  • March 20, 1964 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 90, Kansas State 84
  • March 21, 1964 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 98, No. 3 Duke 83
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UCLA's 1963-64 individual player awards, honors

Walt Hazzard

  • 1964 Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • 1964 USBWA Player of the Year
  • 1964 Helms Player of the Year
  • 1964 consensus First Team All-American
  • 1964 First Team All-AAWU

Gail Goodrich

  • 1964 First Team All-AAWU

Jack Hirsch

  • 1964 First Team All-AAWU
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UCLA players drafted in the NBA

1964 NBA Draft

  • No. 2 – Walt Hazzard, Los Angeles Lakers

1965 NBA Draft

  • No. 2 – Gail Goodrich, Los Angeles Lakers
  • No. 21 – Keith Erickson, San Francisco Warriors

1966 NBA Draft

  • No. 71 – Ken Washington, San Francisco Warriors
2:12 pm, July 2, 2020

1964-65 UCLA Bruins Quick Facts

UCLA became the fifth DI men's basketball program to win back-to-back national championships, joining Oklahoma A&M, Kentucky, San Francisco and Cincinnati, after the Bruins won their second championship in 1965.

Here's everything you need to know about UCLA's 1965 national championship team.

Coach: John Wooden
Conference: AAWU
Record: 28-2 (14-0)
Conference Finish: 1st

2:15 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA's roster turnover before the 1964-65 season

After UCLA went 30-0 in the 1963-64 season and won its first national championship, the Bruins lost eight players from their roster, most notably second-leading scorer Walt Hazzard, who was the second pick in the 1964 NBA Draft.

  • Walt Hazzard, 6-2, guard: 18.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg
  • Jack Hirsch, 6-3, forward: 14.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg
  • Fred Slaughter, 6-5, center: 7.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg
  • Kim Stewart, 6-5, forward: 2.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg
  • Mike Huggins, 5-11, guard: 1.6 ppg, 1.0 rpg
  • Chuck Darrow, 5-11, guard: 1.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg
  • Steve Brucker, 6-4, forward: 4.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg
  • Kent Graham, 6-3, forward: 2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg

In the fall of 1964, UCLA added the following players to its varsity roster:

  • Freddie Goss, 6-1, guard
  • Edgar Lacey, 6-6, forward
  • Mike Lynn, 6-7, forward
  • John Lyons, 6-0, guard
  • Brice Chambers, 6-2, guard
  • John Galbraith, 6-2, guard
  • Bill Winkelholz, 6-8, forward
  • Mike Serafin, 6-3, guard
2:25 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA's roster from the 1964-65 season

player class position height
Gail Goodrich Sr. Guard 6-1
Keith Erickson Sr. Forward 6-5
Freddie Goss Jr. Guard 6-1
Edgar Lacey So. Forward 6-6
Kenny Washington Jr. Forward 6-3
Mike Lynn So. Forward 6-7
Doug McIntosh Jr. Center 6-7
John Lyons So. Guard 6-0
Brice Chambers So. Guard 6-2
John Galbraith So. Guard 6-2
Vaughn Hoffman Jr. Center 6-7
Bill Winkelholz So. Forward 6-8
Mike Serafin So. Guard 6-3
Rich Levin Sr. Forward 6-4

 

2:30 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA's player stats from the 1964-65 season

player Games FG FGA FG% FT% points rebounds
Gail Goodrich 30 9.2 17.6 .525 .717 24.8 5.3
Keith Erickson 29 5.1 11.4 .443 .725 12.9 8.8
Freddie Goss 30 5.2 11.8 .442 .729 12.2 3.3
Edgar Lacey 30 4.5 9.6 .469 .579 11.6 10.2
Kenny Washington 30 3.3 7.8 .425 .653 9.2 5.0
Mike Lynn 30 2.6 5.2 .503 .581 6.7 5.1
Doug McIntosh 30 2.3 5.4 .429 .737 6.5 5.6
John Lyons 17 0.4 1.1 .389 .667 1.4 0.5
John Galbraith 18 0.5 1.3 .391 .167 1.1 0.6
Brice Chambers 21 0.5 1.1 .417 .000 1.0 0.6
Vaughn Hoffman 20 0.4 1.0 .368 .300 0.9 1.3
Bill Winkelholz 11 0.3 1.3 .214 .000 0.5 1.3
Mike Serafin 7 0.1 0.4 .333 ––– 0.3 0.1
Rich Levin 8 0.0 0.9 .000 ––– 0.0 0.4

 

2:35 pm, July 2, 2020

UCLA's AP Top 25 poll rankings from 1964-65

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The 1965 NCAA tournament bracket

UCLA won its second national championship in a row in 1965, part of a run of 10 national titles in 12 years. The Bruins defeated the Michigan Wolverines 91-80 in the latter's first national championship game appearance. Gail Goodrich scored 42 points to lead the Bruins in the final.

Princeton and Wichita State both made their first Final Four in the 1965 NCAA tournament, with the Tigers winning the third-place game. Princeton's Bill Bradley was both the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player and the NCAA tournament's leading scorer with 177 points.

The 1965 NCAA tournament had two fewer teams, 23, than the previous year's tournament, which featured 25 schools.

1965 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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UCLA's complete 1964-65 schedule breakdown

  • Dec. 4, 1964 – Illinois 110, UCLA 83
  • Dec. 11, 1964 – UCLA 107, Arizona State 76
  • Dec. 12, 1964 – UCLA 68, Oklahoma State 52
  • Dec. 18, 1964 – UCLA 61, Marquette 52
  • Dec. 19, 1964 – UCLA 115, Boston College 93
  • Dec. 22, 1964 – UCLA 84, Southern California 75
  • Dec. 28, 1964 – UCLA 99, Arizona 79
  • Dec. 29, 1964 – UCLA 93, No. 3 Minnesota 77
  • Dec. 30, 1964 – UCLA 104, Utah 74
  • Jan. 8, 1965 – UCLA 91, Oregon 74
  • Jan. 9, 1965 – UCLA 83, Oregon State 53
  • Jan. 15, 1965 – UCLA 76, California 54
  • Jan. 16, 1965 – UCLA 80, Stanford 66
  • Jan. 29, 1965 – Iowa 87, UCLA 82
  • Jan. 30, 1965 – UCLA 85, Loyola Chicago 72
  • Feb. 5, 1965 – UCLA 93, Washington State 41
  • Feb. 6, 1965 – UCLA 78, Washington 75
  • Feb. 12, 1965 – UCLA 83, Washington 73
  • Feb. 13, 1965 – UCLA 70, Washington State 68
  • Feb. 19, 1965 – UCLA 73, Oregon State 55
  • Feb. 20, 1965 – UCLA 74, Oregon 64
  • Feb. 26, 1965 – UCLA 83, Stanford 67
  • Feb. 27, 1965 – UCLA 83, California 68
  • March 5, 1965 – UCLA 77, Southern California 71
  • March 6, 1965 – UCLA 52, Southern California 50
  • March 12, 1965 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 100, No. 9 BYU 76
  • March 13, 1965 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 101, San Francisco 93
  • March 19, 1965 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 108, Wichita State 89
  • March 20, 1965 (NCAA tournament) – UCLA 91, No. 1 Michigan 80