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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | May 14, 2020

1966 NCAA tournament: Bracket, scores, stats, records

Watch full game: Texas Western vs. Kentucky in the 1966 National Championship

The 1966 NCAA tournament was a landmark event in the history of American sports as Texas Western, which started five African-Americans players for the first time in championship game history, beat Kentucky to win the national title. Texas Western won 72-65 in the title game.

Utah's Jerry Chambers was the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player and the tournament's leading scorer with 143 points.

1966 NCAA tournament: Bracket

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1966 NCAA tournament bracket

1966 NCAA tournament: Scores

  • Regional Quarterfinals
    • East Region
      • Saint Joseph's 65, Providence 48
      • Davidson 96, Rhode Island 65
    • Mideast Region
      • Dayton 58, Miami (OH) 51
      • Western Kentucky 105, Loyola-Chicago 86
    • Midwest Region
      • Texas Western 89, Oklahoma City 74
    • West Region
      • Houston 82, Colorado State 76
  • Regional Semifinals
    • East Region
      • Duke 76, Saint Joseph's 74
      • Syracuse 94, Davidson 78
    • Mideast Region
      • Kentucky 86, Dayton 79
      • Michigan 80, Western Kentucky 79
    • Midwest Region
      • Kansas 76, SMU 70
      • Texas Western 78, Cincinnati 76 (OT)
    • West Region
      • Utah 83, Pacific 74
      • Oregon State 63, Houston 60
  • Regional Finals
    • East Region
      • Duke 91, Syracuse 81
    • Mideast Region
      • Kentucky 84, Michigan 77
    • Midwest Region
      • Texas Western 81, Kansas 80 (2OT)
    • West Region
      • Utah 70, Oregon State 64
  • Regional Third Place Games
    • East Region
      • Saint Joseph's 92, Davidson 76
    • Mideast Region
      • Western Kentucky 82, Dayton 62
    • Midwest Region
      • SMU 89, Cincinnati 84
    • West Region
      • Houston 102, Pacific 91
  • Final Four
    • National semifinals
      • Kentucky 83, Duke 79
      • Texas Western 85, Utah 78
    • National championship
    • Third-place game
      • Duke 79, Utah 77

1966 NCAA tournament: Stats, records

Here are the 1966 NCAA tournament leaders (number of games in parentheses):

Individual scoring

  • Jerry Chambers, Utah: 35.8 points per game

Individual rebounding

  • Elvin Hayes, Houston: 16.7 rebounds per game

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