1964 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

1964 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

1964 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 25
Finals site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions UCLA (1st title)
Runner-up Duke (1st title game)
Semifinalists Kansas State (4th Final Four)
Michigan (1st Final Four)
Winning coach John Wooden (1st title)
MOP Walt Hazzard UCLA
Attendance 140,790
Top scorer Jeff Mullins Duke
(116 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1963 1965»

The 1964 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States. It began on March 9, 1964, and ended with the championship game on March 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

UCLA, coached by John Wooden, won the national title with a 98–83 victory in the final game over Duke, coached by Vic Bubas. Walt Hazzard of UCLA was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The title was the first in the history of the UCLA program, and was a sign of things to come as, the Bruins would win nine more championships in the next eleven seasons.


Region Site Other Locations
East Raleigh, North Carolina Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mideast Minneapolis, Minnesota Evanston, Illinois
Midwest Wichita, Kansas Dallas, Texas
West Corvallis, Oregon Eugene, Oregon
Finals Kansas City, Missouri

All locations were in the USA.


Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
West n/a Arizona State Ned Wulk First round Utah State L 92-90
West n/a Oregon State Slats Gill First round Seattle L 61-57
West n/a San Francisco Peter Peletta Regional Runner-up UCLA L 76-72
West n/a Seattle Bob Boyd Regional Third Place Utah State W 88-78
West n/a UCLA John Wooden Champion Duke W 98-83
West n/a Utah State LaDell Andersen Regional Fourth Place Seattle L 88-78
Midwest n/a Creighton Red McManus Regional Fourth Place Texas Western L 63-52
Midwest n/a Kansas State Tex Winter Fourth Place Michigan L 100-90
Midwest n/a Oklahoma City Abe Lemons First round Creighton L 89-78
Midwest n/a Texas A&M Shelby Metcalf First round Texas Western L 68-62
Midwest n/a Texas Western Don Haskins Regional Third Place Creighton W 63-52
Midwest n/a Wichita State Ralph Miller Regional Runner-up Kansas State L 94-86
Mideast n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Regional Fourth Place Loyola, Illinois L 100-91
Mideast n/a Louisville Peck Hickman First round Ohio L 71-69
Mideast n/a Loyola, Illinois George Ireland Regional Third Place Kentucky W 100-91
Mideast n/a Michigan Dave Strack Third Place Kansas State W 100-90
Mideast n/a Murray State Cal Luther First round Loyola, Illinois L 101-91
Mideast n/a Ohio James Snyder Regional Runner-up Michigan L 69-57
East n/a Connecticut Fred Shabel Regional Runner-up Duke L 101-54
East n/a Duke Vic Bubas Runner Up UCLA L 98-83
East n/a Princeton Butch van Breda Kolff Regional Fourth Place Villanova L 74-62
East n/a Providence Joe Mullaney First round Villanova L 77-66
East n/a Temple Harry Litwack First round Connecticut L 53-48
East n/a Villanova Jack Kraft Regional Third Place Princeton W 74-62
East n/a VMI Weenie Miller First round Princeton L 86-60


* – Denotes overtime period

East region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Duke 87  
       Villanova 73  
   Villanova 77
     Providence 66  
       Duke 101
     Connecticut 54
     Connecticut 53  
   Temple 48  
   Connecticut 52
       Princeton 50  
   Princeton 86
     VMI 60  

Mideast region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Kentucky 69  
       Ohio 85  
   Ohio 71
     Louisville 69*  
       Ohio 57
     Michigan 69
   Michigan 84
       Loyola-IL 80  
   Loyola-IL 101
     Murray State 91  

Midwest region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Wichita State 84  
       Creighton 68  
   Creighton 89
     Oklahoma City 78  
       Wichita State 93
     Kansas State 94
   Kansas State 64
       Texas Western 60  
   Texas Western 68
     Texas A&M 62  

West region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     UCLA 95  
       Seattle 90  
   Seattle 61
     Oregon State 57  
       UCLA 76
     San Francisco 72
   San Francisco 64
       Utah State 58  
   Utah State 92
     Arizona State 90  

Final Four

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E Duke 91
ME Michigan 80
E Duke 83
MW Kansas State 84

See also