1965 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

1965 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

1965 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 23
Finals site Memorial Coliseum
Portland, Oregon
Champions UCLA (2nd title)
Runner-up Michigan (1st title game)
Semifinalists Princeton (1st Final Four)
Wichita State (1st Final Four)
Winning coach John Wooden (2nd title)
MOP Bill Bradley Princeton
Attendance 140,673
Top scorer Bill Bradley Princeton
(177 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1964 1966»

The 1965 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 23 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 8, 1965, and ended with the championship game on March 20 in Portland, Oregon. A total of 27 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 91–80 victory in the final game over Michigan, coached by Dave Strack. Bill Bradley of Princeton was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

UCLA finished the season with 28 wins and two defeats. In the championship game, the Bruins shot 56.9% with Gail Goodrich's 42 points and Kenny Washington's 17 points to become the fifth team to win consecutive championships.[1]

Of note, this was the last NCAA Tournament for Henry Iba of Oklahoma State.


Region Site Other Locations
East College Park, Maryland Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mideast Lexington, Kentucky Bowling Green, Kentucky
Midwest Manhattan, Kansas Lubbock, Texas
West Provo, Utah Lubbock, Texas
Finals Portland, Oregon


Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East n/a Connecticut Fred Shabel First round Saint Joseph's L 67-61
East n/a North Carolina State Press Maravich Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 103-81
East n/a Pennsylvania State John Egli First round Princeton L 60-58
East n/a Princeton Butch van Breda Kolff Third Place Wichita State W 118-82
East n/a Providence Joe Mullaney Regional Runner-up Princeton L 109-69
East n/a Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Fourth Place North Carolina State L 103-81
East n/a West Virginia George King First round Providence L 91-67
Mideast n/a Dayton Don Donoher Regional Third Place DePaul W 75-69
Mideast n/a DePaul Ray Meyer Regional Fourth Place Dayton L 75-69
Mideast n/a Eastern Kentucky Jim Baechtold First round DePaul L 99-52
Mideast n/a Michigan Dave Strack Runner Up UCLA L 91-80
Mideast n/a Ohio James Snyder First round Dayton L 66-65
Mideast n/a Vanderbilt Roy Skinner Regional Runner-up Michigan L 87-85
Midwest n/a Houston Guy Lewis Regional Fourth Place SMU L 89-87
Midwest n/a Notre Dame Johnny Dee First round Houston L 99-98
Midwest n/a Oklahoma State Henry Iba Regional Runner-up Wichita State L 54-46
Midwest n/a SMU Doc Hayes Regional Third Place Houston W 89-87
Midwest n/a Wichita State Gary Thompson Fourth Place Princeton L 118-82
West n/a BYU Stan Watts Regional Fourth Place Oklahoma City L 112-102
West n/a Colorado State Jim Williams First round Oklahoma City L 70-68
West n/a Oklahoma City Abe Lemons Regional Third Place BYU W 112-102
West n/a San Francisco Peter Peletta Regional Runner-up UCLA L 101-93
West n/a UCLA John Wooden Champion Michigan W 91-80


* – Denotes overtime period

East region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     N.C. State 48  
       Princeton 66  
   Princeton 60
     Penn State 58  
       Princeton 109
     Providence 69
     St. Joseph's 67  
   Connecticut 61  
   St. Joseph's 73*
       Providence 81  
   Providence 91
     West Virginia 67  

Mideast region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Michigan 98  
       Dayton 71  
   Dayton 66
     Ohio U 65  
       Michigan 87
     Vanderbilt 85
   Vanderbilt 83
       DePaul 78*  
   DePaul 99
     E Kentucky 52  

Midwest region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Wichita State 86  
       SMU 81  
       Wichita State 54
     Oklahoma State 46
   Oklahoma State 75
       Houston 60  
   Houston 99
     Notre Dame 98  

West region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     UCLA 100  
       BYU 76  
       UCLA 101
     San Francisco 93
   San Francisco 91
       Oklahoma City 67  
   Oklahoma City 70
     Colorado State 68  

Final Four

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E Princeton 76
ME Michigan 93
ME Michigan 80
MW Wichita State 89
W UCLA 108

See also


  1. ^ New York Times, March 21, 1965