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1972–73 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

1972–73 [[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team]]
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Pac-8 Championship
Sugar Bowl Torney Championship
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Memphis State, W, 87–66
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1972–73 record 30–0 (14–0 Pac-8)
Head coach John R. Wooden
Assistant coach Gary Cunningham
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« [[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team|1971–72]][[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team|1973–74]] »
1972–73 Pacific-8 Conference men's basketball standings
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As of November 25, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972–73 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won another National Championship for UCLA by beating the Memphis State Tigers, 87–66 in the Final Four and winning their seventh consecutive title.[2] In the NCAA Championship Game, Bill Walton made 21 of 22 field goal attempts and scored 44 points. Some regard this as the greatest ever offensive performance in American college basketball. The Bruins set a new NCAA record of winning 89 games and losing 1 during a three-year span.

Starting lineup

Position Player Class
F Larry Farmer Sr.
F Keith Wilkes Jr.
C Bill Walton Jr.
G Larry Hollyfield Sr.
G Greg Lee Jr.

Players

Schedule

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular season
Nov. 25*

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Wisconsin W 94-53  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Dec. 1*

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Dec. 2*

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Dec. 16*

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Dec. 22*

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Dec. 23*

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Dec. 29*

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Nov. 30*

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Illinois
Sugar Bowl Classic
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Municipal Auditorium (7,123)
New Orleans, LA
Jan. 5

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Oregon W 64-38  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 6

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Oregon State W 87-61  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 12

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Stanford W 82-67  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 13

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California W 69-50  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 19*

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San Francisco W 92-64  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 20*

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Providence W 101-77  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 25*

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Loyola (IL) W 87-73  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Jan. 27*

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Feb. 3

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USC W 79-56  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Feb. 10

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Washington State W 88-50  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Feb. 12

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Washington W 76-67  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Feb. 16

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Washington W 93-62  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Feb. 17

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Washington State W 96-64  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Feb. 22

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Feb. 24

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Oregon State W 73-67  align="center" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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Mar. 2

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Mar. 3

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Mar. 9

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NCAA Tournament
Mar. 15*

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vs. Arizona State
NCAA Regional Semifinals
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Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 17*

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vs. San Francisco
NCAA Regional Finals
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Mar. 24*

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vs. Indiana
NCAA National Semifinals
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St. Louis Arena (-)
St. Louis, MO
Mar. 26*

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vs. Memphis
NCAA National Finals
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St. Louis Arena (-)
St. Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Notes

  • The 1972 team was ranked No. 1 by both AP and UPI pre-season polls
  • Walton set a school record with 506 rebounds
  • Larry Farmer and Larry Hollyfield became the only players to have the best winning record over a three-year period, 89–1.[3]
  • In the semifinals game, Indiana Hoosiers rallied in the second half to gave the Bruins a scare. Curtis scored 22 points off the bench to help UCLA with the 70–59 victory.
  • Bill Walton and Keith Wilkes were named to the 1973 Consensus All-America first team.

Awards and honors

See also

References

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