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History and Records (as of 2000)

The following  collection of records and statistics that are meant to highlight just some of the UCLA Bruin achievements though the years. 
( #) indicate rank among all NCAA Div. 1 teams or players      (T=team)  (I=individual)

Team Records [Top]
 Rank among All-Time Winningest Teams
UCLA Basketball 
1920- 1999/2000
season
1,445 wins (11Th) 621 lost 699 % (5th)

 

Winningest Teams by decade (top 20 only)
Rank decade Won Lost  Percentage
13th 1950's 193 78 .712
1st 1960's 234 52 .818
1st 1970's 273 27 .910
10th 1990's 240 79 .752

 

Undefeated Seasons

30-0 1972-73
30-0 1971-72
30-0 1966-67
30-0 1964-65  

 

Winning streaks (including NCAA Tournament) 

[TOP]

Streak Years Broken by
88 (1st) 1971-74 Notre Dame, 71-70
47 1966-68 Houston, 71-69
41 1968-69 USC 46-44

 

Winning streaks (Regular season)
76 (1st) 1971-74 Notre Dame, 71-70
43 1966-68 Houston, 71-69

 

Consecutive  conference titles (Pac 10)

 

[TOP]
13 - 1967-79 (1st)

 

Consecutive winning seasons
51 - 1949-99 (1st)

 

Consecutive 25 win seasons
10 -  1967-76 (1st/tie with UNLV)

 

Consecutive  victories over an opponent (home & road)
52 - UCLA vs. California 1961 to 1985 

 

 Consecutive Home court victories 
98 - 1970-76 broken by Oregon 65-45

 

Current consecutive Home court victories
43 - UCLA vs. Washington St. 1950-present

 

Team Field-Goal Percentage (season)
55.5 % - 1979

 

Scoring Margin 

[TOP]

TEAM Off Def Margin
1972 (1st) 94.6

64.3

30.3
1968 93.4 67.2 26.2
1967 89.6 63.7 25.9
1978 85.3 67.4 17.9

 

Rebound margin
1973 (6TH) 49.0 33.9 15.1

 

Blocked shots (game)
16 - vs. UC Irvine, 11/23/1990 (20th tie w/11)

 

Individual Records  

[TOP]

Scoring High (game)

[TOP]
61 points - Lew Alcindor, UCLA vs. Washington State, 1967 (16th)

 

Scoring High (career)
304 - Lew Alcindor,  1967-68-69 (6th)

 

Highest Scoring Average (career)
25.3 - Lew Alcindor,  1967-68-69 (17th)

 

Highest Field-Goal Percentage (Min. 5 FGM per Game) (season)
76.3% Bill Walton, 1973 (4th)

 

Highest Field-Goal Percentage (Career)
65.1% -  Bill Walton, 1974

 

Assists (season) 

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Assists High (career)
833 - Pooh Richardson, 1986-89 (15th)

 

Assist Average (career)
6.83 apg - Pooh Richardson, 1989 (25th)

 

Rebounds (season) since 1973 *

[TOP]
511 - Bill Walton 32 games, 1973 

 

Rebounds (game) since 1973 *
27 - Bill Walton,  vs. Loyola,Ill  1/25/1973 (16th tie, 12 others)
27 - Bill Walton,  vs. Maryland  12/1/1973 (16th tie, 12 others)

 

Rebounds  Average (season)
16.9 - Bill Walton, 1973

 

Free throw Percentage (season) [TOP]
95% - Rod Foster, 1982 (2nd overall)
92% - Don MacLean,1992 ( 1st in 1992)

 

Free Throw Percentage (career)
88% - Rod Foster 1980-83

 

2,00 points & 1,000 rebounds
Lew Alcindor - 2,325 points - 1,367 rebounds, 3 years, 88 games

* Freshmen became eligible to compete on the varsity

UCLA  Basketball All-Americans   [TOP]
18 First Team All-Americans
Don Barksdale (1947) 2nd team A-A
Walt Hazard (1964) 1st team A-A 16.1 ppg
Gail Goodrich (1965) 1st team A-A  9 ppg.
Lew Alcindor (1967-68-69) 1st team A-A 26.4 ppg; 15.5 rebs
Lucius Allen (1968) 2nd team A-A 15.3 ppg
Sidney Wicks (1971)     1st team A-A in 1971, 2nd team in 1970 15.8 ppg.
Henry Bibby (1972) 1st team A-A 14.4 ppg.
Keith Wilkes (1974) 1st team A-A in 1973, 1973 (15 ppg)
Dave Meyers (1975)  1st team A-A 11.8 ppg.
Richard Washington (1976) 1st team A-A
Marques Johnson (1977) 1st team A-A  14.4 ppg
David Greenwood (1979)  1st team A-A in 1978, 1979 14.6 ppg
Ed O'Bannon (1995):   1st team A-A

 

NCAA Tournament Records [TOP]
UCLA Made 15 consecutive appearances from 1967-81, when the field ranged from 23 to 48 teams, winning 10 titles in a 12-year span, including seven in a row
UCLA's 38-game NCAA Tournament winning streak during the Bruins' incredible run of nine national championships from 1964 through 1973 (exception: 1966). The run ended when they lost to North Carolina State (80-77 (2OT)) in the 1974 Semi finals.  Box scores of past Championships
Won - Lost record in tournament
1950,52,56-1962 to 1999

 

Years Won  Lost Pct. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
34 74 27 .733 11 0 2 1

 

Team Records
Most NCAA Championship Titles
11 

 

Most Final Four Appearances
14 

 

Most Final Four Wins
24 

 

Basketball Titles
NCAA titles:  
1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
1980: NCAA 2nd Place.
1974: NCAA 3rd Place.
1985: 1st in NIT.
Other NCAA appearances:  
1950, 1952, 1956, 1962-63, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989-97, 1999, 2000.
Other NIT appearances: none

 

Most Field Goals (tournament game) [TOP]
51 - UCLA vs. Dayton,  1974

 

Individual Records [TOP]
Highest Field-Goal Percentage (tournament career)
 68.6% - Bill Walton, 112 games , 1972-74 (1st)

 

Rebounding Average (single tournament) all rank 1st for that tournament
16 rpg - Lew Alcindor, 4 games, 1969
13 rpg - Sidney Wicks 4 games, 1971 
16 rpg - Bill Walton, 4 games, 1972
14.5 rpg - Bill Walton, 4 games, 1973
13.4 rpg - Michael Sanders, 4 games, 1980
9 rpg - Ed O'Bannon 6 games, 1995

 

Scoring Average  (single tournament) 

35.8 ppg  Lew Alcindor, 4 games, 1967 
35.0 - Gail Goodrich,  4 games, 1965

 

Scoring  Average ( tournament career)
25.3 -  Lew Alcindor, 12 games, 1967-68-69 (6th)

 

Scoring ( tournament career)
304 - Lew Alcindor, 12 games, 1967-68-69 (6th)

 

Most Free throw attempts
119 - Lew Alcindor,12 games, 1967-68-69 (2nd)

 

Most Rebounds (Tournament career) [TOP]
201 - Lew Alcindor, 12 games, 1967-68-69 
176 - Bill Walton, 12 games, 1972-73-74 

 

Final Four records [TOP]
Highest Field-Goal Percentage (game)
 95.5%-Bill Walton, vs. Memphis, 3/ 26/1973 (21 of 22) (1st)
Most Free Throws Attempted
18 of 20 - Gail Goodrich, vs. Michigan, championship, Portland, Ore., 1965

West regional [TOP]
Most Field Goals
51 - vs. Dayton,  1974 (1st)

 

Most Rebounds
76 -  vs. Weber State, semifinal, Provo, Utah, 1972

Most Personal Fouls
36 -  vs. Seattle, third place, Corvallis, Ore., 1956

.

John Wooden [TOP]
Coach Schools coached Wins Lost
John Wooden Indiana State, UCLA 664 162
John WoodenLed Indiana State to a 47-14 record in two years while also serving as the school's athletic director… Led UCLA to an unprecedented 10 NCAA Basketball Championships in 12 years, including seven in-a-row… Owns the NCAA's all-time consecutive win streak record of 88 straight games, compiled over four seasons from 1970-74… Is the only coach to compile four undefeated seasons of 30-0… Led UCLA to 16 conference championships… Finished 27-year UCLA coaching career with a 620-147 record.

Famous Quotes from John Wooden  | John Wooden's Success Pyramid

 

Awards [TOP]

Naismith Award

Oscar Robertson Trophy
1969 Lew Alcindor, UCLA 1964 Walt Hazzard, UCLA
1972 Bill Walton, UCLA 1967 Lew Alcindor, UCLA
1973 Bill Walton, UCLA 1969 Lew Alcindor, UCLA
1974 Bill Walton, UCLA 1971 Sidney Wicks, UCLA

1977 Marques Johnson, UCLA

1972 Bill Walton, UCLA
1973 Bill Walton, UCLA
1974 Bill Walton, UCLA
1977 Marques Johnson, UCLA
1995 Ed O'Bannon, UCLA

 

Wooden Award Rupp Trophy
1977 Marques Johnson, UCLA 1967 Lew Alcindor, UCLA
1995 Ed O'Bannon, UCLA 1969 Lew Alcindor, UCLA
1972 Bill Walton, UCLA
1973 Bill Walton, UCLA
1977 Marques Johnson, UCLA

 

Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (under 6ft tall)
1995 Tyus Edney
UCLA Bruins in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Inducted 1995
Gail Goodrich Inducted 1996
Bill Walton Inducted 1993
John Wooden
Inducted 1960 as a player and 1972 as a coach

 

Pacific 10 [TOP]
Pac 10 alignment history
Pacific Coast -(1916-17) Big 5 - 
(1960-62)
Big 6 - 
(1963)
AAWU - 
(1973-68)
Pac 8 - (1969-78) Pac - 10 - (1979-present

 

Schools in conference though the years
Arizona 1979-present
Arizona St. 1979-present
California 1916-17, 1918-present
Idaho 1922-59
Montana 1924-29
Oregon 1917, 19-59, 1965-present
Oregon St. 1916-17, 19-59, 1965-present
USC 1922-24, 1926-present
UCLA 1928-present
Washington  1916-17, 1960-present
Washington St. 1917, 19-59, 1964-present

 

Basketball firsts [TOP]
John Wooden , first player named consensus all-American three times, Purdue 1930-32
Don Barksdale, first African-American to be named consensus all-American, 1947
Lew Alcindor, first three-time NCAA tournament most valuable player, 1967, 1968, 1969


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