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John Wooden's championship years at UCLA

1963-64 (30-0)

Championship game: UCLA 98, Duke 83, at Kansas City, Mo.

The team: Steve Brucker, Fred Slaughter, Doug McIntosh, Vaughn Hoffman, Keith Erickson, Kim Stewart, Kenny Washington, Gail Goodrich, Jack Hirsch, Rich Levin, Walt Hazzard, Kent Graham, Mike Huggins, Chuck Darrow.

The season: At the beginning of the season, this team wasn't even ranked in the national top 50. It was Wooden's shortest team to win a national title (center Fred Slaughter was only 6-5). Walt Hazzard, Gail Goodrich, Keith Erickson, Jack Hirsch and Kenny Washington helped beat a taller Duke team to complete the Bruins' first perfect season. Wooden called this team "perhaps my favorite."

Championship game leading scorers: Goodrich 27, Washington 26, Hirsch 13, Hazzard 11, Erickson 8, McIntosh 8.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Kansas State, 90-84, at Kansas City, Mo. Leading scorers: Erickson 28, Hazzard 19, Goodrich 14, Washington 13.

Second round: Defeated San Francisco, 76-72, at Corvallis, Ore. Leading scorers: Hazzard 23, Goodrich 15, Hirsch 14, Slaughter 9.

First round: Defeated Seattle, 95-90, at Corvallis, Ore. Leading scorers: Hazzard 26, Hirsch 21, Goodrich 19, Slaughter 13.

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1964-65 (28-2)

Championship game: UCLA 91, Michigan, at Portland, Ore.

The team: Rich Levin, Edgar Lacey, Doug McIntosh, Vaughn Hoffman, Bill Winkelholz, Mike Lynn, Keith Erickson, Kenny Washington, Bill Ureda. Gail Goodrich, John Lyons, John Galbraith, Mike Serafin, Brice Chambers, Larry McCollister, Fred Goss.

The season: Gail Goodrich (24.6 ppg) poured in 42 in the title game against the Wolverines. With only two returning starters, the Bruins were humiliated in a 27-point loss to Illinois to start the season, but senior Keith Erickson (12.9), junior Fred Goss (12.2) and sophomore Edgar Lacey (11.6) helped a balanced UCLA attack average an even 100 points during the tournament.

Championship game leading scorers: Goodrich 42, Washington 17, Lacey 11, Goss 8.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Wichita State, 108-89, at Portland, Ore. Leading scorers: Goodrich 28, Lacey 24, Goss 19, McIntosh 11.

Second round: Defeated San Francisco, 101-93, at Provo, Utah. Leading scorers: Goodrich 30, Erickson 29, Lacey 15, Goss 13.

First round: Defeated Brigham Young, 100-76, at Provo, Utah. Leading scorers: Goodrich 40, Erickson 28, Lacey 15, Lynn 8.

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1966-67 (30-0)

Championship game: UCLA 79, Dayton 64, at Louisville, Ky.

The team: Joe Chrisman, Lynn Shackelford, Neville Saner, Lew Alcindor, Jim Nielsen, Ken Heitz, Bill Sweek, Don Saffer, Lucius Allen, Dick Lynn, Gene Sutherland, Mike Warren.

The season: Lew Alcindor exploded onto the scene and led UCLA to a perfect 30-0 record. The other starters included junior Mike Warren, and sophomores Lucius Allen, Lynn Shackelford and Kenny Heitz. In the tournament, UCLA outscored opponents by an average of 24 points and was never threatened, with Alcindor leading the way (29 ppg) and setting an NCAA record for field goal attempts (66.7%).

Championship game leading scorers: Alcindor 20, Allen 19, Warren 17, Shackelford 10.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Houston, 73-58, at Louisville, Ky. Leading scorers: Shackelford 22, Alcindor 19, Allen 17, Warren 14.

Second round: Defeated Pacific, 80-64, at Corvallis, Ore. Leading scorers: Alcindor 38, Allen 13, Warren 12.

First round: Defeated Wyoming, 109-60, at Corvallis, Ore. Leading scorers: Alcindor 29, Allen 15, Shackelford 10, Warren 10.

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1967-68 (29-1)

Championship game: UCLA 78, North Carolina 55, at L.A. Sports Arena

The team: Ken Heitz, Lynn Shackelford, Jim Nielsen, Lew Alcindor, Mike Lynn, Neville Saner, Bill Sweek, Mike Warren, Gene Sutherland, Lucius Allen.

The season: The first of three long winning streaks ended at 47 games as the Bruins lost to Houston, 71-69, in front of a record 52,693 fans at the Astrodome. The Bruins won the rematch in the NCAA semifinals, 101-69. UCLA set a school record by averaging 93.4 points for the season. Despite the elimination of the dunk, Lew Alcindor led UCLA during the tournament averaging 26.2 points.

Championship game leading scorers: Alcindor 34, Allen 11, Lynn 7, Warren 7.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Houston, 101-69, at Sports Arena. Leading scorers: Lynn 19, Alcindor 19, Allen 19, Shackelford 17, Warren 14.

Second round: Defeated Santa Clara, 87-66, at Albuquerque, N.M. Leading scorers: Alcindor 22, Allen 21, Warren 15, Lynn 10.

First round: Defeated New Mexico State, 58-49, at Albuquerque, N.M. Leading scorers: Alcindor 28, Warren 10, Shackelford 7.

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1968-69 (29-1)

Championship game: UCLA 92, Purdue 72, at Louisville, Ky.

The team: Lynn Shackelford, Curtis Rowe, Steve Patterson, Lew Alcindor, Sidney Wicks, John Ecker, Bill Seibert, George Farmer, Bill Sweek, Ken Heitz, John Vallely, Terry Schofield.

The season: USC beat UCLA during the regular season for its first loss in Pauley Pavilion, the site of the two NCAA regional wins against New Mexico State and Santa Clara. Junior college transfer John Vallely, nicknamed "Money Man," came through with 29 points in the semifinals against Drake and the Bruins became the first team to win three consecutive titles with a win over Wooden's former school.

Championship game leading scorers: Alcindor 37, Vallely 15, Rowe 12, Shackelford 11.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Drake, 85-82, at Louisville, Ky. Leading scorers: Vallely 29, Alcindor 25, Rowe 14, Heitz 7.

Second round: Defeated Santa Clara, 90-52, at Pauley Pavilion. Leading scorers: Alcindor 17, Sweek 12, Vallely 11, Wicks 11, Patterson 9.

First round: Defeated New Mexico State, 53-38, at Pauley Pavilion. Leading scorers: Alcindor 16, Vallely 10, Heitz 9, Rowe 8, Shackelford 8.

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1969-70 (28-2)

Championship game: UCLA 80, Jacksonville 69, at College Park, Md.

The team: Kenny Booker, Rick Betchley, John Ecker, Sidney Wicks, Steve Patterson, Jon Chapman, Curtis Rowe, Bill Seibert, John Vallely. Henry Bibby, Terry Schofield, Andy Hill.

The season: Starters John Vallely, above with Wooden, and Curtis Rowe returned from the 1969 title team. Forward Sidney Wicks (18.6 ppg, 11.9 rpg), center Steve Patterson (12.5, 10.0) and guard Henry Bibby (15.6 ppg, .501 shooting) proved to be a valuable trio as the Bruins averaged 92 points per game, including 133 against LSU and Pete Maravich. The 6-9 Wicks came up big against Jacksonville's 7-2 Artis Gilmore in the title game.

Championship game leading scorers: Rowe 19, Patterson 17, Wicks 17, Vallely 15, Bibby 8.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated New Mexico State, 93-77, at College Park, Md. Leading scorers: Vallely 23, Wicks 22, Bibby 19, Rowe 15, Patterson, 12.

Second round: Defeated Utah State, 101-79, at Seattle. Leading scorers: Wicks 26, Rowe 26, Bibby 15, Vallely 14, Patterson 9.

First round: Defeated Long Beach State, 88-65, at Seattle. Leading scorers: Wicks 20, Bibby 20, Rowe 15, Vallely 14, Patterson 13.

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1970-71 (29-1)

Championship game: UCLA 68, Villanova 62, at Houston

The team: Larry Hollyfield, Larry Farmer, John Ecker, Curtis Rowe, Steve Patterson, Sidney Wicks, Jon Chapman, Kenny Booker, Rich Betchley, Terry Schofield. Andy Hill, Henry Bibby.

The season: There were close calls on the way to a 29-1 record. The only loss came to Notre Dame and it would be UCLA's last loss for three years. Steve Patterson scored 29 points in the NCAA final and Henry Bibby added 17 points playing alongside senior Kenny Booker in the backcourt. In the regional against Long Beach State, UCLA rallied from an 11-point deficit to reach another Final Four.

Championship game leading scorers: Patterson 29, Bibby 17, Rowe 8, Wicks 7.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Kansas, 68-60, at Houston. Leading scorers: Wicks 21, Bibby 18, Rowe 16.

Second round: Defeated Long Beach State, 57-55, at Salt Lake City. Leading scorers: Wicks 18, Rowe 12, Bibby 11.

First round: Defeated Brigham Young, 91-73, at Salt Lake City. Leading scorers: Bibby 15, Wicks 14, Rowe 13, Patterson 13, Schofield 12.

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1971-72 (30-0)

Championship game: UCLA 81, Florida State 76, at L.A, Sports Arena

The team: Tommy Curtis, Greg Lee, Larry Hollyfield, Jon Chapman, Keith Wilkes, Bill Walton, Swen Nater, Vince Carson, Larry Farmer, Gary Franklin, Andy Hill, Henry Bibby.

The season: How deep was UCLA? Swen Nater was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft and never started a collegiate game. Four starters (Henry Bibby, Larry Farmer, Keith Wilkes and Greg Lee) joined center Bill Walton to dominate the opposition as UCLA outscored opponents by 30.3 points a game, setting an NCAA record that still stands. The Walton Gang started the season by scoring more than 100 points in seven games.

Championship game leading scorers: Walton 24, Wilkes 23, Bibby 18, Curtis 8.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Louisville, 96-77, at Sports Arena. Leading scorers: Walton 33, Farmer 15, Wilkes 12, Lee 10.

Second round: Defeated Long Beach State, 73-57, at Provo, Utah. Leading scorers: Bibby 23, Walton 19, Wilkes 14, Lee 6.

First round: Defeated Weber State, 90-58, at Provo, Utah. Leading scorers: Bibby 16, Farmer 15, Nater 12, Wilkes 10.

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1972-73 (30-0)

Championship game: UCLA 87, Memphis State. 66, at St. Louis"

The team: Larry Farmer, Keith Wilkes, Dave Meyers, Bill Walton, Ralph Drollinger, Swen Nater, Vince Carson, Pete Trgovich. Larry Hollyfield, Greg Lee, Bob Webb, Tommy Curtis, Gary Franklin, Casey Corliss.

The season: The NCAA-tying 60th consecutive win came against Loyola (Chicago) and two days later UCLA beat Notre Dame for the record. The NCAA final win over Memphis St. made it 75 in a row. Bill Walton was unstoppable in that game making 21 of 22 shots and scoring 44 points as the Bruins finished unbeaten for the second consecutive season. There were few close calls during the regular season as UCLA won 23 of the 26 by 10 or more.

Championship game leading scorers: Walton 44, Wilkes 16, Hollyfield 8, Lee 5.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Indiana, 70-59, at St. Louis. Leading scorers: Curtis 22, Walton 14, Wilkes 13, Hollyfield 10.

Second round: Defeated Univ. of San Francisco, 54-39, at Pauley Pavilion. Leading scorers: Farmer 13, Wilkes 12, Curtis 12. Walton 9.

First round: Defeated Arizona State, 98-81, at Pauley Pavilion. Leading scorers: Walton 28, Hollyfield 20, Wilkes 12, Farmer 10.

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1974-75 (28-3)

Championship game: UCLA 92, Kentucky 85, at San Diego

The team: Marques Johnson, Dave Meyers, Richard Washington, Ralph Drollinger, Brett Vroman, Wilbert Olinde, Casey Corliss, Marvin Thomas, Gavin Smith, Jim Spillane, Raymond Townsend, Pete Trgovich, Andre McCarter.

The season: In the semifinals, the Bruins defeated Louisville in overtime, 75-74, behind Richard Washington's 26 points. The decision had been made. Wooden's next game would be his last. Only six Bruins played against Kentucky as Washington scored 28 and Dave Meyers 24 to complete the storybook-ending season.

Championship game leading scorers: Washington 28, Meyers 24, Trgovich 16, Drollinger 10.

NCAA semifinals: Defeated Louisville, 75-74 (OT), at San Diego. Leading scorers: Washington 26, Meyers 16, Trgovich 12, Johnson 10.

Third round: Defeated Arizona State, 89-75, at Portland, Ore. Leading scorers: Johnson 35, Washington 16, Meyers 11, McCarter 9, Drollinger 9.

Second round: Defeated Montana, 67-64, at Portland, Ore. Leading scorers: Washington 16, Trgovich 16, Meyers 12, Drollinger 8.

First round: Defeated Michigan, 103-91 (OT) at Pullman, Wash. Leading scorers: Meyers 26, Johnson 22, Washington 22, Trgovich 17.

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