1964 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

The 1964 NCAA University Division 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.

1964 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Finals siteMunicipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
ChampionsUCLA Bruins (1st title, 1st title game,
2nd Final Four)
Runner-upDuke Blue Devils (1st title game,
2nd Final Four)
Winning coachJohn Wooden (1st title)
MOPWalt Hazzard (UCLA)
Top scorerJeff Mullins Duke
(116 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1963 1965»

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.


Round Region Site Venue
First Round East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Palestra
Mideast Evanston, Illinois McGaw Memorial Hall
Midwest Dallas, Texas SMU Coliseum
West Eugene, Oregon McArthur Court
Regionals East Raleigh, North Carolina Reynolds Coliseum
Mideast Minneapolis, Minnesota Williams Arena
Midwest Wichita, Kansas U. of Wichita Field House
West Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State Coliseum
Final Four Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Auditorium

For the ninth and final time, the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City would host the Final Four. This would be the last tournament for the historic venue, which still stands in the city. Future games in the city would be held at Kemper Arena (which would hold the tenth and, to date, most recent Final Four in the city in 1988) and the Sprint Center. Municipal Auditorium was the only non-campus arena used in the tournament, which featured no new arenas, something that hadn't happened in the tournament since 1950 and would not happen again until 1989. Along with Municipal Auditorium, this was the last year which saw Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus host games. Future games in the Twin Cities would be held in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, its replacement, U.S. Bank Stadium (for the 2019 Final Four) and the Target Center (scheduled to host in 2021).


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


* – Denotes overtime period

East regionEdit

  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 regionEdit

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

Midwest regionEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Wichita State 84  
      Creighton 68  
  Creighton 89
    Oklahoma City 78  
      Wichita State 86
    Kansas State 94
  Kansas State 64
      Texas Western 60  
  Texas Western 68
    Texas A&M 62  

West regionEdit

  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 FourEdit

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

National Third Place GameEdit

National Third Place Game [1]
ME Michigan 100
MW Kansas State 90

Regional Third Place GamesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1954 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Retrieved October 14, 2011.