1967 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament
The 1967 NCAA University Division 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 Saturday, March 11, and ended two weeks later with the championship game on March 25 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 27 games were played, including a third-place game in each region and a national third-place game.
|1967 NCAA University Division|
|Finals site||Freedom Hall|
|Champions||UCLA Bruins (3rd title, 3rd title game,|
4th Final Four)
|Runner-up||Dayton Flyers (1st title game,|
1st Final Four)
|Winning coach||John Wooden (3rd title)|
|MOP||Lew Alcindor (UCLA)|
|Top scorer||Elvin Hayes Houston|
UCLA, coached by John Wooden, won the national title with a 79–64 victory in the final game over Dayton, coached by Don Donoher. Sophomore center Lew Alcindor (later named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) of UCLA was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. This was the first of seven consecutive NCAA titles for UCLA and the first of three consecutive Most Outstanding Player awards for Alcindor.
|First Round||East||Blacksburg, Virginia||Cassell Coliseum|
|East||Kingston, Rhode Island||Keaney Gymnasium|
|Mideast||Lexington, Kentucky||Memorial Coliseum|
|Fort Collins, Colorado||Colorado State Auditorium-Gymnasium|
|Regionals||East||College Park, Maryland||Cole Field House|
|Mideast||Evanston, Illinois||McGaw Memorial Hall|
|Midwest||Lawrence, Kansas||Allen Fieldhouse|
|West||Corvallis, Oregon||Gill Coliseum|
|Final Four||Louisville, Kentucky||Freedom Hall|
For the fifth time, Louisville and Freedom Hall would host the final Four. Once again all the venues used were either on college campuses or, in the case of Freedom Hall, the off-campus main venue for a college team. The tournament saw two new venues used for the first time. The tournament came to New England, the state of Rhode Island and the University of Rhode Island for the first time, with games played at Keaney Gym. This was one of two different venues used for East first round games, along with Cassell Coliseum. Meanwhile, for the third straight year the Midwest & West first round games were played at a single site. For the first time, the tournament came to Colorado, with games played at Colorado State Auditorium-Gymnasium (commonly referred to as Moby Gym for its whaleback-style roof). This would be the only time the tournament would be played at Colorado State University and is, to date, the only college campus in the state of Colorado to host tournament games (all other games have been played in downtown Denver). This would also be the last time the tournament would be held in Blacksburg, with Williamsburg hosting the tournament next within the state of Virginia, a few years later.
|East||Boston College||Bob Cousy||Regional Runner-up||North Carolina||L 96–80|
|East||Connecticut||Fred Shabel||First round||Boston College||L 48–42|
|East||North Carolina||Dean Smith||Fourth Place||Houston||L 84–62|
|East||Princeton||Butch van Breda Kolff||Regional Third Place||St. John's||W 78–58|
|East||St. John's||Lou Carnesecca||Regional Fourth Place||Princeton||L 78–58|
|East||Temple||Harry Litwack||First round||St. John's||L 57–53|
|East||West Virginia||Bucky Waters||First round||Princeton||L 68–57|
|Mideast||Dayton||Don Donoher||Runner Up||UCLA||L 79–64|
|Mideast||Indiana||Lou Watson||Regional Third Place||Tennessee||W 51–44|
|Mideast||Tennessee||Ray Mears||Regional Fourth Place||Indiana||L 51–44|
|Mideast||Toledo||Bob Nichols||First round||Virginia Tech||L 82–76|
|Mideast||Virginia Tech||Howie Shannon||Regional Runner-up||Dayton||L 71–66|
|Mideast||Western Kentucky||Johnny Oldham||First round||Dayton||L 69–67|
|Midwest||Houston||Guy Lewis||Third Place||North Carolina||W 84–62|
|Midwest||Kansas||Ted Owens||Regional Third Place||Louisville||W 70–68|
|Midwest||Louisville||Peck Hickman||Regional Fourth Place||Kansas||L 70–68|
|Midwest||New Mexico State||Lou Henson||First round||Houston||L 59–58|
|Midwest||SMU||Doc Hayes||Regional Runner-up||Houston||L 83–75|
|West||Pacific||Dick Edwards||Regional Runner-up||UCLA||L 80–64|
|West||Seattle||Lionel Purcell||First round||Texas Western||L 62–54|
|West||Texas Western||Don Haskins||Regional Third Place||Wyoming||W 69–67|
|West||UCLA||John Wooden||Champion||Dayton||W 79–64|
|West||Wyoming||Bill Strannigan||Regional Fourth Place||Texas Western||L 69–67|
* – Denotes overtime period
|New Mexico State||58|
Friday, March 24
Saturday, March 25
|W||UCLA||73||Third Place Game|
Regional Third Place GamesEdit
- "UCLA to face possible Wyoming stall". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). March 17, 1967. p. 1B.
- Uhrhammer, Jerry (March 19, 1967). "Strong Tigers extend UCLA". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
- "1954 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Retrieved October 14, 2011.
- "UCLA, Dayton clash tonight for NCAA hoop title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 25, 1967. p. 1B.
- Cawood, Neil (March 19, 1967). "Miners nip Wyoming". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2B.