UCLA Bruins men's basketball

John Wooden coached UCLA to 10 national championships.
Lew Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) makes a reverse two hand dunk.
Bill Walton taking a shot
Russell Westbrook (left) and Kevin Love defend against USC
UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon State Beavers, January 2013, in the "New Pauley Pavilion"
Pauley Pavilion, home court of the Bruins prior to the 2012 renovation
Two-time national champion Gail Goodrich (1964)
Ed O'Bannon, a member of the 1995 Championship team, was player-of-the-year
Marques Johnson
Jamaal Wilkes
Kevin Love

The UCLA Bruins men's basketball program represents the University of California, Los Angeles in the sport of men's basketball as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.

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NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

Single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association , to determine the national championship.

Single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association , to determine the national championship.

A ticket from the 1988 tournament held in Kansas City, Missouri
The University of Dayton Arena, which has hosted all First Four games since the round's inception in 2011 (except 2021), as well as its precursor, the single "play-in" game held from 2001 to 2010. As of 2019, the arena has hosted 123 tournament games, the most of any venue.
The 2017 NCAA Final Four in what is now State Farm Stadium in Glendale
Rank #1 vs. other ranks (prior to 2018)
NCAA Tournament % Wins per rank (as of 2010)

With 11 national titles, UCLA has the record for the most NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships; John Wooden coached UCLA to 10 of its 11 titles.

The inside of Pauley Pavilion with the new center circle and scoreboards in January 2013

Pauley Pavilion

Indoor arena located in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles, California, on the campus of UCLA.

Indoor arena located in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles, California, on the campus of UCLA.

The inside of Pauley Pavilion with the new center circle and scoreboards in January 2013
Men's Basketball game at Pauley Pavilion on 01/08/2005 when UCLA came from 22 down to upset Washington.
North side of Pauley Pavilion prior to the 2011-12 renovation
UCLA vs. USC volleyball 2008
Pauley turned into the Kids' Choice Awards 2009
Pauley Pavilion, 2004 - six men's championship banners are visible
Pauley Pavilion prior to the renovation, view from Drake Stadium
Spring Sing 2009 in Pauley
Lyrics to fight song "Mighty Bruins" on display.

It is home to the UCLA Bruins men's and women's basketball teams.

Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball

American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky.

American college basketball team that represents the University of Kentucky.

Carey Spicer was an All-American for the Wildcats in 1929 and 1931.
Adolph Rupp accepts the 1948 NCAA championship trophy.
Rick Robey, James Lee and Jack Givens celebrate winning the 1978 title.
Rupp Arena in February 2020
A 1909 picture of Buell Armory Gymnasium (right side) and Alumni Hall (main building) on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
State College Gymnasium "The Gymnasium" first home basketball court used by the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team in 1902.

Furthermore, Kentucky has played in 17 NCAA Final Fours (third place all-time behind North Carolina and UCLA), 12 NCAA Championship games (tied for first all-time with UCLA), and has won eight NCAA championships (second only to UCLA's 11).

UCLA vs. Richmond, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, December 23, 2011

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Multi-purpose arena at Exposition Park, in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Multi-purpose arena at Exposition Park, in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

UCLA vs. Richmond, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, December 23, 2011
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in January 2011

It was the home for college basketball for the USC Trojans from 1959 to 2006 and the UCLA Bruins from 1959 to 1965 and again as a temporary home in the 2011–2012 season.

Wooden circa 1972

John Wooden

American basketball coach and player.

American basketball coach and player.

Wooden circa 1972
Wooden at Purdue
The plaque in the gymnasium Dayton (KY) High School
Wooden with assistant coach Bill Putnam and trainer Ducky Drake, c. 1958
Wooden in 1960
Wooden with Digger Phelps in 1973, after UCLA beat Notre Dame for their NCAA-record 61st straight win
John Wooden Recreation Centre on the campus of UCLA
Wooden at a ceremony on his 96th birthday

Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championships in a 12-year period as head coach for the UCLA Bruins, including a record seven in a row.

Goodrich in 2001

Gail Goodrich

American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Goodrich in 2001
Goodrich in 1964
Goodrich with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1973

He is best known for scoring a then record 42 points for UCLA in the 1965 NCAA championship game vs. Michigan, and his part in the Los Angeles Lakers' 1971–72 season.

Elvin Hayes

American retired professional basketball player and radio analyst for his alma-mater Houston Cougars.

American retired professional basketball player and radio analyst for his alma-mater Houston Cougars.

One of five numbers retired by the University of Houston men's basketball team, Hayes's No. 44 hangs in Fertitta Center.
Houston's Hayes is carried in a victory celebration after the defeat of UCLA in the Game of the Century at the Astrodome
Hayes with the Bullets in 1975

In front of a record crowd of 52,693 fans at the Houston Astrodome, Hayes scored 39 points and had 15 rebounds while limiting Alcindor to just 15 points as Houston beat UCLA 71–69 to snap the Bruins' 47-game winning streak in what has been called the "Game of the Century".

NCAA men's college basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils

Pac-12 Conference men's basketball

Men's college basketball in the Pac-12 Conference began in 1915 with the formation of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC).

Men's college basketball in the Pac-12 Conference began in 1915 with the formation of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC).

NCAA men's college basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils

Competing in the Pac-12 are the Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Stanford Cardinal, UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, Utah Utes, Washington Huskies, and Washington State Cougars.

Hazzard with UCLA c. 1964

Walt Hazzard

American professional basketball player and college basketball coach.

American professional basketball player and college basketball coach.

Hazzard with UCLA c. 1964
Hazzard at UCLA in 1964

He played in college for the UCLA Bruins and was a member of their first national championship team in 1964.

Abdul-Jabbar in 2014

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Abdul-Jabbar in 2014
Alcindor with the reverse two-hand dunk against Stanford
Alcindor versus USC
Alcindor performs ceremonial net cutting at Freedom Hall in Louisville in 1969 after a 20-point win over Purdue and Rick Mount in unprecedented third-straight national title en route to seven consecutive national championships for UCLA.
Alcindor displaying the skyhook over Wes Unseld of the Baltimore Bullets. The shot was almost impossible to block.
Abdul-Jabbar lines up a free throw. He started wearing goggles in order to avoid damage to his corneas.
Abdul-Jabbar receiving a pass from Magic Johnson during the 1985 NBA Finals
Abdul-Jabbar against the Boston Celtics in the 1980s
Actor Shavar Ross and Abdul-Jabbar on the set of Diff'rent Strokes, c. 1982
Abdul-Jabbar (center) at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear with Comedy Central hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
Abdul-Jabbar at a book signing in 2007
Hillary Clinton and Abdul-Jabbar, 2012
Abdul-Jabbar surrounded by children's division players during an exhibition at Club Ferro Carril Oeste of Buenos Aires, 1993
Abdul-Jabbar (below, far right) and other former NBA players visit the New York NBA Store in January 2005

By now 7 ft tall, Alcindor was relegated to the freshman team in his first year with the Bruins, as freshman were ineligible to play varsity until 1972.