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The 1965 NCAA Men's Division I 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 March 8, 1965, and ended with the championship game on March 20 in Portland, Oregonmarker. A total of 27 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

UCLAmarker, coached by John Wooden, won the national title with a 91-80 victory in the final game over Michiganmarker, coached by Dave Strack. Bill Bradley of Princetonmarker was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

UCLA finished the season with 28 wins and two defeats. In the championship game, the Bruins were shooting 56.9% with Gail Goodrich's 42 points and Kenny Washington's 17 points to become the fifth team to win consective championships.


Region Site Other Locations
East College Park, Marylandmarker Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamarker
Mideast Lexington, Kentuckymarker Bowling Green, Kentuckymarker
Midwest Manhattan, Kansasmarker Lubbock, Texasmarker
West Provo, Utahmarker Lubbock, Texasmarker
Finals Portland, Oregonmarker


Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East n/a UConn Fred Shabel First round Saint Joseph's L 67-61
East n/a North Carolina State Press Maravich Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 103-81
East n/a Pennsylvania State John Egli First round Princeton L 60-58
East n/a Princeton Butch van Breda Kolff Third Place Wichita Statemarker W 118-82
East n/a Providence Joe Mullaney Elite Eight Princeton L 109-69
East n/a Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Fourth Place North Carolina State L 103-81
East n/a West Virginia George King First round Providence L 91-67
Mideast n/a Dayton Don Donoher Regional Third Place DePaul W 75-69
Mideast n/a DePaulmarker Ray Meyer Regional Fourth Place Daytonmarker L 75-69
Mideast n/a Eastern Kentuckymarker Jim Baechtold First round DePaulmarker L 99-52
Mideast n/a Michiganmarker Dave Strack Runner Up UCLAmarker L 91-80
Mideast n/a Ohiomarker James Snyder First round Daytonmarker L 66-65
Mideast n/a Vanderbiltmarker Roy Skinner Elite Eight Michiganmarker L 87-85
Midwest n/a Houstonmarker Guy Lewis Regional Fourth Place SMUmarker L 89-87
Midwest n/a Notre Damemarker Johnny Dee First round Houstonmarker L 99-98
Midwest n/a Oklahoma Statemarker Henry Iba Elite Eight Wichita Statemarker L 54-46
Midwest n/a SMUmarker Doc Hayes Regional Third Place Houstonmarker W 89-87
Midwest n/a Wichita Statemarker Gary Thompson Fourth Place Princetonmarker L 118-82
West n/a BYUmarker Stan Watts Regional Fourth Place Oklahoma City L 112-102
West n/a Colorado Statemarker Jim Williams First round Oklahoma City L 70-68
West n/a Oklahoma City Abe Lemons Regional Third Place BYUmarker W 112-102
West n/a San Franciscomarker Peter Peletta Elite Eight UCLAmarker L 101-93
West n/a UCLAmarker John Wooden Champion Michiganmarker W 91-80


East region

Mideast region

Midwest region

West region

Final Four

See also


  1. New York Times, March 21, 1965

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