1962 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
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1962 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
1962 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Finals siteFreedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
ChampionsCincinnati Bearcats (2nd title, 2nd title game,
4th Final Four)
Runner-upOhio State Buckeyes (4th title game,
7th Final Four)
Winning coachEd Jucker (2nd title)
MOPPaul Hogue (Cincinnati)
Top scorerLen Chappell Wake Forest
(134 points)

The 1962 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 12, 1962, and ended with the championship game on March 24 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game, which was won by Wake Forest.

For the second consecutive season, Cincinnati, coached by Ed Jucker, played Ohio State, coached by Fred Taylor, in the final game. Cincinnati won the national title with a 71–59 victory over Ohio State. Paul Hogue of Cincinnati was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

The total attendance for the tournament was 177,469, a new record.[1]


The tournament returned to Louisville's Freedom Hall for its second two-year run as host of the Final Four. The 1962 tournament was the first in the fourteen-year history of the tournament in which all the host venues were either on-campus or, in the case of Freedom Hall, the primary off-campus home venue. This would be the case seven times over the following ten years. Only one new venue was used for this tournament. For the first time ever, the state of Maryland, and the Washington metropolitan area, hosted games, at Cole Field House on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. The tournament would be played in the venerable field house ten times, most famously hosting the 1966 and 1970 Final Fours. All nine arenas used would see action again in future tournaments.


Region Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East Massachusetts Matt Zunic First round NYU L 70-50
East NYU Lou Rossini Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 94-85
East Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Fourth Place NYU L 94-85
East Villanova Jack Kraft Regional Runner-up Wake Forest L 79-69
East Wake Forest Bones McKinney Third Place UCLA W 82-80
East West Virginia George King First round Villanova L 90-75
East Yale Joe Vancisin First round Wake Forest L 92-82
Mideast Bowling Green Harold Anderson First round Butler L 56-55
Mideast Butler Tony Hinkle Regional Third Place Western Kentucky W 87-86
Mideast Detroit Bob Calihan First round Western Kentucky L 90-81
Mideast Kentucky Adolph Rupp Regional Runner-up Ohio State L 74-64
Mideast Ohio State Fred Taylor Runner Up Cincinnati L 71-59
Mideast Western Kentucky Ed Diddle Regional Fourth Place Butler L 87-86
Midwest Air Force Bob Spear First round Texas Tech L 68-66
Midwest Cincinnati Ed Jucker Champion Ohio State W 71-59
Midwest Colorado Sox Walseth Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 73-46
Midwest Creighton Red McManus Regional Third Place Texas Tech W 63-61
Midwest Memphis State Bob Vanatta First round Creighton L 87-83
Midwest Texas Tech Gene Gibson Regional Fourth Place Creighton L 63-61
West Arizona State Ned Wulk First round Utah State L 78-73
West Oregon State Slats Gill Regional Runner-up UCLA L 88-69
West Pepperdine Duck Dowell Regional Third Place Utah State W 75-71
West Seattle Vince Cazzetta First round Oregon State L 69-65
West UCLA John Wooden Fourth Place Wake Forest L 82-80
West Utah State LaDell Andersen Regional Fourth Place Pepperdine L 75-71


* - Denotes overtime period

East region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Saint Joseph's 85*  
      Wake Forest 96  
  Wake Forest 92
    Yale 82*  
      Wake Forest 79
    Villanova 69
    NYU 70  
  Massachusetts 50  
  NYU 76
      Villanova 79  
  Villanova 90
    West Virginia 75  

Mideast region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Kentucky 81  
      Butler 60  
  Butler 56
    Bowling Green 55  
      Kentucky 64
    Ohio State 74
  Ohio State 93
      Western Kentucky 73  
  Western Kentucky 90
    Detroit 81  

Midwest region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Colorado 67  
      Texas Tech 60  
  Texas Tech 68
    Air Force 66  
      Colorado 46
    Cincinnati 73
  Cincinnati 66
      Creighton 46  
  Creighton 87
    Memphis State 83  

West region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Pepperdine 67  
      Oregon State 69  
  Oregon State 69
    Seattle 65*  
      Oregon State 69
    UCLA 88
  UCLA 73
      Utah State 62  
  Utah State 78
    Arizona State 73  

Final Four

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E Wake Forest 68
ME Ohio State 84
ME Ohio State 59
MW Cincinnati 71
MW Cincinnati 72

National Third Place Game

National Third Place Game [2]
E Wake Forest 82

Regional Third Place Games

See also


  1. ^ Smith Barrier, "Unusual West Coast Watch Factory -- They Don't Make Any, Just Win Them", 1972 Official Collegiate Basketball Guide, Published by College Athletics Publishing Service
  2. ^ "1954 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Retrieved 2011.

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