1976-77 UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Team
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1976%E2%80%9377 UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Team
1976-77 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Pac-8 Champions
NCAA Regional Semifinals vs. Idaho St., L, 75-76
ConferencePacific-8
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 2
1976-77 record24-5 (11-3, 1st Pac-8)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaPauley Pavilion
Seasons
← 1975-76
1977-78 →
1976-77 Pacific-8 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 UCLA 11 3   .786     24 5   .828
Oregon 9 5   .643     19 10   .655
Washington State 8 6   .571     19 8   .704
Washington 8 6   .571     17 10   .630
Oregon State 8 6   .571     16 13   .552
California 7 7   .500     12 15   .444
Stanford 3 11   .214     11 16   .407
USC 2 12   .143     6 20   .231
As of April 15, 1976[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976-77 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the NCAA Division I men's basketball season. In his second and final year as head coach, Gene Bartow and the Bruins began the season ranked fourth in the AP Poll and won the Pac-8 regular season with an 11-3 record. The Bruins were swept by and also lost

Ranked second and 23-4 UCLA accepted a bid to the NCAA tournament; they defeated fourteenth-ranked Louisville in the first round in Pocatello, Idaho, and remained at second in the In the West Regional semifinals (Sweet Sixteen) at Provo, Utah, the Bruins were upset by a point by unranked Failing to make the Final Four broke a record streak of these appearances going back to 1966.[11]

Senior forward Marques Johnson was a consensus

Starting lineup

No. Position Player Class
54 F Marques Johnson Sr.
34 F David Greenwood So.
32 C Bret Vroman Jr.
24 G Roy Hamilton So.
44 G Jim Spillane Sr.

Roster

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
*
W   1-0
 (12,062)
*
W   2-0
 (12,131)
*
W   3-0
 (11,144)
*
L   3-1
 (12,542)
*
W   4-1
 (9,106)
*
W   5-1
 (9,388)
*
W   6-1
 (9,284)
*
W   7-1
 (9,153)
*
W   8-1
 (9,088)
*
W   9-1
 (11,657)
*
W   10-1
 (9,302)

L   10-2
(0-1)
 (12,497)

W   11-2
(1-1)
 (12,127)

W   12-2
(2-1)
 (6,700)

W   13-2
(3-1)
 (8,000)

W   14-2
 (11,345)

W   15-2
(4-1)
 (12,397)

W   16-2
 (15,391)

W   17-2
(5-1)
 (12,684)

W   18-2
(6-1)
 (12,416)

W   19-2
(7-1)
 (12,058)

L   19-3
(7-2)
 (9,536)

W   20-3
(8-2)
 (10,501)

L   20-4
(8-3)
 (10,500)

W   21-4
(9-3)
 (12,316)

W   22-4
(10-3)
 (12,512)

W   23-4
(11-3)
 (9,300)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   24-4
 (10,897)
*

L   24-5
 (21,639)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source:[13][14]

References

  1. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "The Ducks do it again!". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. January 8, 1977. p. 1A.
  3. ^ Conrad, John (February 20, 1977). "Ducks play great half for half the lead". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
  4. ^ "As the Bruins falter". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. February 13, 1977. p. 1B.
  5. ^ "Michigan gains No. 1 in voting". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. March 9, 1977. p. 19.
  6. ^ "Michigan cagers must prove they deserve high ranking". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. March 16, 1977. p. 21.
  7. ^ Benson, Lee (March 18, 1977). "Utes fall short, Idaho State stuns UCLA". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. p. 6B.
  8. ^ "ISU has greatest win". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. March 18, 1977. p. 21.
  9. ^ "UCLA becomes the obscure one". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire services. March 18, 1977. p. 1B.
  10. ^ Pucin, Diane (December 15, 2007). "The day the Bruins finally got floored". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ 2012-13 UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide
  12. ^ "Johnson heads All-Americans". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. March 9, 1977. p. 19.
  13. ^ "Season by Season Records" (PDF). UCLA Athletics.
  14. ^ "Final 1977 Cumulative Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF).

External links

  • Sports Reference - UCLA Bruins - 1976-77 basketball season
  • YouTube - Idaho State upsets UCLA, from Big Sky 50 Greatest Moments - from NBC Sports telecast

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