1977-78 UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Team
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1977-78 UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball Team
1977-78 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Pac-8 Champions
NCAA, West Semi-finals
ConferencePacific-8
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1977-78 record25-3 (14-0, 1st Pac-8)
Head coachGary Cunningham (1st year)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaPauley Pavilion
Seasons
← 1976-77
1978-79 →
1977-78 Pacific-8 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 UCLA 14 0   1.000     25 3   .893
Oregon State 9 5   .643     16 11   .593
Washington State 7 7   .500     16 11   .593
USC 7 7   .500     14 13   .519
Oregon 6 8   .429     16 11   .593
Washington 6 8   .429     14 13   .519
California 4 10   .286     11 16   .407
Stanford 3 11   .214     13 14   .481
As of April 15, 1977[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977-78 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1977-78 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Gary Cunningham, who would be the highest winning percentage coach of all time at UCLA, began his first of two years. The Bruins started the season ranked 6th in the nation (AP Poll). The Bruins started the season 4-0 before losing at Notre Dame. UCLA's team finished 1st in the Pac-8 regular season. They went undefeated in conference play for the first time since John Wooden's 1972-73 team in the last Pac-8 year, as the conference would add the two Arizona universities, becoming the Pac-10. UCLA participated the NCAA Tournament where they lost to Arkansas.[2]

Starting lineup

Position Player Class
F James Wilkes So.
F David Greenwood Jr.
C Gig Sims So.
G Roy Hamilton Jr.
G Raymond Townsend Sr.

Roster

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season

W   1-0
 (12,202)

W   2-0
 (8,223)

W   3-0
 (10,311)

W   4-0
 (12,164)

L   4-1
 (12,829)

W   5-1
 (9,517)

W   6-1
 (9,149)

W   7-1
 (9,014)

W   8-1
 (8,638)

W   9-1
 (12,603)

W   10-1
(1-0)
 (7,461)

W   11-1
(2-0)
 (8,763)

W   12-1
(3-0)
 (12,652)

W   13-1
(4-0)
 (12,461)

L   13-2
 (11,345)

W   14-2
(5-0)
 (12,712)

W   15-2
(6-0)
 (12,091)

W   16-2
(7-0)
 (12,399)

W   17-2
(8-0)
 (6,600)

W   18-2
(9-0)
 (7,982)

W   19-2
(10-0)
 (12,438)

W   20-2
(11-0)
 (12,593)

W   21-2
(12-0)
 (10,522)

W   22-2
(13-0)
 (10,500)

W   23-2
(14-0)
 (11,761)

W   24-2
 (12,004)
NCAA Tournament


W   25-2
 (9,141)


L   25-3
 (17,750)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ 2012-13 UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide
  3. ^ "Season by Season Records" (PDF). UCLA Athletics.
  4. ^ "Final 1978 Cumulative Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF).

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