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1965 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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MOP  Bill Bradley Princeton
Teams  23
Dates  8 Mar 1965 – 20 Mar 1965
Attendance  140,673
1965 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
Champions  UCLA (2nd title, 2nd title game, 3rd Final Four)
Runner-up  Michigan (1st title game, 2nd Final Four)
Semifinalists  Princeton (1st Final Four) Wichita State (1st Final Four)
Winning coach  John Wooden (2nd title)
Top scorer  Bill Bradley Princeton (177 points)
Champion  UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Finals site  Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Similar  1973 NCAA Men's Div, 1977 NCAA Men's Div, 1981 NCAA Men's Div

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, Oregon. A total of 27 games were played, including a third-place game in each region and a national third-place game.

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

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

Of note, this was the last NCAA Tournament for Henry Iba of Oklahoma State.


* – Denotes overtime period


1965 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Wikipedia

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