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1969 MEN'S BASKETBALL

Three-time player of the year Lew Alcindor concluded his college career by scoring 37 points and grabbing 20 rebounds, and the Bruins became the first team to win three consecutive NCAA basketball titles with a 92-72 rout of Purdue in the final in Louisville, Kentucky. UCLA won its first 25 games of the 1969 season, although the 25th was a double-overtime struggle at USC. The next night, the Trojans upset the Bruins 46-44, handing UCLA its first loss ever at Pauley Pavilion. However, that was the only blemish on a 29-1 season. The Bruins swept into the Final Four with victories over New Mexico State and Santa Clara in the NCAA regionals at Pauley Pavilion, then edged Drake to reach the championship game. Alcindor averaged 24.0 points per game and finished his career as UCLA's all-time scoring and rebounding leader. The teams he played on won 88 of 90 games.


‹ UCLA Coach Wooden



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