UCLA Title IX Memories - 1978 AIAW W. Basketball Championship

May 16, 2012

UCLABruins.com's Title IX tribute continues with memories from Ann Meyers Drysdale and Dr. Judith Holland of the groundbreaking 1978 AIAW Women's Basketball Championship won by UCLA in Pauley Pavilion.

The 1978 Bruins were led by future Hall of Fame coach Billie Moore. In her first year at UCLA, she guided the Bruins to a 27-3 overall record and dominating wins at the AIAW Sectionals to earn a spot in the AIAW Final Four on the Bruins' home court. In the semifinals, three Bruins recorded double-doubles - Denise Curry with 22 points and 14 rebounds, Heidi Nestor with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Ann Meyers with 19 points and 14 rebounds - in UCLA's 85-77 victory over Montclair State.

That victory set up a national championship match against Maryland in front of an AIAW National Championship match record crowd of 9,351. Meyers nearly had a quadruple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and eight steals, and Anita Ortega scored a game-high 23 points to lead UCLA to a 90-74 win.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 63 - 59
Friday, Feb 19
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 77 - 72
Sunday, Feb 21
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 54 - 64
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72
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