Thursday, March 27, 2014

UCLA Bruins Win NCAA Championship


On March 26, 1973, the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship is decided as UCLA beats Memphis 81-76.

The win over Memphis in the NCAA Tournament marked the seventh straight National Championship the Bruins had won dating back to 1967, and the end of back-to-back perfect seasons.
The 1973 Championship also marked another highlight in the dynasty that John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins had amassed.
The win also came during UCLA’s record breaking winning streak, which started in 1971 and went through 1974 where the Bruins won 88 consecutive games.
Since the 1973 Championship, UCLA has gone on to win two more NCAA Championships in 1975 and 1995.
They were the NCAA Tournament runner up in 1980 and 2006. They reached the Final Four 18 times, including a 10-year span where they went every year; 1967-1976. Their last appearance came in 2008, when they were making their third consecutive appearance from 2006-2008.
The Bruins have reached the NCAA Tournament 45 times from 1950, including 20 straight years from 1962-1981.
The Bruins made the NCAA Tournament this year adding onto their historic legacy of basketball excellence in Westwood, and are facing the No. 1 overall seed Florida Gators at 6:40 p.m. on CBS.