1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament
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1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament
1960 NCAA University Division
Basketball Tournament
Finals siteCow Palace
Daly City, California
ChampionsOhio State Buckeyes (1st title, 2nd title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-upCalifornia Golden Bears (2nd title game,
3rd Final Four)
Winning coachFred Taylor (1st title)
MOPJerry Lucas (Ohio State)
Top scorerOscar Robertson Cincinnati
(122 points)

The 1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States. It began on March 7, 1960, and ended with the championship game on March 19 in Daly City, California (immediately south of San Francisco). A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

Ohio State, coached by Fred Taylor, won the national title with a 75-55 victory in the final game over California, coached by Pete Newell. Jerry Lucas of Ohio State was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


For the first and only time, the Cow Palace was the host venue, and the city of San Francisco the host city, of the Final Four, making them the 8th and 7th respectively. San Francisco was the first host city to only host the Final Four once, something 12 of the 30 host cities have done. The tournament featured two new venues. Chicago became a host city for the third straight year, but with its fourth venue in twenty-one years, Alumni Hall on the campus of DePaul University. And the state of Utah became a host for the first time, when the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse on the campus of Brigham Young University hosted games in the West regional quarterfinals. The 1960 tournament would be the only time for Alumni Hall to host games, and the last for the Cow Palace; it would be thirty years before the tournament would return to the Bay Area, and, if the schedule holds, the city of San Francisco will host games again in 2022–at the Chase Center.


Region Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East Connecticut Hugh Greer First round NYU L 78-59
East Duke Vic Bubas Regional Runner-up NYU L 74-59
East Navy Ben Carnevale First round West Virginia L 94-86
East NYU Lou Rossini Fourth Place Cincinnati L 95-71
East Princeton Franklin Cappon First round Duke L 84-60
East Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsay Regional Fourth Place West Virginia L 106-100
East West Virginia Fred Schaus Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 106-100
Mideast Georgia Tech Whack Hyder Regional Runner-up Ohio State L 86-69
Mideast Miami Bruce Hale First round Western Kentucky L 107-84
Mideast Notre Dame John Jordan First round Ohio L 74-66
Mideast Ohio James Snyder Regional Fourth Place Western Kentucky L 97-87
Mideast Ohio State Fred Taylor Champion California W 75-55
Mideast Western Kentucky Ed Diddle Regional Third Place Ohio W 97-87
Midwest Air Force Bob Spear First round DePaul L 69-63
Midwest Cincinnati George Smith Third Place NYU W 95-71
Midwest DePaul Ray Meyer Regional Third Place Texas W 67-61
Midwest Kansas Dick Harp Regional Runner-up Cincinnati L 82-71
Midwest Texas Harold Bradley Regional Fourth Place DePaul L 67-61
West California Pete Newell Runner Up Ohio State L 75-55
West Idaho State John Evans First round California L 71-44
West New Mexico State Presley Askew First round Oregon L 68-60
West Oregon Steve Belko Regional Runner-up California L 70-49
West Santa Clara Bob Feerick Regional Fourth Place Utah L 89-81
West USC Forrest Twogood First round Utah L 80-73
West Utah Jack Gardner Regional Third Place Santa Clara W 89-81


* - Denotes overtime period

East region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Duke 84  
  Princeton 60  
    Duke 58  
      Saint Joseph's 56  
      Duke 59
    NYU 74
    West Virginia 94  
  Navy 86  
  West Virginia 81*
      NYU 82  
  NYU 78
    Connecticut 59  

Mideast region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Georgia Tech 57  
      Ohio 54  
  Ohio 74
    Notre Dame 66  
      Georgia Tech 69
    Ohio State 86
  Ohio State 98
      Western Kentucky 79  
  Western Kentucky 107
    Miami (FL) 84  

Midwest region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Cincinnati 99  
      DePaul 59  
  DePaul 69
    Air Force 63  
      Cincinnati 82
    Kansas 71
  Kansas 90
      Texas 81  

West region

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Santa Clara 49  
      California 69  
  California 71
    Idaho State 44  
      California 70
    Oregon 49
    Oregon 68  
  New Mexico State 60  
  Oregon 65
      Utah 54  
  Utah 80
    USC 73  

Final Four

National Semifinals National Championship Game
E NYU 54
ME Ohio State 76
ME Ohio State 75
W California 55
MW Cincinnati 69
W California 77


National Third Place Game

National Third Place Game
MW Cincinnati 95
E NYU 71

Regional Third Place Games

See also


  1. ^ "1960 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2019.

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