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1962 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

75 Years of March Madness (NCAA)

1962 NCAA Tournament | Bracket

Champion: Cincinnati

Most Outstanding Player: Paul Hogue, Cincinnati

Final Four: Cincinnati, Ohio State, UCLA, Wake Forest

Shining Moments

- Matt Norlander

Championship Game

Location: Louisville, Ky.

Cincinnati (71)
Player FG-A FT-A REB. PF. PTS.
Ron Bonham 3-12 4-4 6 3 10
George Wilson 1-6 4-4 11 2 6
Paul Hogue 11-18 0-2 19 2 22
Tom Thacker 6-14 9-11 6 2 21
Tony Yates 4-8 4-7 1 1 12
Tom Sizer 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 25-58 21-28 43 10 71
 
Ohio State (59)
Player FG-A FT-A REB. PF. PTS.
John Havlicek 5-14 1-2 9 1 11
Doug McDonald 0-1 3-3 1 2 3
Jerry Lucas 5-17 1-2 16 3 11
Dick Reasbeck 4-6 0-0 0 4 8
Mel Nowell 4-16 1-1 6 2 9
Jim Doughty 0-1 0-0 2 2 0
Gary Gearhart 1-4 0-0 4 3 0
Gary Bradds 5-7 5-6 4 2 15
Totals 24-66 11-14 42 19 59

National semifinals

Ohio State 84, Wake Forest 68
OHIO STATE (84): Havlicek 9-19 7-9 25, McDonald 5-10 1-2 11, Lucas 8-16 3-4 19, Nowell 2-11 0-0 4, Reasbeck 5-7 0-0 10, Gearhart 2-5 0-0 4, Doughty 2-4 4-4 8, Bradds 0-0 0-1 0, Knight 0-2 0-0 0, Flatt 0-0 1-2 1, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Frazier 1-1 0-0 2. Team 34-75 (.453) 16-22 (.727) 84.

WAKE FOREST (68): Chappell 10-24 7-11 27, Christie 0-2 1-1 1, Woollard 1-3 1-2 3, Wiedeman 5-16 3-6 13, Packer 8-14 1-2 17, Hull 0-2 0-0 0, McCoy 0-1 2-2 2, Carmichael 0-0 0-0 0, Hassell 1-2 0-0 2, Zawacki 0-0 1-3 1, Koehler 0-1 0-0 0, Brooks 0-1 2-2 2. Team 25-66 (.379) 18-29 (.621) 68.

Halftime: Ohio State 46-34.

Cincinnati 72, UCLA 70
CINCINNATI (72): Bonham 8-14 3-6 19, Wilson 1-6 1-2 3, Hogue 12-18 12-17 36, Thacker 1-7 0-0 2, Yates 4-10 2-3 10, Sizer 1-3 0-0 2. Team 27-58 (.466) 18-28 (.643) 72.

UCLA (70): Blackman 2-3 0-0 4, Cunningham 8-14 3-3 19, Slaughter 1-4 0-0 2, Green 9-16 9-11 27, Hazzard 5-10 2-3 12, Waxman 2-3 2-3 6, Stewart 0-0 0-0 0. Team 27-50 (.540) 16-20 (.800) 70.

Halftime: Tied 37-37.

All-Tournament Team

Player Pos. Yr. School Statistics
Len Chappell F-C Sr. Wake Forest (53 pts, 29 rbs)
John Havlicek F Sr. Ohio State (36 pts, 25 rbs)
Paul Hogue C Sr. Cincinnati* (58 pts, 38 rbs)
Jerry Lucas C Sr. Ohio State (30 pts, 32 rbs)
Tom Thacker F-G Jr. Cincinnati (23 pts, 10 rbs)
*Named Most Outstanding Player.
  • Scoring Leader: Len Chappell, Wake Forest (134 points, 26.8 ppg).
  • Rebounding Leader: Len Chappell, Wake Forest (86 rebounds, 17.2 rpg).
  • Highest Rebounding Average: Mel Counts, Oregon State (53 rebounds, 17.7 rpg).
  • 1962 Tournament Scores

    FIRST ROUND
    East
    Wake Forest 92, Yale 82 (OT)
    New York University 70, Massachusetts 50
    Villanova 90, West Virginia 75

    Mideast
    Butler 56, Bowling Green 55
    Western Kentucky 90, Detroit 81

    Midwest
    Texas Tech 68, Air Force 66
    Creighton 87, Memphis State 83

    West
    Oregon State 69, Seattle 65 (OT)
    Utah State 78, Arizona State 73


    REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
    East
    Wake Forest 96, St. Joseph's 85 (OT)
    Villanova 79, New York University 76

    Mideast
    Kentucky 81, Butler 60
    Ohio State 93, Western Kentucky 73

    Midwest
    Colorado 67, Texas Tech 60
    Cincinnati 66, Creighton 46

    West
    Oregon State 69, Pepperdine 67
    UCLA 73, Utah State 62


    REGIONAL THIRD PLACE
    East
    New York Univ. 94, St. Joseph's 85

    Mideast
    Butler 87, Western Kentucky 86 (OT)

    Midwest
    Creighton 63, Texas Tech 61

    West
    Pepperdine 75, Utah State 71


    REGIONAL FINALS
    East
    Wake Forest 79, Villanova 69

    Mideast
    Ohio State 74, Kentucky 64

    Midwest
    Cincinnati 73, Colorado 46

    West
    UCLA 88, Oregon State 69


    NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
    Ohio State 84, Wake Forest 68
    Cincinnati 72, UCLA 70

    NATIONAL THIRD PLACE
    Wake Forest 82, UCLA 80

    NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Cincinnati 71, Ohio State 59