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Encyclopedia > 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 22 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 7, 1966, and ended with the championship game on March 19 in College Park, Maryland. A total of 26 games were played. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1856 Incorporated 1945 Prince Georges County Mayor Stephen A. Brayman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 14. ...


Texas Western, coached by Don Haskins, won the national title with a 72-65 victory in the final game over Kentucky, coached by Adolph Rupp. Jerry Chambers of Utah was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Donald Lee Haskins (born March 14, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States) is a former collegiate basketball coach/player. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Adolph Friedrich Rupp (September 2, 1901–December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ...

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Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East Raleigh, North Carolina Blacksburg, Virginia
Mideast Iowa City, Iowa Kent, Ohio
Midwest Lubbock, Texas Wichita, Kansas
West Los Angeles, California Wichita, Kansas
Finals College Park, Maryland

Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Blacksburg is a town located in Montgomery County, Virginia. ... Old Capitol Building in February 2005 Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220, making it the sixth largest city in Iowa. ... Kent is a located in Portage County, Ohio. ... Nickname: Hub City Motto: Official website: www. ... Nickname: Air Capital Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: City of Angels Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Air Capital Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1856 Incorporated 1945 Prince Georges County Mayor Stephen A. Brayman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 14. ...

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Davidson Lefty Driesell Regional Fourth Place Saint Joseph's L 92-76
East n/a Duke Vic Bubas Third Place Utah W 79-77
East n/a Providence Joe Mullaney Round of 32 Saint Joseph's L 65-48
East n/a Rhode Island Ernie Calverley Round of 32 Davidson L 95-65
East n/a Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsey Regional Third Place Davidson W 92-76
East n/a Syracuse Fred Lewis Elite Eight Duke L 91-81
Mideast
Mideast n/a Dayton Don Donoher Regional Fourth Place Western Kentucky L 82-62
Mideast n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Runner Up Texas Western L 72-65
Mideast n/a Loyola, Illinois George Ireland Round of 32 Western Kentucky L 105-86
Mideast n/a Miami, Ohio Dick Shrider Round of 32 Dayton L 58-51
Mideast n/a Michigan Dave Strack Elite Eight Kentucky L 84-77
Mideast n/a Western Kentucky Johnny Oldham Regional Third Place Dayton W 82-62
Midwest
Midwest n/a Cincinnati Tay Baker Regional Fourth Place SMU L 89-84
Midwest n/a Kansas Ted Owens Elite Eight Texas Western L 81-80
Midwest n/a Oklahoma City Abe Lemons Round of 32 Texas Western L 89-74
Midwest n/a SMU Doc Hayes Regional Third Place Cincinnati W 89-84
Midwest n/a Texas Western Don Haskins Champion Kentucky W 72-65
West
West n/a Colorado State Jim Williams Round of 32 Houston L 82-76
West n/a Houston Guy Lewis Regional Third Place Pacific W 102-91
West n/a Oregon State Paul Valenti Elite Eight Utah L 70-64
West n/a Pacific Dick Edwards Regional Fourth Place Houston L 102-91
West n/a Utah Jack Gardner Fourth Place Duke L 79-77

Name Davidson College Location Davidson, North Carolina, USA Established 1837 President Robert F. Vagt Community Suburban Type Private Students Coeducational Accreditation Commision on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Mascot Wildcat Colors Red and Black Motto Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas (Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty... Charles Lefty Driesell is a retired college basketball coach. ... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... Vic Bubas (b. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Providence College is a Catholic college in Providence, Rhode Island, the states capital city. ... Joseph A. Mullaney (born November 17, 1925 in Long Island, New York – died March 8, 2000) was a successful basketball player and coach. ... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of Rhode Island The University of Rhode Island, commonly abbreviated as U.R.I., is the principal public research university in the State of Rhode Island, with its main campus in Kingston, Rhode Island, and three other campuses located throughout the state. ... Name Davidson College Location Davidson, North Carolina, USA Established 1837 President Robert F. Vagt Community Suburban Type Private Students Coeducational Accreditation Commision on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Mascot Wildcat Colors Red and Black Motto Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas (Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Name Davidson College Location Davidson, North Carolina, USA Established 1837 President Robert F. Vagt Community Suburban Type Private Students Coeducational Accreditation Commision on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Mascot Wildcat Colors Red and Black Motto Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas (Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty... Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... Donald Mickey Donoher Head basketball coach at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio from 1964 until 1989. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Adolph Friedrich Rupp (September 2, 1901–December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational Methodist-affiliated university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... PK Man symbol used by Ted Owens to identify himself as a representative of Space Intelligences (SIs) Ted Owens (1920-1987) was claimed to be a divine being living as a person. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Oklahoma City University is a large private university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Abe Lemons Abe Lemons (November 21, 1922 - September 2, 2002) was one of the most successful head basketball coaches in Oklahoma history. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational Methodist-affiliated university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Donald Lee Haskins (born March 14, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States) is a former collegiate basketball coach/player. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Colorado State University Colorado State University is a public land grant institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... Guy V. Lewis (born in Arp, Texas, United States of America, March 19, 1922) was a highly succesful NCAA basketball coach for 30 years at the University of Houston. ... The University of the Pacific (Pacific, or UOP) is a private northern California university originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California, under the name California Wesleyan College by the California Supreme Court. ... Oregon State University Oregon State University (OSU) is a public research and degree-granting four-year university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The University of the Pacific (Pacific, or UOP) is a private northern California university originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California, under the name California Wesleyan College by the California Supreme Court. ... Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... There are different people named Jack Gardner: Jack Gardner, a college basketball coach. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ...

Bracket

  Duke 76  St Josephs 65 St Josephs 74  Duke 91 Providence 48 EAST REGION Duke  Syracuse 94 Syracuse 81  Davidson 95 Davidson 78 Rhode Island 65 
  Kentucky 86  Dayton 58 Dayton 79  Kentucky 84 Miami-OH 51 MIDEAST REGION Kentucky  Michigan 80 Michigan 77  Western Kentuc 105 Western Kentuc 79 Loyola-IL 86 
  Kansas 76 SMU 70 Kansas 80 MIDWEST REGION Texas Western Cincinnati 76  Texas Western 81  Texas Western 89  Texas Western 78 Oklahoma City 74 
  Utah 83 Pacific 74  Utah 70 WEST REGION Utah  Oregon St 63 Oregon St 64  Houston 82 Houston 60 Colorado St 76 
 FINAL FOUR Duke 79  Kentucky 83 Kentucky 65  Texas Western 85  Texas Western 72 Utah 78 

External links

  • 1966 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Shrp Sports (source for the bracket)
  • HoopsTournament.Net, source for much of the information on this page.


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