How many occasions has UCLA males’s basketball gained the NCAA title?
UCLA has a wealthy historical past in males’s basketball.
But with regards to NCAA championships, that’s just about all it’s — historical past.
As in, historic historical past. Or fairly near it.
The Bruins have gained 11 nationwide titles, greater than some other faculty.
With gamers similar to Walt Hazzard, Gail Goodrich, Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton, legendary coach John Wooden led UCLA to 10 championships throughout a 12-year span from 1964-75.
A roster that included Ed O’Bannon and Tyus Edney helped coach Jim Harrick declare one other Bruins championship in 1995.
And that’s it. No banners raised within the final 27 years and counting.
The Bruins have come shut, with three consecutive journeys to the Final Four from 2006-08, together with a loss to Florida within the 2006 finals, beneath coach Ben Howland.
But it took greater than a decade for UCLA to get previous the Sweet 16 once more. And it occurred throughout a season wherein the Bruins barely obtained into the match.
In 2021, second-year coach Mick Cronin‘s team snuck in as part of the NCAA’s First Four. Led by Johnny Juzang and with loads of help from Jaime Jaquez Jr., Tyger Campbell, Cody Riley and others, the Bruins proceeded to rattle off wins over Michigan State, Brigham Young, Abilene Christian and Michigan earlier than dropping an extra time heartbreaker to Gonzaga within the Final Four.
Jaquez and Campbell are members of the present Bruins squad, which earned the No. 2 seed within the West Region and opens the 2023 match Thursday night time on the Golden 1 Center in opposition to North Carolina Asheville.