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1971-72 Coaches

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National Champion: UCLA
Final Four: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina and UCLA

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Walton

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Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1971-72 Season Career at Current School Career Overall
Coach School Conference W L W-L% AP Pre AP Post NCAA Tournament Since W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF
Carnie Hatch Abilene Christian Southland 17 8 .680 1970 42 33 .560 42 33 .560
Hank Egan Air Force Ind 12 13 .480 1972 12 13 .480 12 13 .480
C.M. Newton Alabama SEC 18 8 .692 1969 40 62 .392 40 62 .392
Tom Young American Mid-Atl 16 8 .667 1970 40 32 .556 40 32 .556
Ned Wulk Arizona State WAC 18 8 .692 1958 224 174 .563 5 2 313 244 .562 5 2
Bruce Larson Arizona WAC 6 20 .231 1962 136 148 .479 136 148 .479
John Rose Arkansas State Southland 12 14 .462 1970 41 32 .562 41 32 .562
Larry Van Eman Arkansas SWC 8 18 .308 1971 13 39 .250 13 39 .250
Dan Dougherty Army Ind 11 13 .458 1972 11 13 .458 11 13 .458
Bill Lynn Auburn SEC 10 16 .385 1963 129 106 .549 129 106 .549
Lake Kelly Austin Peay OVC 10 14 .417 1972 10 14 .417 10 14 .417
Bud Getchell Ball State Ind 9 15 .375 1972 9 15 .375 9 15 .375
Bill Menefee Baylor SWC 14 12 .538 1962 135 133 .504 135 133 .504
Murray Satterfield Boise State Big Sky 14 12 .538 1971 24 28 .462 24 28 .462
Bob Zuffelato Boston College Ind 13 13 .500 1972 13 13 .500 13 13 .500
Fang Mitchell Boston University Ind 7 16 .304 1972 7 16 .304 7 16 .304
Pat Haley Bowling Green State MAC 4 20 .167 1972 4 20 .167 4 20 .167
Joe Stowell Bradley MVC 17 9 .654 1966 114 69 .623 114 69 .623
Stan Watts Brigham Young WAC 21 5 .808 19 9 Lost First Round 1950 371 254 .594 7 5 371 254 .594 7 5
Gerald Alaimo Brown Ivy 10 16 .385 1970 26 51 .338 26 51 .338
Don Smith Bucknell Mid-Atl 5 18 .217 1965 82 105 .439 82 105 .439
George Theofanis Butler Ind 6 20 .231 1971 16 36 .308 16 36 .308
Bob Miller Cal State Los Angeles PCAA 14 12 .538 1970 47 31 .603 47 31 .603
Ralph Barkey California-Santa Barbara PCAA 17 9 .654 1967 85 71 .545 85 71 .545
Jim Padgett California Pac-8 13 16 .448 1969 52 53 .495 52 53 .495
Bob MacKinnon Canisius Ind 15 11 .577 1959 142 163 .466 142 163 .466
Larry Little Centenary (LA) Ind 13 12 .520 1972 13 12 .520 13 12 .520
Tay Baker Cincinnati Ind 17 9 .654 1966 125 60 .676 1 1 125 60 .676 1 1
George Hill Citadel Southern 12 13 .480 1972 12 13 .480 12 13 .480
Tates Locke Clemson ACC 10 16 .385 1971 19 33 .365 104 100 .510 1 1
Edward Ashnault Colgate Ind 15 8 .652 1968 65 59 .524 65 59 .524
Jim Williams Colorado State WAC 15 9 .625 1955 251 182 .580 4 1 251 182 .580 4 1
Sox Walseth Colorado Big 8 7 19 .269 1957 224 178 .557 3 3 224 178 .557 3 3
Jack Rohan Columbia Ivy 4 20 .167 1962 142 123 .536 1 1 142 123 .536 1 1
Dee Rowe Connecticut Yankee 8 17 .320 1970 32 40 .444 32 40 .444
Jerry Lace Cornell Ivy 5 19 .208 1969 29 69 .296 29 69 .296
Eddie Sutton Creighton Ind 15 11 .577 1970 44 32 .579 44 32 .579
George Blaney Dartmouth Ivy 14 12 .538 1970 37 40 .481 37 40 .481
Terry Holland Davidson Southern 19 9 .679 1970 56 25 .691 1 56 25 .691 1
Don Donoher Dayton Ind 13 13 .500 1965 161 65 .712 5 3 1 161 65 .712 5 3 1
Ira Mitchell Delaware State MEAC 7 15 .318 1972 7 15 .318 7 15 .318
Don Harnum Delaware Mid-Atl 18 7 .720 1972 18 7 .720 18 7 .720
Jim Karabetsos Denver Ind 11 15 .423 1971 28 24 .538 28 24 .538
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 12 11 .522 1943 464 273 .630 6 5 464 273 .630 6 5
Jim Harding Detroit Mercy Ind 18 6 .750 1970 39 36 .520 75 53 .586 2
Howard Stacey Drake MVC 7 19 .269 1972 7 19 .269 19 27 .413
Ray Haesler Drexel Mid-Atl 11 14 .440 1972 11 14 .440 11 14 .440
Bucky Waters Duke ACC 14 12 .538 1970 51 31 .622 120 72 .625 1
Red Manning Duquesne Ind 20 5 .800 1959 219 118 .650 2 1 219 118 .650 2 1
Tom Quinn East Carolina Southern 14 15 .483 Lost First Round 1966 87 96 .475 1 87 96 .475 1
John Brooks East Tennessee State OVC 11 14 .440 1958 177 185 .489 1 1 177 185 .489 1 1
Guy Strong Eastern Kentucky OVC 15 11 .577 Lost First Round 1968 66 52 .559 1 66 52 .559 1
Fred Barakat Fairfield Ind 12 13 .480 1971 21 28 .429 21 28 .429
Al Lobalbo Fairleigh Dickinson Ind 15 9 .625 1970 44 26 .629 44 26 .629
Hugh Durham Florida State Ind 28 5 .848 10 Lost National Final 1967 116 48 .707 2 1 1 116 48 .707 2 1 1
Tommy Bartlett Florida SEC 10 15 .400 1967 84 70 .545 84 70 .545
Hal Wissel Fordham Ind 18 9 .667 1972 18 9 .667 61 68 .473
Ed Gregory Fresno State PCAA 9 17 .346 1970 38 40 .487 38 40 .487
Joe Williams Furman Southern 17 11 .607 1971 32 23 .582 1 97 62 .610 2 1 1
Carl Slone George Washington Ind 11 14 .440 1971 22 28 .440 22 28 .440
Jack Magee Georgetown Ind 3 23 .115 1967 68 79 .463 68 79 .463
J.E. Rowe Georgia Southern Ind 17 9 .654 1972 17 9 .654 17 9 .654
Whack Hyder Georgia Tech Ind 6 20 .231 1952 285 253 .530 1 1 285 253 .530 1 1
Ken Rosemond Georgia SEC 14 12 .538 1966 82 95 .463 82 95 .463
Robert Hulton Gettysburg Mid-Atl 11 12 .478 1959 180 162 .526 180 162 .526
Hank Anderson Gonzaga Big Sky 14 12 .538 1953 271 256 .514 271 256 .514
Glen Whitis Hardin-Simmons Ind 14 12 .538 1971 23 28 .451 23 28 .451
Robert Harrison Harvard Ivy 15 11 .577 1969 45 58 .437 45 58 .437
Red Rocha Hawaii Ind 23 4 .852 Lost First Round 1971 46 9 .836 1 46 9 .836 1
Paul Lynner Hofstra Mid-Atl 11 14 .440 1966 93 83 .528 93 83 .528
Jack Donohue Holy Cross Ind 15 11 .577 1966 106 66 .616 106 66 .616
Guy Lewis Houston Ind 20 7 .741 7 Lost First Round 1957 296 147 .668 8 7 2 296 147 .668 8 7 2
Marshall Emery Howard MEAC 18 9 .667 1972 18 9 .667 18 9 .667
Jim Killingsworth Idaho State Big Sky 14 12 .538 1972 14 12 .538 14 12 .538
Wayne Anderson Idaho Big Sky 5 20 .200 1967 69 84 .451 69 84 .451
Will Robinson Illinois State Ind 16 10 .615 1972 16 10 .615 16 10 .615
Harv Schmidt Illinois Big Ten 14 10 .583 1968 70 49 .588 70 49 .588
Gordon Stauffer Indiana State Ind 12 14 .462 1972 12 14 .462 12 14 .462
Bob Knight Indiana Big Ten 17 8 .680 17 1972 17 8 .680 119 58 .672
James McDermott Iona Ind 6 17 .261 1954 211 192 .524 211 192 .524
Maury John Iowa State Big 8 12 14 .462 1972 12 14 .462 223 145 .606 3 3 1
Dick Schultz Iowa Big Ten 11 13 .458 1971 20 28 .417 20 28 .417
Tom Wasdin Jacksonville Ind 20 8 .714 11 1971 42 12 .778 1 42 12 .778 1
Jack Hartman Kansas State Big 8 19 9 .679 Lost Regional Final 1971 30 24 .556 1 1 96 55 .636 1 1
Ted Owens Kansas Big 8 11 15 .423 14 1965 160 58 .734 3 3 1 160 58 .734 3 3 1
Frank Truitt Kent State MAC 7 17 .292 1967 55 88 .385 61 108 .361
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 21 7 .750 10 18 Lost Regional Final 1931 876 190 .822 20 20 5 876 190 .822 20 20 5
Paul Westhead La Salle Mid-Atl 6 19 .240 1971 26 26 .500 26 26 .500
Tom Davis Lafayette Mid-Atl 21 6 .778 1972 21 6 .778 21 6 .778
Jack Martin Lamar Southland 13 13 .500 1969 59 39 .602 100 79 .559
Roy Heckman Lehigh Mid-Atl 10 14 .417 1968 52 72 .419 52 72 .419
Jerry Tarkanian Long Beach State PCAA 25 4 .862 8 5 Lost Regional Final 1970 73 14 .839 3 3 73 14 .839 3 3
Roy Rubin Long Island University Ind 13 12 .520 1966 122 55 .689 122 55 .689
Beryl Shipley Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 25 4 .862 8 Lost Regional Semifinal 1972 25 4 .862 1 1 25 4 .862 1 1
Press Maravich Louisiana State SEC 10 16 .385 1967 76 86 .469 169 195 .464 1 1
Scotty Robertson Louisiana Tech Southland 23 3 .885 1972 23 3 .885 23 3 .885
Denny Crum Louisville MVC 26 5 .839 9 4 Won National Semifinal 1972 26 5 .839 1 1 1 26 5 .839 1 1 1
George Ireland Loyola (IL) Ind 8 14 .364 1952 290 220 .569 4 2 1 290 220 .569 4 2 1
Bob Luksta Loyola (LA) Ind 14 11 .560 1969 47 54 .465 47 54 .465
Dick Baker Loyola Marymount WCC 11 15 .423 1969 45 57 .441 45 57 .441
Skip Chappelle Maine Yankee 15 10 .600 1972 15 10 .600 15 10 .600
John Powers Manhattan Ind 11 13 .458 1969 55 41 .573 55 41 .573
Al McGuire Marquette Ind 25 4 .862 4 7 Won Regional Semifinal 1965 169 58 .744 4 4 169 58 .744 4 4
Carl Tacy Marshall Ind 23 4 .852 12 Lost First Round 1972 23 4 .852 1 23 4 .852 1
John Bates Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC 20 7 .741 1972 20 7 .741 20 7 .741
Lefty Driesell Maryland ACC 27 5 .844 6 14 1970 54 30 .643 230 95 .708 3 3
Jack Leaman Massachusetts Yankee 14 12 .538 1967 97 55 .638 97 55 .638
Gene Bartow Memphis MVC 21 7 .750 13 1971 39 15 .722 39 15 .722
Darrell Hedric Miami (OH) MAC 12 12 .500 1971 32 17 .653 1 32 17 .653 1
Gus Ganakas Michigan State Big Ten 13 11 .542 1970 32 40 .444 32 40 .444
Johnny Orr Michigan Big Ten 14 10 .583 13 1969 56 42 .571 95 75 .559
Jimmy Earle Middle Tennessee OVC 15 11 .577 1970 41 37 .526 41 37 .526
Bill Musselman Minnesota Big Ten 18 7 .720 11 Lost Regional Semifinal 1972 18 7 .720 1 1 18 7 .720 1 1
Kermit Davis Mississippi State SEC 13 13 .500 1971 28 23 .549 28 23 .549
Cob Jarvis Mississippi SEC 13 12 .520 1969 44 56 .440 44 56 .440
Norm Stewart Missouri Big 8 21 6 .778 1968 77 53 .592 77 53 .592
Gary Hulst Montana State Big Sky 10 16 .385 1970 26 51 .338 26 51 .338
Jud Heathcote Montana Big Sky 14 12 .538 1972 14 12 .538 14 12 .538
Bill Harrell Morehead State OVC 16 11 .593 1970 37 39 .487 37 39 .487
Nathaniel Frazier Morgan State MEAC 16 10 .615 1972 16 10 .615 16 10 .615
Cal Luther Murray State OVC 15 11 .577 1959 212 133 .614 2 212 133 .614 2
Dave Smalley Navy Ind 10 13 .435 1967 50 79 .388 50 79 .388
Joe Cipriano Nebraska Big 8 14 12 .538 1964 128 100 .561 171 135 .559
John Bayer Nevada-Las Vegas WCC 14 12 .538 1971 30 22 .577 30 22 .577
Jackson Spencer Nevada WCC 2 24 .077 1970 10 64 .135 10 64 .135
Gerry Friel New Hampshire Yankee 14 9 .609 1970 37 32 .536 37 32 .536
Lou Henson New Mexico State MVC 19 6 .760 1967 127 39 .765 5 3 1 194 75 .721 5 3 1
Bob King New Mexico WAC 15 11 .577 16 1963 175 89 .663 1 1 175 89 .663 1 1
Frank Layden Niagara Ind 21 9 .700 1969 68 41 .624 1 1 68 41 .624 1 1
Calvin Irvin North Carolina A&T MEAC 20 6 .769 1972 20 6 .769 20 6 .769
Harry Edmonds North Carolina Central MEAC 4 19 .174 1972 4 19 .174 4 19 .174
Norm Sloan North Carolina State ACC 16 10 .615 1967 90 70 .562 1 1 232 171 .576 1 1
Dean Smith North Carolina ACC 26 5 .839 2 2 Lost National Semifinal 1962 217 82 .726 4 4 4 217 82 .726 4 4 4
Gene Robbins North Texas MVC 8 18 .308 1972 8 18 .308 8 18 .308
Herb Gregg Northern Arizona Big Sky 13 10 .565 1951 35 90 .280 35 90 .280
Thomas Jorgensen Northern Illinois Ind 21 4 .840 1968 70 51 .579 70 51 .579
Brad Snyder Northwestern Big Ten 5 18 .217 1969 25 52 .325 25 52 .325
Digger Phelps Notre Dame Ind 6 20 .231 1972 6 20 .231 32 23 .582 1 1
Fred Taylor Ohio State Big Ten 18 6 .750 5 19 1959 254 99 .720 5 5 4 254 99 .720 5 5 4
James Snyder Ohio MAC 15 11 .577 Lost First Round 1950 322 224 .590 6 2 322 224 .590 6 2
Abe Lemons Oklahoma City Ind 16 12 .571 1956 288 175 .622 6 4 288 175 .622 6 4
Sam Aubrey Oklahoma State Big 8 4 22 .154 1971 11 41 .212 11 41 .212
John MacLeod Oklahoma Big 8 14 12 .538 20 1968 72 61 .541 72 61 .541
Ken Trickey Oral Roberts Ind 26 2 .929 16 1972 26 2 .929 71 56 .559
Ralph Miller Oregon State Pac-8 18 10 .643 1971 30 24 .556 345 208 .624 2 2
Dick Harter Oregon Pac-8 6 20 .231 1972 6 20 .231 94 64 .595 2 1
Dick Edwards Pacific PCAA 17 9 .654 1964 168 72 .700 3 3 168 72 .700 3 3
John Bach Penn State Ind 17 8 .680 1969 53 40 .570 330 245 .574 2
Chuck Daly Pennsylvania Ivy 25 3 .893 15 3 Lost Regional Final 1972 25 3 .893 1 1 51 27 .654 1 1
Gary Colson Pepperdine WCC 10 15 .400 1969 50 52 .490 50 52 .490
Buzz Ridl Pittsburgh Ind 12 12 .500 1969 42 54 .438 42 54 .438
Jack Avina Portland Ind 10 16 .385 1971 15 37 .288 15 37 .288
Pete Carril Princeton Ivy 20 7 .741 1968 89 40 .690 1 100 52 .658 1
Dave Gavitt Providence Ind 21 6 .778 Lost First Round 1970 55 25 .688 1 73 58 .557 1
George King Purdue Big Ten 12 12 .500 1966 109 64 .630 1 1 1 211 107 .664 4 2 1
Thomas Carmody Rhode Island Yankee 15 11 .577 1969 51 53 .490 51 53 .490
Don Knodel Rice SWC 6 20 .231 1967 59 90 .396 1 59 90 .396 1
Lewis Mills Richmond Southern 6 19 .240 1964 86 142 .377 86 142 .377
John Carpenter Rider Mid-Atl 15 11 .577 1967 82 68 .547 82 68 .547
Richard Lloyd Rutgers Ind 14 11 .560 1972 14 11 .560 14 11 .560
Dick Conover Saint Francis (PA) Ind 12 13 .480 1972 12 13 .480 12 13 .480
Jack McKinney Saint Joseph's Mid-Atl 19 9 .679 1967 101 60 .627 2 101 60 .627 2
Robert Polk Saint Louis MVC 18 8 .692 1970 44 37 .543 260 148 .637 1
Bruce Hale Saint Mary's (CA) WCC 9 17 .346 1971 19 33 .365 239 145 .622 1
Don Kennedy Saint Peter's Ind 12 13 .480 1966 110 66 .625 110 66 .625
Dick Davis San Diego State PCAA 18 10 .643 1970 43 37 .537 43 37 .537
Bob Gaillard San Francisco WCC 20 8 .714 Lost Regional Semifinal 1971 30 18 .625 1 1 30 18 .625 1 1
Ivan Guevara San Jose State PCAA 11 15 .423 1972 11 15 .423 11 15 .423
Carroll Williams Santa Clara WCC 17 9 .654 1971 28 24 .538 28 24 .538
Morris Buckwalter Seattle WCC 17 9 .654 1968 78 54 .591 1 78 54 .591 1
Bill Raftery Seton Hall Ind 10 16 .385 1971 21 31 .404 21 31 .404
Jim Taylor South Alabama Ind 7 17 .292 1972 7 17 .292 7 17 .292
Ben Jobe South Carolina State MEAC 15 11 .577 1972 15 11 .577 15 11 .577
Frank McGuire South Carolina Ind 24 5 .828 12 6 Lost Regional Semifinal 1965 141 65 .684 2 2 407 159 .719 6 5 2
Bob Boyd Southern California Pac-8 16 10 .615 3 1967 104 51 .671 145 64 .694 1 1
Paul Lambert Southern Illinois Ind 10 16 .385 1971 23 26 .469 80 73 .523
Bob Prewitt Southern Methodist SWC 16 11 .593 1968 55 70 .440 55 70 .440
Larry Weise St. Bonaventure Ind 16 8 .667 1962 189 77 .711 2 2 1 189 77 .711 2 2 1
Lester Yellin St. Francis (NY) Ind 12 14 .462 1970 29 43 .403 29 43 .403
Frank Mulzoff St. John's (NY) Ind 19 11 .633 17 1971 37 20 .649 37 20 .649
Howard Dallmar Stanford Pac-8 10 15 .400 1955 219 225 .493 324 276 .540 1 1
Glenn Wilkes Stetson Ind 6 20 .231 1972 6 20 .231 6 20 .231
Roy Danforth Syracuse Ind 22 6 .786 1969 62 41 .602 62 41 .602
Harry Litwack Temple Mid-Atl 23 8 .742 Lost First Round 1953 356 183 .660 6 2 2 356 183 .660 6 2 2
Connie Inman Tennessee Tech OVC 14 11 .560 1970 31 43 .419 31 43 .419
Ray Mears Tennessee SEC 19 6 .760 1963 185 74 .714 1 1 185 74 .714 1 1
Shelby Metcalf Texas A&M SWC 16 10 .615 1964 124 100 .554 2 1 124 100 .554 2 1
Barry Dowd Texas-Arlington Southland 14 12 .538 1969 38 64 .373 38 64 .373
Johnny Swaim Texas Christian SWC 15 9 .625 1968 67 58 .536 2 1 67 58 .536 2 1
Don Haskins Texas-El Paso WAC 20 7 .741 1962 210 75 .737 5 3 1 210 75 .737 5 3 1
Sam Williams Texas-Pan American Ind 17 7 .708 1969 46 53 .465 46 53 .465
Gerald Myers Texas Tech SWC 14 12 .538 1971 22 17 .564 22 17 .564
Leon Black Texas SWC 19 9 .679 Won Regional Semifinal 1968 62 62 .500 1 1 62 62 .500 1 1
Bob Nichols Toledo MAC 18 7 .720 1966 111 59 .653 1 111 59 .653 1
Jimmy Littleton Trinity (TX) Southland 6 18 .250 1970 26 42 .382 26 42 .382
Dick Longo Tulane Ind 8 18 .308 1972 8 18 .308 8 18 .308
Ken Hayes Tulsa MVC 15 11 .577 1969 66 39 .629 66 39 .629
John Wooden UCLA Pac-8 30 0 1.000 1 1 Won National Final 1949 536 140 .793 13 13 9 580 155 .789 13 13 9
T.L. Plain Utah State Ind 12 14 .462 1972 12 14 .462 12 14 .462
Bill E. Foster Utah WAC 13 12 .520 1972 13 12 .520 133 87 .605
Roy Skinner Vanderbilt SEC 16 10 .615 1959 204 102 .667 1 1 204 102 .667 1 1
Art Loche Vermont Yankee 5 19 .208 1966 69 96 .418 69 96 .418
Jack Kraft Villanova Ind 20 8 .714 18 15 Won Regional Semifinal 1962 231 82 .738 6 5 1 231 82 .738 6 5 1
Mike Schuler Virginia Military Institute Southern 6 19 .240 1970 13 63 .171 13 63 .171
Don DeVoe Virginia Tech Ind 16 10 .615 1972 16 10 .615 16 10 .615
Bill Gibson Virginia ACC 21 7 .750 20 1964 96 130 .425 96 130 .425
Jack McCloskey Wake Forest ACC 8 18 .308 1967 70 89 .440 216 194 .527
Bob Greenwood Washington State Pac-8 11 15 .423 1972 11 15 .423 11 15 .423
Marv Harshman Washington Pac-8 20 6 .769 1972 20 6 .769 175 187 .483
Gene Visscher Weber State Big Sky 18 11 .621 Won Regional Semifinal 1972 18 11 .621 1 1 18 11 .621 1 1
Walter Funk West Chester Mid-Atl 8 16 .333 1967 52 95 .354 52 95 .354
Dennis Walling West Texas A&M MVC 14 11 .560 1968 73 50 .593 73 50 .593
Sonny Moran West Virginia Ind 13 11 .542 1970 37 38 .493 37 38 .493
Jim Richards Western Kentucky OVC 15 11 .577 1972 15 11 .577 15 11 .577
Eldon Miller Western Michigan MAC 10 14 .417 1971 24 24 .500 24 24 .500
Harry Miller Wichita State MVC 16 10 .615 1972 16 10 .615 26 25 .510
Warren Mitchell William & Mary Southern 10 17 .370 1967 58 98 .372 58 98 .372
John Powless Wisconsin Big Ten 13 11 .542 1969 43 53 .448 43 53 .448
Bill Strannigan Wyoming WAC 12 14 .462 1960 170 170 .500 1 1 299 272 .524 2 2
Dick Campbell Xavier Ind 12 14 .462 1972 12 14 .462 57 68 .456
Joseph Vancisin Yale Ivy 7 17 .292 1957 186 190 .495 2 186 190 .495 2