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WestCoastAg
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Greatest college basketball program of all time

who gets your vote between UCLA, kentucky, and north carolina? my vote is for UCLA

1787 total wins
70% winning percentage
11 NCAA tournament championships
18 Final Fours
44 NCAA tournaments
40 Conference titles
2 Conference tounament championships
82 NBA draftees
Best player to come out of the program: Kareem Abdul Jabar (Lew Alcindor)
Other notable players: gail goodrich, reggie miller, jamaal wilkes, don barksdale, bill walton, baron davis

Miscellaneous:
John Wooden is probably the greatest college basketball coach of all timee
88 game winning streak
Didnt have a single losing season from 1949-2002
Most weeks ranked #1 in the AP Poll with 135
Most NCAA tournament championships
Most NCAA tournament championship game appearances
Most Final four appearances
Most Final four game wins
Won 38 consecutive NCAA Tournament games
Were ranked in every poll from 1966-1980
4 perfect seasons
Most NBA MVP winners (granted most of them were won by Kareem)
5 former players in the NBA hall of fame

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memphstigers23
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re: Greatest college basketball program of all time
Northern Illinois


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Northern Illinois


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ucla

not close


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re: Greatest college basketball program of all time
This has nothing to do with the thread but the current version of UCLA sucks. I've seen them a few times this year and their offense is an eye sore


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the current version of UCLA sucks


howland needs to go somewhere else


WestCoastAg
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very streaky team. i honestly can see them making a run this year if they can catch on fire around mid to late february. they have all the talent, they just need to put it together


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WestCoastAg
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i agree. the fact that he took UCLA to 3 straight final 4's with losing a good deal of players every year is one of the most insane feats in recent college basketball but he has lost control of the program. this was supposed to be his saving year
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I've seen them a few times this year and their offense is an eye sore

They're top 20 in scoring. They've got a soft schedule down the stretch so they should go on another winning streak.


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Davie Crocket
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re: Greatest college basketball program of all time
UCLA


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UCLA


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TheRoarRestoredInBR
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Sans LSU Hoops..

UCLA is my fav alltime NCAA hoops program. Followed by UNLV and Nova and Cuse.

But, much like Miami Cane Foots, UCLA's majority of it's title hauls were in but a few decades. If asked this question in my youth I'd side with the Wooden dynasty haul and the Harrick title..

As with Bama Foots, Ky Hoops tends to grind out a title here and there across many decades, and varying Head Coaches. And has shown a consistency that UCLA just hasn't matched. Then comes Indiana and/or UNC at either #3 and #4.

Kentucky gets my vote..a true grinder.
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WDE85
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UCLA. I laugh when I see Duke fans saying they are the best program of all time.


WestCoastAg
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So do i. Their program started when coach k got there


saintsfan22
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Their program started when coach k got there


They were good in the 60's(3 Final 4s)


TheRoarRestoredInBR
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And late 1970s too..

Heyman, Mullins, Vacendak, Gminski, and Banks thank you for the recognition 22!
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Everyone focuses on Kareem and Walton but UCLA won its first title w/o a player taller than 6'5" in 1964. They really revolutionized basketball. They played a fast-break, up-tempo helter-skelter syle of basketball when they would just go on a run of 20 points...off of traps and steals and they started the full court press with no pressure to hurry-up because there was no shot clock...they did it anyways...compared to the four-corners of UNC.

"I'm proud of the fact that I won championships with different types of teams. We won three with Jabbar and two with Bill Walton, but those were only five of the 10," Wooden said. "We won in 1964 without a starter taller than 6-5. We won in 1970 and 1971 without a dominating center (Patterson) and we won in 1975 with a pair of guards (Andre McCarter and Pete Trgovich) a lot of people thought would be our downfall. If I'm to be remembered as a great coach, I think it should be because I won with so many different types of teams." - Wooden
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prplhze2000
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re: Greatest college basketball program of all time
UCLA. As one guy said, not even close. Wooten. Lew. Walton. how many others?


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the fact that he took UCLA to 3 straight final 4's with losing a good deal of players every year is one of the most insane feats in recent college basketball but he has lost control of the program


Howland had a ton of talent at UCLA. They were by far the most talented team in 2008 and couldn't get it done. Just look at their starting lineup.

PG- Darren Collison
SG- Russell Westbrook
SF- Josh Shipp
PF- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
C- Kevin Love

Four of those players are current starters in the NBA and two of them are top 15 NBA players. There's no excuse for them getting run off the floor by Memphis in the NCAA tournament that year.


WestCoastAg
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eh i wouldnt call his 2006 and 2007 teams as the best. but i agree he should have won it with the 2008 team. that was the best team to not win it in a long time

i was a freshman in high school that year and i went to the galen center for the USC/UCLA game. USC upset UCLA at pauley earlier that year at pauley and me a couple of my friends were sitting like 3 rows from the court. i believe USC was winning by a couple with like 4 mins left and i remember shouting something like we cant lose to USC again or something like that while darren collison was walking by. after that he looked at me a nodded his head and lead UCLA to like a 8 point victory. while UCLA was walking off the court, darren collison said something to kevin love and they both just looked at me and nodded their head while they walked off. i know this had nothing to do with your post but you got me thinking about a really cool moment i had with the 2008 team haha
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