Ohio State Beats California in Final Four
The 1960 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States.
It began on March 7, 1960, and ended with the championship game on March 19 in San Francisco, California. A total of 29 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.
Ohio State, coached by Fred Taylor, won the national title with a 75-55 victory in the final game over California, coached by Pete Newell. Jerry Lucas of Ohio State was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
For the second straight year, Oscar Robertson and Cincinnati ran into California in the Final Four semifinals and lost. This time, they were both No.1 when they met—Cincy in the AP poll, Cal according to UPI. The Golden Bears beat the Bearcats, 77–69, and the Big O ended his college career with three scoring titles, three Player of the Year awards, and no NCAA title.
NCAA Final Four History, Teams, and Locations: 1939 thru Present