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NCAA Division I Basketball Colleges
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Coach John Wooden, UCLA, winner of 10 National Championships. Photo circa 1972, by Associated Students of UCLA, 1972 Southern Campus (UCLA yearbook), courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

School Location Nickname Colors Conference Appearances - NCAA Tournament Appearances - NCAA Tournament Final Four National titles
California Polytechnic State University Pomona Mustangs Green-Gold Big West 2014 None None
California State University,
Long Beach
Long Beach 49ers Black-Gold Big West 1970, 1971*, 1972*, 1973*, 1977, 1993, 1995, 2007, 2012 None None
California State University,
Northridge
Northridge Matadors Red-White-Black Big West 2001, 2009 None None
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Lions Crimson-Blue West Coast 1961, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990 None None
Pepperdine University Malibu Waves Blue-Orange West Coast 1944, 1962, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2002 None None
University of California,
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Bruins Blue-Gold Pac-12 1950, 1952, 1956, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999*, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1995, 2006, 2007, 2008 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
University of Southern California Los Angeles Trojans Cardinal-Gold Pac-12 1940, 1954, 1960, 1961, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016 1940, 1954 1983*, 1984*

*In 1983 and 1984, USC Trojans women’s basketball team won the NCAA/AIAW National Championship (in 1983 against Lousiana Tech, 69-67 and Tennessee in 1984, 72-61). The team was coached both seasons by Linda Sharp. Player Cheryl Miller was selected as Outstanding Player for both championship games. The Trojan women again appeared in the National Championship in 1986, but lost to the University of Texas, 97-81.


UCLA holds the historical record for the longest winning streak for any Division I college basketball team. UCLA won 88 games straight games from 1971 to 1974.