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NCAA Division I Basketball Colleges
Men & Women
Los Angeles Area

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 Team Tournament Final Four Appearances Tournament Champion
California Polytechnic State University Pomona Mustangs Green-Gold Big West Men None None
Women None None
California State University,
Long Beach
Long Beach The Beach* Black-Gold Big West Men None None
Women 1987(1), 1988(1) None
California State University,
Northridge
Northridge (Los Angeles) Matadors Red-White-Black Big West Men None None
Women 1987, 1988 None
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Lions Crimson-Blue West Coast Men None None
Women None None
Pepperdine University Malibu Waves Blue-Orange West Coast Men None None
Women None None
University of California,
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Bruins Blue-Gold Pac-12 Men (All NCAA) 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1995, 2006, 2007, 2008 (All NCAA) 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Women 1975(2), 1976(2), 1977(2), 1979(3) 1978(3)
University of Southern California Los Angeles Trojans Cardinal-Gold Pac-12 Men 1940(1), 1954(1) None
Women 1983(1), 1984(1) 1983(1), 1984(1)

* The team nickname was changed from "49ers" to "The Beach" after the 2018-2019 season.
(1) NCAA Tournament
(2) National Women's Invitational Tournament (NWIT)
(3) Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Tournament


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