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Did UCLA ever win the NCAA tournament with Lew Alcindor?

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Lew Alcindor played on three national championship teams while at UCLA
  • As an outstanding high school phenom, Alcindor or, as he now prefers to be called, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was heavily recruited by collegiate Basketball programs.
  • He signed with John Wooden's UCLA Bruins and had a career there unmatched by any other player in history.
  • He did not play as a freshmen because they were not eligible for varsity athletics at that time.
  • With Alcindor as their dominant player, the Bruins compiled an outstanding three year record of 88-2. One of UCLA's losses was to the Houston Cougars who were coached by Guy Lewis and led by a nearly as talented Elvin Hayes. The loss occurred when Jabbar had an injured eye and ,in the rematch with Houston, the Bruins paid the Cougars back with interest to avenage their only loss in that season.
  • He was a two-time College Player of the Year (1967, 1969)
  • He made First Team All-America in each of his varsity seasons of 1967, 1968 and 1969.
  • As stated in the banner, he played on three NCAA Basketball champion teams in 1967, 1968 and 1969
  • He was honored as the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament in 1967, 1968 and 1969.
  • He also was selected as the recipient of as the first-ever Naismith College Player of the Year in 1969.
  • Few, if any, College Basketball players can come close to matching the accomplishments of his career at UCLA.

Yes, three times in fact.

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