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The John R. Wooden Classic is an annual season-opening men's college basketball competition. Four teams compete in one round of play. The Classic is not considered a tournament since it does not include a championship or consolation game.

History[]

The Classic was founded in 1994 and named after the former Purdue player and UCLA head coach John Wooden. Since its inception, the games have been played at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. From 1994 to 2005, the location was known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.

Results[]

Year Game Winning team Score Losing team Notes
2010 1 Saint Mary's vs. Long Beach State
2010 2 UCLA vs. BYU
2009 1 Georgetown 74-66 Washington
2009 2 Mississippi State 72-54 UCLA
2008 1 Saint Mary's 67-64 San Diego State
2008 2 UCLA 72-54 DePaul Wooden's great grandson Tyler Trapani gets in the game and takes one shot
2007 1 Saint Mary's 69-64 San Diego State
2007 2 UCLA 75-63 Davidson
2006 1 UCLA 65-62 Texas A&M
2006 2 USC 74-65 George Washington
2005 1 Washington 81-71 New Mexico
2005 2 UCLA 67-56 Nevada
2004 1 Arizona 68-64 Mississippi State
2004 2 Boston College 74-64 UCLA
2003 1 Stanford 64-58 Kansas
2003 2 Kentucky 52-50 UCLA Lowest combined score.
2002 1 Georgia 78-73 Cal Overtime.
2002 2 Missouri 78-72 USC
2001 1 Arizona 79-66 Purdue
2001 2 UCLA 79-57 Alabama Largest winning margin.
2000 1 USC 65-60 Utah
2000 2 Georgia Tech 72-67 UCLA
1999 1 Stanford 67-58 Auburn
1999 2 Duke 81-68 USC
1998 1 Kansas 62-55 Pepperdine
1998 2 UCLA 69-66 Oklahoma State
1997 1 UCLA 69-58 New Mexico
1997 2 Stanford 76-74 Georgia
1996 1 Arizona 69-61 Utah
1996 2 Louisville 93-87 LSU Highest combined score; overtime.
1995 1 Villanova 67-50 Purdue
1995 2 UCLA 73-63 Maryland
1994 1 Kansas 81-75 Massachusetts
1994 2 UCLA 82-81 Kentucky

All-time team records[]

Wins-losses[]

  • As of the 2007 John R. Wooden Classic.
Rank School Wins Losses
1 UCLA 8 3
2 Arizona 3 0
2 Stanford 3 0
4 Kansas 2 1
5 USC 2 2
6 Boston College 1 0
6 Duke 1 0
6 Georgia Tech 1 0
6 Louisville 1 0
6 Missouri 1 0
6 Saint Mary's 1 0
6 Villanova 1 0
6 Washington 1 0
14 Georgia 1 1
14 Kentucky 1 1
16 Alabama 0 1
16 Auburn 0 1
16 Cal 0 1
16 Davidson 0 1
16 George Washington 0 1
16 LSU 0 1
16 Maryland 0 1
16 Massachusetts 0 1
16 Mississippi State 0 1
16 Nevada 0 1
16 Oklahoma State 0 1
16 Pepperdine 0 1
16 San Diego State 0 1
16 Texas A&M 0 1
30 New Mexico 0 2
30 Purdue 0 2
30 Utah 0 2

Appearances[]

  • As of the 2007 John R. Wooden Classic.
Rank School #
1 UCLA 11
2 USC 4
3 Arizona 3
3 Stanford 3
3 Kansas 3
6 Georgia 2
6 Kentucky 2
6 New Mexico 2
6 Purdue 2
6 Utah 2
11 All others 1

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