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YouTube Gold: UCLA-Houston In The 1968 Final Four

Payback for the Bruins

NCAA Basketball: Long Beach State at UCLA
Nov 9, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General overall view of the UCLA Bruins logo at center court of Pauley Pavilion prior to the game against Long Beach State. 
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When he was in college and known as Lew Alcindor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and UCLA lost one game in three years (four if you count the freshman team that beat everyone it played including UCLA’s varsity).

That was a 71-69 loss to Elvin Hayes and Houston, a loss that UCLA was determined to avenge in the Final Four.

Boy did they.

The Bruins won 101-69. Here’s an extensive video of the rematch. UCLA was cutting edge at the time, an unstoppable force in college basketball.