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1965 USA Men's World University Games Team

FIFTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1965

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2010

Budapest, Hungary - August 20-29, 1965

The 1965 World University Games, held in Budapest, Hungary, marked the first time the USA had competed in the event, and the USA would not waste any time making its presence known. The U.S. had not competed in the World University Games for the first nine years because of political concerns.

1965 USA RESULTS (8-0)

USA 89 Czechoslovakia 52
USA 85 Italy 37
USA 98 F. R. Germany 52
USA 69 Romania 60
USA 108 Bulgaria 53
USA 81 USSR 38
USA 83 France 44
USA 71 USSR 60

1965 WORLD UNIV. GAMES FINAL STANDINGS

1. United States (8-0)
2. Soviet Union
3. Hungary

Led by head coach John Kundla of the University of Minnesota, the Americans finished their first World University Games competition in possession of a perfect 8-0 record and the gold medal.

While 6'5' Bill Bradley (Princeton University) was the team captain and a member of the USA gold medal 1964 Olympic team, the U.S. team was led offensively by 6'5' Lou Hudson (University of Minnesota), 6'8' Fred Hetzel (Davidson College) and Bradley. Hudson finished as the team's high scorer averaging 17.3 ppg. Hetzel added 12.9 ppg. and Bradley averaged 12.4 ppg.

All of the men's basketball competition was scheduled to be played outdoors and the U.S. squad adjusted quickly to the conditions. Opening the competition with an impressive 89-52 win over Czechoslovakia, the U.S. team followed that with a strong 85-37 victory against Italy. The Federal Republic of Germany was handed a 98-52 loss as Hudson again accounted for 20 points, and Romania battled with the United States in a game the Americans won 69-60 as Bradley led all scorers with 22 points.

The U.S. contingent broke the centennial scoring mark in a 108-53 win over Bulgaria as Hudson scored 22. Playing what was termed by coach Kundla as their best defensive game of the competition, the American men rolled over the Soviets 81-38 as six U.S. players scored in double digits. France was little problem in the semifinals as the USA claimed an 83-44 victory and Hudson scored a tournament high 27 points.

Facing the Soviet Union in the finals, the game was moved indoors after being delayed by rain. The U.S., behind 19 points from Bradley and 19 more from Hudson, recorded a 71-60 win, giving the USA its first World University Games gold medal. The Soviets won the silver medal and Hungary, cheered on by its home fans, collected the bronze medal.

 

1965 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES ROSTER

NAME
POS
HGT
WGT
AGE
SCHOOL HOMETOWN
John Austin
G
6-2
175
21
Boston College Washington, DC
Bill Bradley
F
6-5
205
21
Princeton Crystal City, MO
Bill Buntin
C
6-7
230
21
Michigan Detroit, MI
Billy Cunningham
C
6-5
218
22
North Carolina Brooklyn, NY
Joe Ellis
G
6-6
175
22
San Francisco Oakland, CA
Fred Hetzel
C
6-8
225
22
Davidson Washington, DC
Lou Hudson
F
6-5
230
21
Minnesota Greensboro, NC
Jim Jarvis
G
6-0
170
22
Oregon State Roseburg, OR
Ollie Johnson
C
6-7
220
22
San Francisco Washington, DC
Floyd Theard
G
6-2
175
22
Kentucky State Chicago, IL
Dick Van Arsdale
F
6-5
205
22
Indiana Greenwood, IN
Tom Van Arsdale
F
6-5
205
22
Indiana Greenwood, IN
HEAD COACH: John Kundla, University of Minnesota
ASSISTANT COACH: John McLendon, Kentucky State University
ATHLETIC TRAINER: Tony Pianowski , Cleveland , OH

1965 USA MEN'S WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

NAME G FGM-FGA PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
PTS/AVG
Lou Hudson 8 62-
14- 20
.700
138/ 17.3
Fred Hetzel 8 46-
11- 23
.478
103/ 12.9
Bill Bradley 8 46-
7- 19
.368
99/ 12.4
Jim Jarvis 8 30-
3- 5
.600
63/ 7.9
Dick Van Arsdale 8 25-
5- 9
.556
55/ 6.9
Joe Ellis 8 23-
2- 4
.500
48/ 6.0
Tom Van Arsdale 8 21-
3- 5
.600
45/ 5.6
Ollie Johnson 8 18-
7- 13
.538
43/ 5.4
Billy Cunningham 8 12-
3- 5
.600
27/ 3.4
Floyd Theard 8 11-
2- 2
1.000
24/ 3.0
John Austin 6 11-
0- 2
.000
22/ 3.7
Bill Buntin 7 7-
3- 7
.429
17/ 2.4
USA TOTALS 8 312-
60-114
.526
684/ 85.5
OPP. TOTALS 8
396/ 49.5

 

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