In the middle of UCLA’s domination in basketball under John Wooden, USC actually had a freshman team that went 18-1 and swept the Bruins freshman team during the 1971-72 season.
The Trojans even beat UCLA, 89-86, at Pauley Pavilion.
The top Trobabes were forward Clint Chapman (17.7 points per game), forward Bill Boyd (15.4), guard Gus Williams (14.3), forward John Lambert (13.5), guard Biff Burrell (11.9), forward Carlos Mina (8.9) and guard Jeff Reinke (7.9).
The only loss was a double-overtime setback to Hancock College that included a four-hour bus ride to Santa Maria. In case you wondered, the UCLA freshmen team featured forward Dave Meyers and guard Pete Trgovich.