By Beth Harris | AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES — Greg Lee, who helped UCLA to back-to-back national championships under coach John Wooden in 1972 and ’73, has died. He was 70 years old.

Lee died Wednesday at a San Diego hospital of an infection related to an immune disorder, the university said Thursday, after being notified by his wife, Lisa.


Lee became a starting guard on the varsity team as a sophomore in 1971-72, along with Bill Walton and Jamal Wilkes. The Bruins had a 30-0 record while winning games by an average margin of 30 points. They beat Florida State 81-76 in the national title game.

The following season, the Bruins went 30–0 again and won the national championship 87–66 over Memphis State.


During Lee’s senior year in 1973-74, UCLA’s 88-game winning streak was snapped by a 71-70 loss to Notre Dame. The Bruins’ national title streak also ended at seven when they were defeated in double overtime by North Carolina State, 80-77, in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Lee averaged 5.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 88 games with the varsity, compiling an 86-4 record over his three seasons.


During this era, freshmen were not allowed to compete, so Lee, Walton and Wilkes helped UCLA’s first-year team to a 20-0 record while Lee averaged 17.9 points.

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