The closest any UCLA team of the Abdul-Jabbar (nee Alcindor) era came to losing in an NCAA tournament came in the 1969 Final Four against Drake. The game was played in Louisville, Ky. I lived 2 1/2 hours from Freedom Hall, and I couldn’t watch it. The game wasn’t televised in the Eastern part of these United States.
In 2012, I saw very little of the NCAA tournament on television. But I watched a bunch of it on my iPad.