GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1945-1946 Season

1945-1946 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/01/1945 South Dakota W 71-27
12/03/1945 South Dakota State W 78-25
12/08/1945 Nebraska W 55-30
12/15/1945 Iowa State W 65-33
12/22/1945 @ Great Lakes N.T.C. L 50-67
12/24/1945 @ Michigan State L 48-50
12/29/1945 North Dakota State W 69-46
12/31/1945 DePaul W 45-36
01/05/1946 @ Wisconsin W 46-45
01/07/1946 @ Indiana W 59-48
01/14/1946 Chicago W 71-44
01/19/1946 Great Lakes N.T.C. W 64-49
01/26/1946 Purdue W 56-43
01/28/1946 @ Iowa L 61-63 OT
02/02/1946 @ Purdue L 40-65
02/08/1946 @ Northwestern L 49-72
02/09/1946 @ Chicago W 52-30
02/18/1946 Northwestern L 50-52
02/23/1946 Indiana L 52-75
03/02/1946 Iowa W 58-47
03/04/1946 Wisconsin W 58-57

1945-1946 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Ohio State 10 2 .833 16 5 .762
Indiana 9 3 .750 18 3 .857
Iowa 8 4 .667 14 4 .778
Northwestern 8 4 .667 15 5 .750
Minnesota 7 5 .583 14 7 .667
Illinois 7 5 .583 14 7 .667
Michigan 6 6 .500 12 7 .632
Purdue 4 8 .333 10 11 .476
Wisconsin 1 11 .083 4 17 .190
Chicago 0 12 .000 6 14 .300

Season notes:

Coached by Dave McMillan (16th season). There were no polls until 1949.


1945-1946 National Invitation Tournament


Quarterfinals

Rhode Island 82, Bowling Green 79 OT
West Virginia 70, St. John's (NY) 58
Kentucky 77, Arizona 53
Muhlenberg (PA) 47, Syracuse 41


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Rhode Island 59, Muhlenberg (PA) 49
Kentucky 59, West Virginia 51
Kentucky 46, Rhode Island 45


1945-1946 NCAA Tournament


First Round

Eastern Western
Ohio State 46, Harvard 38
North Carolina 57, New York 49
Oklahoma A&M 44, Baylor 29
California 50, Colorado 44


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
North Carolina 60, Ohio State 57
Oklahoma A&M 52, California 35
Oklahoma A&M 43, North Carolina 40

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