GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1948-1949 Season

1948-1949 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/04/1948 Western Illinois W 68-46
12/06/1948 @ Nebraska W 61-52
12/18/1948 @ DePaul W 67-50
12/21/1948 Navy W 47-40
12/22/1948 St. Mary's (CA) W 52-42
12/29/1948 Corn Bowl Tourn.
vs. Dartmouth
W 64-52
12/30/1948 Corn Bowl Tourn.
vs. Drake
W 50-26
01/01/1949 Colgate W 70-46
01/08/1949 Michigan W 45-31
01/10/1949 Wisconsin W 47-33
01/15/1949 @ Purdue W 67-52
01/17/1949 @ Iowa W 61-45
01/22/1949 Indiana W 35-28
01/29/1949 @ Illinois L 44-45
01/31/1949 Northwestern W 61-40
02/05/1949 @ Ohio State L 39-48
02/12/1949 Iowa W 54-49
02/19/1949 @ Michigan W 54-47
02/21/1949 @ Michigan State W 57-47
02/26/1949 Purdue W 58-48
03/05/1949 @ Wisconsin L 43-45

1948-1949 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Illinois 10 2 .833 21 4 .840
Minnesota 9 3 .750 18 3 .857
Michigan 7 5 .583 15 6 .714
Ohio State 6 6 .500 14 7 .667
Indiana 6 6 .500 14 8 .636
Purdue 6 6 .500 13 9 .591
Wisconsin 5 7 .417 12 10 .545
Iowa 3 9 .250 10 10 .500
Northwestern 2 10 .167 5 16 .238

Season notes:

Coached by O.B. Cowles (1st season). The Corn Bowl Tournament took place in Des Moines, Iowa.

1948-1949 Poll Results

Associated Press
1. Kentucky
2. Oklahoma A & M
3. St. Louis
4. Illinois
5. Western Kentucky
6. Minnesota
7. Bradley
8. San Francisco
9. Tulane
10. Bowling Green
11. Yale
12. Utah
13. North Carolina State
14. Villanova
15. UCLA
16. Loyola (IL)
17. Wyoming
18. Butler
19. Hamline
20. Ohio State


1948-1949 National Invitation Tournament


First Round

Bowling Green 77, St. John's (NY) 64
San Francisco 68, Manhattan 43
Bradley 89, New York 67
Loyola (IL) 62, City College of New York 47


Quarterfinals

Loyola (IL) 61, Kentucky 56
Bradley 95, Western Kentucky 86
San Francisco 64, Utah 63
Bowling Green 80, St. Louis 74


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
San Francisco 49, Bowling Green 39
Loyola (IL) 55, Bradley 50
San Francisco 48, Loyola (IL) 47


1948-1949 NCAA Tournament


First Round

Eastern Western
Illinois 71, Yale 67
Kentucky 85, Villanova 72
Oklahoma A&M 40, Wyoming 39
Oregon State 56, Arkansas 38


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Kentucky 76, Illinois 47
Oklahoma A&M 55, Oregon State 30
Kentucky 46, Oklahoma A&M 36

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