GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1950-1951 Season

1950-1951 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/02/1950 Nebraska W 55-41
12/09/1950 Loyola (IL) W 66-51
12/11/1950 @ Oklahoma L 45-66
12/16/1950 Pittsburgh W 72-43
12/23/1950 Oklahoma W 49-42
12/27/1950 Kansas City Tourn.
vs. Colorado
W 74-68
12/28/1950 Kansas City Tourn.
vs. Kansas
W 62-51
12/29/1950 Kansas City Tourn.
vs. Kansas State
L 62-70
01/06/1951 @ Illinois L 62-70
01/08/1951 Ohio State W 77-64
01/13/1951 Purdue W 78-55
01/15/1951 Michigan W 66-62
01/22/1951 Iowa L 47-69
01/27/1951 @ Indiana L 26-32
02/03/1951 Wisconsin L 44-47
02/05/1951 @ Michigan State L 44-50
02/10/1951 Indiana W 61-54
02/12/1951 @ Michigan L 48-52 OT
02/17/1951 @ Ohio State W 70-56
02/19/1951 @ Purdue L 78-81
02/24/1951 @ Northwestern W 73-68
02/26/1951 Michigan State W 56-39

1950-1951 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Illinois 13 1 .929 22 5 .815
Indiana 12 2 .857 19 3 .864
Iowa 9 5 .643 15 7 .682
Minnesota 7 7 .500 13 9 .591
Northwestern 7 7 .500 12 10 .545
Wisconsin 7 7 .500 10 12 .455
Michigan State 5 9 .357 10 11 .476
Purdue 4 10 .286 8 14 .364
Michigan 3 11 .214 7 15 .318
Ohio State 3 11 .214 6 16 .273

Season notes:

Coached by O.B. Cowles (3rd season).

1950-1951 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Kentucky
2. Oklahoma State
3. Columbia
4. Kansas State
5. Illinois
6. Bradley
7. Indiana
8. North Carolina State
9. St. John's (NY)
10. St. Louis
11. Brigham Young
12. Arizona
13. Dayton
14. Toledo
15. Washington
16. Murray State
17. Cincinnati
18. Siena
19. Southern California
20. Villanova
1. Kentucky
2. Oklahoma State
3. Kansas State
4. Illinois
5. Columbia
6. Bradley
7. North Carolina State
8. Indiana
9. St. John's (NY)
10. Brigham Young
11. St. Louis
12. Arizona
13. Washington
14. Beloit
14. Villanova
16. UCLA
17. Cincinnati
18. Dayton
18. St. Bonaventure
18. Seton Hall
18. Texas A&M


1950-1951 National Invitation Tournament


First Round

Dayton 77, Lawrence Tech 71
Seton Hall 71, Beloit 57
St. Louis 73, La Salle 61
St. Bonaventure 70, Cincinnati 67 2OT


Quarterfinals

Brigham Young 75, St. Louis 58
St. John's (NY) 60, St. Bonaventure 58
Dayton 74, Arizona 68
Seton Hall 71, North Carolina State 59


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Dayton 69, St. John's (NY) 62 OT
Brigham Young 69, Seton Hall 59
Brigham Young 62, Dayton 43
NCAA Tournament , Dayton 43


1950-1951 NCAA Tournament


First Round

East West
North Carolina State 67, Villanova 62
Illinois 79, Columbia 71
St. John's (NY) 63, Connecticut 52
Kentucky 79, Louisville 68
Washington 62, Texas A&M 40
Oklahoma A&M 50, Montana State 46
Brigham Young 68, San Jose State 61
Kansas State 61, Arizona 59


Elite Eight

East West
Illinois 84, North Carolina State 70
Kentucky 59, St. John's (NY) 43
Oklahoma A&M 61, Washington 57
Kansas State 64, Brigham Young 54


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Kentucky 76, Illinois 74
Kansas State 68, Oklahoma A&M 44
Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58

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