GOLDEN GOPHER BASKETBALL

Gopher Basketball 1972-1973 Season

1972-1973 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/25/1972 California-Irvine W 93-71
12/02/1972 Western Illinois W 111-66
12/04/1972 Wisconsin-Milwaukee W 79-60
12/16/1972 @ Loyola (IL) W 87-81
12/19/1972 San Francisco State W 78-38
12/21/1972 Corpus Christi W 67-53
12/27/1972 Far West Classic
vs. Washington State
W 41-35
12/29/1972 Far West Classic
vs. Oregon
W 59-49
12/30/1972 Far West Classic
vs. Oregon State
W 83-80
01/06/1973 @ Iowa L 62-65 OT
01/13/1973 Wisconsin W 78-54
01/16/1973 Marquette W 64-53
01/20/1973 @ Indiana L 71-83
01/27/1973 Michigan State W 93-77
01/29/1973 @ Wisconsin W 81-64
02/03/1973 Purdue W 70-53
02/10/1973 @ Ohio State W 80-78
02/17/1973 Indiana W 82-75
02/19/1973 @ Illinois W 82-73
02/24/1973 Michigan W 98-80
02/26/1973 Northwestern W 90-74
03/03/1973 @ Purdue W 79-66
03/05/1973 Iowa L 77-79
03/10/1973 @ Northwestern L 74-79
03/19/1973 NIT 1st Round
vs. Rutgers
W 68-59
03/22/1973 NIT 2nd Round
vs. Alabama
L 65-69

1972-1973 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Indiana 11 3 .786 22 6 .786
Minnesota 10 4 .714 21 5 .808
Purdue 8 6 .571 15 9 .625
Ohio State 8 6 .571 14 10 .583
Illinois 8 6 .571 14 10 .583
Michigan State 6 8 .429 13 11 .542
Iowa 6 8 .429 13 11 .542
Michigan 6 8 .429 13 11 .542
Wisconsin 5 9 .357 11 13 .458
Northwestern 2 12 .143 5 19 .208

Season notes:

Coached by Bill Musselman (2nd season). The Far West Classic took place in Portland, Oregon.

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1972-1973 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. UCLA
2. North Carolina State
3. Long Beach State
4. Providence
5. Marquette
6. Indiana
7. SW Louisiana
8. Maryland
9. Kansas State
10. Minnesota
11. North Carolina
12. Memphis State
13. Houston
14. Syracuse
15. Missouri
16. Arizona State
17. Kentucky
18. Pennsylvania
19. Austin Peay
20. San Francisco
1. UCLA
2. North Carolina State
3. Long Beach State
4. Marquette
5. Providence
6. Indiana
7. SW Louisiana
7. Kansas State
9. Minnesota
10. Maryland
11. Memphis State
12. North Carolina
13. Arizona State
14. Syracuse
15. Kentucky
16. South Carolina
17. Missouri
18. Weber State
18. Houston
20. Pennsylvania


1972-1973 National Invitation Tournament


First Round

Notre Dame 69, Southern California 65
Louisville 97, American U. 84
North Carolina 82, Oral Roberts 65
Massachussets 78, Missouri 71
Fairfield 80, Marshall 76
Virginia Tech 65, New Mexico 63
Minnesota 68, Rutgers 59
Alabama 87, Manhattan 86


Quarterfinals

North Carolina 73, Massachussets 63
Notre Dame 79, Louisville 71
Virginia Tech 77, Fairfield 76
Alabama 69, Minnesota 65


NIT Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Virginia Tech 74, Alabama 73
Notre Dame 78, North Carolina 71
Virginia Tech 92, Notre Dame 91 OT


1972-1973 NCAA Tournament


First Round

Midwest East
South Carolina 78, Texas Tech 70
SW Louisiana 102, Houston 89
Syracuse 83, Furman 82
Penn 62, St. John's (NY) 61
Providence 89, St. Joseph's (PA) 76
Mideast West
Marquette 77, Miami (OH) 62
Austin Peay 77, Jacksonville 75
Long Beach State 88, Weber State 75
Arizona State 103, Oklahoma City 78


Sweet Sixteen

Midwest East
Memphis State 90, South Carolina 76
Kansas State 66, SW Louisiana 63
Maryland 91, Syracuse 75
Providence 87, Penn 65
Mideast West
Indiana 75, Marquette 69
Kentucky 106, Austin Peay 100 (OT)
San Francisco 77, Long Beach State 67
UCLA 98, Arizona State 81


Elite Eight

Midwest East
Memphis State 92, Kansas State 72 Providence 103, Maryland 89
Mideast West
Indiana 72, Kentucky 65 UCLA 54, San Francisco 39


Final Four

Semifinals Finals
Memphis State 98, Providence 85
UCLA 70, Indiana 59
UCLA 87, Memphis State 66

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