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1948-49 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1948-49 Season

  • Head Coach: O.B. Cowles (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 18-3
  • Conference Record: 9-3
  • Notes: The Corn Bowl Tournament took place in Des Moines, Iowa.

1948-49 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

1948-49 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Illinois 10-2 21-4
Minnesota 9-3 18-3
Michigan 7-5 15-6
Ohio State 6-6 14-7
Indiana 6-6 14-8
Purdue 6-6 13-9
Wisconsin 5-7 12-10
Iowa 3-9 10-10
Northwestern 2-10 5-16

1948-49 Final AP Poll

Team
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

Final Four

Semifinals

Kentucky 76, Illinois 47
Oklahoma A&M 55, Oregon State 30

Finals

Kentucky 46, Oklahoma A&M 36