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1953-54 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1953-54 Season

  • Head Coach: O.B. Cowles (6th season)
  • Overall Record: 17-5
  • Conference Record: 10-4

1953-54 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/05/1953 @ Nebraska W 75-64
12/07/1953 Tulsa W 62-60
12/10/1953 Oklahoma A&M W 57-56
12/19/1953 Colorado W 74-46
12/21/1953 @ Tulsa W 66-63
12/23/1953 Marquette W 91-73
12/26/1953 @ Xavier (OH) W 67-64
12/28/1953 @ Kentucky L 59-74
01/02/1954 @ Illinois W 84-72
01/09/1954 Indiana L 63-71
01/16/1954 @ Iowa W 59-55
01/23/1954 @ Northwestern W 82-78
01/25/1954 Purdue W 80-64
01/30/1954 Michigan State W 79-71
02/06/1954 @ Purdue W 67-64
02/08/1954 @ Indiana L 77-90
02/13/1954 Iowa L 82-86 OT
02/15/1954 @ Wisconsin W 78-68
02/20/1954 @ Ohio State L 73-84
02/22/1954 Michigan W 79-70
02/27/1954 Northwestern W 81-69
03/06/1954 Wisconsin W 78-73 OT

1953-54 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Indiana 12-2 20-4
Iowa 11-3 17-5
Minnesota 10-4 17-5
Illinois 10-4 17-5
Wisconsin 6-8 12-10
Northwestern 6-8 9-13
Ohio State 5-9 11-11
Michigan State 4-10 9-13
Michigan 3-11 9-13
Purdue 3-11 9-13

1953-54 Final AP Poll

Team
1 Kentucky
2 La Salle
3 Holy Cross
4 Indiana
5 Duquesne
6 Notre Dame
7 Bradley
8 Western Kentucky
9 Penn State
10 Oklahoma State
11 Southern California
12 George Washington
13 Iowa
14 Louisiana State
15 Duke
16 Niagara
17 Seattle
18 Kansas
19 Illinois
20 Maryland

1953-54 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 Indiana
2 Kentucky
3 Duquesne
4 Oklahoma State
5 Notre Dame
6 Western Kentucky
7 Kansas
8 Louisiana State
9 Holy Cross
10 Iowa
11 La Salle
12 Illinois
13 Colorado State
14 North Carolina State
14 Southern California
16 Oregon State
17 Seattle
17 Dayton
19 Rice
20 Duke

Final Four

Semifinals

La Salle 69, Penn State 54
Bradley 74, Southern California 72

Finals

La Salle 92, Bradley 76