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1955-56 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1955-56 Season

  • Head Coach: O.B. Cowles (8th season)
  • Overall Record: 11-11
  • Conference Record: 6-8
  • Notes: The Kentucky Invitational took place in Lexington, Kentucky and the Dixie Classic took place in Raleigh, North Carolina.

1955-56 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/03/1955 DePaul W 82-78
12/10/1955 Southern Methodist L 81-82 OT
12/16/1955 Notre Dame W 83-75
12/20/1955 Kentucky Invitational
@ Kentucky
L 65-72
12/21/1955 Kentucky Invitational
vs. Utah
W 90-77
12/29/1955 Dixie Classic
vs. Wake Forest
L 83-87 OT
12/30/1955 Dixie Classic
vs. Oregon State
W 64-60
12/31/1955 Dixie Classic
vs. Wyoming
W 70-66
01/07/1956 Michigan L 79-81 OT
01/09/1956 Indiana W 77-71
01/14/1956 @ Iowa L 62-84
01/21/1956 @ Michigan State L 69-80
01/28/1956 Northwestern W 83-67
01/30/1956 Illinois L 84-95
02/04/1956 @ Purdue L 67-75
02/11/1956 @ Wisconsin W 77-71
02/13/1956 Michigan State W 77-73
02/18/1956 @ Ohio State L 80-91
02/25/1956 Iowa L 73-83 OT
02/27/1956 @ Illinois L 81-97
03/03/1956 @ Michigan W 86-72
03/05/1956 Ohio State W 95-89

1955-56 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Iowa 13-1 20-6
Illinois 11-3 18-4
Ohio State 9-5 16-6
Purdue 9-5 16-6
Michigan State 7-7 13-9
Minnesota 6-8 11-11
Indiana 6-8 13-9
Michigan 4-10 9-13
Wisconsin 4-10 6-16
Northwestern 1-13 2-20

1955-56 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
31 DeMarais, Maurice G 1 5-10 Buffalo, MN
24 Dommeyer, Jerome C 2 6-3 Slayton, MN
34 Finn, Myron F/C 2 6-4 W. St. Paul, MN (Humboldt)
14 Fix, Wayne F 2 6-1 Aberdeen, SD (Central)
12 Griffin, David C 1 6-8 Duluth (Central)
35 Griggas, Robert F 1 6-2 Rockford, IL
52 Gruye, James C 2 6-3 Worthington, MN
15 Hanson, George G 2 6-0 Superior, WI
32 Kindall, Jerry F 2 6-2 St. Paul, MN (Washington)
13 Kline, George F 2 6-3 Minneapolis, MN (Dyer, IN)
21 Lindsley, Gerald G 2 6-0 West DePere, MN (Nicolet)
25 Noack, David G 3 6-2 Arlington, MN
55 Simonovich, Bill C 3 6-10 Gilbert, MN
42 Stoltman, James G 2 6-0 St. Louis Park, MN
23 Tucker, David F 2 6-4 Superior, MN (Cathedral)

1955-56 Final AP Poll

Team
1 San Francisco
2 North Carolina State
3 Dayton
4 Iowa
5 Alabama
6 Louisville
7 Southern Methodist
8 UCLA
9 Kentucky
10 Illinois
11 Oklahoma City
12 Vanderbilt
13 North Carolina
14 Holy Cross
15 Temple
16 Wake Forest
17 Duke
18 Utah
19 Oklahoma State
20 West Virginia

1955-56 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 San Francisco
2 North Carolina State
3 Dayton
4 Iowa
5 Alabama
6 Southern Methodist
7 Louisville
8 Illinois
9 UCLA
10 Vanderbilt
11 North Carolina
12 Kentucky
13 Utah
14 Temple
15 Holy Cross
16 Oklahoma State
16 St. Louis
18 Seattle
18 Duke
18 Canisius

Final Four

Semifinals

Iowa 83, Temple 76
San Francisco 86, Southern Methodist 68

Finals

San Francisco 83, Iowa 71