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1958-59 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1958-59 Season

  • Head Coach: O.B. Cowles (11th season)
  • Overall Record: 8-14
  • Conference Record: 5-9

1958-59 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/06/1958 Vanderbilt W 77-76
12/08/1958 @ Iowa State L 75-81 OT
12/11/1958 Oklahoma L 45-52
12/13/1958 Nebraska W 78-57
12/20/1958 @ Southern Methodist L 58-67
12/22/1958 Stanford W 72-61
12/27/1958 @ Washington L 63-85
12/29/1958 @ Washington L 57-73
01/03/1959 Wisconsin W 79-66
01/12/1959 @ Indiana L 59-63
01/17/1959 Purdue W 64-62
01/19/1959 @ Northwestern W 71-67
01/24/1959 Michigan State L 76-82
01/26/1959 Illinois W 81-70
01/31/1959 @ Ohio State L 80-84
02/07/1959 @ Iowa L 65-69
02/14/1959 Indiana L 57-62
02/21/1959 @ Wisconsin W 69-50
02/23/1959 Northwestern L 62-79
02/28/1959 @ Purdue L 55-67
03/02/1959 Ohio State L 66-68
03/07/1959 @ Michigan L 66-68

1958-59 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 12-2 19-4
Michigan 8-6 15-7
Northwestern 8-6 15-7
Purdue 8-6 15-7
Illinois 7-7 12-10
Indiana 7-7 11-11
Ohio State 7-7 11-11
Iowa 7-7 10-12
Minnesota 5-9 8-14
Wisconsin 1-13 3-19

1958-59 Final AP Poll

Team
1 Kansas State
2 Kentucky
3 Mississippi State
4 Bradley
5 Cincinnati
6 North Carolina State
7 Michigan State
8 Auburn
9 North Carolina
10 West Virginia
11 California
12 St. Louis
13 Seattle
14 St. Joseph's (PA)
15 St. Mary's (CA)
16 Texas Christian
17 Oklahoma City
18 Utah
19 St. Bonaventure
20 Marquette

1958-59 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 Kansas State
2 Kentucky
3 Michigan State
4 Cincinnati
5 North Carolina State
6 Mississippi State
6 North Carolina
8 Bradley
9 California
10 Auburn
11 West Virginia
12 Texas Christian
13 St. Louis
14 Utah
15 Marquette
16 Tennessee Tech
17 St. John's (NY)
18 Navy
19 St. Mary's (CA)
20 St. Joseph's (PA)

Final Four

Semifinals

West Virginia 94, Louisville 79
California 64, Cincinnati 58

Finals

California 71, West Virginia 70