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1959-60 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1959-60 Season

  • Head Coach: John Kundla (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 12-12
  • Conference Record: 8-6
  • Notes: The Dixie Classic took place in Raleigh, North Carolina.

1959-60 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/03/1959 Southern Methodist L 60-73
12/05/1959 @ Vanderbilt W 72-59
12/07/1959 @ Nebraska L 66-76
12/12/1959 Oklahoma W 59-57
12/19/1959 Missouri W 80-62
12/21/1959 UCLA L 72-73
12/23/1959 @ Oklahoma W 57-56
12/28/1959 Dixie Classic
vs. North Carolina
L 65-72
12/29/1959 Dixie Classic
vs. Utah
L 72-75
12/30/1959 Dixie Classic
vs. North Carolina State
L 48-57
01/02/1960 Iowa W 70-61
01/09/1960 @ Illinois L 82-90
01/16/1960 @ Michigan W 74-58
01/18/1960 Illinois W 77-70
01/23/1960 @ Northwestern L 61-62
01/25/1960 @ Iowa W 87-72
01/30/1960 Wisconsin W 86-72
02/01/1960 @ Michigan State L 63-84
02/08/1960 Northwestern L 64-66
02/13/1960 Michigan State W 82-73
02/15/1960 Purdue W 71-69
02/20/1960 Michigan W 87-61
02/27/1960 @ Indiana L 74-78
03/05/1960 Ohio State L 66-75

1959-60 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 13-1 25-3
Indiana 11-3 20-4
Minnesota 8-6 12-12
Illinois 8-6 16-7
Northwestern 8-6 11-12
Iowa 6-8 14-10
Purdue 6-8 11-12
Michigan State 5-9 10-11
Wisconsin 4-10 8-16
Michigan 1-13 4-20

1959-60 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
14 Benson, Tom F 3 6-3 Superior, WI
50 Butler, Jerry C/F 2 6-6 Minneapolis, MN
22 Cronk, Ray F 1 6-6 Bemidji, MN
20 Erickson, Dick F 2 6-5 Anoka, MN
40 Griggas, Bob G 2 6-2 Rockford, IL
42 Grow, Norman F 1 6-5 Foley, MN
10 Hiller, Wes G 1 6-1 Minot, ND
34 Johnson, Ron C 3 6-7 New Prague, MN
52 Lehman, Paul G 2 6-4 Minneapolis, MN
32 Miller, Marlo G 3 6-0 Minneapolis, MN
30 Rahn, Noel G 1 6-0 Mountain Lake, MN
44 Skadeland, Tom F 2 6-5 Minot, ND

1959-60 Final AP Poll

Team
1 Cincinnati
2 California
3 Ohio State
4 Bradley
5 West Virginia
6 Utah
7 Indiana
8 Utah State
9 St. Bonaventure
10 Miami (FL)
11 Auburn
12 New York
13 Georgia Tech
14 Providence
15 St. Louis
16 Holy Cross
17 Villanova
18 Duke
19 Wake Forest
20 St. John's (NY)

1959-60 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 California
2 Cincinnati
3 Ohio State
4 Bradley
5 Utah
6 West Virginia
7 Utah State
8 Georgia Tech
9 Villanova
10 Indiana
11 St. Bonaventure
12 New York
13 Texas
14 North Carolina
15 Duke
16 Kansas State
17 Auburn
18 Providence
19 St. Louis
20 Dayton

Final Four

Semifinals

Ohio State 76, New York 54
California 77, Cincinnati 69

Finals

Ohio State 75, California 55