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1969-70 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1969-70 Season

  • Head Coach: Bill Fitch (2nd season)
  • Overall Record: 13-11
  • Conference Record: 7-7
  • Notes: Larry Mikan and Larry Overskei were team co-captains.
  • The Motor City Invitational took place in Detroit, Michigan.

1969-70 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/01/1969 Notre Dame L 75-84
12/04/1969 @ North Dakota W 85-71
12/06/1969 UCLA L 71-72 OT
12/09/1969 @ Iowa State L 84-89 OT
12/20/1969 Drake W 79-76 OT
12/22/1969 @ Marquette L 51-67
12/23/1969 San Diego State W 79-68
12/26/1969 Motor City Invitational
vs. Bowling Green
W 70-68
12/27/1969 Motor City Invitational
vs. Detroit
W 65-64
01/03/1970 @ Ohio State L 71-78
01/04/1970 Indiana W 77-65
01/13/1970 @ Wisconsin L 84-90
01/17/1970 Michigan State W 85-78
01/24/1970 Ohio State W 77-76
01/26/1970 Loyola (IL) W 85-73
01/31/1970 @ Michigan State W 92-87
02/03/1970 @ Iowa L 77-90
02/07/1970 Illinois W 82-72
02/14/1970 Northwestern W 80-72
02/21/1970 @ Michigan L 87-95
02/24/1970 Purdue L 94-108
02/28/1970 @ Illinois L 73-75
03/03/1970 Michigan W 93-82
03/07/1970 @ Purdue L 44-48

1969-70 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Iowa 14-0 20-5
Purdue 11-3 18-6
Ohio State 8-6 17-7
Illinois 8-6 15-9
Minnesota 7-7 13-11
Michigan 5-9 10-14
Wisconsin 5-9 10-14
Michigan State 5-9 9-15
Northwestern 4-10 9-15
Indiana 3-11 7-17

1969-70 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
14 Arnold, Roger G So 6-0 Effingham, IL
41 Baxter, Chuck F Sr 6-4 Duluth, MN
24 Beyer, John F Sr 6-5 Luverne, MN
21 Bowser, Walt G Jr 6-1 Newport News, VA
50 Fitzsimmons, Pat C Sr 6-6 Effingham, IL
12 Hill, Eric G Jr 6-1 Indianapolis, IN
11 Hurtgen, Peter F Jr 6-5 Pewaukee, WI
40 Kiedrowski, Jay G Jr 6-3 Edina, MN
44 Masterson, Tom C Jr 6-8 Walnut Grove, MN
31 Mikan, Larry F Sr 6-7 Edina, MN
52 Overskei, Larry F Sr 6-6 Roseville, MN
30 Palmer, Steve F So 6-2 St. Paul, MN (Cretin)
32 Pyle, Jerry G So 6-7 Casselton, ND
10 Regenfuss, Mike G Sr 6-0 Superior, WI
22 Shannon, Ollie G Jr 6-2 New York, NY

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

1969-70 Final AP Poll

Team
1 Kentucky
2 UCLA
3 St. Bonaventure
4 Jacksonville
5 New Mexico State
6 South Carolina
7 Iowa
8 Marquette
9 Notre Dame
10 North Carolina State
11 Florida State
12 Houston
13 Pennsylvania
14 Drake
15 Davidson
16 Utah State
17 Niagara
18 Western Kentucky
19 Long Beach State
20 Southern California

1969-70 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 Kentucky
2 UCLA
3 St. Bonaventure
4 New Mexico State
5 Jacksonville
6 South Carolina
7 Iowa
8 Notre Dame
9 Drake
10 Marquette
11 Houston
12 North Carolina State
13 Pennsylvania
14 Florida State
15 Villanova
15 Long Beach State
17 Western Kentucky
17 Utah State
17 Niagara
20 Cincinnati
20 Texas-El Paso

Final Four

Semifinals

Jacksonville 91, St. Bonaventure 83
UCLA 93, New Mexico State 77

Finals

UCLA 80, Jacksonville 69