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1971-72 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1971-72 Season

  • Head Coach: Bill Musselman (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 18-7
  • Conference Record: 11-3
  • Notes:  Bob Murphy was team captain.
  • Assistant coaches were Bill Klucas, Jim Williams, and Kevin Wilson.
  • The Rainbow Classic took place in Honalulu, Hawaii.

1971-72 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/01/1971 North Dakota W 68-49
12/04/1971 @ Iowa State W 72-58
12/06/1971 @ Bradley L 67-74 OT
12/09/1971 Butler W 77-56
12/21/1971 @ Marquette L 40-55
12/23/1971 Drake W 70-56
12/28/1971 Rainbow Classic
vs. Temple
L 57-60
12/30/1971 Rainbow Classic
vs. Texas Christian
W 83-57
01/04/1972 Loyola (IL) W 84-59
01/08/1972 Indiana W 52-51
01/15/1972 Northwestern W 84-60
01/18/1972 @ Wisconsin W 65-59
01/22/1972 @ Michigan State W 67-57
01/25/1972 Ohio State L 44-50
01/29/1972 @ Iowa W 61-50
02/05/1972 Iowa W 53-52
02/08/1972 @ Indiana L 42-61
02/12/1972 @ Northwestern W 78-55
02/19/1972 Wisconsin W 76-73
02/26/1972 @ Michigan L 52-64
02/29/1972 Purdue W 48-43
03/04/1972 Illinois W 91-62
03/07/1972 @ Purdue W 49-48
03/16/1972 NCAA 1st Round
vs. Florida State
L 56-70
03/18/1972 NCAA Consolation
vs. Marquette
W 77-72

1971-72 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Minnesota 11-3 18-7
Ohio State 10-4 18-6
Indiana 9-5 17-8
Michigan 9-5 14-10
Wisconsin 6-8 13-11
Michigan State 6-8 13-11
Purdue 6-8 12-12
Illinois 5-9 14-10
Iowa 5-9 11-13
Northwestern 3-11 5-18

1971-72 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
14 Arnold, Roger G Sr 6-0 Effingham, IL
11 Behagen, Ron G Jr 6-8 New York, NY
52 Brewer, Jim C Jr 6-8 Maywood, IL
24 Murphy, Bob G Sr 6-2 Brooklyn, NY
15 Nix, Bob G Jr 6-3 Owenton, KY
40 Ormiston, Chad G/F So 6-4 Jacksonville, IL
42 Palmer, Steve F Sr 6-2 St. Paul, MN (Cretin)
41 Taylor, Corky F Jr 6-9 Detroit, MI
20 Troland, Greg G Jr 6-4 Moorhead, MN
32 Turner, Clyde F Jr 6-7 Champaign, IL
31 Winfield, Dave F Jr 6-5 St. Paul (Central)
22 Young, Keith G So 6-4 Columbus, OH

1971-72 Final AP Poll

Team
1 UCLA
2 North Carolina
3 Pennsylvania
4 Louisville
5 Long Beach State
6 South Carolina
7 Marquette
8 SW Louisiana
9 Brigham Young
10 Florida State
11 Minnesota
12 Marshall
13 Memphis State
14 Maryland
15 Villanova
16 Oral Roberts
17 Indiana
18 Kentucky
19 Ohio State
20 Virginia

1971-72 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 UCLA
2 North Carolina
3 Pennsylvania
4 Louisville
5 South Carolina
6 Long Beach State
7 Marquette
8 SW Louisiana
9 Brigham Young
10 Florida State
11 Maryland
12 Minnesota
13 Memphis State
14 kentucky
15 Villanova
16 Kansas State
17 Texas-El Paso
18 Marshall
19 Missouri
19 Weber State

Final Four

Semifinals

Florida State 79, North Carolina 75
UCLA 96, Louisville 77

Finals

UCLA 81, Florida State 76