1913–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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1913–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas alternate logo.svg
Conference Independent
1913–14 record 10–6
Head coach James Colliflower (3rd year)
Captain Ronayne "Roy" Waldron (2nd year)
Home arena Arcade Rink
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The 1913–14 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team represented Georgetown University during the 1913-14 NCAA Division I college basketball season. James Colliflower coached the team in his third season as head coach.[1] Georgetown was an independent and played its home games at the Arcade Rink, also known as the Arcadia and as the Arcade Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.,[2] and finished the season with a record of 10-6.

Season recap[edit]

Senior forward Ronayne "Roy" Waldron was the team captain for the second straight season, a rare honor and the first player so honored in school history. Also for the second straight year, he led the team in scoring; playing in 11 games and starting each of the 11, he scored a total of 79 points, averaging 7.2 points per game. He ended his collegiate career having played in 42 games and started 33 times, scoring 326 points and averaging 7.8 points per game, and he ranks third in scoring among Georgetown players who played between the 1906-07 and 1919-20 seasons. During his four seasons with the team, the Hoyas never had a losing season and were 35-5 on their home court.[3]

Colliflower had coached the Hoyas for three seasons, posting an overall record of 32-17 and shepherding the men's basketball program through disputes over it between the undergraduate campus and the Law School. A part-time coach who made ends meet by attending to his coal delivery business, he stepped down as coach and returned to that business after this season when Georgetown hired John O'Reilly to succeed him as a full-time head coach. When O'Reilly later fell ill and could not coach, Colliflower returned to serve as head coach without pay during the 1921-22 season.[1]

The Hoyas began to play their home games at Ryan Gymnasium the following season, so this was the last Georgetown men's basketball team to play its home games off campus until the team left Ryan to return to the Arcade Rink for the 1927-28 season.[2]



Georgetown players did not wear numbers on their jerseys this season. The first numbered jerseys in Georgetown men‍ '​s basketball history would not appear until the 1933-34 season.[4]

Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
Hugh Doherty N/A N/A F Sr. N/A N/A
Sam Foley N/A N/A G Jr. N/A N/A
Harry "King" Kelly N/A N/A G So. N/A N/A
Bill Martin 5'8" N/A F Grad. Stud. Washington, DC, U.S. Georgetown Preparatory School
(North Bethesda, MD)
Johnny Shugrue N/A N/A F Jr. Washington, DC, U.S. Georgetown Preparatory School
(North Bethesda, MD)
Jim Tormey N/A N/A C Jr. Baltimore, MD, U.S. Loyola College (Md.)
Dick Vlyman N/A N/A G Sr. Washington, DC, U.S. Central HS
Ronayne "Roy" Waldron N/A N/A F Sr. Greensboro, PA, U.S. N/A
Ed Walsh N/A N/A F Sr. N/A N/A

1913–14 schedule and results[edit]


It was common practice at this time for colleges and universities to include non-collegiate opponents in their schedules, with the games recognized as part of their official record for the season, and games played against the Washington MCA and the Maryland Athletic Club counted as part of Georgetown‍ '​s won-loss record for 1913-14. It was not until 1952, after the completion of the 1951-52 season, that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled that colleges and universities could no longer count games played against non-collegiate opponents in their annual won-loss records.[10]

Date Opponent Result Record Site
Regular Season
Wed., Dec. 10, 1913 Mount St. Joseph W 25–8  1-0 Arcade Rink
Mon., Dec. 15, 1913 New York University L 25–31  1-1 Arcade Rink
Thu., Dec. 18, 1913 at Seton Hall W 24–20  2-1 N/A
Fri., Dec. 19, 1913 at Fordham L 19–35  2-2 N/A
Sat., Dec. 20, 1913 at St. John's (N.Y.) L 24–26  2-3 N/A
Sun., Dec. 21, 1913 at New York University L 18–38  2-4 N/A
Wed., Jan. 14, 1914 St. John's (Md.) W 30–23  3-4 Arcade Rink
Wed., Jan. 21, 1914 Loyola Maryland  cancelled  Arcade Rink
Sat., Jan. 24, 1914 Washington YMCA W 23–22  4-4 Arcade Rink
Wed., Jan. 28, 1914 Maryland Athletic Club W 28–12  5-4 Arcade Rink
Sat., Jan. 31, 1914 at Washington YMCA L 12–16  5-5 YMCA Hall
Wed., Feb. 4, 1914 Gallaudet W 26–17  6-5 Arcade Rink
Fri., Feb. 6, 1914 Fordham W 25–15  7-5 Arcade Rink
Sat., Feb. 14, 1914 Washington YMCA W 19–16  8-5 Arcade Rink
N/A at Mount St. Joseph W 32–20  9-5 Mount St. Joseph Gymnasium
Tue., Feb. 17, 1914 Washington and Lee W 19–10  10-5 Arcade Rink
Sat., Feb. 21, 1914 at Navy L 12–40  10-6 Dahlgren Hall
Sat., Feb. 28, 1914 at Virginia  cancelled  N/A
*Non-conference game. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.