1918–19 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1918–19 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1918–19 record 16-8 (5-5 Big Ten)
Head coach Elmer Mitchell
Captain John H. Emery
Home arena Waterman Gymnasium
Seasons
« 1917–18 1919–20 »
1918–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota 10 0   1.000     13 0   1.000
Chicago 10 2   .833     21 6   .778
Northwestern 6 4   .600     6 6   .500
Michigan 5 5   .500     18 6   .750
Illinois 5 7   .417     6 8   .429
Indiana 4 6   .400     10 7   .588
Iowa 4 7   .364     8 7   .533
Purdue 4 7   .364     6 8   .429
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     5 11   .313
Ohio State 2 6   .250     7 12   .368
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1918–19 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1918–19 season. The team compiled an overall record of 16-8 and finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference with a 5-5 record against conference opponents.[1] Elmer Mitchell served as the coach, and John H. Emery was the team captain.[2] Arthur Karpus was the team's leading scorer with 188 points (61 field goals and 66 free throws) in 23 games for an average of 8.2 points per game. Karpus's 188 points stood as Michigan's single season scoring record until the 1936-37 season when John Townsend scored 191 points.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location
December 31, 1918 Pontiac Oaklands 21–3 Win Pontiac, MI
January 1, 1919 Young Men's Order (Detroit) 29–10 Loss YMCA, Detroit, MI
January 2, 1919 Detroit College of Law 23–15 Win Moose Temple Court, Detroit, MI
January 4, 1919 Fort Wayne Nationals 17–11 Win Fort Wayne, IN
January 5, 1919 Toledo University 24–19 Win Toledo, OH
January 6, 1919 Detroit Rayls 24–13 Loss Roller Palace, Detroit, MI
January 10, 1919 Camp Custer 25–12 Win Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
January 11, 1919 St. Mary's College 30–19 Win Orchard Lake Village, MI
January 17, 1919 University of Detroit 39–18 Win Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
January 18, 1919 Kalamazoo Normal 49–19 Win Kalamazoo, MI
January 20, 1919 Indiana 28–22 Win Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
January 24, 1919 Chicago 21–13 Loss Bartlett Gymnasium, Chicago, IL
January 25, 1919 Northwestern 17–16 Loss Patten Gymnasium, Evanston,IL
January 29, 1919 U.S. Gen. Hosp. Corp. 53–16 Win Away game
February 1, 1919 Illinois 27–23 Loss Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
February 14, 1919 Detroit Naval Station 67–7 Win Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
February 15, 1919 Michigan Agricultural College 19–17 Win East Lansing, MI
February 21, 1919 Ohio State 23–20 Win Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
February 22, 1919 Chicago 25–22 Loss Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
February 28, 1919 Michigan Agricultural College 33–24 Loss Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
March 2, 1919 Northwestern 24–22 Win Waterman Gymnasium, Ann Arbor, MI
March 8, 1919 Ohio State 23–20 Win Columbus, OH
March 10, 1919 Illinois 22–18 Win Kenney Gym, Urbana, IL
March 11, 1919 Indiana 24–16 Loss Bloomington, IN

Players[edit]

1918-1919 Michigan men's basketball team
Back (from left): Harry Heffner, Wilford Wilson, Arthur Karpus, Elmer Mitchell
Front (from left): Jack Williams, Timothy Hewlett, John Emery, Ralph Rychener, James McClintock
  • Abe Cohn - aMa letter winner (varsity letter winner in football)
  • Elmer Cress
  • John H. Emery - forward and varsity letter winner
  • Timothy Y. Hewlett - forward and varsity letter winner
  • Arthur Karpus - forward and varsity letter winner
  • Loring
  • James I. McClintock - center and varsity letter winner
  • Frank Novak - winner of an "R" letter as a reserve player
  • Ralph O. Rychener - guard and varsity letter winner
  • Benjamin Weiss[4] - aMa letter winner
  • F. Wickham
  • Jack L. Williams - guard and varsity letter winner
  • Wilford C. Wilson - guard and varsity letter winner

Scoring statistics[edit]

Player Games Field goals Free throws Points Points per game[3]
Arthur Karpus 23 61 66 188 8.2
Timothy Y. Hewlett 23 28 41 97 4.2
Ralph O. Rychener 20 29 0 58 2.9
Jack Williams 22 27 0 54 2.5
Benjamin Weiss 15 21 12 54 3.6
James McClintock 9 21 0 42 4.7
Abe Cohn 10 21 12 42 4.2
Loring 9 20 0 40 4.4
Samuel Bornstein 10 13 3 29 2.9
Wilford Wilson 18 4 0 8 0.4
Elmer Cress 6 2 0 4 0.7
John Emery 4 1 0 2 0.5
Total 23 248 122 618 26.9
  • The scoring statistics do not include the team's December 31, 1918 game against the Pontiac Oaklands.[3]

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 2. 
  2. ^ 1919 Michiganensian, page 545.
  3. ^ a b c "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. pp. 22–27. (Team scoring statistics do not include the December 31, 1918 game against the Pontiac Oaklands.)
  4. ^ Benjamin Weiss, born February 26, 1898, in New York City. Educated in the Newark, New Jersey public schools. Graduated from Michigan in 1921. Engaged in private practice as an orthodontist. Died February 12, 1963, at Tucson, Arizona.