1927–28 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1927–28 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
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Conference Big Ten Conference
1927–28 record 10–7 (7–5 Big Nine)
Head coach E. J. Mather
Assistant coach Harry Kipke
Assistant coach George F. Veenker
Assistant coach Ray Fisher (Freshman Coach)
Captain Frank Harrigan
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1926–27 1928–29 »
1927–28 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Indiana 10 2   .833     15 2   .882
Purdue 10 2   .833     15 2   .882
Wisconsin 9 3   .750     13 4   .765
Northwestern 9 3   .750     12 5   .706
Michigan 7 5   .583     10 7   .588
Chicago 5 7   .417     8 9   .471
Iowa 3 9   .250     6 11   .353
Ohio State 3 9   .250     5 12   .294
Illinois 2 10   .167     5 12   .294
Minnesota 2 10   .167     4 12   .250
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1927–28 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1927–28 season. The team played its home games at Yost Field House on the school's campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team finished fifth in the Western Conference.[1] This was E. J. Mather's final season as head coach.[1] Frank Harrigan served as team captain and the second highest scorer with 104 points in 17 games.[2] Bennie Oosterbaan was the Western Conference scoring champion with 129 points in conference games.[3] Oosterbaan had 172 points in 16 overall games, an average of 10.8 points per game,[4] and was selected as a first-team 1928 All-American in basketball.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location
December 10, 1927 Michigan State 43–23 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
December 15, 1927 Pittsburgh 49–39 Loss Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
December 21, 1927 Pennsylvania 39–36 Loss Philadelphia, PA
January 3, 1928 Bradley 46–30 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
January 7, 1928 Northwestern 25–20 Loss Evanston, IL
January 9, 1928 Wisconsin 26–22 Loss Madison, WI
January 14, 1928 Indiana 42–41 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
January 16, 1928 Ohio State 41–21 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
February 4, 1928 Chicago 28–19 Win Chicago, IL
February 6, 1928 Coe 31–25 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
February 11, 1928 Purdue 35–26 Loss Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
February 13, 1928 Chicago 26–23 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
February 20, 1928 Purdue 55–33 Loss Lafayette, IN
February 25, 1928 Northwestern 47–25 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI
February 27, 1928 Ohio State 45–39 Win Columbus, OH
March 3, 1928 Indiana 36–34 Loss Bloomington, IN
March 5, 1928 Wisconsin 42–19 Win Yost Field House, Ann Arbor, MI

Scoring statistics[edit]

Player Games Field goals Free throws Points Points per game[5]
Bennie Oosterbaan 16 77 18 172 10.8
Frank Harrigan 17 43 18 104 6.1
Ernest McCoy 17 29 16 74 4.4
James Orwig 8 26 11 63 7.9
Robert Chapman 16 22 10 54 3.4
Fenton Raber 10 23 5 51 5.1
Daniel Rose 12 19 6 44 3.7
Samuel Gawne 10 10 2 22 2.2
Albert Barley 2 4 1 9 4.5
Tharel Kanitz 2 2 1 5 2.5
Joseph Balsamo 2 1 0 2 1.0
Herman Nyland 4 0 1 1 0.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2007–08 Men's Basketball Media Guide. University of Michigan. 2007. p. 191. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 33. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 4–7. 
  5. ^ "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 24.