1935–36 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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1935–36 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas alternate logo.svg
Conference Eastern Intercollegiate Conference
1935–36 record 7–11 (4-6 EIC)
Head coach Fred Mesmer (5th year)
Captain Don Gibeau (1st year)
Captain Ben Zola (1st year)
Home arena Tech Gymnasium
Seasons
« 1934–35 1936–37 »


1935–36 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Carnegie Mellon 7 3   .700     8 3   .727
Pittsburgh 7 3   .700     18 9   .667
Temple 6 4   .600     18 6   .750
West Virginia 6 4   .600     16 8   .667
Georgetown 4 6   .400     7 11   .389
Penn State 0 10   .000     6 11   .353
† Postseason conference championship playoff game winner
As of end of 1935-36 season[1]

The 1935–36 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team represented Georgetown University during the 1935-36 NCAA Division I college basketball season. Fred Mesmer coached it in his fifth season as head coach.[2] The team was a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference (EIC) and played its home games at Tech Gymnasium on the campus of McKinley Technical High School in Washington, D.C.[3] The team finished with a record of 7-11 overall, 4-6 in the EIC.[4]

Season recap[edit]

Sophomore forward Mike Petrosky joined the team this season. Tall for the era at 6-feet-4 (193 cm), he was pressed into service as the team‍ '​s center, and performed well in this role on both defense and offense, averaging 5.5 points per game for the year. On January 16, 1936, he scored the winning basket in the final minute of overtime in Georgetown‍ '​s 43-42 win over Pittsburgh and on defense prevented the Panthers from scoring to win in the final seconds. On February 7, 1936, he matched up successfully on defense against New York University‍ '​s All-American center Mort "King Kong" Klein as the Hoyas upset formerly top-ranked NYU 36-34.[5]

Sophomore forward Harry Bassin was another newcomer to the team. He quickly became its leader, scoring in every game and finishing with a team-high average of 9.0 points per game. He scored a team-high 11 points in the upset of NYU.[6]

Roster[edit]

Sources[5][7][8]

Sophomore guard Tom Nolan would go on to serve as Georgetown‍ '​s head basketball coach from 1956 to 1960, and as the school‍ '​s baseball coach until the end of the 1978 season.[7]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
50 John Eckenrode N/A N/A F So. Lancaster, PA, U.S. N/A
51 Karl Nau N/A N/A G Jr. Washington, DC, U.S. Central HS
52 Don Gibeau N/A N/A G Jr. Syracuse, NY, U.S. Christian Brothers Academy
55 Mario Gregorio 5'8" N/A G So. Washington, DC, U.S. Central HS
56 Leon Esenstadt N/A N/A F Sr. N/A N/A
62 Ben Zola N/A N/A G Jr. Washington, DC, U.S. Eastern HS
80 Tom Nolan N/A N/A F So. Washington, DC, U.S. Eastern HS
81 Johnny Frank N/A N/A F So. Tuckahoe, NY, U.S. Horace Greeley HS
82 Carroll Shore N/A N/A G So. Washington, DC, U.S. Central HS
84 Harry Bassin N/A N/A G So. Washington, DC, U.S. Eastern HS
85 Mike Petrosky 6'4" N/A C So. New London, CT, U.S. Bulkeley HS
N/A Ed Bodine N/A N/A F Jr. N/A N/A
N/A Lou Nau N/A N/A G So. Washington, DC, U.S. Central HS

1935–36 schedule and results[edit]

Sources[9][10][11][12]

Date Opponent Result Record Site
Regular Season
Fri., Dec. 13, 1935* Western Maryland W 46–13  1-0 Tech Gymnasium
Wed., Dec. 18, 1935 Temple L 43–44 OT 1-1 (0-1) Tech Gymnasium
Thu., Jan. 9, 1936* at St. John's L 27–41  1-2 DeGray Gymnasium
Fri., Jan. 10, 1936* at Manhattan L 24–34  1-3 Manhattan Gymnasium
Thu., Jan. 16, 1936 Pittsburgh W 43–42 OT 2-3 (1-1) Tech Gymnasium
Fri., Jan. 24, 1936 Carnegie Tech L 31–37  2-4 (1-2) Tech Gymnasium
Tue., Jan. 28, 1936* at Yale L 38–44  2-5 Payne Whitney Gymnasium
Wed., Jan. 29, 1936* at Army W 43–31  3-5 Hayes Gymnasium
Thu., Jan. 30, 1936 at Temple L 17–39  3-6 (1-3) Mitten Hall
Tue., Feb. 4, 1936* at Canisius L 36–43  3-7 Elmwood Hall
Fri., Feb. 7, 1936* New York University W 36–34  4-7 Tech Gymnasium
Tue., Feb. 11, 1936 West Virginia W 42–36 OT 5-7 (2-3) Tech Gymnasium
Fri., Feb. 14, 1936 at Carnegie Tech L 23–27  5-8 (2-4) Skibo Gymnasium
Sat., Feb. 15, 1936 at Penn State W 37–29  6-8 (3-4) Recreation Hall
Fri., Feb. 21, 1936* Maryland L 39–47  6-9 Tech Gymnasium
Wed., Feb. 26, 1936 Penn State W 34–27  7-9 (4-4) Tech Gymnasium
Thu., Mar. 5, 1936 at Pittsburgh L 36–43  7-10 (4-5) Pitt Pavilion
Fri., Mar. 6, 1936 at West Virginia L 26–41  7-11 (4-6) WVU Field House
*Non-conference game. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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