1935–36 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1935–36 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1935–36 record 15-5 (7-5 Big Ten)
Head coach Franklin Cappon
Captain Chelso Tamango
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1934–35 1936–37 »
1935–36 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Indiana 11 1   .917     18 2   .900
Purdue 11 1   .917     16 4   .800
Michigan 7 5   .583     15 5   .750
Illinois 7 5   .583     13 6   .684
Northwestern 7 5   .583     13 6   .684
Ohio State 5 7   .417     12 8   .600
Iowa 5 7   .417     9 10   .474
Wisconsin 4 8   .333     11 9   .550
Minnesota 3 9   .250     7 17   .292
Chicago 0 12   .000     6 14   .300
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1935–36 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1935–36 season. The team compiled a 15-5 record, and 7-5 against Big Ten Conference opponents. The team scored 700 points in 20 games for an average of 35.0 points per game – the highest point total and scoring per game in school history up to that time. Michigan finished tied for third place in the Big Ten.

Scoring statistics[edit]

Player Games Field goals Free throws Points Points per game[1]
John "Jake" Townsend 20 59 36 154 7.7
George Rudness[2] 20 46 39 131 6.6
Earl Townsend 20 48 19 115 5.8
Chelso Tamagno 18 39 9 87 4.8
John Gee 17 25 24 74 4.4
John Jablonski 19 14 16 44 2.3
Earl Meyers 14 14 7 35 2.5
Herman Fishman 15 11 4 26 1.7
Matt Patanelli 15 3 4 10 0.7
Manuel Slavin 6 3 3 9 1.5
William Barclay 5 2 3 7 1.4
Arthur Evans 11 2 0 4 0.4
William Lane 4 1 0 2 0.5
Donald Brewer 4 1 0 2 0.5
Totals 20 268 164 700 35.0

Coaching staff[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 24. 
  2. ^ Rudness was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. He was the first 10-letter athlete at Negaunee High School and competed on the baseball and basketball teams at Michigan. He was twice selected as the captain of the baseball team. He died in February 1961.