1938–39 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1938–39 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1938–39 record 11-9 (4-8 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan
Captain Leo Beebe
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1937–38 1939–40 »
1938–39 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Ohio State 10 2   .833     16 7   .696
Indiana 9 3   .750     17 3   .850
Illinois 8 4   .667     14 5   .737
Minnesota 7 5   .583     14 6   .700
Purdue 6 6   .500     12 7   .632
Northwestern 5 7   .417     7 13   .350
Michigan 4 8   .333     11 9   .550
Wisconsin 4 8   .333     10 10   .500
Chicago 4 8   .333     9 11   .450
Iowa 3 9   .250     8 11   .421
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938–39 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1938–39 season. The team compiled an 11-9 record and 4–8 against Big Ten Conference opponents. The team finished in a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten.

Bennie Oosterbaan was in his first year as the team's coach. Leo Beebe was the team captain, and Edmund Thomas was the team's leading scorer with 140 points in 20 games for an average of 7.0 points per game. Football star Tom Harmon appeared in 13 games for the basketball team and scored 100 points for an average of 7.7 points per game.

Scoring statistics[edit]

Player Games Field goals Free throws Points Points per game[1]
Edmund Thomas 20 57 26 140 7.0
James Rae 16 48 30 126 7.9
Charles Pink 20 39 32 110 5.5
Tom Harmon 13 38 24 100 7.7
Daniel Smick 19 40 9 89 4.7
Leo Beebe 18 33 13 79 4.4
Michael Sofiak 15 11 9 31 2.1
Russell Dobson 11 7 1 15 1.4
Herbert Brogan 8 5 0 10 1.3
Milo Sukup 10 1 2 4 0.4
Totals 20 279 146 704 35.2

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 24.