1939–40 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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1939–40 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1939–40 record 20–3 (9–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Branch McCracken
Assistant coach Ralph Graham
Home arena IU Fieldhouse
Seasons
« 1938–39 1940–41 »
1939–40 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 10 2   .833     16 4   .800
Indiana 9 3   .750     20 3   .870
Ohio State 8 4   .667     13 7   .650
Illinois 7 5   .583     14 6   .700
Northwestern 7 5   .583     13 7   .650
Michigan 6 6   .500     13 7   .650
Minnesota 5 7   .417     12 8   .600
Iowa 4 8   .333     9 12   .429
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     5 15   .250
Chicago 1 11   .083     5 15   .250
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939–40 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. The Head Coach was Branch McCracken and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. The team won the second ever NCAA Tournament Championship, defeating Kansas 60–42 in the final.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Year Home Town
Curly Armstrong 33 Forward 5–11 Junior Fort Wayne, IN
James Clifton 16 Center 6–3 Junior Bentonville, IN
Ralph Dorsey 30 Forward 5–10 Senior Horse Cave, KY
Bob Dro 38 Guard 5–11 Junior Berne, IN
Chet Francis 9 Guard 6–1 Junior Avon, IN
Bill Frey 25 Forward 6–1 Sophomore Kokomo, IN
James Gridley 27 Guard 6–0 Junior Vevay, IN
Max Hasler 21 Guard 5–10 Sophomore Elnora, IN
Everett Hoffman 11 Center 6–3 Sophomore Evansville, IN
Don Huckleberry 23 Guard 5–9 Sophomore Salem, IN
Marv Huffman 34 Guard 6–2 Senior New Castle, IN
Jay McCreary 10 Guard 5–10 Junior Frankfort, IN
Robert Menke 29 Forward 6–3 Junior Huntingburg, IN
William Menke 35 Center 6–3 Junior Huntingburg, IN
Tom Motter 26 Forward 6–1 Junior Fort Wayne, IN
Ed Newby 19 Guard 5–11 Sophomore Indianapolis, IN
Jim Ooley 13 Guard 6–2 Senior Spencer, IN
Herm Schaefer 32 Forward 6–0 Junior Fort Wayne, IN
Jack Stevenson 20 Forward 6–1 Senior Indianapolis, IN
John Torphy 24 Forward 5–11 Sophomore Bedford, IN
William Torphy 28 Guard 6–0 Sophomore Bedford, IN
Cliff Weithoff 18 Guard 6–0 Sophomore Seymour, IN
Andy Zimmer 7 Center 6–4 Sophomore Goodland, IN
Harold Zimmer 10 Guard 5–8 Junior Springfield, OH

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

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Awards and honors[edit]

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