1940–41 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1940–41 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1940–41 record 9-10 (5-7 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan
Captain Herbert Brogan
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1939–40 1941–42 »
1940–41 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 11 1   .917     20 3   .870
Indiana 10 2   .833     17 3   .850
Illinois 7 5   .583     13 7   .650
Minnesota 7 5   .583     11 9   .550
Ohio State 7 5   .583     10 10   .500
Purdue 6 6   .500     13 7   .650
Michigan 5 7   .417     9 10   .474
Iowa 4 8   .333     12 8   .600
Northwestern 3 9   .250     7 11   .389
Chicago 0 12   .000     4 16   .200
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940–41 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1940–41 season. The team finished the season in 7th place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 9-10 and 5-7 against conference opponents.[1]

Bennie Oosterbaan was in his third year as the team's head coach. Michael Sofiak was the team's leading scorer with 192 points in 19 games for an average of 10.1 points per game. Herbert Brogan was the team captain.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Michael Sofiak 19 66 60 192 10.1
James Mandler 19 68 32 168 8.8
Herbert Brogan 19 41 19 101 5.3
George Ruehle 19 34 18 86 4.5
William Cartmill 18 32 10 74 4.1
Melvin Comin 9 8 11 27 3.0
Totals 19 273 171 717 37.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 28.