1940–41 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1940–41 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1940–41 record 20–3 (11–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Harold E. Foster
Assistant coach Fred Wegner
Home arena Wisconsin 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 1940–1941 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin. The head coach was Bud Foster, coaching his seventh season with the Badgers and were members of the Big Ten Conference. The team won their first and only NCAA Tournament Championship, defeating Washington State 39–34 in the championship game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Regular Season
12/02/1940* vs. Ripon (WI) Wisconsin Rapids, WI W 39–20  1–0
12/07/1940* Marquette UW FieldhouseMadison, WI W 38–32  2–0
12/14/1940* Notre Dame UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 44–43  3–0
12/18/1940* Pittsburgh UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI L 34–36  3–1
12/21/1940* at Marquette Marquette GymnasiumMilwaukee, WI L 30–40  3–2
12/31/1940* vs. Princeton Marquette Gymnasium • Milwaukee, WI W 52–40  4–2
1/04/1941* at Nebraska Nebraska ColiseumLincoln, NE W 46–31  5–2
1/06/1941 at Minnesota Minnesota Field HouseMinneapolis, MN L 27–44  5–3 (0–1)
1/11/1941 Iowa UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 49–35  6–3 (1–1)
1/13/1941 Purdue UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 48–42 OT 7–3 (2–1)
1/18/1941 at Michigan Yost Field HouseAnn Arbor, MI W 40–30  8–3 (3–1)
1/20/1941 at Chicago Henry Crown Field HouseChicago, IL W 44–37  9–3 (4–1)
1/25/1941 Ohio State UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 46–31  10–3 (5–1)
2/08/1941* Butler UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 59–55  11–3
2/10/1941 at Northwestern Patten GymnasiumEvanston, IL W 48–46 OT 12–3 (6–1)
2/15/1941 Illinois UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 46–30  13–3 (7–1)
2/17/1941 at Purdue Lambert FieldhouseWest Lafayette, IN W 43–42  14–3 (8–1)
2/22/1941 Chicago UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 65–25  15–3 (9–1)
2/24/1941 at Indiana IU FieldhouseBloomington, IN W 38–30  16–3 (10–1)
3/01/1941 Minnesota UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI W 42–32  17–3 (11–1)
NCAA Tournament
3/21/1941* Dartmouth UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI
(East Regional - Quarterfinals)
W 51–50  18–3
3/22/1941* Pittsburgh UW Fieldhouse • Madison, WI
(East Regional - Semifinals)
W 36–30  19–3
3/29/1941* vs. Washington State Municipal AuditoriumKansas City, MO
(Finals)
W 39–34  20–3
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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