1947–48 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1947–48 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Western Conference Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1947–48 record 16–6 (10–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Ozzie Cowles
Assistant coach Ernest McCoy
Assistant coach Joe Vancisin
MVP Pete Elliott
Captain Bob Harrison
Home arena Yost Arena
Seasons
« 1946–47 1948–49 »
1947–48 Big Nine Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Michigan 10 2   .833     16 6   .727
Iowa 8 4   .667     15 4   .789
Illinois 7 5   .583     15 5   .750
Wisconsin 7 5   .583     12 8   .600
Purdue 6 6   .500     11 9   .550
Minnesota 5 7   .417     10 10   .500
Ohio State 5 7   .417     10 10   .500
Indiana 3 9   .250     8 12   .400
Northwestern 3 9   .250     6 14   .300
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947–48 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1947–48 season. The team played its home games at Yost Arena on the school's campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team won the Western Conference Championship.[1][2] Under the direction of head coach Ozzie Cowles, the team earned Michigan's first invitation to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1948. The team was led the school's first two All-Big Nine honorees: Bob Harrison and Pete Elliott as well as the team's leading scorer Mack Suprunowicz.[2] The team earned the Big Nine team statistical championships for both scoring defense (46.3) and scoring margin (7.6).[3] Harrison served as team captain and Elliott earned team MVP.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 54. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b 2007–08 Men's Basketball Media Guide. University of Michigan. 2007. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 36. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10.