1948–49 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1948–49 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1948–49 record 15-6 (7-5 Big Ten)
Head coach Ernie McCoy
Captain William Roberts
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1947–48 1949–50 »
1948–49 Big Nine Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Illinois 10 2   .833     21 4   .840
#6 Minnesota 9 3   .750     18 3   .857
Michigan 7 5   .583     15 6   .714
#20 Ohio State 6 6   .500     14 7   .667
Indiana 6 6   .500     14 8   .636
Purdue 6 6   .500     13 9   .591
Wisconsin 5 7   .417     12 10   .545
Iowa 3 9   .250     10 10   .500
Northwestern 2 10   .167     5 16   .238
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1948–49 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1948–49 season. The team compiled a 15-6 record, and 7-5 against Big Ten Conference opponents. The team finished in third place in the Big Ten. Ernie McCoy was in his first season as the team's head coach, and William Roberts was the team captain.

Mack Supronowicz and Bob Harrison were the team's leading scorers with 247 and 214 points, respectively. Supronowicz's 247 points set a new Michigan single season scoring record, surpassing the previous record of 230 points set by James Mandler in the 1941–42 season. Supronowicz also became the first player in Michigan history to score 100 field goals in a season.[1]

Scoring statistics[edit]

Player Games Field goals Free throws Points Points per game[1]
Mack Supronowicz 21 100 57-88 247 11.8
Bob Harrison 21 83 48-69 214 10.2
Leo VanderKuy 21 44 53-75 141 6.7
Pete Elliott 21 49 25-35 123 5.9
Hal Morrill 21 32 21-27 85 4.0
Boyd McCaslin 21 26 21-40 73 3.5
Bill Mikulich 18 28 13-18 69 3.8
Bill Roberts 10 19 11-14 49 4.9
Irv Wisniewski 19 12 6-11 29 1.5
Bill Doyle 12 9 3-9 21 1.8
Bob Olson 7 6 2-5 12 1.7
Dick Rifenburg 5 2 5-6 9 1.8
Charley Murray 5 1 5-6 7 1.4
Leslie Popp 2 0 0-0 0 0.0
Totals 21 411 268-407 1090 51.9

Coaching staff[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 30.