1950–51 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1950–51 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1950–51 record 7-15 (3-11 Big Ten)
Head coach Ernie McCoy
Captain Chuck Murray
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1949–50 1951–52 »
1950–51 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Illinois 13 1   .929     22 5   .815
#7 Indiana 12 2   .857     19 3   .864
Iowa 9 5   .643     15 7   .682
Minnesota 7 7   .500     13 9   .591
Northwestern 7 7   .500     12 10   .545
Wisconsin 7 7   .500     10 12   .455
Michigan State 5 9   .357     10 11   .476
Purdue 4 10   .286     8 14   .364
Michigan 3 11   .214     7 15   .318
Ohio State 3 11   .214     6 16   .273
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950–51 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1950–51 season. The team finished the season in a tie for 9th place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 7-15 and 3-11 against conference opponents.[1]

Ernie McCoy was in his third year as the team's head coach. Leo VanderKuy was the team's leading scorer with 329 points in 22 games for an average of 15.0 points per game. Chuck Murray was the team captain.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Leo VanderKuy 22 119 91-169 329 15.0
James Skala 22 67 31-64 165 7.5
Chuck Murray 21 41 79-137 161 7.7
Thomas Tiernan 22 67 22-41 156 7.1
Robert Olson 22 43 21-35 107 4.9
Paul Geyer 16 21 6-17 48 3.0
Totals 22 423 314-569 1160 52.7

References[edit]

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