1957–58 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1957-58 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1957-58 record 11-11 (6-8 Big Ten)
Head coach William Perigo
MVP Pete Tillotson
Captain Pete Tillotson
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1956–57 1958–59 »
1957–58 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Indiana 10 4   .714     13 11   .542
#17 Michigan State 9 5   .643     16 6   .727
Purdue 9 5   .643     14 8   .636
Northwestern 8 6   .571     13 9   .591
Ohio State 8 6   .571     9 13   .409
Iowa 7 7   .500     13 9   .591
Michigan 6 8   .429     11 11   .500
Illinois 5 9   .357     11 11   .500
Minnesota 5 9   .357     9 12   .429
Wisconsin 3 11   .214     8 14   .364
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957-58 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1957-58 season. The team finished the season in 7th place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 11-11 and 6-8 against conference opponents.[1]

William Perigo was in his sixth year as the team's head coach. Senior Pete Tillotson was the team's leading scorer with 415 points in 22 games for an average of 18.8 points per game. Tillotson also served as the team's captain and was selected as the Most Valuable Player.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Pete Tillotson Sr. 22 166-396 83-104 415 18.8
M. C. Burton, Jr. 22 135-376 111-133 381 17.3
George Lee 22 125-336 64-103 314 14.2
Jack Lewis 22 80-234 51-75 211 9.5
Terry Miller 22 64-170 32-52 160 7.2
Billy Wright 22 41-163 24-32 106 4.8
Totals 22 647-1776 390-543 1684 76.5

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Three players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[2][3]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1958 7 6 53 Pete Tillotson Syracuse Nationals
1959 4 2 24 George Lee Detroit Pistons
1959 11 2 73 M. C. Burton Detroit Pistons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 32. 
  2. ^ "1958 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  3. ^ "1959 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.