1961–62 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1961–62 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1961–62 record 7-17 (5-9 Big Ten)
Head coach Dave Strack
Assistant coach James Skala
Assistant coach Tom Jorgensen
Captain John Hall
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1960–61 1962–63 »
1961–62 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Ohio State 13 1   .929     26 2   .929
Wisconsin 10 4   .714     17 7   .708
Purdue 9 5   .643     17 7   .708
Illinois 7 7   .500     15 8   .652
Indiana 7 7   .500     13 11   .542
Iowa 7 7   .500     13 11   .542
Minnesota 6 8   .429     10 14   .417
Michigan 5 9   .357     7 17   .292
Michigan State 3 11   .214     8 14   .364
Northwestern 3 11   .214     8 15   .348
Rankings from http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-ten/1962.html

The 1961–62 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1961–62 season. The team finished the season in 8th place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 7-17 and 5-9 against conference opponents.[1]

Dave Strack was in his second year as the team's head coach. Tom Cole was the team's leading scorer with 361 points in 24 games for an average of 15.0 points per game. Cole also led the team with 223 rebounds.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Tom Cole 24 127-335 107-138 223 361 15.0
John Oosterbaan 23 137-295 65-92 174 339 14.7
John Harris 24 107-296 76-104 209 290 12.0
Bob Cantrell 20 109-297 23-32 77 241 12.0
Jon Hall 24 74-227 74-126 85 222 9.2
Doug Herner 23 43-123 11-29 26 97 4.2
Bob Brown 18 32-58 7-23 123 71 4.4
Totals 24 657-1737 382-574 1084 1696 70.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 33.