1972–73 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1972–73 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1972–73 record 13–11 (6–8, 6th-t Big Ten)
Head coach Johnny Orr
Assistant coach Jim Dutcher
Assistant coach Dick Honig
Assistant coach Richard Carter (Freshman coach)
MVP Dion Harris
Seasons
« 1971–72 1973–74 »
1972–73 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Indiana 11 3   .786     22 6   .786
#10 Minnesota 10 4   .714     21 5   .808
Purdue 8 6   .571     15 9   .625
Illinois 8 6   .571     14 10   .583
Ohio State 8 6   .571     14 10   .583
Iowa 6 8   .429     13 11   .542
Michigan 6 8   .429     13 11   .542
Michigan State 6 8   .429     13 11   .542
Wisconsin 5 9   .357     11 13   .458
Northwestern 2 12   .143     5 19   .208
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972–73 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1972–73 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach Johnny Orr, the team finished tied for sixth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team failed to earn an invitation to either the 1978 National Invitation Tournament or the 1978 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2] The team was ranked in the Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll for three of the season's fifteen weeks, reaching a number 18 ranking on December 5, 1977 and falling out after the December 12, 1977 poll.[3]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP Poll[3] 19 18 18


Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Six players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[4][5][6][7]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1973 4 9 61 Ken Brady Detroit Pistons
1973 5 9 78 Henry Wilmore Detroit Pistons
1973 14 1 189 Ernie Johnson Philadelphia 76ers
1974 1 8 8 Campy Russell Cleveland Cavaliers
1975 4 2 56 C. J. Kupec Los Angeles Lakers
1976 4 9 60 Wayman Britt Los Angeles Lakers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ "1973 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  5. ^ "1974 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  6. ^ "1975 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  7. ^ "1976 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25.