Eastern Intercollegiate Conference

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Not to be confused with the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League, a predecessor of the Ivy League.
Eastern Intercollegiate Conference
Established 1932
Dissolved 1939
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Members 5 (1932-33 and 1934-35)
6 (1933-34; 1935-36 through 1938-39)
Sports fielded College basketball
Locations
Eastern Intercollegiate Conference locations

The Eastern Intercollegiate Conference was an athletic conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. The conference sponsored men's college basketball and existed from 1932 to 1939, with teams in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The 1937-38 conference champion, Temple, went on to win the 1938 National Invitation Tournament.[1]

Although the Associated Press described the conference as "one of the best in the nation,"[2] its members agreed to disband it at the end of the 1938-39 season because geographical problems had made scheduling difficult.[2]

Membership[edit]

Over its seven seasons of existence, the conference's membership consisted of five or six schools each season:[3]

Champions[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

The conference had no end-of-season tournament, so championships were based on solely on regular-season results. Pittsburgh dominated these results with five championships in the conference's seven seasons, winning the first two outright and sharing the next three.[3] However, all five founding members – and every team except single-season member Bucknell and four-season member Penn State – either won a conference title outright or shared one.[2]

  • 1933 Pittsburgh
  • 1934 Pittsburgh
  • 1935 Pittsburgh/West Virginia
  • 1936 Carnegie Tech/Pittsburgh
  • 1937 Pittsburgh/Temple
  • 1938 Temple
  • 1939 Carnegie Tech/Georgetown

Season standings[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

Each conference member played each other twice each season in a home-and-home schedule except for the 1933-34 season, when Bucknell, Carnegie Tech, and Pittsburgh did not play a complete 10-game home-and-home schedule for the season.

1932-33[edit]

1932-33[4] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Pittsburgh 7–1 .875 17–5 .773
Temple 5–3 .625 2 15–6 .714
Carnegie Tech 4–4 .500 3 4–5 .444
Georgetown 3–5 .375 4 6–11 .353
West Virginia 1–7 .125 6 10–14 .417

1933-34[edit]

1933-34[5] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Pittsburgh 8–0 1.000 18–4 .818
West Virginia 7–3 .700 2 14–5 .737
Georgetown 5–5 .500 4 12–11 .522
Temple 5–5 .500 4 9–12 .429
Carnegie Tech 2–7 .222 1–8 .111
Bucknell 0–7 .000 2–16 .111

1934-35[edit]

1934-35[6] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Pittsburgh 6–2 .750 18–6 .750
West Virginia 6–2 .750 16–6 .727
Temple 5–3 .625 1 17–7 .708
Carnegie Tech 2–6 .250 4 3–6 .333
Georgetown 1–7 .125 5 6–13 .316

1935-36[edit]

1935-36[7] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Carnegie Tech 7–3 .700 8–3 .727
Pittsburgh 7–3 .700 18–9 .667
Temple 6–4 .600 1 18–6 .750
West Virginia 6–4 .600 1 16–8 .667
Georgetown 4–6 .400 3 7–11 .389
Penn State 0–10 .000 7 6–11 .353

1936-37[edit]

1936-37[8] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Temple 7–3 .700 17–6 .739
Pittsburgh 7–3 .700 14–7 .667
Penn State 6–4 .600 1 10–7 .588
Carnegie Tech 4–6 .400 3 9–11 .450
Georgetown 3–7 .300 4 9–8 .529
West Virginia 3–7 .300 4 9–14 .391

1937-38[edit]

1937-38[9] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Temple 9–1 .900 23–2 .920
Penn State 6–4 .600 3 13–5 .722
Pittsburgh 5–5 .500 4 9–12 .429
Georgetown 5–5 .500 4 7–11 .389
Carnegie Tech 3–7 .300 6 3–7 .300
West Virginia 2–8 .200 7 6–13 .316

1938-39[edit]

1938-39[10] Conference Overall
  W-L     Pct.   GB     W-L     Pct.
Carnegie Tech 6–4 .600 12–7 .632
Georgetown 6–4 .600 13–9 .591
Penn State 5–5 .500 1 13–10 .565
Pittsburgh 5–5 .500 1 10–8 .556
West Virginia 4–6 .400 2 10–9 .526
Temple 4–6 .400 2 10–12 .455

References[edit]

  1. ^ College Hoopedia: 1937-38
  2. ^ a b c College Hoopedia: 1938-39
  3. ^ a b sports-reference.com Eastern Intercollegiate Conference
  4. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1933.html sports-reference.com 1932-33 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1934.html sports-reference.com 1933-34 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1935.html sports-reference.com 1934-35 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  7. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1936.html sports-reference.com 1935-36 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  8. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1937.html sports-reference.com 1936-37 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1938.html sports-reference.com 1937-38 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  10. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/eic/1939.html sports-reference.com 1938-39 Eastern Intercollegiate Conference Season Summary - Retrieved on January 11, 2014.