1909–10 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team

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1909–10 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball
Georgetown Hoyas logo.svg
Conference Independent
1909–10 record 5–7
Head coach Maurice Joyce (3rd year)
Captain James Colliflower (1st year)
Home arena Odd Fellows Hall
Seasons
« 1908–09 1910–11 »

The 1909–10 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team represented Georgetown University during the 1909-10 NCAA Division I college basketball season. Maurice Joyce coached the team in his third season as head coach.[1] Georgetown was an independent and for the last time played its home games at the Odd Fellows Hall at 8th and D Streets NW in downtown Washington, D.C.[2] The team finished the season with a record of 5-7.

Season recap[edit]

Georgetown University Law School student and forward Fred Rice completed his third and final season with the Hoyas. Injuries limited him to seven games, in which he scored 13 field goals and seven free throws for a total of 33 points and a 4.7-point-per-game average. He completed his 28-game Georgetown career with 247 points, and his 8.8-point-per-game average was the fifth highest among Georgetown players prior to World War II.[3]

Sophomore forward-center Frank Schlosser's offensive production dropped from the previous year, but he nonetheless led the team in scoring for the second straight year. He played in 10 games and scored 67 points, averaging 6.7 points per game.[3]

The team finished with a record of 5-7, the only losing record in Joyce's four-year tenure as head coach and, in fact, the only losing season in the first 19 seasons of Georgetown men's basketball history. The next losing season would not come until the 1925-26 team finished at 5-8.

Roster[edit]

Sources[4][5]

Georgetown players did not wear numbers on their jerseys this season. The first numbered jerseys in Georgetown men's basketball history would not appear until the 1933-34 season.[6]

Forward and team captain James Colliflower, a Georgetown University Law School student and three-season letterman in his last year playing with the team, would later serve as Georgetown's head coach during the 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1921-22 seasons.[1]

Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
George Colliflower N/A N/A F Grad. Stud. Washington, DC, U.S. Georgetown Preparatory School
(North Bethesda, MD)
James Colliflower N/A N/A F Grad. Stud. Washington, DC, U.S. Georgetown Preparatory School
(North Bethesda, MD)
Richard Downey N/A N/A C Grad. Stud. N/A N/A
Frank Gibson N/A N/A G So. Holyoke, MA, U.S. University of Notre Dame
George Goggin N/A N/A G Sr. N/A N/A
Bill Martin 5'8" N/A F Fr. Washington, DC, U.S. Georgetown Preparatory School
(North Bethesda, MD)
J. Louis Monarch N/A N/A G So. Boston, MA, U.S. Boston College HS
John Regis N/A N/A F Sr. N/A N/A
Fred Rice N/A N/A C Grad. Stud. Washington, DC, U.S. George Washington University
Frank Schlosser N/A N/A C So. Washington, DC, U.S. United States Army

1909–10 schedule and results[edit]

Sources[7][8][9][10][10]

It was common practice at this time for colleges and universities to include non-collegiate opponents in their schedules, with the games recognized as part of their official record for the season, and the games against Baltimore Medical College and the Washington YMCA all counted as part of Georgetown's won-loss record for 1909-10. It was not until 1952, after the completion of the 1951-52 season, that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled that colleges and universities could no longer count games played against non-collegiate opponents in their annual won-loss records.[11]

Georgetown lost at Navy this season, the first of 15 straight losses to the Midshipmen. Georgetown's next victory over Navy would not take place until 1928.[12]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
Regular Season
Sat., Nov. 27, 1909
no, no
Baltimore Medical W 25–15  1-0
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Fri., Dec. 10, 1909
no, no
at Seton Hall L 16–21  1-1
N/A 
South Orange, NJ
Sat., Dec. 11, 1909
no, no
at Columbia L 11–21  1-2
University Heights Gymnasium 
New York, NY
Sun., Dec. 12, 1909
no, no
at New York University L 16–31  1-3
N/A 
New York, NY
Mon., Dec. 13, 1909
no, no
at St. John's L 26–41  1-4
N/A 
New York, NY
Tue., Dec. 28, 1909
no, no
at Columbia  cancelled 
N/A 
New York, NY
Thu., Dec. 30, 1909
no, no
at Yale  cancelled 
N/A 
New Haven, CT
Fri., Jan. 7, 1910
no, no
at City College of New York  cancelled 
N/A 
New York, NY
Tue., Jan. 11, 1910
no, no
at Manhattan  cancelled 
N/A 
New York, NY
Sat., Jan. 22, 1910
no, no
at Navy L 25–37  1-5
Dahlgren Hall 
Annapolis, MD
Wed., Jan. 26, 1910
no, no
Villanova  cancelled 
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Thu., Jan. 27, 1910
no, no
Mount St. Mary's  cancelled 
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Wed., Feb. 2, 1910
no, no
Virginia W 32–20  2-5
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Fri., Feb. 11, 1910
no, no
Delaware  cancelled 
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Sat., Feb. 12, 1910
no, no
at Army L 17–48  2-6
N/A 
West Point, NY
Sat., Feb. 19, 1910
no, no
Washington and Lee  cancelled 
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Tue., Feb. 22, 1910
no, no
at Delaware  cancelled 
N/A 
Newark, DE
Thu., Feb. 24, 1910
no, no
at Virginia L 26–27  2-7
Fayerweather Gymnasium 
Charlottesville, VA
Sat., Feb. 26, 1910
no, no
at Washington YMCA W 34–19  3-7
YMCA Hall 
Washington, DC
Thu., Mar. 3, 1910
no, no
Baltimore Medical W 32–17  4-7
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
Sat., Mar. 5, 1910
no, no
Washington YMCA W 19–12  5-7
Odd Fellows Hall 
Washington, DC
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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