1920–21 Penn Quakers men's basketball team

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1920–21 Penn Quakers men's basketball
EIBL Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Conference Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League
1920–21 record 21–2 (9–1 EIBL)
Head coach Edward McNichol (1st season)
Captain Dan McNichol
Seasons
1920–21 Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 9 1   .900     21 2   .913
Dartmouth 7 3   .700     13 9   .591
Cornell 6 4   .600     12 10   .545
Princeton 4 6   .400     14 9   .609
Columbia 3 7   .300     7 9   .438
Yale 1 9   .100     9 17   .346
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1920–21 Penn Quakers men's basketball team represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1920–21 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Edward McNichol, coaching in his first season with the Quakers. The team finished the season with a 21–2 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[2] This was Penn's second consecutive Helms national championship, the previous year's 21–1 team having later been recognized as the Helms (and Premo-Porretta Power Poll)[3] national champion as well.[1]

Senior Dan McNichol, Edward's younger brother, was named a consensus All-American at the end of the season.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/4/1920*
Ursinus W 42–12  1–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
12/8/1920*
Temple W 24–19  2–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
12/11/1920*
Muhlenberg W 36–14  3–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
12/14/1920*
Drexel
Battle of 33rd Street
W 28–10  4–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/8/1921*
Syracuse W 14–8  5–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/15/1921
Columbia W 22–16  6–0 (1–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/19/1921*
Catholic W 19–17  7–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/22/1921
Dartmouth W 26–18  8–0 (2–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/29/1921*
Lafayette W 37–12  9–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/2/1921*
NYU W 24–11  10–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/5/1921*
Lehigh W 19–10  11–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/7/1921*
VMI W 40–15  12–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/12/1921
Cornell L 19–20  12–1 (2–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/16/1921
Columbia W 19–18  13–1 (3–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/19/1921
Cornell W 22–20  14–1 (4–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/22/1921
Yale W 29–11  15–1 (5–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/26/1921*
Delaware W 44–13  16–1
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/2/1921*
Swarthmore W 29–17  17–1
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/5/1921
Yale W 48–13  18–1 (6–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/9/1921*
Penn State L 19–21  18–2
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/12/1921
Princeton
Rivalry
W 33–22  19–2 (7–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/16/1921
Dartmouth W 31–16  20–2 (8–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/19/1921
Princeton
Rivalry
W 27–20  21–2 (9–1)
 
Philadelphia, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Quakers season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ "2008–09 Penn Quakers Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly Results (p. 121). University of Pennsylvania. 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2014.