1927–28 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team

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1927–28 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball
1927-28 nationChampteam.jpg
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Independent
1927–28 record 21–0
Head coach Doc Carlson (6th year)
Captain Sykes Reed
Home arena Pitt Pavilion
Seasons
« 1926–27 1928–29 »

The 1927–28 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team represented the University of Pittsburgh during the 1927–28 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Doc Carlson, coaching in his sixth season with the Panthers. The team finished the season with a 21–0 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll (the Panthers would receive retroactive recognition as the Helms national champion for the 1929–30 season as well).[2][3] It is the only undefeated team in Pitt's history, and that season they were one of only two teams to finish with an unblemished record.[4] Chuck Hyatt and Sykes Reed were named consensus All-Americans at the end of the season.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
12/15/1927*
at Michigan W 49–39  1–0
Yost Field House
Ann Arbor, MI
12/16/1927*
at Chicago W 36–26  2–0

Chicago, IL
12/17/1927*
at Northwestern W 39–34  3–0
Old Patten Gymnasium
Evanston, IL
12/19/1927*
at Iowa W 44–40 OT 4–0
Iowa Field House
Iowa City, IA
12/23/1927*
Dartmouth W 64–33  5–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
12/31/1927*
Ohio State W 50–32  6–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
1/6/1928*
Syracuse W 45–24  7–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
1/13/1928*
Carnegie Tech W 67–38  8–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
1/18/1928*
West Virginia W 51–26  9–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
2/3/1928*
at Colgate W 48–37  10–0

Hamilton, NY
2/4/1928*
at Army W 42–36  11–0

West Point, NY
2/8/1928*
at Carnegie Tech W 50–28  12–0

Pittsburgh, PA
2/10/1928*
Penn State W 48–25  13–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
2/15/1928*
Allegheny W 56–32  14–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
2/18/1928*
Notre Dame W 24–22  15–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
2/22/1928*
at Carnegie Tech W 59–38  16–0

Pittsburgh, PA
2/25/1928*
Washington & Jefferson W 44–33  17–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
2/28/1928*
Grove City W 54–27  18–0
Pitt Pavilion
Pittsburgh, PA
3/2/1928*
at West Virginia W 45–42  19–0

Morgantown, WV
3/5/1928*
at Washington & Jefferson W 33–32  20–0

Washington, PA
3/10/1928*
at Penn State W 45–28  21–0
PSU Armory
University Park, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pittsburgh Panthers season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 539. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ a b "2013–14 Pittsburgh Panthers Men's Basketball Media Guide". All-Time Scores (p. 171). University of Pittsburgh. 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2014.