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

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.