1931–32 Southern Conference men's basketball season

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1931–32 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Season
League NCAA
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 23
Tournament
Champions Georgia
  Runners-up North Carolina
Basketball seasons
← 30–31
32–33 →
1931–32 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Kentucky 9 1   .900     15 2   .882
Maryland 9 1   .900     16 4   .800
Auburn 9 2   .818     12 3   .800
Alabama 11 3   .786     16 4   .800
North Carolina 6 3   .667     16 5   .762
Virginia 6 3   .667     13 8   .619
Georgia 7 4   .636     19 7   .731
Ole Miss 8 5   .615     9 6   .600
Georgia Tech 5 3   .625     7 6   .538
North Carolina State 6 4   .600     10 6   .625
Duke 6 5   .545     14 11   .560
LSU 8 8   .500     11 9   .550
Tennessee 5 5   .500     8 7   .533
South Carolina 2 2   .500     9 7   .563
Vanderbilt 5 7   .417     8 11   .421
Mississippi State 4 7   .364     5 10   .333
Tulane 5 9   .357     6 10   .375
Florida 4 10   .286     8 12   .400
Washington and Lee 3 8   .273     9 10   .474
Virginia Tech 2 8   .200     8 9   .471
Clemson 2 9   .182     8 12   .400
Sewanee 1 7   .125     3 9   .250
VMI 0 9   .000     0 14   .000
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1932; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1931–32 Southern Conference men's basketball season consisted of a record 23 member institutions. The regular season champions were Maryland and Kentucky. They each had .900%. The tournament champion was Georgia.[1]

Southern Conference standings[edit]

# Team Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
1 Maryland
9–1
.900
16–4
.800
2 Kentucky
9–1
.900
15–2
.882
3 Auburn
9–2
.818
12–3
.800
4 Alabama
11–3
.786
16–4
.800
5 North Carolina
6–3
.667
16–5
.762
6 Virginia
6–3
.667
13–8
.619
7 Georgia
7–4
.636
19–7
.731
8 Georgia Tech
5–3
.625
7–6
.539
9 Mississippi
8–5
.615
9–6
.600
10 North Carolina State
6–4
.600
10–6
.625
11 Duke
6–5
.546
14–11
.560
12 Louisiana State
8–8
.500
11–9
.550
13 Tennessee
5–5
.500
8–7
.533
14 South Carolina
2–2
.500
9–7
.565
15 Vanderbilt
5–7
.417
8–11
.421
16 Mississippi State
4–7
.364
5–10
.333
17 Tulane
5–9
.357
6–10
.375
18 Florida
4–10
.286
8–12
.400
19 Washington & Lee
3–8
.273
9–10
.474
20 Virginia Tech
3–8
.273
8–9
.471
21 Clemson
2–9
.182
8–12
.400
22 South
1–7
.125
3–9
.250
23 VMI
0–9
.000
0–14
.000

Conference Tournament[edit]

The tournament was seeded so that no team would face a school that they had faced in the regular season in the first round of the tournament.[2]


  First Round
Friday, February 26
Second Round
Saturday, February 27
Semifinals
Sunday, February 29
Final
Monday, March 1
                                     
?  Maryland 24  
?  Florida 39  
  ?  Florida 22  
    ?  Duke 33  
?  Duke 44
?  Vanderbilt 32  
  ?  Duke 32  
  ?  Georgia 43  
?  Georgia 48  
?  Mississippi State 26  
  ?  Georgia 40
    ?  Virginia 19  
?  Virginia 20
?  Alabama 16  
  ?  Georgia 26
  ?  North Carolina 24
?  Auburn 34  
?  North Carolina State 33  
  ?  Auburn 30
    ?  Louisiana State 22  
?  Louisiana State 36
?  Georgia Tech 33  
  ?  Auburn 31
  ?  North Carolina 52  
?  North Carolina 35  
?  Tennessee 25  
  ?  North Carolina 43
    ?  Kentucky 42  
?  Kentucky 50
?  Tulane 30  

First Round[edit]

  • Mississippi and South Carolina did not participate
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • February 26, 1932
  • Virginia 20, Alabama 16
  • North Carolina 35, Tennessee 25
  • Duke 44, Vanderbilt 32
  • Kentucky 50, Tulane 30
  • Florida 39, Maryland 24
  • Auburn 34, North Carolina State 33
  • Georgia 48, Mississippi State 26
  • Louisiana State 36, Georgia Tech 33

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • February 27, 1932
  • Duke 33, Florida 22
  • North Carolina 43, Kentucky 42
  • Auburn 30, Louisiana State 22
  • Georgia 40, Virginia 19

Semifinals[edit]

  • February 29, 1932
  • North Carolina 52, Auburn 31
  • Georgia 43, Duke 32

Championship[edit]

  • March 1, 1932[3][4]
  • Georgia 26, North Carolina 24

All-Tournament team[edit]

First Team[edit]

  • Tom Alexander, North Carolina
  • T.W. Lumpkin, Auburn
  • Bill Strickland, Georgia
  • Virgil Weathers, North Carolina
  • Leroy Young, Georgia

Second Team[edit]

  • Louis Berger, Maryland
  • Wilmer Hines, North Carolina
  • Forest Sale, Kentucky
  • Vernon Smith, Georgia
  • James Thompson, Duke

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramsey, Glenn (March 2, 1932). "DIXIE CAGE TITLE GOES TO GEORGIA". Atlanta, Georgia: The Evening Independent. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "FOUR TEAMS SEEDED IN CONFERENCE PLAY". The Palm Beach Post. February 22, 1932. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Georgia Quint Defeats North Carolina Outfit". Atlanta, Georgia: Bluefield Daily Telegraph. March 2, 1932. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Graham, Dillon (March 2, 1932). "Georgians Win First Tourney In Eight Tries". Atlanta, Georgia: The Greenville News. Retrieved February 27, 2017.