1938–39 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1938–39 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1938–39 record9–12 (4–9 SoCon)
Head coachJohn Kellison (7th season)
Home arenaBlow Gymnasium
Seasons

The 1938–39 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1938–39 season. Under the second year of head coach John Kellison's second stint with William & Mary, the team finished the season 9–12 and 4–9 in the Southern Conference. This was the 34th season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe.[1]

The Indians finished 12th in the conference and did not quality for the 1939 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. However, the Indians did record their first ever conference victories during 1939.

Schedule[edit]

1938–39 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wake Forest 15 3   .833     18 6   .750
Maryland 8 3   .727     15 9   .625
Washington and Lee 8 3   .727     13 9   .591
The Citadel 7 3   .700     14 5   .737
Davidson 9 7   .563     19 10   .655
North Carolina 8 7   .533     10 11   .476
North Carolina State 7 6   .538     10 7   .588
Duke 8 8   .500     10 12   .455
Clemson 6 6   .500     16 8   .667
VMI 6 6   .500     7 10   .412
Richmond 5 5   .500     10 10   .500
William & Mary 4 9   .308     8 13   .381
South Carolina 2 8   .200     5 18   .217
Virginia Tech 2 10   .167     3 14   .176
Furman 0 10   .000     6 16   .273
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1939; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season

Davidson L 35–45  0–1 (0–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at NC State W 32–28  1–1 (1–1)
Thompson Gym 
Raleigh, NC

at Wake Forest L 35–58  1–2 (1–2)
Gore Gymnasium 
Wake Forest, NC
*
Virginia W 48–38  2–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at Washington and Lee L 42–62  2–3 (1–3)
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA

at VPI W 46–33  3–3 (2–3)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA

VMI L 43–48  3–4 (2–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Randolph–Macon W 60–37  4–4
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Virginia L 37–39  4–5
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Hampden–Sydney W 64–40  5–5
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
at Langley Field W 46–38  6–5
 
Hampton, VA

VPI W 57–30  7–5 (3–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
at Randolph–Macon W 36–25  8–5
 
Ashland, VA
2/11/1939
Richmond L 37–39  8–6 (3–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/13/1939*
at Saint Joseph's L 43–52  8–7
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/14/1939
at Maryland W 57–49  9–7 (4–5)
Ritchie Coliseum 
College Park, MD
2/15/1939*
at Navy L 29–52  9–8
 
Annapolis, MD

Washington and Lee L 37–46  9–9 (4–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

Wake Forest L 42–46  9–10 (4–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/23/1939
at Richmond L 31–40  9–11 (4–8)
Millhiser Gymnasium 
Richmond, VA

VMI L 31–45  9–12 (4–9)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William & Mary season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "2013–14 William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Media Guide". Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2014.