1939–40 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1939–40 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1939–40 record 13–7 (6–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan
Captain James Rae
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
1939–40 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 10 2   .833     16 4   .800
Indiana 9 3   .750     20 3   .870
Ohio State 8 4   .667     13 7   .650
Illinois 7 5   .583     14 6   .700
Northwestern 7 5   .583     13 7   .650
Michigan 6 6   .500     13 7   .650
Minnesota 5 7   .417     12 8   .600
Iowa 4 8   .333     9 12   .429
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     5 15   .250
Chicago 1 11   .083     5 15   .250
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939–40 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1939–40 season. The team finished the season in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 13–7 and 6–6 against conference opponents.[1]

Bennie Oosterbaan was in his first year as the team's head coach. James Rae was the team's leading scorer with 199 points in 20 games for an average of 10.0 points per game. Rae was also the team captain.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
James Rae 20 77 45-60 199 10.0
Charles Pink 20 60 34-51 154 7.7
Michael Sofiak 20 40 34-69 114 5.7
Herbert Brogan 20 47 15-37 109 5.5
George Ruehle 14 32 9-16 51 3.6
Wayne Fitzgerald 19 19 7-18 45 2.4
Totals 20 295 161-287 751 37.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 27.