1944–45 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1944–45 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1944–45 record 12–7 (5–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan
Captain Don Lundquist
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1943–44 1945–46 »
1944–45 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iowa 11 1   .917     17 1   .944
Ohio State 10 2   .833     15 5   .750
Illinois 7 5   .583     13 7   .650
Purdue 6 6   .500     9 11   .450
Michigan 5 7   .417     12 7   .632
Wisconsin 4 8   .333     10 11   .476
Minnesota 4 8   .333     8 13   .381
Northwestern 4 8   .333     7 12   .368
Indiana 3 9   .250     10 11   .476
Chicago 0 0       7 8   .467
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944–45 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1944–45 season. The team finished the season in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 12–7 and 5–7 against conference opponents.[1]

Bennie Oosterbaan was in his seventh year as the team's head coach. Robert Geahan was the team's leading scorer with 136 points in 19 games for an average of 7.2 points per game. Don Lundquist was the team captain.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Robert Geahan 19 56 24 136 7.2
Walter Kell 19 47 28 122 6.4
John Mullaney 19 46 29 121 6.4
Keith Harder 17 51 12 114 6.7
Donald Lundquist 19 45 18 108 5.7
Don Lund 17 36 25 97 5.7
Totals 19 327 161 815 42.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 29.