1947–48 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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1947–48 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1947–48 record8–12 (3–9 Big Nine)
Head coachBranch McCracken (7th season)
CaptainWard Williams
Home arenaThe Fieldhouse
Seasons
1947–48 Big Nine Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Michigan 10 2   .833     16 6   .727
Iowa 8 4   .667     15 4   .789
Illinois 7 5   .583     15 5   .750
Wisconsin 7 5   .583     12 8   .600
Purdue 6 6   .500     11 9   .550
Minnesota 5 7   .417     10 10   .500
Ohio State 5 7   .417     10 10   .500
Indiana 3 9   .250     8 12   .400
Northwestern 3 9   .250     6 14   .300
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1947–48 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Branch McCracken, who was in his 7th year. The team played its home games in The Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Nine Conference.

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 8–12 and a conference record of 3–9, finishing 8th in the Big Nine Conference. Indiana was not invited to participate in any postseason tournament.[1]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Ht. Year Hometown
3 Jerry Stuteville F 6–3 So. Attica, Indiana
4 Gene Farris F 6–1 So. Campbellsburg, Indiana
5 Murray Mendenhall G 5–9 So. Fort Wayne, Indiana
6 Lou Watson G 6–5 So. Jeffersonville, Indiana
7 Don Ritter G 5–10 Jr. Aurora, Indiana
8 Stuart Chestnut F 6–2 So. Terre Haute, Indiana
10 John Wallace F 6–3 Sr. Richmond, Indiana
11 Lou Jensen G 5–11 So. New Albany, Indiana
12 Norbert Hermann G 6–2 Sr. Brownstown, Indiana
14 Ward Williams C 6–3 Sr. Colfax, Indiana
15 Bob Armstrong C 6–4 So. Fort Wayne, Indiana
18 Tom Schwartz C 6–6 So. Kokomo, Indiana
19 Charley Meyer C 6–5 So. Jeffersonville, Indiana
22 Jack Brown F 6–3 So. Bloomington, Indiana
34 Bob Lollar F 6–2 Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana
N/A Joe Blumenthal C 6–4 So. Rochester, Indiana
N/A Joe Gerich F 6–1 So. Francesville, Indiana
N/A Byard Hey G 6–1 So. Fort Wayne, Indiana
N/A Robert McKinnis G 6–1 So. Evansville, Indiana
N/A Joe Pitake C 6–3 So. Hammond, Indiana
N/A Robert Ritter F 5–10 So. Anderson, Indiana
N/A Ed Stuteville C 6–4 So. Attica, Indiana
N/A Lloyd Vogel G 6–1 So. Fort Wayne, Indiana

Schedule/Results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/6/1947*
DePauw W 59–43  1–0
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/13/1947*
Carleton W 76–42  2–0
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/15/1947*
at Kansas State L 53–61  2–1
Nichols Hall 
Manhattan, Kansas
12/18/1947*
Loyola (Chicago) W 59–40  3–1
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
12/23/1947*
at Michigan State L 60–64  3–2
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, Michigan
1/1/1948*
vs. Notre Dame
Hoosier Classic
W 72–46  4–2
Butler Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis
1/2/1948*
at Butler
Hoosier Classic
L 51–64  4–3
Butler Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis
1/5/1948
at Purdue
Rivalry
L 49–58  4–4 (0–1)
Lambert Fieldhouse 
West Lafayette, Indiana
1/10/1948
Wisconsin L 54–58  4–5 (0–2)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/12/1948
Ohio State W 71–54  5–5 (1–2)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/17/1948
at Iowa L 52–61  5–6 (1–3)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
1/19/1948
at Illinois
Rivalry
L 45–46  5–7 (1–4)
Huff Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
1/24/1948
Minnesota W 65–43  6–7 (2–4)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/7/1948*
at Miami (OH) W 57–48  7–7 (2–4)
Withrow Court 
Oxford, Ohio
2/14/1948
Iowa W 49–47  8–7 (3–4)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/16/1948
at Michigan L 54–66  8–8 (3–5)
Yost Field House 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2/21/1948
at Northwestern L 42–47  8–9 (3–6)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
2/23/1948
at Ohio State L 45–60  8–10 (3–7)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum 
Columbus, Ohio
2/28/1948
Purdue
Rivalry
L 49–51  8–11 (3–8)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
3/1/1948
Illinois
Rivalry
L 51–52  8–12 (3–9)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 22, 2015.