1948–49 Providence Steamrollers season

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1948–49 Providence Steamrollers season
Head coach Ken Loeffler
Arena Rhode Island Auditorium
Results
Record 12–48 (.200)
Place Division: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1947–48

The 1948–49 BAA season was the Steamrollers' third and final season in the NBA/BAA.[1] The team would fold after finishing last in the league for a second consecutive season, at 12–48.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1948 BAA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Andy Tonkovich G  United States Marshall
Jack Coleman F/C  United States Louisville
Brady Walker F/C  United States BYU

Roster[edit]

1948–49 Providence Steamrollers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 11 Brown, Bob 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1923-11-12 Miami (OH)
G 3 Calverley, Ernie 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 145 lb (66 kg) 1924-01-30 Rhode Island
G/F Ezersky, Johnny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Rhode Island
C 6 Halbert, Chick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1919-02-27 West Texas State
F/C 10 Hubbard, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1922-12-27 Springfield
G/F 11 Meinhold, Carl 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1926-03-29 Long Island
F/C 6 Nostrand, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1924-01-25 Wyoming
G O'Grady, Buddy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1920-01-19 Georgetown
F Paine, Fred 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1925-12-07 Westminster
F/C 8 Pugh, Les 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1923-09-18 Ohio State
G/F 5 Riebe, Mel 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1916-07-12 Wooster
F 12 Robbins, Lee 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1922-02-11 Colorado
F/C 12 Roux, Giff 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1923-06-28 Kansas
G 4 Sailors, Ken 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1921-01-14 Wyoming
F 15 Scharnus, Ben 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1917-12-11 Seton Hall
G/F 7 Schnellbacher, Otto 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1923-04-15 Kansas
G/F 5 Shannon, Earl 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1921-11-23 Rhode Island
G/F 9 Shannon, Howie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1923-06-10 Kansas State
G 7 Tonkovich, Andy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1922-11-01 Marshall
PF 16 Walker, Brady 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1921-03-15 BYU
Head coach

Ken Loeffler


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1948–49 BAA records
Team BAL BOS CHI FWP IND MIN NYK PHI PRO ROC STL WAS
Baltimore 4–2 1–4 4–1 5–0 1–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 3–3
Boston 2–4 0–5 4–1 3–2 2–3 3–3 3–3 3–3 1–4 3–2 1–5
Chicago 4–1 5–0 4–2 5–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–4 3–3 3–2
Fort Wayne 1–4 1–4 2–4 3–3 2–4 1–4 5–0 4–1 0–6 1–4 2–3
Indianapolis 0–5 2–3 1-5 3–3 0–6 1–4 1–4 4–1 1–5 3–3 2–3
Minneapolis 4–1 3–2 4–2 4–2 6–0 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–2 4–2 2–3
New York 4–2 3–3 2–3 4–1 4–1 1–4 2–4 5–1 1–4 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 3–2 0–5 4–1 1–4 4–2 6–0 0–5 3–2 2–4
Providence 4–2 3–3 0–5 1–4 1–4 0–5 1–5 0–6 2–3 0–5 0–6
Rochester 4–1 4–1 4–2 6–0 5–1 2–4 4–1 5–0 3–2 6–0 2–3
St. Louis 3–2 2–3 3–3 4–1 3–3 2–4 2–3 2–3 5–0 0–6 2–3
Washington 3–3 5–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 3–2 3–2 4–2 6–0 3–2 3–2

Game log[edit]

# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 4 Washington 95–99 (3OT) Pugh, Sailors (17) 0–1
2 November 6 Philadelphia 56–69 Carl Meinhold (10) 0–2
3 November 9 @ Philadelphia 84–92 Ken Sailors (16) 0–3
4 November 11 Fort Wayne 90–87 Ken Sailors (26) 1–3
5 November 13 Minneapolis 67–90 Ken Sailors (25) 1–4
6 November 18 Rochester 74–103 Howie Shannon (11) 1–5
7 November 20 Indianapolis 107–110 Ken Sailors (24) 1–6
8 November 24 @ Minneapolis 89–117 Ken Sailors (17) 1–7
9 November 25 @ St. Louis 82–84 Howie Shannon (19) 1–8
10 November 27 Baltimore 71–91 Howie Shannon (17) 1–9
11 November 30 New York 61–88 Ernie Calverley (14) 1–10
12 December 1 @ Washington 63–75 Ezersky, Nostrand (13) 1–11
13 December 2 Washington 61–66 Ken Sailors (24) 1–12
14 December 4 Boston 63–70 Howie Shannon (18) 1–13
15 December 7 @ Rochester 90–89 Ken Sailors (20) 2–13
16 December 8 @ New York 74–83 (OT) Howie Shannon (21) 2–14
17 December 9 New York 63–74 Howie Shannon (15) 2–15
18 December 16 Fort Wayne 61–76 Calverley, Sailors, H. Shannon (14) 2–16
19 December 18 Philadelphia 90–94 Brady Walker (20) 2–17
20 December 22 @ Washington 77–102 Brady Walker (17) 2–18
21 December 23 St. Louis 99–109 Ken Sailors (27) 2–19
22 December 25 Baltimore 83–88 Howie Shannon (16) 2–20
23 December 29 @ Baltimore 98–88 Otto Schnellbacher (18) 3–20
24 December 30 Chicago 89–101 Brady Walker (16) 3–21
25 December 31 @ Boston 67–69 Ken Sailors (19) 3–22
26 January 1 Indianapolis 77–78 Howie Shannon (15) 3–23
27 January 4 Chicago 104–115 Ken Sailors (27) 3–24
28 January 6 Chicago 78–89 Howie Shannon (25) 3–25
29 January 8 Boston 87–69 Brady Walker (19) 4–25
30 January 11 @ Indianapolis 67–90 Carl Meinhold (13) 4–26
31 January 12 @ Minneapolis 64–98 Carl Meinhold (11) 4–27
32 January 15 @ St. Louis 76–79 George Nostrand (16) 4–28
33 January 16 @ Fort Wayne 56–76 Ken Sailors (10) 4–29
34 January 18 @ Philadelphia 74–86 Chick Halbert (19) 4–30
35 January 20 Washington 81–88 Chick Halbert (22) 4–31
36 January 22 Baltimore 89–86 Ken Sailors (24) 5–31
37 January 25 @ Boston 69–54 Howie Shannon (14) 6–31
38 January 26 @ New York 77–89 Ken Sailors (26) 6–32
39 January 27 @ Baltimore 95–89 Chick Halbert (24) 7–32
40 January 29 Boston 91–85 (OT) Ernie Calverley (21) 8–32
41 February 1 @ Philadelphia 86–93 Ken Sailors (23) 8–33
42 February 3 Rochester 88–80 Ernie Calverley (22) 9–33
43 February 5 Chicago 75–91 Ken Sailors (25) 9–34
44 February 8 @ Rochester 65–97 Mel Riebe (15) 9–35
45 February 11 @ Boston 77–94 Ken Sailors (25) 9–36
46 February 12 Indianapolis 91–78 Howie Shannon (27) 10–36
47 February 17 @ Baltimore 102–100 Ken Sailors (37) 11–36
48 February 19 Minneapolis 80–94 Ken Sailors (20) 11–37
49 February 23 @ Washington 88–100 Ken Sailors (24) 11–38
50 February 24 New York 89–84 Les Pugh (22) 12–38
51 February 26 St. Louis 90–93 Halbert, Pugh (19) 12–39
52 March 3 @ New York 65–86 Ken Sailors (16) 12–40
53 March 5 @ Rochester 64–81 Chick Halbert (19) 12–41
54 March 6 @ Minneapolis 59–68 Brady Walker (16) 12–42
55 March 8 @ Chicago 82–110 Les Pugh (16) 12–43
56 March 9 @ Fort Wayne 80–84 Ken Sailors (17) 12–44
57 March 12 Philadelphia 70–92 Les Pugh (23) 12–45
58 March 15 @ Indianapolis 84–90 Les Pugh (20) 12–46
59 March 16 @ St. Louis 59–81 Les Pugh (12) 12–47
60 March 17 vs Fort Wayne 72–74 Ernie Calverley (17) 12–48

Awards and records[edit]

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