1952–53 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1952–53 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A maize-colored block M with blue borders
Conference Big Ten Conference
1952–53 record 6–16 (3–15 Big Ten)
Head coach William Perigo
Captain Doug Lawrence
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1951–52 1953–54 »
1952–53 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Indiana 17 1   .944     23 3   .885
#11 Illinois 14 4   .778     18 4   .818
Minnesota 11 7   .611     14 8   .636
Michigan State 11 7   .611     13 9   .591
Wisconsin 10 8   .556     13 9   .591
Iowa 9 9   .500     12 10   .545
Ohio State 7 11   .389     10 12   .455
Northwestern 5 13   .278     6 16   .273
Michigan 3 15   .167     6 16   .273
Purdue 3 15   .167     4 18   .182
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952–53 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1952–53 season. The team finished the season in a tie for ninth place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 6–16 and 3–15 against conference opponents.[1]

William Perigo was in his first year as the team's head coach. Paul Groffsky was the team's leading scorer with 301 points in 22 games for an average of 13.6 points per game. Doug Lawrence was the team captain.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Paul Groffsky 22 106-305 89-176 301 13.6
Don Eaddy 22 112-375 68-106 292 13.2
Paul Groffsky 22 91-284 68-125 250 11.3
John Codwell 22 76-225 79-127 231 10.5
Milt Mead 22 85-253 60-89 230 10.4
Doug Lawrence 21 70-192 27-44 167 7.9
Ray Pavichevich 22 54-184 28-53 136 6.1
Ralph Kaufman 22 29-118 42-88 100 4.5
Totals 22 562-1785 426-739 1550 70.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 31.