1955–56 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1955–56 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A maize-colored block M with blue borders.
1956 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1955–56 record 9–13 (4–10 Big Ten)
Head coach William Perigo
Captain Tom Jorgensen
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1954–55 1956–57 »
1955–56 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Iowa 13 1   .929     20 6   .769
#7 Illinois 11 3   .786     18 4   .818
Ohio State 9 5   .643     16 6   .727
Purdue 9 5   .643     16 6   .727
Michigan State 7 7   .500     13 9   .591
Indiana 6 8   .429     13 9   .591
Minnesota 6 8   .429     11 11   .500
Michigan 4 10   .286     9 13   .409
Wisconsin 4 10   .286     6 16   .273
Northwestern 1 13   .071     2 20   .091
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955–56 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1955–56 season. The team finished the season in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 9–13 and 4–10 against conference opponents.[1]

William Perigo was in his fourth year as the team's head coach. Junior Ron Kramer was the team's leading scorer with 448 points in 22 games for an average of 20.3 points per game. Tom Jorgensen was the team captain.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Ron Kramer Jr. 22 169-444 110-177 448 20.3
Tom Jorgensen Sr. 22 89-239 79-92 257 11.6
Pete Tillotson 22 86-204 26-62 198 9.0
Randy Tarrier 22 63-173 55-89 181 8.2
Billy Wright 20 62-202 20-29 144 6.9
Jim Shearon 21 53-164 34-58 140 6.6
Totals 22 608-1711 394-638 1610 73.1

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Two players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[2][3]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1957 5 2 34 Ron Kramer Detroit Pistons
1958 7 6 53 Pete Tillotson Syracuse Nationals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. pp. 31–32. 
  2. ^ "1957 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  3. ^ "1958 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.