1959–60 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1959–60 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A maize-colored block M with blue borders
1960 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1959–60 record 4–20 (1–10 Big Ten)
Head coach William Perigo
MVP John Tidwell
Captain Terry Miller
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1958–59 1960–61 »
1959–60 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Ohio State 13 1   .929     25 3   .893
#7 Indiana 11 3   .786     20 4   .833
Illinois 8 6   .571     16 7   .696
Minnesota 8 6   .571     12 12   .500
Northwestern 8 6   .571     11 12   .478
Iowa 6 8   .429     14 10   .583
Purdue 6 8   .429     11 12   .478
Michigan State 5 9   .357     10 11   .476
Wisconsin 4 10   .286     8 16   .333
Michigan 1 13   .071     4 20   .167
Rankings from http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-ten/1960.html

The 1959–60 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1959–60 season. The team finished the season in tenth place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 4–20 and 1–10 against conference opponents.[1]

William Perigo was in his eighth and final year as the team's head coach. Junior John Tidwell was the team's leading scorer with 520 points in 24 games for an average of 21.6 points per game.[1] Tidwell broke the Michigan record for single game scoring record on February 27, 1960, as he hit 17 of 25 field goals and seven of ten free throws for 41 points in a 72–65 win against Michigan State.[2] Tidwell's 41 points also broke the Yost Fieldhouse record which had been set by Indiana's Don Schlundt with 29 points in 1953.[2] Tidwell also broke the season scoring record with 520 points. At the end of the 1959–60 basketball season, Tidwell was selected as the team's most valuable player and elected captain of the 196–61 team.[3]

Lovell Farris led the team with 233 rebounds.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
John Tidwell Jr. 24 201-482 118-159 147 520 21.6
Terry Miller 22 135-391 61-77 83 331 15.0
Lovell Farris 24 112-320 97-144 233 321 13.3
Scott Maentz 12 41-134 12-23 144 94 7.8
Dick Clark 11 24-58 12-25 57 60 5.5
Jon Hall 8 24-100 6-21 49 54 6.7
Dick Meyer 11 10-29 19-31 31 39 3.5
Bob Brown 10 15-53 4-17 92 34 3.4
Dick Donley 18 6-42 13-28 70 25 1.3
Totals 24 597-1739 357-550 1069 1551 64.6

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

One player from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[4]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1961 4 6 38 John Tidwell Philadelphia Warriors

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. pp. 32–33. 
  2. ^ a b "Tidwell Sets Mark; Michigan Finally Wins". Chicago Daily Tribune. 1960-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Tidwell Wins Michigan Most Valuable Ballot". Chicago Daily Tribune. 1961-03-16. 
  4. ^ "1961 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.