1959–60 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team

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1959–60 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball
Southern Conference champions
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 5
1959–60 record 26-5 ( SoCon)
Head coach Fred Schaus (6th season)
Home arena WVU Field House
Seasons
1959–60 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Virginia Tech 12 1   .923     20 6   .769
West Virginia 9 2   .818     26 5   .839
William & Mary 10 5   .667     15 11   .577
The Citadel 8 4   .667     15 8   .652
George Washington 7 5   .583     15 11   .577
Furman 6 7   .462     9 16   .360
VMI 3 11   .214     4 16   .200
Richmond 2 12   .143     7 18   .280
Davidson 0 10   .000     5 19   .208
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1960; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959–60 West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team represented West Virginia University in the 1959–60 college basketball season. At the time, the Mountaineers were a member of the Southern Conference and coached by Fred Schaus in what proved to be his final year in Morgantown. After the season, he became head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, newly relocated from Minneapolis, where he was reunited with his graduated superstar player Jerry West.

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • East
    • West Virginia 94, Navy 86
    • NYU 82, West Virginia 81

[1]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 2 Jerry West Minneapolis Lakers

[2]

  • The Lakers participated in the draft as the Minneapolis Lakers, but moved to Los Angeles before the start of the 1960–61 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1960 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". databasesports.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  2. ^ "1960 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-05-27.