1961–62 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

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1961–62 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1961–62 record 26–2 (13–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Fred Taylor
Home arena St. John Arena
Seasons
1961–62 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Ohio State 13 1   .929     26 2   .929
Wisconsin 10 4   .714     17 7   .708
Purdue 9 5   .643     17 7   .708
Illinois 7 7   .500     15 8   .652
Indiana 7 7   .500     13 11   .542
Iowa 7 7   .500     13 11   .542
Minnesota 6 8   .429     10 14   .417
Michigan 5 9   .357     7 17   .292
Michigan State 3 11   .214     8 14   .364
Northwestern 3 11   .214     8 15   .348
Rankings from http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-ten/1962.html

The 1961–62 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented Ohio State University. The team's head coach was Fred Taylor.

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
December 2
No. 1 Florida State* W 72–57 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
December 6
No. 1 at Pittsburgh* W 99–79 
 
Pittsburgh, PA
December 8
No. 1 Wichita State* W 85–62 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
December 9
No. 1 at No. 3 Wake Forest* W 84–62 
 
Winston-Salem, NC
December 16
No. 1 Loyola (IL)* W 92–72 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
December 18
No. 1 at Saint Louis* W 61–48 
 
 
December 23
No. 1 Penn State* W 92–49 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
December 27
No. 1 vs. Washington*
LA Holiday Classic
W 59–49 
 
Los Angeles, CA
December 28
No. 1 vs. UCLA*
LA Holiday Classic
W 105–84 
 
Los Angeles, CA
December 30
No. 1 vs. USC*
LA Holiday Classic
W 76–66 
 
Los Angeles, CA
January 6
No. 1 at Northwestern W 85–62 
 
Evanston, IL
January 13
No. 1 Michigan W 89–64 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
January 20
No. 1 at Minnesota W 90–76 
 
Minneapolis, MN
January 22
No. 1 Purdue W 91–65 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
January 29
No. 1 at Purdue W 94–73 
 
West Lafayette, IN
February 3
No. 1 Northwestern W 97–61 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
February 5
No. 1 Iowa W 89–63 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
February 10
No. 1 Minnesota W 91–66 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
February 12
No. 1 at Michigan W 72–57 
 
Ann Arbor, MI
February 17
No. 1 at Michigan State W 80–72 
 
East Lansing, MI
February 24
No. 1 Illinois W 102–79 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
February 26
No. 1 at Iowa W 72–62 
 
Iowa City, IA
March 3
No. 1 at Wisconsin L 67–81 
 
Madison, WI
March 10
No. 1 Indiana W 90–65 
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
March 16
No. 1 vs. Western Kentucky*
NCAA Tournament
W 93–73 
 
Iowa City, IA
March 17
No. 1 vs. No. 3 Kentucky*
NCAA Tournament
W 74–64 
 
Iowa City, IA
March 23
No. 1 vs. Wake Forest*
NCAA Tournament
W 84–68 
 
Louisville, KY
March 24
No. 1 vs. No. 2 Cincinnati*
NCAA Tournament
L 59–71 
 
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. ME=Mideast.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 6 Jerry Lucas Cincinnati Royals
1 9 John Havlicek Boston Celtics

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