1968–69 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team

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1968–69 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball
Big Ten Regular season champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 6
1968–69 record 23–5 (13–1 Big Ten)
Head coach George King
Assistant coach Bob King
Assistant coach Joe Sexson
Assistant coach Dave Toney
Home arena Mackey Arena
Seasons
1968–69 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Purdue 13 1   .929     23 5   .821
No. 20 Illinois 9 5   .643     19 5   .792
Ohio State 9 5   .643     17 7   .708
Michigan 7 7   .500     13 11   .542
Northwestern 6 8   .429     14 10   .583
Minnesota 6 8   .429     12 12   .500
Michigan State 6 8   .429     11 12   .478
Iowa 5 9   .357     12 12   .500
Wisconsin 5 9   .357     11 13   .458
Indiana 4 10   .286     9 15   .375
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968–69 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team represented Purdue University during the 1968–69 NCAA men's college basketball season.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 30*
No. 10 at No. 1 UCLA L 82–94  0–1
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
December 5*
No. 14 North Dakota W 116–84  1–1
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
December 7*
No. 14 Miami (OH) W 78–70  2–1
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
December 10*
No. 13 Butler W 93–55  3–1
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
December 14*
No. 13 Ohio W 100–89  4–1
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
December 20*
No. 12 vs. No. 15 California
Sun Devil Classic
W 98–91  5–1
Sun Devil Gymnasium 
Tempe, AZ
December 21*
No. 12 at Arizona State
Sun Devil Classic
L 80–85  5–2
Sun Devil Gymnasium 
Tempe, AZ
December 27*
No. 18 vs. Arizona
Rainbow Classic
W 98–72  6–2
Neal S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, HI
December 28*
No. 18 vs. Columbia
Rainbow Classic
L 74–78  6–3
Neal S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, HI
December 29*
No. 18 at Hawaii
Rainbow Classic
W 97–68  7–3
Neal S. Blaisdell Center 
Honolulu, HI
Big Ten regular season
January 4
at Wisconsin W 86–80  8–3
(1–0)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
January 7
No. 4 Illinois W 98–84  9–3
(2–0)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
January 25
No. 18 at Minnesota W 102–79  10–3
(3–0)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
February 1
No. 14 No. 12 Ohio State W 95–85  11–3
(4–0)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
February 4
No. 9 Iowa W 99–87  12–3
(5–0)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
February 8
No. 9 at Northwestern W 97–85  13–3
(6–0)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
February 11
No. 8 at No. 16 Ohio State L 85–88  13–4
(6–1)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
February 15
No. 8 Wisconsin W 87–69  14–4
(7–1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
February 18
No. 9 at Indiana
Rivalry
W 96–95  15–4
(8–1)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
February 22
No. 9 Northwestern W 107–68  16–4
(9–1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
February 25
No. 9 at Michigan State W 74–72  17–4
(10–1)
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, MI
February 28
No. 9 at Iowa W 97–85  18–4
(11–1)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
March 4
No. 6 Michigan W 116–87  19–4
(12–1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
March 8
No. 6 Indiana W 120–76  20–4
(13–1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
NCAA Tournament
March 13*
No. 6 vs. Miami (OH)
NCAA Tournament • Regional Semifinal
W 91–71  21–4
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
March 15*
No. 6 vs. Marquette
NCAA Tournament • Regional Final
W 75–73 OT 22–4
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
March 20*
No. 6 vs. No. 4 North Carolina
NCAA Tournament • National Semifinals
W 92–65  23–4
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
March 22*
No. 6 vs. No. 1 UCLA
NCAA Tournament • National Final
L 72–92  23–5
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. ME=Mideast.

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Roster[edit]

1968–69 Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 54 Chuck Bavis 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Sr Garrett Garrett, IN
F 13 Tyrone Bedford
F 33 George Faerber 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
So
F 30 Herm Gilliam 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
C 31 Jerry Johnson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Knox Knox, IN
C 32 Frank Kaufman
G 24 Bill Keller 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Sr Washington Indianapolis
G 25 Steve Longfellow
G 10 Rick Mount 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr Lebanon Lebanon, IN
F 40 Ralph Taylor
Sr Washington Indianapolis
G 45 Larry Weatherford
So
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2016-Mar-06

Awards and honors[edit]

Highest scoring team in the nation

Rick Mount—1st Team All-America

Rick Mount—Big Ten Conference Player of the year

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 8 Herm Gilliam Cincinnati Royals
7 86 Bill Keller Milwaukee Bucks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015-16 Purdue men's basketball media guide. Retrieved 2016-Mar-06.
  2. ^ "1969 NBA Draft". Archived from the original on 2010-03-18.