1959–60 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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1959–60 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 7
1959–60 record20–4 (11–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBranch McCracken (19th season)
Assistant coachLou Watson
Assistant coachGene Ring
CaptainFrank Radovich
Home arenaThe Fieldhouse
Seasons
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 https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-ten/1960.html

The 1959–60 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Branch McCracken, who was in his 19th year. For the last time, the team played its home games in The Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 20–4 and a conference record of 11–3, finishing 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. Indiana was not invited to participate in any postseason tournament.[1]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Ht. Year Hometown
13 Bob Reinhart G 5–10 Sr. Dale, Indiana
15 Gary Long G 6–1 Jr. Shelbyville, Indiana
20 Al Schlegelmilch G 6–1 Sr. Monticello, Indiana
21 Leroy Johnson F 6–4 Jr. Mishawaka, Indiana
23 Jerry Bass G 5–9 So. Morristown, Indiana
24 Herbie Lee G 5–11 Jr. South Bend, Indiana
25 Glen Butte F 6–4 Sr. Milan, Indiana
30 Gordon Mickey F 6–7 So. Chillicothe, Ohio
31 Norbert Witte C 6–7 Sr. Decatur, Indiana
32 Ernie Wilhoit G 6–3 So. Collinsville, Illinois
33 Frank Radovich F 6–7 Sr. Hammond, Indiana
35 Walt Bellamy C 6–11 Jr. New Bern, North Carolina
41 Bill Altman F 6–2 So. Mooresville, Indiana
42 Charley Hall F 6–6 So. Terre Haute, Indiana
44 Bob Wilkinson G 6–1 Sr. LaPorte, Indiana

Schedule/Results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/5/1959*
Ball State W 103–63  1–0
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
12/7/1959*
at Missouri L 76–79  1–1
Brewer Fieldhouse 
Columbia, MO
12/12/1959*
Ohio W 80–68  2–1
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
12/14/1959*
Kansas State W 67–58  3–1
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
12/19/1959*
Detroit W 89–85  4–1
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
12/22/1959*
No. 9 at Butler
Hoosier Classic
W 91–85  5–1
Butler Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
12/23/1959*
No. 9 vs. Notre Dame
Hoosier Classic
W 71–60  6–1
Butler Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
12/28/1959*
No. 9 vs. Maryland
Bluegrass Festival Tournament
W 72–63  7–1
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
12/29/1959*
No. 7 at Louisville
Bluegrass Festival Tournament
W 90–71  8–1
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
1/2/1960
No. 7 Purdue
Rivalry
L 76–79  8–2 (0–1)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
1/4/1960
No. 7 at Northwestern L 57–61  8–3 (0–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
1/9/1960
No. 11 at Ohio State L 95–96  8–4 (0–3)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
1/11/1960
No. 11 at Michigan W 77–72  9–4 (1–3)
Yost Field House 
Ann Arbor, MI
1/30/1960*
at DePaul W 82–78  10–4 (1–3)
Alumni Hall 
Chicago, IL
2/1/1960
Northwestern W 76–58  11–4 (2–3)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/6/1960
at Wisconsin W 97–85  12–4 (3–3)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
2/8/1960
Iowa W 87–74  13–4 (4–3)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/13/1960
Wisconsin W 91–71  14–4 (5–3)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/15/1960
Michigan W 86–69  15–4 (6–3)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/20/1960
at Iowa W 79–64  16–4 (7–3)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
2/22/1960
at Illinois
Rivalry
W 92–78  17–4 (8–3)
Huff Hall 
Champaign, IL
2/27/1960
No. 20 Minnesota W 78–74  18–4 (9–3)
New Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/29/1960
No. 20 Ohio State W 99–83  19–4 (10–3)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
3/5/1960
No. 12 at Michigan State W 86–80  20–4 (11–3)
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 20, 2015.