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1901–02 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

The 1901–02 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota in intercollegiate basketball during the 1901–02 season. The team finished the season with a 15–0 record[1] and were retroactively named national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]

1901–02 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1901–02 record15–0 (2–0 Western)
Head coachL. J. Cooke (5th season)
Home arenaUM Armory
Seasons
1901–02 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota*† 2 0   1.000     15 0   1.000
Iowa       10 2   .833
Purdue 2 0   1.000     10 3   .769
Wisconsin 0 1   .000     7 3   .700
Indiana 0 2   .000     4 4   .500
Rankings from AP Poll
†Intramural play only, the conference did not have an official championship
*Minnesota was named Premo-Porretta and Helms Foundation National Champions

StartersEdit

Source[4]

  • William Deering – Forward
  • Henry Holden – Forward
  • George Tuck – Center
  • M. A. Kiefer – Guard
  • Roy Ireland – Guard

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
11/30/1901*
Minnesota Alumni W 44–11  1–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
12/7/1901*
Minnesota Sophomores W 13–8  2–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
12/7/1901*
Minnesota Seniors W 18–1  3–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
12/14/1901*
South High School W 2–0  4–0
 
Minneapolis, MN
1/2/1902*
Yale W 32–23  5–0
 
 
1/11/1902*
East High School W 44–14  6–0
 
 
1/18/1902*
Central High School W 22–5  7–0
 
 
1/24/1902*
at North Dakota State W 47–7  8–0
 
Fargo, ND
1/25/1902*
at Fargo High School W 50–4  9–0
 
Fargo, ND
1/25/1902*
at Fargo College W 21–28  10–0
 
Fargo, ND
2/1/1902*
Fond du Lac College East W 22–16  11–0
 
 
2/8/1902*
North Dakota State W 60–9  12–0
 
 
2/15/1902*
Nebraska W 52–9  13–0
 
 
2/22/1902
Wisconsin W 30–10  14–0 (1–0)
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
3/1/1902
Iowa W 49–10  15–0 (2–0)
 
 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minnesota season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. pp. 532–34. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  4. ^ a b "2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly records. University of Minnesota. 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2014.