Open main menu

1942–43 Washington Huskies men's basketball team

The 1942–43 Washington Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Washington for the 1942–43 NCAA college basketball season. Led by 23rd-year head coach Hec Edmundson, the Huskies were members of the Pacific Coast Conference and played their home games on campus at the UW Pavilion in Seattle, Washington.

1942–43 Washington Huskies men's basketball
NCAA Tournament, West regional fourth place
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1942–43 record24–7 (12–4 PCC)
Head coachHec Edmundson (23rd season)
CaptainWally Leask
Home arenaUW Pavilion
Seasons
1942–43 Pacific Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Washington 12 4   .750     24 7   .774
Oregon 10 6   .625     19 10   .655
Washington State 9 7   .563     19 11   .633
Oregon State 8 8   .500     19 9   .679
Idaho 1 15   .063     14 20   .412
South
USC 7 1   .875     23 5   .821
UCLA 4 4   .500     14 7   .667
Stanford 4 4   .500     10 11   .476
California 1 7   .125     9 15   .375
† Conference playoff series winner
As of 1943[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The Huskies were 22–5 overall in the regular season and 12–4 in conference play; first in the Northern division.[2] The conference playoff series was hosted by the Huskies,[3] and they swept favored USC in two games.[4][5]

In the eight-team NCAA Tournament, Washington played in the West Regional in Kansas City. They lost to Texas by four points,[6] then fell to Oklahoma in the consolation game.[7]

Postseason resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Pacific Coast Conference Playoff Series
Fri, March 12
USC
Game One
W 53–51  23–5
UW Pavilion (9,000)
Seattle, Washington
Sat, March 13
USC
Game Two
W 52–45  24–5
UW PAvilion (9,500)
Seattle, Washington
NCAA Tournament
Fri, March 26*
vs. Texas
Quarterfinal (West semifinal)
L 55–59  24–6
Municipal Auditorium (6,000)
Kansas City, Missouri
Sat, March 27*
vs. Oklahoma
West Third Place game
L 43–48  24–7
Municipal Auditorium 
Kansas City, Missouri
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Northern Division final standings". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). March 7, 1943. p. 15.
  3. ^ "Huskies and Trojans starting cage play-off series tonight". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 12, 1943. p. 11.
  4. ^ "Huskies upset Trojans 53-51". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 13, 1943. p. 10.
  5. ^ "Huskies defeat Trojans, 52-45". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 14, 1943. p. 5.
  6. ^ Garrett, Norb (March 27, 1943). "Washington defeated 59-55 by Texas in Western NCAA basketball". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 6.
  7. ^ "Oklahoma defeats Huskies, 48-43". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). United Press. March 28, 1943. p. 15.

External linksEdit