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1943–44 Army Cadets men's basketball team

The 1943–44 Army Cadets men's basketball team represented the United States Military Academy (known as "Army" for their sports teams) during the 1943–44 intercollegiate basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Ed Kelleher, coaching in his first season with the Cadets. The team finished the season with a 15–0 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3] The Helms and NCAA Division I Tournament champions were the same except for 1939, 1940, 1944, and 1954 when Oregon, Indiana, Utah, and La Salle respectively won the tournament.

1943–44 Army Cadets men's basketball
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
ConferenceIndependent
1943–44 record15–0
Head coachEd Kelleher (1st season)
MVPDale Hall
CaptainEd Christl
Home arenaGillis Field House
Seasons

Dale Hall was named a consensus All-American as well as the Sporting News National Player of the Year.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
Swarthmore W 80–29  1–0
 
 
*
Colgate W 69–44  2–0
 
 
*
St. John's W 49–36  3–0
 
 
*
Columbia W 55–37  4–0
 
 
*
Wesleyan W 49–38  5–0
 
 
*
Coast Guard W 55–37  6–0
 
 
*
West Virginia W 58–31  7–0
 
 
*
Rochester W 57–43  8–0
 
 
*
Pittsburgh W 66–32  9–0
 
 
*
Hobart W 69–36  10–0
 
 
*
Penn W 55–38  11–0
 
 
*
Villanova W 34–22  12–0
 
 
*
NYU W 46–36  13–0
 
 
*
Maryland W 85–22  14–0
 
 
*
Navy W 47–40  15–0
 
 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 532. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  4. ^ "2013–14 Army Black Knights Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). History & Records (p. 82). United States Military Academy. 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2014.