1947–48 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

The 1947–48 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1947–48 season. The team played its home games at Yost Arena on the school's campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team won the Western Conference Championship.[1][2] Under the direction of head coach Osborne Cowles, the team earned Michigan's first invitation to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1948. The team was led the school's first two All-Big Nine honorees: Bob Harrison and Pete Elliott as well as the team's leading scorer Mack Suprunowicz.[2] The team earned the Big Nine team statistical championships for both scoring defense (46.3) and scoring margin (7.6).[3] Harrison served as team captain and Elliott earned team MVP.[4]

1947–48 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
Big Ten regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record16–6 (10–2 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
MVPPete Elliott
CaptainBob Harrison
Home arenaYost Arena
Seasons
1947–48 Big Nine Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Michigan 10 2   .833 16 6   .727
Iowa 8 4   .667 15 4   .789
Illinois 7 5   .583 15 5   .750
Wisconsin 7 5   .583 12 8   .600
Purdue 6 6   .500 11 9   .550
Minnesota 5 7   .417 10 10   .500
Ohio State 5 7   .417 10 10   .500
Indiana 3 9   .250 8 12   .400
Northwestern 3 9   .250 6 14   .300
Rankings from AP Poll

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 54. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2010.
  2. ^ a b 2007–08 Men's Basketball Media Guide. University of Michigan. 2007. p. 11.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 36. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2010.