1960–61 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team


The 1960–61 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented Ohio State University. The team's head coach was Fred Taylor.

1960–61 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Big Ten Champions
ConferenceBig Ten
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
Record27–1 (14–0 Big Ten)
Head coach
Home arenaSt. John Arena
Seasons
1960–61 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 14 0   1.000 27 1   .964
No. 8 Iowa 10 4   .714 18 6   .750
Purdue 10 4   .714 16 7   .696
Indiana 8 6   .571 15 9   .625
Minnesota 8 6   .571 10 13   .435
Northwestern 6 8   .429 10 12   .455
Illinois 5 9   .357 9 15   .375
Wisconsin 4 10   .286 7 17   .292
Michigan State 3 11   .214 7 17   .292
Michigan 2 12   .143 6 18   .250
Rankings from https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-ten/1961.html

RosterEdit

1960–61 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 3 Mel Nowell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr East Columbus, Ohio
G 5 John Havlicek 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Bridgeport Bridgeport, Ohio
F/C 11 Jerry Lucas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Middletown Middletown, Ohio
G 21 Larry Siegfried 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Shelby Shelby, Ohio
F 24 Bob Knight 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr Orrville Orrville, Ohio
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

NCAA basketball tournamentEdit

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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Awards and honorsEdit

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 3 Larry Siegfried Cincinnati Royals

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SCORE IS 70 TO 65; Ohio State's 32-Game Victory Streak Ends in Kansas City". The New York Times. March 26, 1961. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "RotoWire Fantasy Football, Baseball, Basketball and More".
  3. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. pp. 688–689. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  4. ^ "1960-61 College Basketball Polls". Sports Reference. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2008.
  6. ^ "The Oscar Robertson Trophy - Past Oscar Robertson Trophy Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  7. ^ "1961 NBA Draft on Basketballreference.com". Archived from the original on 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-24.