1903–04 Columbia Lions men's basketball team

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1903–04 Columbia Lions men's basketball
EIBL Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League
1903–04 record 17–1 (10–0 EIBL)
Head coach No coach
Home arena University Heights Gymnasium
Seasons
1903–04 Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Columbia 10 0   1.000     17 1   .944
Penn 6 4   .600     10 4   .714
Princeton 5 5   .500     10 5   .667
Yale 5 5   .500     10 12   .455
Cornell 3 7   .300     6 13   .316
Harvard 1 9   .100     1 9   .100
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1903–04 Columbia Lions men's basketball team represented Columbia University in intercollegiate basketball during the 1903–04 season. The team finished the season with a 17–1 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
at Pratt W 42–14  1–0
 
Brooklyn, NY
*
57th Street YMCA W 29–16  2–0
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY
*
Williams W 16–9  3–0
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY
*
at Washington Continentals L 12–17  3–1
 
 
*
at Second Signal Corporation W 25–10  4–1
 
 
*
at Norwalk G.F. W 17–6  5–1
 
Norwalk, CT

Harvard W 39–14  6–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

at Cornell W 31–18  7–1
 
Ithaca, NY
*
at Rochester W 27–13  8–1
 
Rochester, NY
*
Wesleyan W 40–12  9–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

Penn W 17–15  10–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

at Yale W 16–7  11–1
 
New Haven, CT

at Harvard W 24–16  12–1
 
Boston, MA

Yale W 21–5  13–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

at Princeton W 23–18  14–1
University Gymnasium 
Princeton, NJ

at Penn W 23–12  15–1
 
Philadelphia, PA

Princeton W 27–15  16–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

Cornell W 49–13  17–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Columbia season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 530. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ "2013–14 Columbia Lions Men's Basketball Media Guide". Yearly records. Columbia University. 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2014.