1904–05 Columbia Lions men's basketball team

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1904–05 Columbia Lions men's basketball
EIBL Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League
1904–05 record 19–1 (8–0 EIBL)
Head coach No coach
Home arena University Heights Gymnasium
Seasons
1904–05 Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Columbia 8 0   1.000     19 1   .950
Yale 5 3   .625     22 13   .629
Princeton 4 4   .500     8 5   .615
Cornell 2 6   .250     5 16   .238
Penn 1 7   .125     9 14   .391
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1904–05 Columbia Lions men's basketball team represented Columbia University in intercollegiate basketball during the 1904–05 season. The team finished the season with a 19–1 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3] Two players were named to the first-ever college basketball All-American team at the end of the season: Harry Fisher and Marcus Hurley.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
at Pratt W 34–18  1–0
 
Brooklyn, NY
*
at Co. F. Norwalk W 21–9  2–0
 
Norwalk, CT
*
at Central YMCA W 25–22  3–0
 
 
*
at Newport YMCA W 24–22  4–0
 
 
*
at Fall River YMCA W 18–11  5–0
 
 
*
at Fitchburg YMCA W 19–16  6–0
 
 
*
at Washington Continentals L 7–17  6–1
 
 
*
at Army W 29–25  7–1
 
West Point, NY

Cornell W 30–11  8–1 (1–0)
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY
1/17/1905*
Wisconsin W 21–15  9–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

at Cornell W 23–17  10–1 (2–0)
 
Ithaca, NY
*
at Rochester W 36–24  11–1
 
Rochester, NY
*
at Second Signal Corporation W 26–23  12–1
 
 

Yale W 14–12  13–1 (3–0)
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY
*
Minnesota W 27–15  14–1
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

at Princeton W 32–28  15–1 (4–0)
University Gymnasium 
Princeton, NJ

Princeton W 33–19  16–1 (5–0)
University Heights Gymnasium 
Upper Manhattan, NY

at Yale W 24–21  17–1 (6–0)
 
New Haven, CT

at Penn W 27–17  18–1 (7–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA

Penn W 56–16  19–1 (8–0)
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 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved April 30, 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 30, 2014.