1911–12 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1911–12 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Western Conference Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1911–12 record 15–0 (12–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Walter Meanwell
Home arena Red Gym
Seasons
1911–12 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 12 0   1.000     15 0   1.000
Purdue 10 0   1.000     12 0   1.000
Chicago 7 5   .583     12 6   .667
Minnesota 6 6   .500     7 6   .538
Illinois 4 8   .333     8 8   .500
Indiana 1 9   .100     6 11   .353
Iowa 0 4   .000     6 8   .429
Northwestern 0 8   .000     4 9   .308
Ohio State 0 0       7 5   .583
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1911–12 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented University of Wisconsin–Madison. The head coach was Walter Meanwell, coaching his first season with the Badgers. The team played their home games at the Red Gym in Madison, Wisconsin and was a member of the Western Conference. The team finished the season with a 15–0 record and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/09/1911*
Beloit (WI) W 31–18  1–0
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
12/16/1911*
Ripon (WI) W 54–13  2–0
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
12/20/1911*
at Beloit (WI) W 20–12  3–0
 
Beloit, WI
1/05/1912
at Iowa W 38–12  4–0 (1–0)
Iowa Armory 
Iowa City, IA
1/06/1912
at Northwestern W 32–19  5–0 (2–0)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, IL
1/13/1912
Illinois W 27–10  6–0 (3–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
1/20/1912
Minnesota W 22–12  7–0 (4–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
1/27/1912
at Chicago W 18–15  8–0 (5–0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
2/12/1912
Iowa W 30–5  9–0 (6–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
2/17/1912
Indiana W 51–10  10–0 (7–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
2/24/1912
Northwestern W 46–11  11–0 (8–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
3/02/1912
Chicago W 34–24  12–0 (9–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
3/09/1912
at Minnesota W 29–26 OT 13–0 (10–0)
Minnesota Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
3/15/1912
at Illinois W 23–15  14–0 (11–0)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
3/16/1912
at Indiana W 32–21  15–0 (12–0)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Wisconsin Record Book