1915–16 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1915–16 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Western Conference Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1915–16 record 20–1 (11–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Walter Meanwell
Home arena Red Gym
Seasons
1915–16 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 11 1   .917     20 1   .952
Illinois 9 3   .750     13 3   .813
Northwestern 9 3   .750     13 3   .813
Minnesota 6 6   .500     11 6   .647
Indiana 3 5   .375     6 7   .462
Chicago 4 8   .333     15 11   .577
Iowa 2 4   .333     11 4   .733
Ohio State 2 8   .200     9 13   .409
Purdue 2 10   .167     4 10   .286
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1915–16 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented University of Wisconsin–Madison. The head coach was Walter Meanwell, coaching his fifth 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 20–1 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
12/10/1915*
Beloit (WI) W 38–11  1–0
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
12/15/1915*
Lawrence (WI) W 46–16  2–0
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
12/30/1915*
at Ripon (WI) W 27–15  3–0
 
Ripon, WI
12/30/1915*
at Ripon (WI) Reserves W 41–7  4–0
 
Ripon, WI
12/31/1915*
at Milwaukee Normals W 51–12  5–0
 
Milwaukee, WI
1/01/1916*
at Milwaukee Normals Alumni W 24–18  6–0
 
Milwaukee, WI
1/01/1916*
at Milwaukee Normals W 39–8  7–0
 
Milwaukee, WI
1/03/1916*
Wabash (IN) W 24–14  8–0
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
1/08/1916
at Purdue W 33–17  9–0 (1–0)
Memorial Gymnasium 
West Lafayette, IN
1/10/1916
at Iowa W 36–31 OT 10–0 (2–0)
Iowa Armory 
Iowa City, IA
1/15/1916
Minnesota W 31–11  11–0 (3–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
1/18/1916
Northwestern W 22–18  12–0 (4–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
1/22/1916
at Illinois L 20–27  12–1 (4–1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/29/1916
at Chicago W 29–18  13–1 (5–1)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
2/14/1916*
Nebraska Wesleyan W 25–20  14–1
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
2/19/1916
Illinois W 34–14  15–1 (6–1)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
2/25/1916
Purdue W 35–22  16–1 (7–1)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
2/28/1916
Iowa W 39–17  17–1 (8–1)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
3/04/1916
at Minnesota W 32–14  18–1 (9–1)
Minnesota Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
3/08/1916
Chicago W 24–12  19–1 (10–1)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
3/11/1916
at Northwestern W 24–21  20–1 (11–1)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, IL
*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. 533. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  2. ^ Wisconsin Record Book