1916–17 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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1916–17 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1916–17 record 13–6 (3–5 Western)
Head coach Guy Lowman (1st season)
Captain Severin Buschmann
Home arena Old Assembly Hall / Men's Gymnasium
Seasons
1916–17 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota 10 2   .833     17 2   .895
Illinois 10 2   .833     13 3   .813
Purdue 7 2   .778     11 3   .786
Wisconsin 9 3   .750     15 3   .833
Indiana 3 5   .375     13 6   .684
Chicago 4 8   .333     13 15   .464
Ohio State 3 9   .250     15 11   .577
Northwestern 2 10   .167     3 11   .214
Iowa 1 8   .111     7 9   .438
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1916–17 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Guy Lowman, who was in his 1st and only year. The team played its home games at the Old Assembly Hall before moving to the newly constructed Men's Gymnasium in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Western Conference.

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 13–6 and a conference record of 3–5, finishing 5th in the Western Conference.[1]

Roster[edit]

Name Position Year Hometown
Phillip Bowser C Jr. Syracuse, Indiana
Severin Buschmann F Sr. Indianapolis, Indiana
Arlo Byrum G So. Anderson, Indiana
Henry Miller G N/A Bloomington, Indiana
DeWitt Mullett G Sr. Columbia City, Indiana
Cleon Nafe F Sr. Rochester, Indiana
W. Penn Nash C Sr. Brazil, Indiana
George Reed G N/A Bloomington, Indiana
Bob Rogers F N/A Bloomington, Indiana
Herm Schuler F So. Elkhart, Indiana
Heber Williams F So. Kokomo, Indiana
William Zellar F Fr. Brazil, Indiana

Schedule/Results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/8/1916*
Indiana Dental College W 40–10  1–0
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
12/15/1916*
Earlham W 44–23  2–0
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
12/18/1916*
Vincennes YMCA W 28–18  3–0
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
1/3/1917*
DePauw W 24–14  4–0
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
1/5/1917*
Rose Poly W 35–9  5–0
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
1/12/1917
at Iowa W 21–12  6–0 (1–0)
Iowa Armory 
Iowa City, IA
1/13/1917*
at Iowa State Teachers College W 29–13  7–0 (1–0)
 
Cedar Falls, IA
1/19/1917
Iowa W 12–7  8–0 (2–0)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
1/28/1917
Purdue
Rivalry
L 15–22  8–1 (2–1)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
2/2/1917*
Butler W 18–9  9–1 (2–1)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
2/6/1917
at Purdue
Rivalry
L 18–24  9–2 (2–2)
Memorial Gymnasium 
West Lafayette, IN
2/8/1917*
at DePauw W 14–13  10–2 (2–2)
 
Greencastle, IN
2/9/1917*
Central Nation College W 61–9  11–2 (2–2)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
2/16/1917*
Wabash L 17–20  11–3 (2–2)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
2/24/1917
at Ohio State W 24–19  12–3 (3–2)
 
Columbus, OH
3/2/1917
Ohio State L 14–30  12–4 (3–3)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
3/6/1917
at Wisconsin L 13–29  12–5 (3–4)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
3/7/1917*
at Milwaukee Normal College W 39–12  13–5 (3–4)
 
Milwaukee, WI
3/15/1917
Wisconsin L 16–18  13–6 (3–5)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 29, 2015.