1918–19 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

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1918–19 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
Big Ten Conference Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1918–19 record 13–0 (10–0 Big Ten)
Head coach L. J. Cooke (22nd season)
Home arena UM Armory
Seasons
1918–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota 10 0   1.000     13 0   1.000
Chicago 10 2   .833     21 6   .778
Northwestern 6 4   .600     6 6   .500
Michigan 5 5   .500     18 6   .750
Illinois 5 7   .417     6 8   .429
Indiana 4 6   .400     10 7   .588
Iowa 4 7   .364     8 7   .533
Purdue 4 7   .364     6 8   .429
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     5 11   .313
Ohio State 2 6   .250     7 12   .368
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1918–19 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota in intercollegiate basketball during the 1918–19 season. The team finished the season with a 13–0 record[1] and were named national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[2] Guard Erling Platou was named the national player of the year, becoming the University of Minnesota's first (and through the 2013–14 season, only) national player of the year award winner.[3]

Starters[edit]

Source[4]

  • Arnold Oss – Forward
  • Miles Lawler – Forward
  • Norman Kingsley – Center
  • Joel Hultkrans – Guard
  • Erling Platou – Guard

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/17/1918*
Overland Aviation W 40–18  1–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/2/1919*
Aviation Cubs W 50–7  2–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/4/1919*
Wisconsin–Stout W 68–4  3–0
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/11/1919
Indiana W 35–13  4–0 (1–0)
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/18/1919
Wisconsin W 38–23  5–0 (2–0)
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/27/1919
Illinois W 36–17  6–0 (3–0)
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
2/1/1919
at Iowa W 28–18  7–0 (4–0)
 
 
2/8/1919
Iowa W 36–22  8–0 (5–0)
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
2/15/1919
Purdue W 36–24  9–0 (6–0)
UM Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
2/22/1919
at Indiana W 20–14  10–0 (7–0)
Men's Gymnasium 
Bloomington, IN
2/24/1919
at Purdue W 26–21  11–0 (8–0)
Memorial Gymnasium 
West Lafayette, IN
3/1/1919
at Wisconsin W 23–12  12–0 (9–0)
Red Gym 
Madison, WI
3/3/1919
at Illinois W 26–9  13–0 (10–0)
Kenny Gym 
Urbana, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Helms Foundation Player of the Year Winners". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly records. University of Minnesota. 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2014.