1919–20 Penn Quakers men's basketball team

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1919–20 Penn Quakers men's basketball
EIBL Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League
1919–20 record 21–1 (10–0 EIBL)
Head coach Lon Jourdet (6th season)
Captain Hubert Peck
Seasons
1919–20 Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 10 0   1.000     21 1   .955
Princeton 16 6   .727     6 4   .600
Yale 16 9   .640     6 4   .600
Cornell 14 6   .700     4 6   .400
Columbia 4 10   .286     3 7   .300
Dartmouth 5 20   .200     1 9   .100
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1919–20 Penn Quakers men's basketball team represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1919–20 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Lon Jourdet, coaching in his sixth season with the Quakers, the team finished the season with a 21–1 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]

Penn defeated the University of Chicago two games to zero in a best-of-three tournament at the end of the season to determine the national champion.[4] Senior Hubert Peck was named a consensus All-American for the second time in his career (he was also selected in 1918).

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/6/1919*
Ursinus W 46–13  1–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
12/13/1919*
Muhlenberg W 34–6  2–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
12/29/1919*
at Navy W 30–17  3–0
 
Annapolis, MD
1/10/1920*
Lehigh W 36–23  4–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/17/1920*
Lafayette W 36–10  5–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/22/1920*
Washington & Jefferson W 44–16  6–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/24/1920*
Swarthmore W 29–25  7–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
1/28/1920
at Princeton
Rivalry
W 27–21  8–0 (1–0)
University Gymnasium 
Princeton, NJ
1/31/1920
Yale W 32–16  9–0 (2–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/4/1920*
Penn State W 21–18  10–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/12/1920
at Columbia W 37–18  11–0 (3–0)
University Heights Gymnasium 
Manhattan, NY
2/14/1920
at Dartmouth W 41–14  12–0 (4–0)
Alumni Gym 
Hanover, NH
2/18/1920*
Delaware W 27–21  13–0
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/21/1920
Cornell W 23–13  14–0 (5–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/25/1920
Columbia W 32–10  15–0 (6–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
2/28/1920
Dartmouth W 45–10  16–0 (7–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/5/1920
at Cornell W 20–15  17–0 (8–0)
Barton Hall 
Ithaca, NY
3/10/1920
at Yale W 44–16  18–0 (9–0)
 
New Haven, CT
3/13/1920
Princeton
Rivalry
W 26–23 4OT 19–0 (10–0)
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/22/1920*
at Chicago L 24–28  19–1
 
Chicago, IL
3/25/1920*
Chicago W 29–18  20–1
 
Philadelphia, PA
3/27/1920*
vs. Chicago
Rivalry
W 23–21  21–1
University Gymnasium 
Princeton, NJ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Quakers season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ a b "2008–09 Penn Quakers Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly Results (p. 121). University of Pennsylvania. 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2014.