1930–31 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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1930–31 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
Big Ten Conference Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1930–31 record 16–1 (11–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Dutch Lonborg (4th season)
Captain Bert Riel
Home arena Old Patten Gymnasium
Seasons
1930–31 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northwestern 11 1   .917     16 1   .941
Michigan 8 4   .667     13 4   .765
Minnesota 8 4   .667     13 4   .765
Purdue 8 4   .667     12 5   .706
Illinois 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Indiana 5 7   .417     9 8   .529
Chicago 4 8   .333     8 9   .471
Wisconsin 4 8   .333     8 9   .471
Ohio State 3 9   .250     4 13   .235
Iowa 2 10   .167     5 12   .294
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1930–31 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team represented Northwestern University during the 1930–31 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Dutch Lonborg, coaching in his fourth season with the Wildcats, the team finished the season with a 16–1 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/8/1930*
Bradley W 36–23  1–0
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
12/12/1930*
at Notre Dame W 44–29  2–0
Notre Dame Fieldhouse 
South Bend, Indiana
12/20/1930*
Carleton W 31–22  3–0
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
12/31/1930*
Alabama W 32–10  4–0
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
1/3/1931*
Notre Dame W 20–17  5–0
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
1/10/1931
Michigan W 27–22  6–0 (1–0)
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
1/12/1931
at Illinois W 29–27  7–0 (2–0)
Huff Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
1/19/1931
at Michigan W 26–21  8–0 (3–0)
Yost Field House 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1/24/1931
Ohio State W 35–22  9–0 (4–0)
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
2/7/1931
Chicago W 31–16  10–0 (5–0)
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
2/9/1931
Minnesota W 35–26  11–0 (6–0)
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
2/14/1931
at Chicago W 27–15  12–0 (7–0)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago
2/16/1931
Illinois L 28–35  12–1 (7–1)
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
2/21/1931
at Iowa W 40–30  13–1 (8–1)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
2/23/1931
at Minnesota W 45–23  14–1 (9–1)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis
2/28/1931
at Ohio State W 32–18  15–1 (10–1)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum 
Columbus, Ohio
3/2/1931
Iowa W 41–16  16–1 (11–1)
Old Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, Illinois
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[4]

Individual honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Wildcats season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York: ESPN Books. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  4. ^ "2008–09 Northwestern Wildcats Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Yearly Results (p. 159). Northwestern University. 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2014.