1942–43 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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1942–43 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1942–43 record 18–2 (11–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Branch McCracken (5th season)
Captain Irv Swanson
Home arena The Fieldhouse
Seasons
1942–43 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Illinois 12 0   1.000     17 1   .944
Indiana 11 2   .846     18 2   .900
Northwestern 7 5   .583     8 9   .471
Wisconsin 6 6   .500     12 9   .571
Purdue 6 6   .500     9 11   .450
Minnesota 5 7   .417     8 9   .471
Ohio State 5 7   .417     8 9   .471
Michigan 4 8   .333     10 8   .556
Iowa 3 9   .250     7 10   .412
Chicago 0 9   .000     0 21   .000
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942–43 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Branch McCracken, who was in his 5th and final year before taking a 3-year leave of absence to serve in the Navy during World War II. The team played its home games in The Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 18–2 and a conference record of 11–2, finishing 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. Indiana was not invited to participate in any postseason tournament.[1]

Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Ht. Year Hometown
4 Billy McGinnis G 5–9 So. Eminence, Indiana
5 Leroy Mangin F 5–10 So. Washington, Indiana
7 John Logan F 6–1 Sr. Richmond, Indiana
9 Bob Cowan G 5–10 Fr. Fort Wayne, Indiana
11 James Smith F 6–2 Jr. Shelbyville, Indiana
14 Irv Swanson G 5–10 Sr. LaPorte, Indiana
15 Roy Kilby G 5–10 Jr. Muncie, Indiana
16 Warren Lewis F 6–1 Jr. New Castle, Indiana
17 Ralph Hamilton F 6–1 Jr. Fort Wayne, Indiana
18 Ed Denton C 6–2 Sr. Jeffersonville, Indiana
19 Sam Young G 6–2 Fr. Rushville, Indiana
20 Ward Williams C 6–3 So. Colfax, Indiana
21 Dick Wittenbraker G 6–2 Jr. New Castle, Indiana
32 Maurice Stohler F 6–1 So. Anderson, Indiana
35 Bob Hines C 6–2 Jr. Fort Wayne, Indiana
39 Neil Funk F 6–3 Jr. LaPorte, Indiana
N/A Maurice Hooper G 5–10 So. Anderson, Indiana
N/A George Poolitson F 6–1 So. Bloomington, Indiana
N/A Ed Schienbein G 5–9 Jr. Southport, Indiana
N/A Sterling Scott F 6–6 So. Hammond, Indiana

Schedule/Results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/5/1942*
DePauw W 57–40  1–0
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
12/7/1942*
Wabash W 58–40  2–0
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
12/14/1942*
Fort Knox W 64–19  3–0
The Field House 
Bloomington, IN
12/23/1942*
vs. Kentucky
Indiana–Kentucky rivalry
W 58–52  4–0
Jefferson County Armory 
Louisville, KY
12/28/1942*
at Loyola (Chicago) W 51–43  5–0
Alumni Gym 
Chicago, IL
12/30/1942*
at Nebraska W 40–39  6–0
Nebraska Coliseum 
Lincoln, NE
1/4/1943*
at Butler W 42–27  7–0
Butler Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
1/9/1943
Ohio State W 45–37  8–0 (1–0)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
1/11/1943
Ohio State W 61–31  9–0 (2–0)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
1/16/1943
at Chicago W 55–27  10–0 (3–0)
Henry Crown Field House 
Chicago, IL
1/23/1943
at Iowa W 71–55  11–0 (4–0)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
1/25/1943
at Iowa W 64–43  12–0 (5–0)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
1/30/1943
Purdue
Rivalry
W 53–35  13–0 (6–0)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/6/1943
Michigan W 32–24  14–0 (7–0)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/8/1943
Michigan W 48–33  15–0 (8–0)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/13/1943
at Wisconsin W 51–44  16–0 (9–0)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
2/15/1943
at Wisconsin L 53–57  16–1 (9–1)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
2/20/1943
Minnesota W 51–39  17–1 (10–1)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
2/22/1943
Minnesota W 40–28  18–1 (11–1)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, IN
3/1/1943
at Purdue
Rivalry
L 38–41  18–2 (11–2)
Lambert Fieldhouse 
West Lafayette, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 24, 2015.