1945–46 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1945–46 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1945–46 record 10–10 (5–5 SoCon)
Head coach Sam B. Holt (1st season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons

The 1945–46 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1945–46 NCAA men's basketball season. Under the only year of head coach Sam B. Holt (who concurrently served as the head baseball coach), the team finished the season 10–10 and 5–5 in the Southern Conference. This was the 41st season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe.[1]

The Indians finished in 6th place in the conference and qualified for the 1946 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, hosted by North Carolina State University at the Thompson Gym in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they lost to Wake Forest in the quarterfinals.

Schedule[edit]

1945–46 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina 13 1   .929     30 5   .857
Duke 12 2   .857     21 6   .778
Virginia Tech 7 3   .700     11 8   .579
Wake Forest 8 5   .615     12 6   .667
Maryland 5 4   .556     9 12   .429
William & Mary 5 5   .500     10 10   .500
Furman 4 4   .500     16 3   .842
George Washington 4 5   .444     7 8   .467
Clemson 5 7   .417     9 11   .450
North Carolina State 5 7   .417     6 12   .333
South Carolina 4 7   .364     9 11   .450
Davidson 5 9   .357     13 12   .520
Richmond 3 7   .300     8 12   .400
The Citadel 1 6   .143     7 11   .389
VMI 1 6   .143     1 10   .091
Washington and Lee 0 4   .000     2 11   .154
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1946; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
at Camp Pickett W 43–41  1–0
 
Blackstone, VA
*
at Richmond Air Base W 77–23  2–0
 
Richmond, VA
*
at Camp Pickett L 50–66  2–1
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

George Washington W 45–39  3–1 (1–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
at Merchant Marine L 33–51  3–2
 
Kings Point, NY
*
at Fordham W 45–37  4–2
Rose Hill Gymnasium 
The Bronx, NY

Wake Forest L 34–36  4–3 (1–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
at Little Creek L 39–50  4–4
 
Virginia Beach, VA
1/19/1946
at Richmond L 38–39  4–5 (1–2)
Millhiser Gymnasium 
Richmond, VA
*
Little Creek L 26–33  4–6
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

George Washington L 51–65  4–7 (1–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at Wake Forest L 51–59  4–8 (1–4)
Gore Gymnasium 
Wake Forest, NC
2/10/1946
Richmond W 44–40  5–8 (2–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Hampden–Sydney W 65–38  6–8
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at VMI W 39–28  7–8 (3–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA

at VPI L 45–51  7–9 (3–5)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA
2/20/1946
Maryland W 42–36  8–9 (4–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

VMI W 60–32  9–9 (5–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Randolph–Macon W 50–39  10–9
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1946 Southern Conference Tournament
2/28/1946
vs. Wake Forest
Quarterfinals
L 31–42  10–10
Thompson Gym 
Raleigh, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William & Mary season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Media Guide". Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2015.