1947–48 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1947–48 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1947–48 record 13–10 (8–7 SoCon)
Head coach Barney Wilson (1st season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons

The 1947–48 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1947–48 NCAA men's basketball season. Under the first year of head coach Barney Wilson, the team finished the season 13–10 and 8–7 in the Southern Conference. This was the 43rd season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe. William & Mary played its home games at Blow Gymnasium.[1]

The Indians finished in a tie for 8th place in the conference and qualified for the 1948 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, hosted by Duke University at the Duke Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, where the Indians defeated Wake Forest in the opening round before losing to NC State in the quarterfinals.

The Indians played two teams for the first time this season: American International and Western Maryland.

Schedule[edit]

1947–48 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina State 12 0   1.000     29 3   .906
George Washington 13 3   .813     19 7   .731
North Carolina 11 4   .733     20 7   .741
Maryland 9 6   .600     11 14   .440
Davidson 10 7   .588     19 9   .679
Virginia Tech 7 5   .583     14 9   .609
Duke 8 6   .571     17 12   .586
Wake Forest 8 7   .533     18 11   .621
William & Mary 8 7   .533     13 10   .565
South Carolina 8 7   .533     12 11   .522
Washington and Lee 5 9   .357     7 17   .292
The Citadel 4 8   .333     8 9   .471
Richmond 4 9   .308     8 14   .364
Furman 3 10   .231     11 15   .423
Clemson 3 14   .176     6 17   .261
VMI 1 12   .077     3 16   .158
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1948; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/6/1947
at The Citadel W 64–41  1–0 (1–0)
The Citadel Armory 
Charleston, SC
12/8/1947
at Furman L 50–51  1–1 (1–1)
 
Greenville, SC
*
Hampden–Sydney L 36–37  1–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Western Maryland W 75–49  2–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Virginia W 51–33  3–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

Wake Forest L 52–61  3–3 (1–2)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Randolph–Macon W 68–35  4–3
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

VMI W 53–39  5–3 (2–2)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at VPI L 41–59  5–4 (2–3)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA

at Washington & Lee L 56–61  5–5 (2–4)
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA
1/17/1948
at Richmond W 50–47  6–5 (3–4)
Blues Armory 
Richmond, VA

The Citadel W 50–34  7–5 (4–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

George Washington L 40–65  7–6 (4–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/5/1948
Duke L 36–45  7–7 (4–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

VPI W 46–42  8–7 (5–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

North Carolina L 61–63  8–8 (5–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
at Boston University L 61–71  8–9
 
Boston, MA
*
at American International W 61–35  9–9
 
Springfield, MA
2/24/1948
Washington & Lee W 71–47  10–9 (6–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at VMI W 53–52  11–9 (7–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
2/28/1948
Richmond W 52–47  12–9 (8–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1948 Southern Conference Tournament
3/2/1948
vs. Wake Forest
First Round
W 61–56  13–9
Duke Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
3/3/1948
vs. NC State
Quarterfinals
L 52–73  13–10
Duke Indoor Stadium 
Durham, 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 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Media Guide". Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2015.