1950–51 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1950–51 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1950–51 record 20–11 (13–6 SoCon)
Head coach Barney Wilson (4th season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons

The 1950–51 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1950–51 NCAA men's basketball season. Under the fourth, and final, year of head coach Barney Wilson, the team finished the season 20–11 and 13–6 in the Southern Conference. This was the 46th 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 4th place in the conference and qualified as the #4 seed for the 1951 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, hosted by North Carolina State University at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the Indians defeated West Virginia in the quarterfinals before losing against Duke in the semifinals.

After appearances in the Cincinnati Invitational Tournament the previous two seasons, William & Mary did not qualify for a post-season tournament this year. The Indians' next post-season appearance would not come until 1983.

Program notes[edit]

  • This was the third of three consecutive 20-win seasons for William & Mary, all under head coach Barney Wilson. This was the only such streak in program history. The Indians' next 20-win season would not come until 1982–83.
  • The Indians played four teams for the first time this season: St. John's (NY), Marshall, Louisville, and West Virginia.

Schedule[edit]

1950–51 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina State 13 1   .929     30 7   .811
West Virginia 9 3   .750     18 9   .667
Clemson 9 4   .692     11 7   .611
William & Mary 13 6   .684     20 11   .645
Duke 13 6   .684     20 13   .606
Virginia Tech 9 5   .643     19 10   .655
South Carolina 12 7   .632     13 12   .520
Maryland 11 8   .579     15 10   .600
North Carolina 9 8   .529     12 15   .444
Wake Forest 8 9   .471     16 14   .533
George Washington 8 9   .471     12 12   .500
Richmond 5 10   .333     7 14   .333
Washington and Lee 5 13   .278     8 17   .320
VMI 3 11   .214     3 18   .143
Davidson 5 15   .250     7 19   .269
The Citadel 2 7   .222     6 11   .353
Furman 1 13   .071     3 20   .130
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1951; Rankings from AP Poll
Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
12/2/1950*
vs. St. John's (NY) L 47–63  0–1
Madison Square Garden 
New York City, NY
12/6/1950*
at Randolph–Macon W 78–38  1–1
 
Ashland, VA
12/9/1950
Wake Forest W 71–49  2–1 (1–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/11/1950
at Maryland L 41–48  2–2 (1–1)
Ritchie Coliseum 
College Park, MD
12/14/1950*
Hampden–Sydney W 70–46  3–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/16/1950
Davidson W 65–49  4–2 (2–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/19/1950*
at Marshall W 56–38  5–2
Veterans Memorial Fieldhouse 
Huntington, WV
12/20/1950*
at Louisville L 47–70  5–3
Jefferson County Armory 
Louisville, KY
12/21/1950*
at No. 17 Cincinnati L 60–89  5–4
Cincinnati Gardens 
Cincinnati, OH
12/22/1950*
at Morris Harvey W 55–54  6–4
 
Charleston, WV
1/6/1951
Washington and Lee W 76–55  7–4 (3–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/8/1951
Furman W 65–37  8–4 (4–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/12/1951
at No. 7 NC State L 54–61  8–5 (4–2)
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
1/13/1951
at Wake Forest L 50–72  8–6 (4–3)
Gore Gymnasium 
Wake Forest, NC
1/15/1951
Duke W 74–57  9–6 (5–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/17/1951
Washington and Lee W 73–65  10–6 (6–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/20/1951
Richmond W 64–46  11–6 (7–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/2/1951
VPI W 73–67  12–6 (8–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/3/1951
No. 8 NC State W 88–78  13–6 (9–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/6/1951
at Duke L 54–61  13–7 (9–4)
Duke Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
2/9/1951
at George Washington L 62–66  13–8 (9–5)
 
Washington, DC
2/10/1951
VMI W 87–67  14–8 (10–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/13/1951*
Virginia W 78–48  15–8
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/17/1951
Maryland W 55–50  16–8 (11–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/19/1951
at VPI L 77–82  16–9 (11–6)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA
2/20/1951
at VMI W 76–43  17–9 (12–6)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
2/24/1951
at Richmond W 76–58  18–9 (13–6)
Grays Armory 
Richmond, VA
3/6/1951*
at Georgetown W 75–64  20–10
Uline Arena 
Washington, DC
3/7/1951*
Villanova L 59–87  20–11
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1951 Southern Conference Tournament
3/1/1951
vs. (2) West Virginia
Quarterfinals
W 88–67  19–9
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
3/3/1951
vs. (5) Duke
Semifinals
L 69–71  19–10
Reynolds Coliseum 
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 February 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Media Guide". Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2015.