1951–52 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1951–52 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1951–52 record 15–13 (10–6 SoCon)
Head coach H. Lester Hooker (1st season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons
1951–52 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
West Virginia 15 1   .938     23 4   .852
North Carolina State 12 2   .857     24 10   .706
Duke 13 3   .813     24 6   .800
Clemson 11 4   .733     17 7   .708
George Washington 12 6   .667     15 9   .625
Maryland 9 5   .643     13 9   .591
Furman 9 5   .643     18 6   .750
William & Mary 10 6   .625     15 13   .536
South Carolina 8 7   .533     14 10   .583
Wake Forest 7 9   .438     10 19   .345
North Carolina 8 11   .421     12 15   .444
Virginia Tech 3 10   .231     4 16   .200
Richmond 3 11   .214     7 15   .318
Washington and Lee 3 11   .214     6 21   .222
Davidson 4 15   .211     7 18   .280
VMI 2 13   .133     3 21   .125
The Citadel 1 11   .083     8 20   .286
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1952; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951–52 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1951–52 NCAA men's basketball season. Under the first, and only, year of head coach H. Lester Hooker, the team finished the season 15–13 and 10–6 in the Southern Conference. This was the 47th 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 8th place in the conference and qualified as the #8 seed for the 1952 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, hosted by North Carolina State University at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the Indians lost to #10 West Virginia in the quarterfinals. William & Mary failed to qualify for a post-season tournament.

Program notes[edit]

  • The Indians played two teams for the first time this season: NYU and Pittsburgh.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
at NYU L 70–85  0–1
 
New York City, NY
12/3/1951*
at Seton Hall L 52–63  0–2
Walsh Gymnasium 
South Orange, NJ
*
Randolph–Macon W 61–45  1–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Morris Harvey W 94–46  2–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/12/1951
at Maryland L 53–54  2–3 (0–1)
Ritchie Coliseum 
College Park, MD

VMI W 80–53  3–3 (1–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/19/1951*
at Cincinnati L 61–71  3–4
Cincinnati Gardens 
Cincinnati, OH
12/20/1951
at West Virginia L 66–87  3–5 (1–2)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV
*
at Pittsburgh L 48–63  3–6
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, PA
*
Virginia W 70–59  4–6
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/7/1952
Wake Forest W 97–75  5–6 (2–2)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Hampden–Sydney W 75–69  6–6
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/12/1952
at NC State L 46–82  6–7 (2–3)
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
1/14/1952*
No. 15 Louisville L 65–93  6–8
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at Washington and Lee W 84–82  7–8 (3–3)
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA
1/19/1952
Richmond W 86–70  8–8 (4–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

VPI W 91–74  9–8 (5–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/5/1952
NC State W 70–61  10–8 (6–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/7/1952
at Duke L 62–68  10–9 (6–4)
Duke Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC

George Washington L 68–74  10–10 (6–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

Washington and Lee W 89–75  11–10 (7–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/16/1952
Maryland W 71–66  12–10 (8–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at VPI W 86–76  13–10 (9–5)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA
2/19/1952
at VMI W 86–71  14–10 (10–5)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
2/23/1952
at Richmond L 61–80  14–11 (10–6)
Benedictine High School Gymnasium 
Richmond, VA
*
at Virginia W 87–85  15–11
Memorial Gymnasium 
Charlottesville, VA
2/29/1952*
Cincinnati L 76–82  15–12
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1952 Southern Conference Tournament
3/6/1952
vs. No. 10 (1) West Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 64–77  15–13
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 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015.