1952–53 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1952–53 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1952–53 record 13–9 (10–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Harold E. Foster
Home arena UW Fieldhouse
Seasons
1952–53 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Indiana 17 1   .944     23 3   .885
#11 Illinois 14 4   .778     18 4   .818
Minnesota 11 7   .611     14 8   .636
Michigan State 11 7   .611     13 9   .591
Wisconsin 10 8   .556     13 9   .591
Iowa 9 9   .500     12 10   .545
Ohio State 7 11   .389     10 12   .455
Northwestern 5 13   .278     6 16   .273
Michigan 3 15   .167     6 16   .273
Purdue 3 15   .167     4 18   .182
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952–1953 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented University of Wisconsin–Madison. The head coach was Harold E. Foster, coaching his nineteenth season with the Badgers. The team played their home games at the UW Fieldhouse in Madison, Wisconsin and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
12/05/1952*
Marquette W 76–55  1–0
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
12/08/1952*
at Loyola (LA) W 81–60  2–0
 
New Orleans
12/15/1952
Iowa W 66–47  3–0 (1–0)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
12/20/1952
at Purdue L 59–65  3–1 (1–1)
Lambert Fieldhouse 
West Lafayette, Indiana
12/26/1952*
California W 64–57  4–1
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
12/27/1952*
vs. Oregon L 64–66  4–2
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
12/29/1952
at Iowa L 66–83  4–3 (1–2)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
1/03/1953
Purdue W 50–46  5–3 (2–2)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/05/1953
at Minnesota L 53–64  5–4 (2–3)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis
1/10/1953
at Illinois (No. 4) L 61–71  5–5 (2–4)
Huff Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
1/12/1953
Minnesota W 76–74  6–5 (3–4)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/17/1953
at Northwestern W 78–56  7–5 (4–4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, Illinois
1/19/1953
Ohio State W 64–51  8–5 (5–4)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/07/1953
Illinois (No. 6) L 61–65  8–6 (5–5)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/09/1953
at Indiana (No. 2) L 48–66  8–7 (5–6)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
2/14/1953
Michigan W 75–63  9–7 (6–6)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/16/1953
Indiana (No. 2) L 70–72  9–8 (6–7)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/21/1953
at Michigan W 74–52  10–8 (7–7)
Yost Field House 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2/23/1953
at Michigan State L 45–53  10–9 (7–8)
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, Michigan
2/28/1953
at Ohio State W 69–63  11–9 (8–8)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum 
Columbus, Ohio
3/07/1953
Northwestern W 74–58  12–9 (9–8)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
3/09/1953
Michigan State W 58–51  13–9 (10–8)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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