1953–54 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1953–54 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1953–54 record 9–14 (6–5 SoCon)
Head coach Boydson Baird (2nd season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons
1953–54 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
George Washington 10 0   1.000     23 3   .885
Furman 6 1   .857     23 9   .719
Richmond 10 3   .769     23 8   .742
West Virginia 6 4   .600     12 11   .522
William & Mary 6 5   .545     9 14   .391
VMI 6 7   .462     11 12   .478
Davidson 3 5   .375     7 15   .318
Washington and Lee 3 9   .250     6 17   .261
Virginia Tech 3 13   .188     3 24   .111
The Citadel 1 7   .125     2 17   .105
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1954; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953–54 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1953–54 NCAA men's basketball season. Under the second year of head coach Boydson Baird, the team finished the season 9–14, 6–5 in the Southern Conference, this was the 49th 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 5th place in the conference and qualified for the 1954 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the WVU Field House in Morgantown, West Virginia. However, the Indians fell to West Virginia in the quarterfinals.

Program notes[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
at Hampden–Sydney W 78–58  1–0
 
Hampden Sydney, VA
12/8/1953*
at Maryland L 54–69  1–1
Ritchie Coliseum 
College Park, MD
*
at North Carolina L 61–71  1–2
Woollen Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC
2/12/1953*
at Duke L 44–109  1–3
Duke Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC

George Washington L 53–65  1–4 (0–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/1/1954*
at Seton Hall W 57–55  2–4
Walsh Gymnasium 
South Orange, NJ
*
Clemson L 72–75  2–5
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Hampden–Sydney W 78–65  3–5
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/9/1954
at West Virginia W 78–76  4–5 (1–1)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV

VMI W 71–67  5–5 (2–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/16/1954
at Richmond L 73–85  5–6 (2–2)
Benedictine High School Gymnasium 
Richmond, VA

VPI W 82–66  6–6 (3–2)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/2/1954*
at NC State L 70–80  6–7
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC
2/6/1954
at Washington and Lee W 73–58  7–7 (4–2)
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA
2/8/1954
at VPI W 66–52  8–7 (5–2)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA

at VMI L 62–81  8–8 (5–3)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
2/13/1954*
at No. 19 NC State L 48–65  8–9
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC

at No. 8 George Washington L 58–69  8–10 (5–4)
 
Washington, DC

Washington and Lee W 68–54  9–10 (6–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/20/1954*
Wake Forest L 56–57 OT 9–11
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/25/1954*
No. 11 Maryland L 55–74  9–12
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/27/1954
at Richmond L 63–68  9–13 (6–5)
Benedictine High School Gymnasium 
Richmond, VA
1954 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
3/4/1954
vs. (4) West Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 69–84  9–14
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV
*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. 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015.