1953–54 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

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1953–54 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1953–54 record 12–10 (6–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Harold E. Foster
Home arena UW Fieldhouse
Seasons
1953–54 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Indiana 12 2   .857     20 4   .833
#13 Iowa 11 3   .786     17 5   .773
#19 Illinois 10 4   .714     17 5   .773
Minnesota 10 4   .714     17 5   .773
Wisconsin 6 8   .429     12 10   .545
Northwestern 6 8   .429     9 13   .409
Ohio State 5 9   .357     11 11   .500
Michigan State 4 10   .286     9 13   .409
Michigan 3 11   .214     9 13   .409
Purdue 3 11   .214     9 13   .409
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953–1954 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented University of Wisconsin–Madison. The head coach was Harold E. Foster, coaching his twentieth 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
12/01/1953*
Butler W 70–54  1–0
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
12/04/1953*
at Marquette W 64–56  2–0
Marquette Gymnasium 
Milwaukee
12/07/1953*
at Loyola (IL) W 75–54  3–0
Alumni Gym 
Chicago
12/12/1953*
Missouri W 64–53  4–0
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
12/14/1953*
Oklahoma L 65–69  4–1
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
12/19/1953*
at LSU W 82–66  5–1
John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
12/21/1953*
No. 18 at Tulane L 55–57 OT 5–2
Tulane Gym 
New Orleans
12/28/1953*
Denver W 67–48  6–2
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/02/1954
Purdue W 66–57  7–2 (1–0)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/04/1954
at Indiana L 67–70  7–3 (1–1)
The Fieldhouse 
Bloomington, Indiana
1/09/1954
at Iowa L 54–71  7–4 (1–2)
Iowa Field House 
Iowa City, IA
1/11/1954
Northwestern W 64–47  8–4 (2–2)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/16/1954
Indiana L 74–90  8–5 (2–3)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
1/18/1954
at Michigan State W 57–53  9–5 (3–3)
Jenison Fieldhouse 
East Lansing, Michigan
2/06/1954
at Ohio State W 79–73  10–5 (4–3)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum 
Columbus, Ohio
2/13/1954
Illinois L 64–70 OT 10–6 (4–4)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/15/1954
Minnesota L 68–78  10–7 (4–5)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/20/1954
Michigan W 77–56  11–7 (5–5)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
2/22/1954
at Illinois L 64–66  11–8 (5–6)
Huff Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
2/27/1954
at Purdue L 66–71  11–9 (5–7)
Lambert Fieldhouse 
West Lafayette, Indiana
3/01/1954
Michigan State W 79–56  12–9 (6–7)
UW Fieldhouse 
Madison, Wisconsin
3/06/1954
at Minnesota L 73–78  12–10 (6–8)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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