1958–59 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1958–59 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1958–59 record 13–11 (7–7 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Chambers (2nd season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons
1958–59 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
West Virginia 11 0   1.000     29 5   .853
Virginia Tech 10 2   .833     16 5   .762
The Citadel 7 4   .636     15 5   .750
William & Mary 7 7   .500     13 11   .542
Richmond 6 8   .429     11 11   .500
Furman 5 7   .417     14 12   .538
George Washington 4 7   .364     14 11   .560
Davidson 2 8   .200     9 15   .375
VMI 2 11   .154     5 13   .278
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1959; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958–59 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1958–59 NCAA University Division men's basketball season. Under the second year of head coach Bill Chambers, the team finished the season 13–11 and 7–7 in the Southern Conference. William & Mary played its home games at Blow Gymnasium. This was the 54th season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe. [1]

The Indians finished in 4th place in the conference and qualified for the 1959 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the Richmond Arena. William & Mary defeated Richmond in the quarterfinals before losing in the semifinals to top-seeded West Virginia.

Program notes[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
at Virginia L 74–85  0–1
Memorial Gymnasium 
Charlottesville, VA
*
at Washington and Lee W 63–60  1–1
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA

George Washington W 57–52  2–1 (1–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Hampden–Sydney W 59–46  3–1
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/15/1958
VMI W 82–69  4–1 (2–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

Davidson W 72–56  5–1 (3–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
vs. Louisiana Tech
Gulf South Classic
L 49–63  5–2
Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 
Shreveport, LA
*
at North Texas State W 82–77  6–2
Men's Gymnasium 
Denton, TX
*
at Murray State W 64–62  7–2
Racer Arena 
Murray, KY
1/3/1959
at Furman L 70–78  7–3 (3–1)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC

at Davidson W 59–57  8–3 (4–1)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
1/10/1959
Richmond W 83–65  9–3 (5–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
at Morris Harvey L 67–75  9–4
 
Charleston, WV
1/13/1959
vs. No. 10 West Virginia L 76–88  9–5 (5–2)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV

VPI W 59–58  10–5 (6–2)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/30/1959
at No. 10 West Virginia L 68–82  10–6 (6–3)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV

at VPI L 68–74  10–7 (6–4)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA

at VMI W 86–60  11–7 (7–4)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA

at George Washington L 68–87  11–8 (7–5)
Fort Myer Gymnasium 
Fort Myer, VA
2/9/1959
Furman L 70–71  11–9 (7–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
*
Washington and Lee W 109–62  12–9
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/21/1959
at Richmond L 66–71  12–10 (7–7)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
1959 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
2/26/1959
at (5) Richmond
Quarterfinals
W 87–69  13–10
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
2/27/1959
vs. No. 10 (1) West Virginia
Semifinals
L 82–85  13–11
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
*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 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-10. Retrieved February 20, 2015.