1959–60 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1959–60 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1959–60 record 15–11 (10–5 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Chambers (3rd season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons
1959–60 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Virginia Tech 12 1   .923     20 6   .769
West Virginia 9 2   .818     26 5   .839
William & Mary 10 5   .667     15 11   .577
The Citadel 8 4   .667     15 8   .652
George Washington 7 5   .583     15 11   .577
Furman 6 7   .462     9 16   .360
VMI 3 11   .214     4 16   .200
Richmond 2 12   .143     7 18   .280
Davidson 0 10   .000     5 19   .208
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1960; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959–60 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1959–60 NCAA University Division men's basketball season. Under the third year of head coach Bill Chambers, the team finished the season 15–11 and 10–5 in the Southern Conference. William & Mary played its home games at Blow Gymnasium. This was the 55th season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe. [1]

The Indians finished in 3rd place in the conference and qualified for the 1960 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the Richmond Arena. William & Mary defeated Furman in the quarterfinals before losing in the semifinals to top-seeded West Virginia.

Program notes[edit]

  • William & Mary played one team for the first time this season: Duquesne.
  • Jeff Cohen, for the second consecutive year, was also named to the first team all-Southern Conference. Ben Vaughan was named to the second team.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
*
Virginia W 82–70  1–0
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at VMI W 79–78  2–0 (1–0)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
December 5*
at Tennessee W 77–71  3–0
University of Tennessee Armory–Fieldhouse 
Knoxville, TN
*
Hampden–Sydney W 97–83  4–0
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
December 11*
vs. Duquesne
Steel Bowl
L 52–53  4–1
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, PA
December 12*
vs. St. John's (NY)
Steel Bowl
L 65–77  4–2
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, PA
*
Morris Harvey W 95–82  5–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at George Washington L 71–98  5–3 (1–1)
Fort Myer Gymnasium 
Fort Myer, VA
December 28*
vs. Lafayette
UR Invitational
L 63–81  5–4
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
December 29*
at Richmond
UR Invitational
L 65–71  5–5
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA

Davidson W 72–64  6–5 (2–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
January 9
at Richmond W 90–76  7–5 (3–1)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
January 11
vs. No. 3 West Virginia L 74–94  7–6 (3–2)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV
January 14*
vs. Pittsburgh L 69–75  7–7
Fitzgerald Field House 
Pittsburgh, PA

VPI L 91–92  7–8 (3–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
January 30
vs. No. 4 West Virginia W 94–86  8–8 (4–3)
Norfolk Municipal Auditorium 
Norfolk, VA

The Citadel W 79–65  9–8 (5–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
February 6
Furman W 101–68  10–8 (6–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

at VPI L 66–82  10–9 (6–4)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA

VMI W 89–67  11–9 (7–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

George Washington W 75–66  12–9 (8–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
February 15
at Furman L 73–92  12–10 (8–5)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC

at Davidson W 73–65  13–10 (9–5)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
February 20
Richmond W 64–42  14–10 (10–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1960 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
February 25
at (6) Furman
Quarterfinals
W 82–74  15–10
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
February 26
vs. No. 7 (2) West Virginia
Semifinals
L 83–117  15–11
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 March 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.