1961–62 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1961–62 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1961–62 record 7–17 (5–11 SoCon)
Head coach Bill Chambers (5th season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Norfolk Municipal Auditorium (one game)
Seasons
1961–62 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
West Virginia 12 1   .923     24 6   .800
Virginia Tech 9 3   .750     19 6   .760
Furman 8 5   .615     15 12   .556
George Washington 6 7   .462     9 15   .375
Davidson 5 6   .455     14 11   .560
VMI 6 8   .429     9 11   .450
The Citadel 4 8   .333     8 15   .348
Richmond 5 11   .313     6 21   .222
William & Mary 5 11   .313     7 17   .292
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1962; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961–62 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1961–62 NCAA University Division men's basketball season. Under the fifth year of head coach Bill Chambers, the team finished the season 7–17 and 5–11 in the Southern Conference.

William & Mary played its home games on campus at Blow Gymnasium, with one home game played at the Norfolk Municipal Auditorium in Norfolk, Virginia. This was the 57th season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe. [1]

The Indians finished in 8th place in the conference and failed to qualified for the 1962 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the Richmond Arena. William & Mary did not participate in a post-season tournament.

Program notes[edit]

  • William & Mary played three teams for the first time this year: Texas Tech, Texas, and Loyola–New Orleans.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
December 2
at West Virginia L 53–69  0–1
(0–1)
Stansbury Hall 
Morgantown, WV
December 5
at The Citadel L 76–83  0–2
(0–2)
McAlister Field House 
Charleston, SC
December 6*
at Georgia Tech L 56–72  0–3
Alexander Memorial Coliseum 
Atlanta, GA
December 9
George Washington W 86–55  1–3
(1–2)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
December 12*
Virginia W 71–63  2–3
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
December 15*
East Carolina W 81–60  3–3
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
December 28*
at Texas Tech L 70–91  3–4
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum 
Lubbock, TX
December 29*
at Texas L 71–84  3–5
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum 
Lubbock, TX
January 2
at Furman L 76–77  3–6
(1–3)
Greenville Memorial Auditorium 
Greenville, SC
January 3
at Davidson L 47–62  3–7
(1–4)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
January 6
at Richmond L 65–73  3–8
(1–5)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
January 11
The Citadel W 71–58  4–8
(2–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
January 13
VPI L 49–63  4–9
(2–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
January 16
at VMI L 71–74  4–10
(2–7)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
January 27
vs. West Virginia L 61–70  4–11
(2–8)
Norfolk Municipal Auditorium 
Norfolk, VA
January 31
Furman W 79–67  5–11
(3–8)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
February 3
Davidson L 54–61  5–12
(3–9)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
February 6*
at Memphis State L 63–73  5–13
Memorial Fieldhouse 
Memphis, TN
February 7*
at Loyola–New Orleans L 62–67  5–14
The Field House 
New Orleans, LA
February 10*
at Navy L 59–71  5–15
Dahlgren Hall 
Annapolis, MD
February 14
at VPI L 65–104  5–16
(3–10)
Cassell Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
February 17
VMI W 102–84  6–16
(4–10)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
February 20
at George Washington L 84–92  6–17
(4–11)
Fort Myer Gymnasium 
Fort Myer, VA
February 24
Richmond W 54–49  7–17
(5–11)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, 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. 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2016.