1960–61 Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team

The 1960–61 Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team represented the University of Iowa in intercollegiatebasketball during the 1960–61 season. The team was led by head coach Sharm Scheuerman and played their home games at the Iowa Field House. The Hawkeyes finished the season 18–6 and were 10–4 in Big Ten conference games.

American college basketball season
1960–61Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball
Los Angeles Classic champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10 т
AP No. 8
1960–61 record 18–6 (10–4 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
MVP Don Nelson
Home arena Iowa Field House
(Capacity: 13,365)
Seasons
 1959–60

1960–61 Big Ten Conference men’s basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 14 0   1.000 27 1   .964
No. 8 Iowa 10 4   .714 18 6   .750
Purdue 10 4   .714 16 7   .696
Indiana 8 6   .571 15 9   .625
Minnesota 8 6   .571 10 13   .435
Northwestern 6 8   .429 10 12   .455
Illinois 5 9   .357 9 15   .375
Wisconsin 4 10   .286 7 17   .292
Michigan State 3 11   .214 7 17   .292
Michigan 2 12   .143 6 18   .250
Rankings from https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-ten/1961.html

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1960–61 Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 11 Matt Szykowny
So
C 13 Frank Allan
Sr
C 15 Don Nelson 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 205 lb(93 kg) Jr Rock Island, Illinois
F 24 Mark Schantz
Sr
G 30 Tom Purcell 6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)
So
F 40 Robert McCauley
G 42 Joel Novak 6 ft 0 in(1.83 m) 180 lb(82 kg) Jr Rock Island, Illinois
G 43 Gary Lorenz 6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)
Jr
G 44 Joe Reddington
So
F 45 Dick Shaw
So
F 52 Dennis Runge 6 ft 9 in(2.06 m) 190 lb(86 kg) Sr Paullina, Iowa
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W)Walk-on

[1]Connie Hawkins was on the freshmen team during the 1960–61 season.

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