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College Basketball Player Stats Added Back to 1947-48

Posted by Mike Lynch on March 14, 2017

As a college hoops junkie, I'm pretty excited to announce that College Basketball Reference has added digitized stats for nearly all NCAA Division I (or equivalent) men's basketball players back to 1947-48. This is literally the biggest update in the life of this site, as the player statistics were previously only digitized back to 1992-93. For many older seasons, we had scans of team stat sheets (which we have left in place at the bottom of many pages), but those players couldn't be searched for, sorted, or linked to. Now that everything is digitized, you can search for players or even do things like look at every player in the 1984 ACC sorted by scoring average, or see the season statistics for every ACC Player of the Year winner.

We would like to thank Dave Quinn for his incredible efforts in compiling all of this data. This is a massive update, which adds great depths of information to the site, but it's also not 100% complete. To give you a better idea of the breadth of this data, please let me offer some details:

*The data starts with the 1947-48 season, but has some teams missing (please see bottom of post for full list)

*Most teams have stats for the major contributors (top ~10 players). However, it was convention on official NCAA scoring sheets for lesser players with negligible statistical contributions to be lumped together under "other." Therefore, those players are not always listed. This means simply adding up listed players will not give you official team totals. Further, official team season totals are not part of this update.

*The other thing to consider here is the evolution of statistical coverage. Obviously, player scoring has been tracked all the way back to the beginning of this coverage update. However, individual rebounds were first tracked in 1950-51. Individual assists were officially recorded in 1950-51 & 1951-52, but not again until 1983-84. Many schools recorded assists in the years between 1953 and 1983, but in most cases we do not have those numbers at this time. Blocked shots and steals became official statistics in 1985-86. Again, in some cases we have those statistics for earlier seasons, as tracked by schools, but those are more the exception than the rule.

*Schools were not always consistent in the names they used for players from year to year (or the way they spelled a player's name). There are probably dozens of instances of a player who was Bob one season and Robert the next where we need to link them together under one ID. As you come upon these, please let us know. But please be aware that it's an issue that we're aware of and will address, but it's not something we can fix en masse overnight. Same goes for players who transferred schools.

*Another thing we need to link together are the dozens of player pages we've added for players who have since become head coaches. It's fun to hunt for them and see what kind of players some of the most famous coaches in the game were.

*We have some instances of teams where players have more games played than the team actually played. This is because some teams included unofficial exhibition games on their stat sheets. It is our intention to weed these out over time, as well.

At some point, we aim to provide a more detailed coverage map so users can more plainly see what is missing, but for the time being, here is a list of Division I (or equivalent) team seasons for which we have no data since 1947-48.  If you have data for any of these seasons, please let us know. And please keep your eyes peeled for further updates on this data, such as its integration into our leaderboards (which extend back to 1992-93 for the time being) and the Player Season Finder tool.

(Format is school ID, followed by the season. 1948, meaning 1947-48, for instance)

citadel/1948
colgate/1948
furman/1948
georgia-tech/1948
hardin-simmons/1948
maine/1948
massachusetts/1948
new-hampshire/1948
northern-arizona/1948
scranton/1948
texas-el-paso/1948
vermont/1948
virginia-military-institute/1948
washington-lee/1948
west-texas-am/1948
youngstown-state/1948
army/1949
auburn/1949
baldwin-wallace/1949
boston-university/1949
brooklyn/1949
brown/1949
bucknell/1949
canisius/1949
case-western-reserve/1949
citadel/1949
colgate/1949
columbia/1949
cornell/1949
dartmouth/1949
davidson/1949
detroit-mercy/1949
eastern-kentucky/1949
evansville/1949
fordham/1949
furman/1949
george-washington/1949
gettysburg/1949
hardin-simmons/1949
harvard/1949
idaho/1949
john-carroll/1949
kansas-state/1949
lafayette/1949
lehigh/1949
long-island-university/1949
maine/1949
marshall/1949
montana/1949
morehead-state/1949
muhlenburg/1949
murray-state/1949
new-hampshire/1949
new-mexico-state/1949
niagara/1949
northern-arizona/1949
ohio/1949
pennsylvania/1949
princeton/1949
rhode-island/1949
rice/1949
richmond/1949
saint-marys-ca/1949
santa-clara/1949
siena/1949
southern-methodist/1949
st-bonaventure/1949
st-francis-ny/1949
tennessee-tech/1949
texas-el-paso/1949
toledo/1949
utah-state/1949
valparaiso/1949
vermont/1949
virginia-military-institute/1949
washington-lee/1949
washington-mo/1949
wayne-state-mi/1949
west-texas-am/1949
western-michigan/1949
william-mary/1949
xavier/1949
army/1950
baldwin-wallace/1950
brooklyn/1950
brown/1950
bucknell/1950
butler/1950
canisius/1950
case-western-reserve/1950
citadel/1950
colgate/1950
columbia/1950
cornell/1950
dartmouth/1950
davidson/1950
denver/1950
detroit-mercy/1950
eastern-kentucky/1950
evansville/1950
fordham/1950
furman/1950
george-washington/1950
gettysburg/1950
hardin-simmons/1950
harvard/1950
idaho/1950
john-carroll/1950
lafayette/1950
lehigh/1950
loyola-marymount/1950
maine/1950
manhattan/1950
marshall/1950
montana/1950
morehead-state/1950
muhlenburg/1950
murray-state/1950
new-hampshire/1950
new-york-university/1950
northern-arizona/1950
ohio/1950
oklahoma-state/1950
pennsylvania/1950
princeton/1950
rhode-island/1950
rice/1950
richmond/1950
saint-marys-ca/1950
santa-clara/1950
siena/1950
southern-methodist/1950
st-bonaventure/1950
st-francis-ny/1950
tennessee-tech/1950
utah-state/1950
valparaiso/1950
vermont/1950
virginia-military-institute/1950
washington/1950
washington-lee/1950
washington-mo/1950
wayne-state-mi/1950
west-texas-am/1950
western-michigan/1950
william-mary/1950
wyoming/1950
xavier/1950
yale/1950
army/1951
baldwin-wallace/1951
beloit/1951
bowling-green-state/1951
brooklyn/1951
brown/1951
bucknell/1951
butler/1951
canisius/1951
case-western-reserve/1951
citadel/1951
city-college-of-new-york/1951
colgate/1951
cornell/1951
dartmouth/1951
davidson/1951
denver/1951
detroit-mercy/1951
eastern-kentucky/1951
evansville/1951
fordham/1951
furman/1951
george-washington/1951
georgetown/1951
hardin-simmons/1951
harvard/1951
holy-cross/1951
idaho/1951
john-carroll/1951
lafayette/1951
lawrence/1951
lehigh/1951
long-island-university/1951
loyola-marymount/1951
maine/1951
manhattan/1951
marshall/1951
massachusetts/1951
montana/1951
morehead-state/1951
muhlenburg/1951
murray-state/1951
new-hampshire/1951
new-mexico-state/1951
new-york-university/1951
niagara/1951
northern-arizona/1951
ohio/1951
oklahoma-city/1951
princeton/1951
rhode-island/1951
rice/1951
richmond/1951
saint-josephs/1951
saint-marys-ca/1951
santa-clara/1951
southern-methodist/1951
st-francis-ny/1951
tennessee-tech/1951
texas-el-paso/1951
tulane/1951
utah-state/1951
valparaiso/1951
vermont/1951
virginia-military-institute/1951
washington-lee/1951
washington-mo/1951
west-texas-am/1951
western-michigan/1951
william-mary/1951
xavier/1951
yale/1951
army/1952
baldwin-wallace/1952
bowling-green-state/1952
brooklyn/1952
brown/1952
bucknell/1952
butler/1952
canisius/1952
case-western-reserve/1952
citadel/1952
city-college-of-new-york/1952
colgate/1952
columbia/1952
cornell/1952
dartmouth/1952
davidson/1952
denver/1952
detroit-mercy/1952
eastern-kentucky/1952
evansville/1952
george-washington/1952
georgia/1952
hardin-simmons/1952
harvard/1952
idaho/1952
john-carroll/1952
kent-state/1952
lafayette/1952
lehigh/1952
loyola-la/1952
loyola-marymount/1952
maine/1952
manhattan/1952
marshall/1952
montana/1952
morehead-state/1952
muhlenburg/1952
murray-state/1952
new-hampshire/1952
northern-arizona/1952
ohio/1952
oklahoma-state/1952
rhode-island/1952
rice/1952
richmond/1952
saint-josephs/1952
saint-marys-ca/1952
san-jose-state/1952
siena/1952
southern-methodist/1952
st-francis-ny/1952
tennessee-tech/1952
texas-el-paso/1952
toledo/1952
utah-state/1952
valparaiso/1952
vermont/1952
virginia-military-institute/1952
washington-lee/1952
washington-mo/1952
west-texas-am/1952
western-michigan/1952
william-mary/1952
xavier/1952
yale/1952
army/1953
baldwin-wallace/1953
bowling-green-state/1953
brooklyn/1953
brown/1953
bucknell/1953
butler/1953
canisius/1953
case-western-reserve/1953
citadel/1953
city-college-of-new-york/1953
colgate/1953
columbia/1953
cornell/1953
dartmouth/1953
davidson/1953
denver/1953
detroit-mercy/1953
gonzaga/1953
harvard/1953
houston/1953
idaho/1953
idaho-state/1953
john-carroll/1953
kent-state/1953
lafayette/1953
lebanon-valley/1953
lehigh/1953
loyola-la/1953
loyola-marymount/1953
maine/1953
marshall/1953
middle-tennessee/1953
missouri-state/1953
montana/1953
morehead-state/1953
muhlenburg/1953
murray-state/1953
new-hampshire/1953
new-mexico-state/1953
new-york-university/1953
northern-arizona/1953
ohio/1953
pacific/1953
princeton/1953
rhode-island/1953
rice/1953
richmond/1953
saint-marys-ca/1953
san-jose-state/1953
siena/1953
southern-methodist/1953
st-bonaventure/1953
st-francis-ny/1953
tennessee-tech/1953
texas-el-paso/1953
toledo/1953
utah-state/1953
valparaiso/1953
vermont/1953
virginia-military-institute/1953
washington-lee/1953
washington-mo/1953
west-texas-am/1953
west-virginia/1953
western-michigan/1953
wichita-state/1953
william-mary/1953
xavier/1953
yale/1953
army/1954
brooklyn/1954
brown/1954
bucknell/1954
butler/1954
canisius/1954
case-western-reserve/1954
citadel/1954
city-college-of-new-york/1954
colgate/1954
columbia/1954
dartmouth/1954
davidson/1954
denver/1954
detroit-mercy/1954
eastern-kentucky/1954
gonzaga/1954
hardin-simmons/1954
harvard/1954
idaho/1954
idaho-state/1954
john-carroll/1954
kent-state/1954
lafayette/1954
lehigh/1954
loyola-la/1954
maine/1954
middle-tennessee/1954
montana/1954
morehead-state/1954
muhlenburg/1954
murray-state/1954
new-hampshire/1954
new-mexico-state/1954
new-york-university/1954
ohio/1954
pacific/1954
pennsylvania/1954
portland/1954
princeton/1954
rhode-island/1954
richmond/1954
saint-marys-ca/1954
san-jose-state/1954
siena/1954
southern-methodist/1954
st-bonaventure/1954
tennessee-tech/1954
texas-el-paso/1954
tulsa/1954
utah-state/1954
valparaiso/1954
vermont/1954
virginia-military-institute/1954
washington-lee/1954
washington-mo/1954
west-texas-am/1954
western-michigan/1954
william-mary/1954
wyoming/1954
xavier/1954
yale/1954
army/1955
bowling-green-state/1955
brooklyn/1955
brown/1955
bucknell/1955
butler/1955
case-western-reserve/1955
citadel/1955
city-college-of-new-york/1955
colgate/1955
cornell/1955
dartmouth/1955
davidson/1955
denver/1955
detroit-mercy/1955
gonzaga/1955
hardin-simmons/1955
harvard/1955
idaho/1955
idaho-state/1955
iona/1955
john-carroll/1955
kent-state/1955
lehigh/1955
loyola-la/1955
loyola-marymount/1955
maine/1955
memphis/1955
middle-tennessee/1955
montana/1955
morehead-state/1955
muhlenburg/1955
murray-state/1955
new-hampshire/1955
new-mexico-state/1955
new-york-university/1955
ohio/1955
oklahoma-state/1955
pacific/1955
pennsylvania/1955
portland/1955
rhode-island/1955
rice/1955
richmond/1955
saint-marys-ca/1955
san-jose-state/1955
siena/1955
st-bonaventure/1955
st-francis-ny/1955
tennessee-tech/1955
texas-el-paso/1955
toledo/1955
utah-state/1955
valparaiso/1955
vermont/1955
virginia-military-institute/1955
washington-lee/1955
washington-mo/1955
western-michigan/1955
william-mary/1955
williams/1955
wyoming/1955
xavier/1955
yale/1955
army/1956
boston-college/1956
bowling-green-state/1956
brooklyn/1956
brown/1956
bucknell/1956
butler/1956
citadel/1956
city-college-of-new-york/1956
colgate/1956
cornell/1956
davidson/1956
denver/1956
detroit-mercy/1956
eastern-kentucky/1956
fordham/1956
fresno-state/1956
gonzaga/1956
hardin-simmons/1956
harvard/1956
idaho/1956
idaho-state/1956
iona/1956
kent-state/1956
la-salle/1956
lehigh/1956
loyola-la/1956
loyola-marymount/1956
maine/1956
middle-tennessee/1956
montana/1956
muhlenburg/1956
murray-state/1956
new-hampshire/1956
new-mexico-state/1956
new-york-university/1956
ohio/1956
pacific/1956
pennsylvania/1956
pepperdine/1956
portland/1956
princeton/1956
rhode-island/1956
rice/1956
richmond/1956
saint-francis-pa/1956
saint-marys-ca/1956
san-jose-state/1956
santa-clara/1956
siena/1956
st-bonaventure/1956
tennessee-tech/1956
texas-el-paso/1956
toledo/1956
utah-state/1956
valparaiso/1956
vermont/1956
virginia-military-institute/1956
washington-lee/1956
washington-mo/1956
west-texas-am/1956
western-michigan/1956
william-mary/1956
wyoming/1956
yale/1956
army/1957
bowling-green-state/1957
brooklyn/1957
brown/1957
bucknell/1957
butler/1957
citadel/1957
city-college-of-new-york/1957
colgate/1957
cornell/1957
dartmouth/1957
davidson/1957
denver/1957
detroit-mercy/1957
eastern-kentucky/1957
fordham/1957
fresno-state/1957
furman/1957
george-washington/1957
gonzaga/1957
harvard/1957
holy-cross/1957
idaho/1957
iona/1957
kent-state/1957
kentucky-wesleyan/1957
la-salle/1957
lehigh/1957
loyola-marymount/1957
maine/1957
middle-tennessee/1957
montana/1957
muhlenburg/1957
murray-state/1957
new-hampshire/1957
new-mexico-state/1957
new-york-university/1957
niagara/1957
ohio/1957
oklahoma-state/1957
pacific/1957
pennsylvania/1957
pepperdine/1957
portland/1957
princeton/1957
rhode-island/1957
rice/1957
richmond/1957
saint-francis-pa/1957
saint-marys-ca/1957
san-jose-state/1957
santa-clara/1957
siena/1957
st-francis-ny/1957
tennessee-tech/1957
texas-el-paso/1957
toledo/1957
utah-state/1957
valparaiso/1957
vermont/1957
virginia-military-institute/1957
washington-lee/1957
washington-mo/1957
west-texas-am/1957
west-virginia-tech/1957
western-michigan/1957
william-mary/1957
wyoming/1957
air-force/1958
army/1958
boston-university/1958
bowling-green-state/1958
brooklyn/1958
brown/1958
bucknell/1958
canisius/1958
citadel/1958
city-college-of-new-york/1958
colgate/1958
columbia/1958
cornell/1958
davidson/1958
delaware/1958
denver/1958
detroit-mercy/1958
duquesne/1958
east-tennessee-state/1958
eastern-kentucky/1958
fresno-state/1958
furman/1958
george-washington/1958
gonzaga/1958
hardin-simmons/1958
harvard/1958
holy-cross/1958
idaho/1958
idaho-state/1958
iona/1958
kent-state/1958
kentucky-wesleyan/1958
la-salle/1958
lafayette/1958
lehigh/1958
loyola-marymount/1958
maine/1958
middle-tennessee/1958
montana/1958
montana-state/1958
muhlenburg/1958
murray-state/1958
new-hampshire/1958
new-mexico-state/1958
new-york-university/1958
north-texas/1958
ohio/1958
oklahoma-city/1958
pennsylvania/1958
pepperdine/1958
portland/1958
princeton/1958
rhode-island/1958
rice/1958
richmond/1958
saint-marys-ca/1958
san-jose-state/1958
santa-clara/1958
siena/1958
st-francis-ny/1958
texas-el-paso/1958
toledo/1958
utah-state/1958
valparaiso/1958
vermont/1958
virginia-military-institute/1958
washington-lee/1958
washington-mo/1958
west-texas-am/1958
west-virginia-tech/1958
western-michigan/1958
yale/1958
air-force/1959
army/1959
brooklyn/1959
brown/1959
bucknell/1959
canisius/1959
citadel/1959
city-college-of-new-york/1959
colgate/1959
columbia/1959
cornell/1959
davidson/1959
delaware/1959
detroit-mercy/1959
east-tennessee-state/1959
furman/1959
gettysburg/1959
hardin-simmons/1959
harvard/1959
holy-cross/1959
idaho/1959
iona/1959
kent-state/1959
la-salle/1959
lafayette/1959
lehigh/1959
loyola-la/1959
loyola-marymount/1959
maine/1959
marshall/1959
middle-tennessee/1959
montana/1959
montana-state/1959
morehead-state/1959
muhlenburg/1959
murray-state/1959
new-hampshire/1959
niagara/1959
north-texas/1959
ohio/1959
pennsylvania/1959
pepperdine/1959
princeton/1959
rhode-island/1959
rice/1959
richmond/1959
saint-francis-pa/1959
san-jose-state/1959
santa-clara/1959
siena/1959
southern-methodist/1959
st-francis-ny/1959
tennessee-state/1959
tennessee-tech/1959
texas-el-paso/1959
toledo/1959
utah-state/1959
vermont/1959
virginia-military-institute/1959
washington-lee/1959
washington-mo/1959
west-texas-am/1959
western-michigan/1959
wichita-state/1959
wyoming/1959
xavier/1959
yale/1959
brooklyn/1960
city-college-of-new-york/1960
maine/1960
muhlenburg/1960
new-hampshire/1960
siena/1960
vermont/1960
washington-mo/1960
brooklyn/1961
city-college-of-new-york/1961
maine/1961
muhlenburg/1961
new-hampshire/1961
vermont/1961
brooklyn/1962
city-college-of-new-york/1962
muhlenburg/1962
regis-co/1962
brooklyn/1963
city-college-of-new-york/1963
manhattan/1963
muhlenburg/1963
regis-co/1963
hardin-simmons/1964
regis-co/1964
long-island-university/1967
west-chester/1967
west-chester/1968
west-chester/1970
drexel/1971
new-york-university/1971
centenary-la/1972
maryland-eastern-shore/1972
miami-oh/1972
north-carolina-central/1972
saint-marys-ca/1973
georgetown/1974
gettysburg/1974
louisiana-lafayette/1974
north-carolina-central/1974
butler/1975
louisiana-lafayette/1975
north-carolina-central/1975
maryland-eastern-shore/1976
morgan-state/1976
north-carolina-central/1976
chattanooga/1977
maryland-eastern-shore/1977
morgan-state/1977
north-carolina-central/1977
maryland-eastern-shore/1978
mississippi-valley-state/1978
morgan-state/1978
north-carolina-central/1978
prairie-view/1978
maryland-eastern-shore/1979
mississippi-valley-state/1979
morgan-state/1979
north-carolina-central/1979
prairie-view/1979
maryland-eastern-shore/1980
morgan-state/1980
north-carolina-central/1980
sam-houston-state/1985
stephen-f-austin/1985
armstrong/1986
coastal-carolina/1986
north-carolina-asheville/1986
sam-houston-state/1986
stephen-f-austin/1986
winthrop/1986

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