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1951-52 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 125-99, .558 W-L% (7th of 17)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Illinois

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Illinois)

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Illinois and Indiana)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois and Iowa)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 IllinoisRF 12 2 .857 22 4 .846
2 Iowa  11 3 .786 19 3 .864
3 Minnesota  10 4 .714 15 7 .682
4 Indiana  9 5 .643 16 6 .727
5 Michigan State  6 8 .429 13 9 .591
5 Ohio State  6 8 .429 8 14 .364
7 Wisconsin  5 9 .357 10 12 .455
8 Michigan  4 10 .286 7 15 .318
8 Northwestern  4 10 .286 7 15 .318
10 Purdue  3 11 .214 8 14 .364

AP Poll Summary

School 12/10 12/17 12/25 1/1 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
Illinois 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 6 5 2 2
Iowa       12 10 4 4 8 9 5 4 7 7
Indiana 11 6 5 5 4 14 20 13 18 20      
Michigan State       20 19                
Minnesota   15                      

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Illinois won (67-64) versus Santa Clara

Regional Semifinal
Illinois won (80-61) versus Dayton (East Regional)

Regional Final
Illinois won (74-68) versus Duquesne (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Illinois lost (61-59) versus St. John's (NY) (East Regional)