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1951-52 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 125-99, .558 W-L% (12th of 17) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 5.61 (3rd of 17) ▪ SOS: 4.88 (3rd of 17)

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 PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 IllinoisRF 12 2 .857 22 4 .846 71.7 61.5 15.2 4.9
2 Iowa  11 3 .786 19 3 .864 70.3 62.6 12.1 4.4
3 Minnesota  10 4 .714 15 7 .682 61.6 57.3 8.9 4.6
4 Indiana  9 5 .643 16 6 .727 73.7 66.8 12.2 5.3
5 Michigan State  6 8 .429 13 9 .591 58.7 55.7 6.6 3.6
5 Ohio State  6 8 .429 8 14 .364 62.8 69.3 0.0 6.5
7 Wisconsin  5 9 .357 10 12 .455 58.1 59.5 2.6 4.0
8 Michigan  4 10 .286 7 15 .318 57.4 62.0 -0.8 3.7
8 Northwestern  4 10 .286 7 15 .318 68.2 75.3 -2.0 5.1
10 Purdue  3 11 .214 8 14 .364 65.1 70.4 1.3 6.6

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 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan State - - - 20 19 - - - - - - - -
Minnesota - 15 - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purdue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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)