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1958-59 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 119-102, .538 W-L% (8th of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Michigan State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Michigan State)

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 Michigan StateR 12 2 .857 19 4 .826
2 Michigan  8 6 .571 15 7 .682
2 Northwestern  8 6 .571 15 7 .682
2 Purdue  8 6 .571 15 7 .682
5 Illinois  7 7 .500 12 10 .545
5 Indiana  7 7 .500 11 11 .500
5 Ohio State  7 7 .500 11 11 .500
5 Iowa  7 7 .500 10 12 .455
9 Minnesota  5 9 .357 8 14 .364
10 Wisconsin  1 13 .071 3 19 .136

AP Poll Summary

School 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/2 Final
Michigan State 15 11 9 7 5 8 8 8 7 12 9 8 6 7
Illinois         20     18            
Indiana 19         19       15 19      
Northwestern 10 6 12 6 8 11 18              
Purdue       18           20 20      

NCAA Tournament

Regional Semifinal
Michigan State won (74-69) versus Marquette (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Michigan State lost (88-81) versus Louisville (Mideast Regional)