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1958-59 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 119-102, .538 W-L% (9th of 18) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 7.26 (1st of 18) ▪ SOS: 5.83 (1st of 18)

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 PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Michigan State 12 2 .857 19 4 .826 82.0 71.5 15.7 5.3 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Michigan 8 6 .571 15 7 .682 81.4 75.7 8.5 2.8
2 Northwestern 8 6 .571 15 7 .682 80.5 75.8 11.1 6.5
2 Purdue 8 6 .571 15 7 .682 79.2 73.5 10.8 5.1
5 Illinois 7 7 .500 12 10 .545 82.5 78.9 9.2 5.6
5 Indiana 7 7 .500 11 11 .500 79.5 76.6 8.8 5.9
5 Ohio State 7 7 .500 11 11 .500 81.0 80.4 7.4 6.8
5 Iowa 7 7 .500 10 12 .455 75.7 76.6 5.6 6.6
9 Minnesota 5 9 .357 8 14 .364 67.0 68.6 4.3 5.8
10 Wisconsin 1 13 .071 3 19 .136 62.5 79.2 -8.8 7.9

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 - - -
Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Minnesota - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern 10 6 12 6 8 11 18 - - - - - - -
Ohio State - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Purdue - - - 18 - - - - - 20 20 - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

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

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