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1961-62 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 134-106, .558 W-L% (8th of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Ohio State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Ohio State)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Ohio State and Purdue)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Ohio State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 Ohio StateRF 13 1 .929 26 2 .929
2 Wisconsin  10 4 .714 17 7 .708
3 Purdue  9 5 .643 17 7 .708
4 Illinois  7 7 .500 15 8 .652
4 Indiana  7 7 .500 13 11 .542
4 Iowa  7 7 .500 13 11 .542
7 Minnesota  6 8 .429 10 14 .417
8 Michigan  5 9 .357 7 17 .292
9 Michigan State  3 11 .214 8 14 .364
9 Northwestern  3 11 .214 8 15 .348

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/19 12/26 1/2 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 3/6 Final
Ohio State 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Purdue 6 8 9                      

NCAA Tournament

Regional Semifinal
Ohio State won (93-73) versus Western Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Ohio State won (74-64) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Ohio State won (84-68) versus Wake Forest

National Final
Ohio State lost (71-59) versus Cincinnati