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1971-72 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results

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Overall: 18-7*, .720 W-L% (18th of 212)
Conference: 11-3, 1st in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Musselman (18-7)
*Overall W-L adjusted to 17-6 (more)

PS/G: 64.3 (204th of 210) ▪ PA/G: 58.4 (1st of 210)
SRS: 10.33 (21st of 210) ▪ SOS: 4.42 (22nd of 210)

NCAA Tournament:
Lost Mideast Regional Semifinal (70-56) versus Florida State
Won Mideast Regional Third Place (77-72) versus Marquette

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AP Poll Summary

Pre 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28 1/4 1/11 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 2/29 3/7 Final
- - - - - - - 17 16 19 19 - - - 16 11

Schedules prior to the 1996-97 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Sat, Dec 4, 1971 REG @ Iowa State Big 8 W 72 58 1 0 W 1
2 Mon, Dec 6, 1971 REG @ Bradley MVC L 67 74 1 1 L 1
3 Thu, Dec 9, 1971 REG Butler Ind W 77 56 2 1 W 1
4 Tue, Dec 21, 1971 REG @ Marquette Ind L 40 55 2 2 L 1
5 Thu, Dec 23, 1971 REG Drake MVC W 70 56 3 2 W 1
6 Tue, Dec 28, 1971 REG N Temple Mid-Atl L 57 60 3 3 L 1
7 Thu, Dec 30, 1971 REG N Texas Christian SWC W 83 57 4 3 W 1
8 Tue, Jan 4, 1972 REG Loyola (IL) Ind W 84 59 5 3 W 2
9 Sat, Jan 8, 1972 REG Indiana Big Ten W 52 51 6 3 W 3
10 Sat, Jan 15, 1972 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 84 60 7 3 W 4
11 Tue, Jan 18, 1972 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten W 65 59 8 3 W 5
12 Sat, Jan 22, 1972 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten W 67 57 9 3 W 6
13 Tue, Jan 25, 1972 REG Ohio State Big Ten L 44 50 9 4 L 1
14 Sat, Jan 29, 1972 REG @ Iowa Big Ten W 61 50 10 4 W 1
15 Sat, Feb 5, 1972 REG Iowa Big Ten W 53 52 11 4 W 2
16 Tue, Feb 8, 1972 REG @ Indiana Big Ten L 42 61 11 5 L 1
17 Sat, Feb 12, 1972 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 78 55 12 5 W 1
18 Sat, Feb 19, 1972 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 76 73 13 5 W 2
19 Sat, Feb 26, 1972 REG @ Michigan Big Ten L 51 64 13 6 L 1
20 Tue, Feb 29, 1972 REG Purdue Big Ten W 48 43 14 6 W 1
21 Sat, Mar 4, 1972 REG Illinois Big Ten W 91 62 15 6 W 2
22 Tue, Mar 7, 1972 REG @ Purdue Big Ten W 49 48 16 6 W 3
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
23 Thu, Mar 16, 1972 NCAA N Florida State Ind L 56 70 16 7 L 1
24 Sat, Mar 18, 1972 NCAA N Marquette Ind W 77 72 17 7 W 1