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1944-45 Season Summary

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National Champion: Oklahoma State
Final Four: Arkansas, New York University, Ohio State and Oklahoma State

Consensus Player of the Year: George Mikan

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Six Conference 6 55 63 .466 0 0 Iowa State
2 Big Ten Conference 10 108 86 .557 1 1 Iowa
3 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 9 83 93 .472 0 0 New Mexico
4 Independent 62 681 469 .592 1 1
5 Ivy Group 7 62 57 .521 0 0 Pennsylvania
6 Missouri Valley Conference 5 62 38 .620 1 1 Oklahoma State
7 Mountain States Athletic Conference 7 74 74 .500 1 0 Utah
8 Pacific Coast Conference 8 142 103 .580 1 0 Oregon (North)
UCLA (South)
9 Southeastern Conference 12 125 109 .534 1 0 Kentucky Kentucky
10 Southern Conference 14 122 129 .486 0 0 South Carolina North Carolina
11 Southwest Conference 7 70 85 .452 1 1 Rice

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Arnold Ferrin (Utah)
George Mikan (DePaul)
Robert Kurland (Oklahoma State)
Walton Kirk (Illinois)
William Hassett (Notre Dame)
William Henry (Rice)
Wyndol Gray (Bowling Green State)
2nd Team
Dale Hall (Army)
Don Grate (Ohio State)
Herb Wilkinson (Iowa)
Howard Dallmar (Pennsylvania)
Max Norris (Northwestern)
Richard Ives (Iowa)
Vince Hanson (Washington State)