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1949-50 Coaches

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National Champion: City College of New York
Final Four: Baylor, Bradley, City College of New York and North Carolina State

Consensus Player of the Year: Paul Arizin

AP First #1: St. John's (NY) ▪ AP Final #1: Bradley

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1949-50 Season Career at Current School Career Overall
Coach School Conference W L W-L% AP Pre AP Post NCAA Tournament Since W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF
Russell Beichly Akron Ind 16 9 .640 1943 96 34 .738 96 34 .738
Floyd Burdette Alabama SEC 9 12 .429 1947 53 42 .558 53 42 .558
Bill Kajikawa Arizona State BIAA 12 14 .462 1949 24 31 .436 24 31 .436
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 26 5 .839 15 1926 380 170 .691 394 190 .675
Presley Askew Arkansas SWC 12 12 .500 1950 12 12 .500 12 12 .500
John Mauer Army Ind 9 8 .529 1948 24 27 .471 236 161 .594
Joel Eaves Auburn SEC 17 7 .708 1950 17 7 .708 21 50 .296
Ray Watts Baldwin-Wallace Ind 11 14 .440 1948 41 29 .586 41 29 .586
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 14 13 .519 Won Regional Final 1942 105 70 .600 3 3 1 105 70 .600 3 3 1
Albert McClellan Boston College Ind 11 9 .550 1946 48 49 .495 155 79 .662
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 19 11 .633 1943 189 49 .794 331 90 .786
Forddy Anderson Bradley MVC 32 5 .865 1 Lost National Final 1949 59 13 .819 1 1 1 91 36 .717 1 1 1
Stan Watts Brigham Young MSAC 22 12 .647 Lost Regional Semifinal 1950 22 12 .647 1 1 22 12 .647 1 1
Al Baggett Brooklyn Metro NY 24 5 .828 1948 42 29 .592 70 32 .686
Robert Morris Brown Ind 11 14 .440 1948 30 36 .455 30 36 .455
Jack Guy Bucknell Ind 5 16 .238 1948 12 51 .190 12 51 .190
Tony Hinkle Butler MAC 12 12 .500 1927 291 153 .655 291 153 .655
Nibs Price California PCC 10 17 .370 1925 388 248 .610 1 1 388 248 .610 1 1
Joseph Niland Canisius WNY3 17 8 .680 1949 33 20 .623 33 20 .623
Mo Scarry Case Western Reserve MAC 7 17 .292 1948 30 42 .417 30 42 .417
John Wiethe Cincinnati MAC 20 6 .769 1947 77 27 .740 77 27 .740
Bernard O'Neil Citadel Southern 4 16 .200 1948 13 42 .236 13 42 .236
Nat Holman City College of New York Metro NY 24 5 .828 Won National Final 1920 385 132 .745 2 2 1 385 132 .745 2 2 1
Banks McFadden Clemson Southern 10 10 .500 1947 33 51 .393 33 51 .393
Howard Hartman Colgate Ind 10 8 .556 1950 10 8 .556 10 8 .556
Bebe Lee Colorado State MSAC 7 23 .233 1950 7 23 .233 28 45 .384
Frosty Cox Colorado Big 7 14 8 .636 1936 147 89 .623 3 3 147 89 .623 3 3
Gordon Ridings Columbia Ivy 21 7 .750 1947 70 21 .769 1 1 70 21 .769 1 1
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 17 8 .680 1947 65 20 .765 65 20 .765
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 18 7 .720 1947 59 39 .602 59 39 .602
Duce Belford Creighton Ind 13 13 .500 1946 41 50 .451 41 50 .451
Elmer Lampe Dartmouth Ivy 8 17 .320 1947 44 55 .444 126 147 .462
Boydson Baird Davidson Southern 10 16 .385 1950 10 16 .385 10 16 .385
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 24 8 .750 1948 52 36 .591 52 36 .591
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 18 13 .581 1949 30 19 .612 30 19 .612
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 12 13 .480 1943 147 56 .724 1 1 147 56 .724 1 1
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy MVC 20 6 .769 1949 32 16 .667 32 16 .667
Jack McClelland Drake MVC 14 12 .538 1949 27 25 .519 27 25 .519
Gerry Gerard Duke Southern 15 15 .500 1943 131 78 .627 131 78 .627
Dudey Moore Duquesne Ind 23 6 .793 6 1949 40 11 .784 40 11 .784
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 16 6 .727 1948 50 17 .746 50 17 .746
Arad McCutchan Evansville OVC 14 14 .500 1949 28 25 .528 28 25 .528
Sam McAllister Florida SEC 9 14 .391 1938 108 91 .543 132 109 .548
John Bach Fordham Metro NY 15 12 .556 1950 15 12 .556 15 12 .556
Melvin Bell Furman Southern 9 12 .429 1950 9 12 .429 9 12 .429
William Reinhart George Washington Southern 17 8 .680 1936 117 46 .718 297 147 .669
Buddy O'Grady Georgetown Ind 12 12 .500 1950 12 12 .500 12 12 .500
Roy McArthur Georgia Tech SEC 14 13 .519 1947 49 53 .480 49 53 .480
Jim Whatley Georgia SEC 11 7 .611 1950 11 7 .611 37 46 .446
Ralph Jordan Georgia SEC 4 2 .667 1947 41 28 .594 136 103 .569
Henry Bream Gettysburg Ind 12 12 .500 1946 56 52 .519 56 52 .519
Jack Martin Hardin-Simmons BIAA 15 10 .600 1949 28 25 .528 28 25 .528
Bo Shepard Harvard Ivy 9 15 .375 1950 9 15 .375 205 134 .605
Buster Sheary Holy Cross Ind 27 4 .871 4 Won Regional Semifinal 1949 46 12 .793 1 1 46 12 .793 1 1
Charles Finley Idaho PCC 15 17 .469 1948 44 50 .468 54 63 .462
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 14 8 .636 1948 50 17 .746 1 1 50 17 .746 1 1
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 17 5 .773 20 1939 138 50 .734 1 1 1 138 50 .734 1 1 1
Clay Sutherland Iowa State Big 7 6 17 .261 1948 28 39 .418 28 39 .418
Bucky O'Connor Iowa Big Ten 6 5 .545 1950 6 5 .545 6 5 .545
Pops Harrison Iowa Big Ten 9 2 .818 1943 98 42 .700 98 42 .700
Elmer Ripley John Carroll Ind 9 11 .450 1950 9 11 .450 257 166 .608 1 1 1
Jack Gardner Kansas State Big 7 17 7 .708 14 1940 86 68 .558 1 1 86 68 .558 1 1
Phog Allen Kansas Big 7 14 11 .560 19 1908 486 178 .732 2 2 1 615 218 .738 2 2 1
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 25 5 .833 3 1931 411 78 .840 4 4 2 411 78 .840 4 4 2
Kenneth Loeffler La Salle Ind 21 4 .840 10 1950 21 4 .840 91 101 .474
Raymond Stanley Lafayette Mid-3 18 6 .750 1950 18 6 .750 18 6 .750
Daniel Yarbo Lehigh Mid-3 4 14 .222 1947 18 54 .250 18 54 .250
Clair Bee Long Island University Ind 20 5 .800 13 1932 340 76 .817 393 84 .824
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 13 12 .520 1926 252 181 .582 252 181 .582
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 21 11 .656 1945 128 42 .753 128 42 .753
Thomas Haggerty Loyola (IL) Ind 17 13 .567 1946 111 41 .730 175 70 .714
Scotty McDonald Loyola Marymount Ind 9 17 .346 1950 9 17 .346 9 17 .346
Rome Rankin Maine Yankee 13 6 .684 1950 13 6 .684 13 6 .684
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 14 11 .560 1947 67 38 .638 67 38 .638
Bill Chandler Marquette Ind 6 17 .261 1931 185 184 .501 225 269 .455
Cam Henderson Marshall OVC 15 9 .625 1936 285 118 .707 285 118 .707
Flucie Stewart Maryland Southern 7 18 .280 1948 27 49 .355 41 69 .373
Lorin Ball Massachusetts Yankee 8 11 .421 1947 20 42 .323 20 42 .323
Hart Morris Miami (FL) Ind 14 9 .609 1949 33 17 .660 33 17 .660
John Brickels Miami (OH) MAC 5 15 .250 1950 5 15 .250 17 21 .447
Alton Kircher Michigan State Big Ten 4 18 .182 1950 4 18 .182 4 18 .182
Ernie McCoy Michigan Big Ten 11 11 .500 1949 26 17 .605 26 17 .605
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 13 9 .591 1949 31 12 .721 273 99 .734 4 4 1
Paul Gregory Mississippi State SEC 7 11 .389 1948 17 36 .321 17 36 .321
Country Graham Mississippi SEC 8 17 .320 1950 8 17 .320 8 17 .320
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 7 14 10 .583 1947 54 43 .557 54 43 .557
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana Ind 27 4 .871 1938 166 156 .516 166 156 .516
Ellis Johnson Morehead State OVC 12 10 .545 1949 26 19 .578 26 19 .578
Bennie Borgmann Muhlenburg Ind 17 6 .739 1950 17 6 .739 17 6 .739
Harlan Hodges Murray State OVC 18 13 .581 1949 31 25 .554 31 25 .554
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 14 7 .667 1947 52 26 .667 1 1 104 37 .738 2 2 1
Harry Good Nebraska Big 7 16 7 .696 1947 53 44 .546 121 74 .621
Ed Stanczyk New Hampshire Yankee 4 11 .267 1947 22 44 .333 22 44 .333
George McCarty New Mexico State BIAA 17 13 .567 1950 17 13 .567 17 13 .567
Woody Clements New Mexico BIAA 5 19 .208 1945 70 65 .519 70 65 .519
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 8 11 .421 1924 327 155 .678 3 3 1 327 155 .678 3 3 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara WNY3 20 7 .741 1932 237 120 .664 237 120 .664
Everett Case North Carolina State Southern 27 6 .818 5 Lost Regional Final 1947 107 22 .829 1 1 107 22 .829 1 1
Tom Scott North Carolina Southern 17 12 .586 1947 76 35 .685 76 35 .685
Ben Reiges Northern Arizona BIAA 3 19 .136 1950 3 19 .136 3 19 .136
Dutch Lonborg Northwestern Big Ten 10 12 .455 1928 236 203 .536 288 216 .569
Moose Krause Notre Dame Ind 15 9 .625 1943 85 37 .697 96 51 .653
Tippy Dye Ohio State Big Ten 22 4 .846 2 Lost Regional Semifinal 1947 53 34 .609 1 1 64 41 .610 1 1
James Snyder Ohio MAC 6 14 .300 1950 6 14 .300 6 14 .300
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 18 9 .667 1935 344 95 .784 3 3 3 442 111 .799 3 3 3
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 7 12 10 .545 1939 160 111 .590 3 3 1 160 111 .590 3 3 1
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 13 14 .481 1929 378 235 .617 2 2 378 235 .617 2 2
John Warren Oregon PCC 9 19 .321 1945 69 63 .523 1 1 69 63 .523 1 1
Elmer Gross Penn State Ind 13 10 .565 1950 13 10 .565 13 10 .565
Howard Dallmar Pennsylvania Ivy 11 14 .440 1949 26 22 .542 26 22 .542
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 4 14 .222 1923 335 209 .616 1 1 335 209 .616 1 1
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 14 9 .609 1939 110 86 .561 188 143 .568
Melvin Taube Purdue Big Ten 9 13 .409 1946 45 46 .495 45 46 .495
Robert Haire Rhode Island Yankee 18 8 .692 1949 34 14 .708 34 14 .708
Don Suman Rice SWC 8 15 .348 1950 8 15 .348 8 15 .348
Malcolm Pitt Richmond Southern 8 16 .333 1934 183 139 .568 183 139 .568
Donald White Rutgers Mid-3 13 15 .464 1946 61 55 .526 257 226 .532
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 10 15 .400 1929 262 176 .598 262 176 .598
Eddie Hickey Saint Louis MVC 17 9 .654 1948 63 16 .797 193 88 .687 1 1
Benjamin Neff Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 3 22 .120 1948 27 52 .342 27 52 .342
Pete Newell San Francisco Ind 19 7 .731 12 1947 70 37 .654 70 37 .654
Walter McPherson San Jose State Ind 21 7 .750 17 1950 21 7 .750 21 7 .750
Ray Pesco Santa Clara Ind 14 8 .636 1946 63 44 .589 63 44 .589
Honey Russell Seton Hall Ind 11 15 .423 1937 112 47 .704 127 55 .698
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 27 5 .844 1942 105 42 .714 105 42 .714
Frank Johnson South Carolina Southern 13 9 .591 1941 80 59 .576 90 75 .545
Sam Barry Southern California PCC 16 8 .667 1930 260 138 .653 1 1 322 192 .626 1 1
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 10 13 .435 1948 34 36 .486 34 36 .486
Edward Melvin St. Bonaventure WNY3 17 5 .773 1948 47 23 .671 47 23 .671
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 6 18 .250 1949 26 31 .456 26 31 .456
Frank McGuire St. John's (NY) Metro NY 24 5 .828 9 1948 51 25 .671 51 25 .671
Everett Dean Stanford PCC 11 14 .440 1939 155 106 .594 1 1 1 363 203 .641 1 1 1
Lew Andreas Syracuse Ind 18 9 .667 1925 358 135 .726 358 135 .726
Josh Cody Temple Ind 14 10 .583 1943 101 76 .571 1 1 252 244 .508 1 1
Raymond Brown Tennessee Tech OVC 9 12 .429 1949 19 22 .463 19 22 .463
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 15 11 .577 1948 54 23 .701 54 23 .701
Marty Karow Texas A&M SWC 10 14 .417 1942 47 97 .326 78 113 .408
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 13 11 .542 1949 17 31 .354 102 68 .600 2 2
Ross Moore Texas-El Paso BIAA 15 12 .556 1948 28 28 .500 28 28 .500
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 14 12 .538 1943 94 86 .522 94 86 .522
Jack Gray Texas SWC 13 11 .542 1937 181 83 .686 2 2 181 83 .686 2 2
Jerry Bush Toledo Ind 22 6 .786 1948 56 23 .709 56 23 .709
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 15 7 .682 1946 99 30 .767 99 30 .767
Clarence Iba Tulsa MVC 12 11 .522 1950 12 11 .522 12 11 .522
John Wooden UCLA PCC 24 7 .774 7 Won Regional Semifinal 1949 46 14 .767 1 1 90 29 .756 1 1
Joseph Whitesides Utah State MSAC 17 17 .500 1948 35 54 .393 35 54 .393
Vadal Peterson Utah MSAC 16 18 .471 1928 333 194 .632 2 2 1 333 194 .632 2 2 1
Sonny Allen Valparaiso Ind 15 8 .652 1950 15 8 .652 15 8 .652
Robert Polk Vanderbilt SEC 17 8 .680 1948 39 30 .565 39 30 .565
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 9 11 .450 1947 57 25 .695 57 25 .695
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 25 4 .862 11 1937 227 93 .709 2 2 227 93 .709 2 2
William O'Hara Virginia Military Institute Southern 4 17 .190 1950 4 17 .190 4 17 .190
Red Laird Virginia Tech Southern 16 9 .640 1948 40 31 .563 83 105 .441
Gus Tebell Virginia Ind 12 13 .480 1931 233 176 .570 312 211 .597
Murray Greason Wake Forest Southern 14 16 .467 1934 168 164 .506 1 1 168 164 .506 1 1
Conn Davis Washington & Lee Southern 8 12 .400 1950 8 12 .400 8 12 .400
Blair Gullion Washington (MO) Ind 17 6 .739 1948 40 26 .606 150 96 .610
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 19 13 .594 18 1929 412 228 .644 1 1 1 412 228 .644 1 1 1
Arthur McLarney Washington PCC 19 10 .655 1948 53 36 .596 1 1 53 36 .596 1 1
Joel Mason Wayne State (MI) Ind 7 15 .318 1949 18 28 .391 18 28 .391
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 19 10 .655 1943 108 68 .614 108 68 .614
Lee Patton West Virginia Ind 13 11 .542 1946 91 26 .778 91 26 .778
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 25 6 .806 8 1923 513 169 .752 1 1 513 169 .752 1 1
Bill Perigo Western Michigan MAC 12 10 .545 1950 12 10 .545 12 10 .545
Kenneth Gunning Wichita State MVC 7 17 .292 1949 17 33 .340 17 33 .340
Bernard Wilson William & Mary Southern 23 9 .719 1948 60 29 .674 60 29 .674
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 17 5 .773 16 1935 188 146 .563 2 2 1 188 146 .563 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 25 11 .694 1940 188 81 .699 5 5 1 188 81 .699 5 5 1
Lew Hirt Xavier Ind 12 16 .429 1947 60 51 .541 60 51 .541
Howard Hobson Yale Ivy 17 9 .654 1948 53 30 .639 1 1 265 154 .632 2 2 1