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1950-51 Season Summary

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Illinois, Kansas State, Kentucky and Oklahoma State

Consensus Player of the Year: Dick Groat

AP First #1: Kentucky ▪ AP Final #1: Kentucky

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Seven Conference 7 93 76 .550 1 1 1 Kansas State
2 Big Ten Conference 10 122 102 .545 2 1 1 Illinois
3 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 9 124 122 .504 1 1 0 Arizona
4 Independent 41 573 459 .555 4 2 0 Dayton
5 Ivy Group 7 100 75 .571 1 1 0 Columbia
6 Metropolitan New York Conference 6 104 41 .717 1 1 0 St. John's (NY)
7 Mid-American Conference 5 57 55 .509 1 0 0 Cincinnati
8 Middle Three Conference 3 27 38 .415 0 0 0 Rutgers
9 Missouri Valley Conference 8 141 98 .590 3 1 1 Oklahoma State
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 6 116 91 .560 1 1 0 Brigham Young
11 Ohio Valley Conference 1 19 10 .655 1 0 0 Murray State Murray State
12 Pacific Coast Conference 9 156 112 .582 2 1 0 Washington (North)
13 Southeastern Conference 12 157 137 .534 1 1 1 Kentucky Vanderbilt
14 Southern Conference 17 220 219 .501 1 1 0 North Carolina State North Carolina State
15 Southwest Conference 7 89 87 .506 0 1 0 Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Christian
16 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 52 26 .667 0 0 0 St. Bonaventure
17 Yankee Conference 1 13 15 .464 0 0 0 Connecticut

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/19 12/26 1/3 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 Final
Kentucky SEC 1 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oklahoma State MVC 5 3 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Columbia Ivy   8 14 8 7 7 6 6 4 3 3 3
Kansas State Big 7 20   9 9 10 9 7 4 3 5 4 4
Illinois Big Ten   20   14 14 16 14 16 11 10 6 5
Bradley MVC 2 2 1 1 3 4 5 5 8 7 5 6
Indiana Big Ten 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 3 6 4 7 7
North Carolina State Southern 3 6 7 7 9 8 8 10 9 9 8 8
St. John's (NY) Metro NY 13 12 11 11 5 6 9 7 7 8 9 9
Saint Louis MVC     5 5 8 10 10 8 5 6 10 10
Brigham Young MSAC 15         19 12 14 12 12 11 11
Arizona BIAA     16     14 15 13 16 11 12 12
Dayton Ind               18 17 14 14 13
Toledo Ind 10 13 19 18 12   20       13 14
Washington PCC 12 15 12 12 15         19 19 15
Murray State OVC                     20 16
Cincinnati MAC 17 17 17   16 15 16 11 15 18   17
Siena Ind         18 13   19       18
Southern California PCC       13 19 12 13 15 13 13 18 19
Villanova Ind 18 7 8 16 11 11 11 9 10 15 15 20
School Conf 12/19 12/26 1/3 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20 2/27 Final
Beloit Ind                 18 20 16  
City College of New York Metro NY 6 11                    
Cornell Ivy 19 18 14                  
Duquesne Ind     13 15 20              
Kansas Big 7 11 10 20 17     17 20        
La Salle Ind   16   19   17            
Long Island University Ind 7 4 4 4 4 2 4 12 19 16    
Louisville Ind               17 14      
Missouri Big 7 8 9                    
Notre Dame Ind 14                      
Oklahoma Big 7 16         18 18     17    
Princeton Ivy     18 20                
St. Bonaventure WNY3         17              
UCLA PCC 9           19       17  
West Virginia Southern   19                    
Wyoming MSAC   14 10 10 13 20            

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bill Mlkvy (Temple)
Bill Spivey (Kentucky)
Clyde Lovellette (Kansas)
Gene Melchiorre (Bradley)
Sam Ranzino (North Carolina State)
2nd Team
Bill Garrett (Indiana)
Dick Groat (Duke)
Ernie Barrett (Kansas State)
Gale McArthur (Oklahoma State)
Mel Hutchins (Brigham Young)