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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 14, Number 7 (April 1913)

Meanwell, W. E.
The basketball season,   pp. [350]-353


Page [350]


            THE BASKETBALL SEASON
                      DR. W. E. MEANWELL
                 The All-Western Teams
   First Team.              Position.            Second Team.
Van Gent (Wisconsin) --------C- C---------Des Jaxdiens (Chicago)
A. Johnson (Wisconsin):---------F.--------- I ---Teeple (Purdue)
Vruwiuck (.Chicago)-----------F.---------- Dahiringer (Illinois)
                                              Norgren (Chicago)
Van Riper (Wisconsin), -Capt.-_ G  -------- Molander (Chicago)
Harper (Wisconsin) ----------- G --.---------- Hoffman (Illinois)
ng eleven conseeu-
nference games the
accomplished   far
ian I had expected
We were not a high
team as compared
           VVIl U li Id UI. UL YyýU
being 93 points behind the 1912 rec-
ord.. On the other hand, we lost 7
more points than the 1000% team of
1912. Our average score per game
this season was 24 to our opponents'
15. The fact that our 1913 schedule
was a much better one should, how-
ever, be remembered, for Northwest-
ern, Indiana and Iowa were but poor
contenders in 1912.
  The great desire of opposing teams
to be the first to stop Wisconsin made
even the weaker teams play us to the
limit of their endurance and ability.
Hence there were no "easy" games
this year.
  The work of the o0ffense rested in
the main on Johnson and Van Gent,
these men scoring 78 field goals be-
tween them, in addition to attending
fully to their duties in defense. To-
wards the close of the season Sands
and Berger showed form and worked
consistently and well. In  Johnson,
Wisconsin had one of the most fin-
ished forwards I have ever seen. His
foot work, shifting, handling of the
ball, and free shooting from almost
any position represented about the
highest possible development of bas-
ketball technique. Working in combi-
nation with a free* accurate passer
and frequent scorer like Otto Stan-
gel, '12. an almost "unbeatable" for-
ward combination would result. This
season Johnson, like Van Gent, was
a man marked by all the opposing
teams for special defensive measures,
and to score 44 times under such cir-
     Team Record
  of Conference Games Games Won Games Lost   Per cent   Place in Conf. Race
Wisconsin ---------------- 11        1         916            1st


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