1961-62
OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRAL CONFERENCE PLACE CONF. TOURNEY POST-SEASON
 7-18 1-9 3-7 3-2 3-11 7T   NONE

ROSTER:

NO. POS. NAME CLASS HGT. WGT. Hometown (Previous School)
    RETURNEES:        
3 G Carl Deane Jr. 5'10 150 Kansas City, KS
14 F/G Jim Dumas * Jr. 6'1 185 Topeka, KS  (Topeka HS)
25 G Nolen Ellison * Jr. 6'1 185 Kansas City, KS
22 G Jerry Gardner ** Sr. 6'0 16 Wichita, KS
44 C John Matt * Jr. 6'6 200 Minneapolis, MN
33 G Pete Woodward Sr. 6'2 188 Topeka, KS  (Topeka HS)
    NEW FACES:        
32 C Lee Flachsbarth Sr. 6'5 192 Atchison, KS
12 F Derrill Gwinner % So. 6'4 196 Ellsworth, KS
42 F Harry Gibson So. 6'3 190 Kansas City, KS (Wyandotte HS)
55 F/C Jay Roberts So. 6'4 200 Des Moines, IA   
24 F Loye Sparks Jr. 6'4 195 Arkansas City, KS/Arkansas City JUCO
20 C Buddy Vance So. 6'6 185 Seminole, OK
    REDSHIRT:        
15 F/G Al Correll Jr. 6'4 180 Philadelphia, PA

          * Varsity letter     Cpt. = Captain    # = Walk-on     % = Nonletterman

COACHES:

 

 

LOSSES FROM LAST YEAR ('61 stats):

PLAYER LOSSES Class Hgt. POS. G/GS PTS PPG RBS RPG PPts STATUS
Bill Bridges Sr. 6'5 C/F 25/ 402 16.1 353 14.1   Graduated
Al Correll Jr. 6'4 F 24/ 190 7.9 130 5.4   Redshirt
Butch Ellison Sr. 6'1 F 20/ 75 3.8 34 1.7   Graduated
Bob Frederick Jr. 6'3 C/F 1/ 0 0.0 0 0.0    
Wayne Hightower Jr. 6'9 F 25/ 517 20.7 291 11.6   Went pro
Ralph Heyward So. 6'3 F 16/ 63 3.9 53 3.3    
Dee Ketchum Sr. 6'0 G 23/ 104 4.5 40 1.7   Graduated
Grover Marshall So. 6'1 G 13/ 3 0.2 10 0.8    
Larry Sterlin Jr. 6'6 C/F 4/ 0 0.0 1 0.3    
John Williams So. 6'0 G 9/ 1 0.1 4 0.4    
TOTALS         1355 54.2 916 36.6    

 

PRESEASON OUTLOOK:
Losses from the 1961 team were substantial, including All-Americans Bill Bridges and Wayner Hightower, who both went on to lengthy and productive pro careers. Dee Ketchum and Butch Ellison graduated and Al Correll redshirted.  The incoming recruiting class was very weak, so coach Harp had to include a couple of football players, quarterback Lee Flachsbarth and tight end Derrill Gwinner.

Other than nifty guards, Jerry Gardner and Nolen Ellison, the Hawks were very short-handed and small (the two largest players were 6'6, sharing time at Center).

 

SEASON SUMMARY:
In 1961-62, KU fell to 7-18 overall and 3-11 in the conference, tying for seventh place.  It was the most losses in a season in KU history and the lowest a KU team would finish in the conference standings until 1983.

Source:  the Crimson & Blue Handbook, page 61.

 

1962  FINAL TEAM STATISTICS (Team highs in bold):

CATEGORY

KU

OPP

DIFF

Gardner, Jerry Ellison, Nolen Dumas, Jim Gibson, Harry Sparks, Loye Matt, John

Games Played/Started

25 25   25/ 25/ 24/ 19/ 21/ 18/

Points

1639 1734   517 453 214 136 95 79

    Per Game

65.6 69.4   20.7 18.1 8.9 7.2 4.5 4.4

Rebounds

1066 1188   97 132 218 117 82 44

    Per Game

42.6 47.5   3.9 5.3 9.1 6.2 3.9 2.4

FG -Attempts

1550 1581   477 386 190 143 110 83

       Made

619 649   203 158 76 56 40 34

       Percent

39.9 41.0   42.6 40.9 40.0 39.2 36.4 41.0

FT-Attempts

643 642   140 169 160 33 32 28

     Made

401 436   111 137 62 24 15 11

     Percent

62.4 67.9   79.3 81.1 38.8 72.7 46.9 39.3

Production Points/Game

                 
Production Points/Minute                  

Statistics, Cont'd

CATEGORY Vance, Buddy Flachsbarth, Lee Roberts, Jay Deane, Carl Gwinner, Derrill Woodward, Pete Team
Games Played/ Started 19/ 19/ 12/ 3/ 2/ 3/  
Points 67 64 12 2 0 0  
   Per Game 3.5 3.4 1.0 0.7 0.0 0.0  
Rebounds 78 72 33 0 1 1 191
   Per Game 4.1 3.8 2.8 0.0 0.5 0.3 7.6
FG - Attempts 65 80 15 0 1 0  
         Made 24 25 3 0 0 0  
         Percent 36.9 31.3 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
FT - Attempts 47 20 11 3 0 0  
        Made 19 14 6 2 0 0  
        Percent 40.4 70.0 54.5 66.7 0.0 0.0  
Production Points/Game              
Production Points/Minute              

Source:   KU Basketball Media Guide

GAME-BY-GAME

Arkansas W 85-74   Dec. 1 at Lawrence
St. Louis L 65-79   Dec. 4 at Lawrence
Southern Calif. L 70-78   Dec. 8 at Los Angeles, Calif.
UCLA L 61-69   Dec. 9 at Los Angeles, Calif.
Arizona State L 58-72   Dec. 11 at Tempe, Ariz.
St. Johnís L 59-64   Dec. 15 at Lawrence
Marquette W 76-62   Dec. 16 at Manhattan, Kan.
Oklahoma L 60-61   Dec. 28 at Kansas City, Mo.
Colorado W 75-66   Dec. 29 at Kansas City, Mo.
Nebraska W 69-68   Dec. 30 at Kansas City, Mo.
Nebraska L 67-69   Jan. 6 at Lawrence
Kansas State L 45-70   Jan. 10 at Manhattan, Kan.
Missouri W 65-54   Jan. 13 at Columbia, Mo.
Air Force L 72-76   Feb. 3 at Colo. Springs, Colo.
Missouri L 66-79   Feb. 5 at Lawrence
Kansas State L 72-91   Feb. 7 at Lawrence
Iowa State L 72-75   Feb. 10 at Lawrence
Oklahoma State L 68-72   Feb. 12 at Stillwater, Okla.
Colorado L 61-65   Feb. 17 at Lawrence
Oklahoma L 66-67 * Feb. 19 at Lawrence
Nebraska W 73-70   Feb. 21 at Lincoln, Neb.
Oklahoma State L 37-56   Feb. 24 at Lawrence
Oklahoma L 62-63   Feb. 28 at Norman, Okla.
Iowa State W 76-71   Mar. 5 at Ames, Iowa
Colorado L 59-63   Mar. 10 at Boulder, Colo.
 

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