1951 NIT Championship Team
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1951 NIT Championship Team - 1976 Hall of Fame Inductee

Players
Harold Christensen Richard Jones
Wayne Cottle Don Malmrose
Robert Craig Roland Minson
Loren Dunn Harold Montgomery
Kent Durrant Ralph Olsen
Leon Heaps Joe Richey
Russell Hillman Jerry Romney
Mel Hutchins James Thorn
Boyd Jarman  
Coaches and Administrators
Head Coach Stan Watts
Assistant Coach Wayne Soffe
Trainer Rod Kimball
Athletic Director Eddie Kimball
BYU President Ernest L. Wilkinson

The 1951 BYU basketball team had three special distinctions: they were one of the highest scoring teams in University history, they brought BYU its first national title in any sport, and they didn’t have a home floor to call their own (the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse was under construction, so they used the University of Utah floor for their home games).

The team posted a 28-9 record, won the Skyline Conference Championship, and took three games by comfortable margins in Madison Square Garden to win the prestigious NIT.

BYU Hall of Fame

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Medical Redshirt Year



Career & Season Highs

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Field Goals Attempts {[{seasTopGameStats.fga}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.fgaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.fgaGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.fgaGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.fga}]} {[{topGameStats.fgaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.fgaGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.fgaGame | date}]}) -
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Free Throws Made {[{seasTopGameStats.ftm}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.ftmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.ftmGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.ftmGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.ftm}]} {[{topGameStats.ftmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.ftmGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.ftmGame | date}]}) -
Free Throw Attempts {[{seasTopGameStats.fta}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.ftaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.ftaGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.ftaGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.fta}]} {[{topGameStats.ftaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.ftaGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.ftaGame | date}]}) -
Offensive Rebounds {[{seasTopGameStats.or}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.orCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.orGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.orGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.or}]} {[{topGameStats.orCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.orGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.orGame | date}]}) -
Defensive Rebounds {[{seasTopGameStats.dr}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.drCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.drGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.drGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.dr}]} {[{topGameStats.drCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.drGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.drGame | date}]}) -
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Assists {[{seasTopGameStats.ass}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.assCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.assGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.assGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.ass}]} {[{topGameStats.assCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.assGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.assGame | date}]}) -
Steals {[{seasTopGameStats.stls}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.stlsCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.stlsGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.stlsGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.stls}]} {[{topGameStats.stlsCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.stlsGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.stlsGame | date}]}) -
Blocks {[{seasTopGameStats.blk}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.blkCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.blkGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.blkGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.blk}]} {[{topGameStats.blkCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.blkGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.blkGame | date}]}) -
Minutes {[{seasTopGameStats.mins}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.minsCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.minsGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.minsGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.mins}]} {[{topGameStats.minsCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.minsGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.minsGame | date}]}) -

Career & Season Stats

Year GP GS MIN AVG FG-FGA FG% 3P-3PA 3P% FT-FTA FT% OFF DEF REB AVG AST AVG BLK STL PF TO PTS AVG
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Opponent Date Result MIN FG-FGA FG% 3P-3PA 3P% FT-FTA FT% OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
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