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1952 U.S. men’s hoops roster/results

This scoreboard displays the final score of the 1952 Olympic gold medal men's basketball championship. The United States defeated the U.S.S.R, 36-25.

This scoreboard displays the final score of the 1952 Olympic gold medal men's basketball championship. The United States defeated the U.S.S.R, 36-25.

August 13, 2008

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Good as gold

'52 Jayhawks reflect on Olympic basketball title

Former Olympic champions Bill Lienhard, left, and Charlie Hoag, show their gold medals in front of the KU Olympian display at the Booth Family Hall of Athletics on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Lawrence residents Bill Lienhard, left, and Charlie Hoag placed first at the 1952 Helsinki Games with the help of five other KU basketball players, including the great Clyde Lovellette. More

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1952 U.S. men's basketball Olympic roster

Ron Bontemps

Mark Freiberger

Wayne Glasgow

x-Charlie Hoag (1952 Olympic stats: 2.9 points per game)

x-Bill Hougland (1952 Olympic stats: 5.7 PPG)

x-John Keller (1952 Olympic stats: 3 points in 2 games)

x-Dean Kelley (1952 Olympic stats: 4 points in 6 games)

x-Bob Kenney (1952 Olympic stats: 10.6 PPG)

Bob Kurland

x-Bill Lienhard (1952 Olympic stats: 3.6 PPG)

x-Clyde Lovellette (1952 Olympic stats: 13.8 PPG)

Frank McCabe

Dan Pippin

Howie Williams

Coaches

Warren Womble, x-Phog Allen

x-Members of KU's 1952 NCAA Championship team

1952 U.S. men's basketball Olympic results

USA 66, Hungary 48

USA 72, Czechoslovakia 47

USA 57, Uruguay 44

USA 86, U.S.S.R. 58

USA 103, Chile 55

USA 57, Brazil 53

USA 85, Argentina 76 (semifinal)

USA 36, U.S.S.R. 25 (final)

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