1958-59 NCAA National Championship Men's Basketball Team

Inducted 2017

Men's Basketball

Evansville’s first National Championship Men’s Basketball Team will be the third team inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining the 1964-65 undefeated men’s basketball team and the 1985 men’s soccer Final Four squad.  The team went 21-6 over the course of the season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third year of what would be 10-straight trips to the tournament.

Coached by Arad McCutchan, team members included: Hugh Ahlering, Harold Cox, Walter Deal, Larry Erwin, Harold Halbrook, Tom Hamilton, Mel Lurker, Harold Malicoat, Tom Mulherin, Jim Nossett, Ken Reising, Bob Reisinger, P.M. Sanders, Ed Smallwood, Bill Thurneck and Dale Wise.