1912–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1912–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1912–13 record 10–6 (7–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Ralph Jones
Captain Homer Dahringer
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
« 1911–12 1913–14 »
1912–13 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 11 1   .917     14 1   .933
Northwestern 7 2   .778     14 4   .778
Chicago 8 4   .667     20 6   .769
Purdue 6 5   .545     7 5   .583
Illinois 7 6   .538     10 6   .625
Ohio State 4 5   .444     13 7   .650
Minnesota 2 8   .200     3 8   .273
Iowa 1 5   .167     9 13   .409
Indiana 0 10   .000     5 11   .313
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1912–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1912–13 season saw yet another head coach arrive in Champaign-Urbana to work with the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team. Ralph Jones left an impressive legacy behind in West Lafayette, Indiana where he was head coach of Purdue for three years. During his tenure at Purdue, Jones compiled an impressive record of 32 wins with only 9 losses resulting in two conference championships. Jones was credited by some with originating the fast break in basketball.[1] After leading the Fighting Illini to two additional conference championships and one national championship, Jones left to coach at Lake Forest Academy. In addition to coaching basketball, Jones was head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1930–33, where, among other achievements, he was credited with the revival of the T-formation and the use of a man in motion to throw off the defense.[2]

Roster[edit]

Player Position Class Hometown
Sven Duner Left Guard, Right Guard Sophomore Downers Grove, Illinois
James G. White Right Guard Senior Chicago, Illinois
Homer W. Dahringer Center Senior Ludington, Michigan
Helmuth Kircher Right Forward, Left Forward Sophomore Kalamazoo, Michigan
Edward Williford Left Forward, Center Sophomore Binghamton, New York
R. W. Hoffman Right Guard, Left Guard Sophomore
D. F. Comstock Left Guard, Forward, Center Sophomore
W. B. Erwin Left Forward Sophomore
George H. Dubin Forward
L. F. Pape Center

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location
December 20, 1912 Illinois Wesleyan 18–13 Win Urbana, IL
January 4, 1913 Decatur YMCA 27–13 Win Decatur, IL
January 6, 1913 Rose Polytechnic Institute 52–14 Win Terre Haute, IN
January 11, 1913 Wisconsin 15–16 Loss Urbana, IL
January 21, 1913 Purdue 22–18 Win Urbana, IL
January 28, 1913 Iowa 35–9 Win Urbana, IL
February 8, 1913 Minnesota 19–12 Win Urbana, IL
February 21, 1913 Wisconsin 13–18 Loss Madison, WI
February 14, 1913 Northwestern 23–22 Win Urbana, IL
February 22, 1913 Minnesota 20–10 Win Minneapolis, MN
February 26, 1913 University of Chicago 12–19 Loss Urbana, IL
March 1, 1913 Indiana 29–12 Win Urbana, IL
March 7, 1913 Purdue 11–12 Loss West Lafayette, IN
March 8, 1913 Indiana 23–17 Win Bloomington, IN
March 14, 1913 University of Chicago 16–21 Loss Chicago, IL
March 15, 1913 Northwestern 18–20 Loss Evanston, IL

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball By Loren Tate, Jared Gelfond pg.20 ISBN 1-58261-793-7
  2. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  3. ^ All-Time Illini Rosters