1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1923–24 record 11–6 (8–4 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain Glenn Potter
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
« 1922–23 1924–25 »
1923–24 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 8 4   .667     11 5   .688
Chicago 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Illinois 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Ohio State 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Purdue 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Indiana 7 5   .583     11 6   .647
Michigan 6 6   .500     10 7   .588
Minnesota 5 7   .417     9 8   .529
Iowa 4 8   .333     7 10   .412
Northwestern 0 12   .000     0 16   .000
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Second year Fighting Illini coach, Craig Ruby, took advantage of 12 returning players from a team that finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten a season earlier. The 1923–24 campaign would be the first of two conference titles during Ruby's tenure as the Fighting Illini's head coach. Though the final conference record of eight wins and four losses was not impressive, the Illini were still able to tie Wisconsin and Chicago in the race to be the best in the Big Ten.[1] The overall record for this team would be 11 wins and 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain G.E. Potter, T.D. Karnes, and John Mauer at forward, Leland Stillwell at center, and Jack Lipe, and R.H. Popken as guards.[2]

Team[edit]

"1923-24 Fighting Illini men's basketball team"
No. Player Position Class Hometown
1 Glenn E. Potter (capt.) Forward Senior Orange, California
2 Leland Stillwell Center Senior Olney, Illinois
3 Roland H. Popken Guard Senior Oak Park, Illinois
4 Wally Roettger Forward Senior St. Louis, Missouri
5 Jack Lipe Guard Junior Decatur, Illinois
6 L.M. Plummer Forward
7 J.R. Broderick Forward
8 H.R. Helsing Forward
9 Leonard Haines Guard Sophomore Belvidere, Illinois
10 Earl T. Britton Guard
11 John Mauer Forward Sophomore Batavia, Illinois
12 Curtis R. Parker Forward Junior Fort Wayne, Indiana
13 Russell Daugherity Forward Sophomore Streator, Illinois
14 Green Forward
15 Hollie Martin Forward Sophomore Perrysville, Indiana
16 Cecil F. Hollopeter Guard Junior Spencerville, Indiana
17 Valentine Center
18 J.W. Hansen Forward Senior Brookston, Indiana
19 E.M. Pattison Guard
20 Roth Forward
23 T. Don Karnes Forward Junior Fairbury, Illinois

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 12, 1923 Depauw 28–29 Loss Urbana, IL 3,592
December 15, 1923 Washington University 15–17 Loss Urbana, IL 3,692
December 21, 1923 Iowa State 16–12 Win Urbana, IL 3,131
January 2, 1924 Notre Dame 29–21 Win Urbana, IL 1,887
January 2, 1924 Minnesota 20–36 Loss Minneapolis, MN -
January 12, 1924 Ohio State 27–24 Win Columbus, OH -
January 14, 1924 Michigan 23–24 Loss Ann Arbor, MI -
January 17, 1924 Northwestern 38–18 Win Urbana, IL 4,124
February 5, 1924 Butler 28–27 Win Urbana, IL 3,455
February 11, 1924 Ohio State 22–25 Loss Urbana, IL 4,145
February 16, 1924 Wisconsin 12–13 Loss Madison, WI -
February 23, 1924 Iowa 26–14 Win Iowa City, IA -
February 25, 1924 Wisconsin 31–20 Win Urbana, IL 4,393
February 29, 1924 Iowa 38–19 Win Urbana, IL 4,209
March 4, 1924 Northwestern 36–35 Win Evanston, IL -
March 8, 1924 Michigan 23–20 Win Urbana, IL 4,556
March 10, 1924 Minnesota 31–19 Win Urbana, IL 4,664

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.18 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