1924–25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1924–25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1924–25 record 11–6 (8–4 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain John Mauer
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
« 1923–24 1925–26 »
1924–25 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Ohio State 11 1   .917     14 2   .875
Indiana 8 4   .667     12 5   .706
Illinois 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Purdue 7 4   .636     9 5   .643
Michigan 6 5   .545     8 6   .571
Minnesota 6 6   .500     9 7   .563
Iowa 5 7   .417     6 10   .375
Northwestern 4 8   .333     6 11   .353
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     6 11   .353
Chicago 1 11   .083     3 14   .176
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1924–25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1924–25 season for Fighting Illini coach, Craig Ruby, had an identical record both overall as well as within the conference as the previous season. Both seasons finished with overall records of 11 wins and 6 losses with 8 wins and 4 losses within the conference. The 1924–25 Fighting Illini, however, would place in a tie for third place within the conference. This campaign would produce a crossroad for the Fighting Illini's program. Huff Hall's construction would be completed in 1925 and this season would be the Illini's final full season in Kenney Gym.[1] The starting lineup included captain John Mauer, Jack Lipe and Leonard Haines at guard, T.D. Karnes and Russell Daugherity at forward, with Hollie Martin at center.[2]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Class Hometown
1 John Mauer (captain) Forward Junior Batavia, Illinois
2 Leonard Haines Guard Junior Belvidere, Illinois
3 Russell Daugherity Forward Junior Streator, Illinois
4 Hollie Martin Center Junior Perrysville, Indiana
5 Jack Lipe Guard Senior Decatur, Illinois
6 Kenneth L. Reynolds Guard Sophomore Villa Grove, Illinois
8 George Rea Forward Sophomore Urbana, Illinois
9 W.S. Weeks Forward Sophomore
10 T. Don Karnes Forward Senior Fairbury, Illinois
11 Cecil F. Hollopeter Guard Junior Spencerville, Indiana
12 Willis J. Tewksbury Forward Junior
13 D.C. Seaton Forward Sophomore
14 Barmore Forward
15 Chas Kassel Guard Sophomore Melrose Park, Illinois

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 13, 1924 Depauw 27–23 Win Urbana, IL 4,288
December 19, 1924 Washington University 36–19 Win Urbana, IL 3,969
December 30, 1924 Butler 22–24 Loss Indianapolis, IN -
January 5, 1925 Kentucky 36–26 Win Urbana, IL 4,381
January 10, 1925 University of Chicago 27–16 Win Chicago, IL 2,695
January 14, 1925 Northwestern 27–16 Win Evanston, IL -
January 17, 1925 Indiana 34–24 Win Urbana, IL 4,722
January 24, 1925 Iowa 23–15 Win Urbana, IL 4,725
February 7, 1925 Notre Dame 18–29 Loss Notre Dame, IN -
February 12, 1925 Northwestern 30–20 Win Urbana, IL 4,710
February 14, 1925 University of Chicago 19–15 Win Urbana, IL 4,712
February 21, 1925 Wisconsin 35–25 Win Urbana, IL 4,714
February 23, 1925 Indiana 24–30 Loss Bloomington, IN -
February 27, 1925 Iowa 25–33 Loss Iowa City, IA -
March 2, 1925 Purdue 18–34 Loss West Lafayette, IN -
March 6, 1925 Purdue 37–27 Win Urbana, IL 4,713
March 9, 1925 Wisconsin 9–24 Loss Madison, WI -

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