1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1926–27 record 10–7 (7–5 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain Russell Daugherity
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
« 1925–26 1927–28 »
1926–27 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Michigan 10 2   .833     14 3   .824
Indiana 9 3   .750     13 4   .765
Purdue 9 3   .750     12 5   .706
Illinois 7 5   .583     10 7   .588
Wisconsin 7 5   .583     10 7   .588
Iowa 7 5   .583     9 8   .529
Ohio State 6 6   .500     11 6   .647
Chicago 3 9   .250     6 11   .353
Minnesota 1 11   .083     3 13   .188
Northwestern 1 11   .083     3 14   .176
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Craig Ruby entered his 5th season as head coach of the Fighting Illini. This team maintained only 5 returning letterman from a team that placed in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten a year earlier. Slightly improved, the team finished with an overall record of 10 wins and 7 losses. In the conference they finshised with 7 wins and 5 losses. The starting lineup included captain Russell Daugherity at forward, Ernest Dorn and Robert Greene rotating at the other forward slot. The guards were Robert McKay and K.L. Reynolds with F.H. Lindsay at center.[1]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Class Hometown
1 Russell Daugherity (captain) Forward Senior Streator, Illinois
2 Ernest Dorn Forward Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
3 Forrest H. Lindsay Center Sophomore Tulsa, Oklahoma
4 George Rea Forward Sophomore Urbana, Illinois
5 C. Donnelly Gamble Guard Sophomore Champaign, Illinois
6 Kenneth L. Reynolds Guard Senior Villa Grove, Illinois
6 John D. How Forward Junior Lakeville, Indiana
7 James R. Stewart Guard Junior Oak Park, Illinois
8 Rufus Glass Center Sophomore Kokomo, Indiana
9 John Tarwain Forward Sophomore Sesser, Illinois
10 William Bunn Forward Junior Byron, Illinois
11 H.G. Lind Guard Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
12 Robert McKay Guard Senior Champaign, Illinois
14 S.L. Reeder Guard Sophomore Tuscola, Illinois
14 Omar C. Lee Forward Junior Frankfort, Illinois
15 W.L. Julian Forward Sophomore Grant Park, Illinois
16 Theodore J. Wachowski Guard Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
17 Earl Drew Guard Sophomore Champaign, Illinois
18 Werner Daib Forward Junior Chicago, Illinois
19 Robert Greene Forward Sophomore Renovo, Pennsylvania
20 C.E. Westmark Guard Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
21 Vance Cummins Forward Sophomore Joliet, Illinois
22 Everette Olson Forward Junior Champaign, Illinois
F.H. Beinhauer Reserve Junior Des Moines, Iowa
L.L. Hawkins Reserve Sophomore Champaign, Illinois
R. Klaus Reserve Sophomore Eureka, Illinois
H.L. Logan Reserve Sophomore Salem, Illinois
R. Wachob Reserve Sophomore Indiana, Pennsylvania
H.T. Winterbauer Reserve Sophomore Athens, Illinois

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 11, 1926 Bradley 37–24 Win Champaign, IL 6,336
December 17, 1926 Coe College 22–28 Loss Champaign, IL 5,994
December 20, 1926 Drake 34–26 Win Champaign, IL 5,635
December 30, 1926 North Dakota 36–28 Win Champaign, IL 1,336
January 3, 1927 Minnesota 27–13 Win Minneapolis, MN -
January 8, 1927 Northwestern 27–23 Win Evanston, IL -
January 15, 1927 Ohio State 28–29 Loss Columbus, OH -
January 17, 1927 Michigan 24–25 Loss Ann Arbor, MI -
January 22, 1927 Iowa 40–33 Win Champaign, IL 6,578
February 2, 1927 Butler 30–32 Loss Champaign, IL 4,823
February 5, 1927 Minnesota 36–27 Win Champaign, IL 4,947
February 7, 1927 Ohio State 43–30 Win Champaign, IL 6,569
February 12, 1927 Iowa 24–26 Loss Iowa City, IA -
February 16, 1927 Northwestern 46–32 Win Champaign, IL 5,978
February 25, 1927 Michigan 26–30 Loss Champaign, IL 6,697
February 28, 1927 Wisconsin 32–28 Win Champaign, IL 6,697
March 5, 1927 Wisconsin 13–39 Loss Madison, WI -

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  2. ^ All-Time Illini Rosters