1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1928–29 record 10–7 (6-6 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain Ernest Dorn
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
« 1927–28 1929–30 »
1928–29 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 10 2   .833     15 2   .882
Michigan 10 2   .833     13 3   .813
Purdue 9 3   .750     13 4   .765
Northwestern 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Illinois 6 6   .500     10 7   .588
Ohio State 6 6   .500     9 8   .529
Iowa 5 7   .417     9 8   .529
Indiana 4 8   .333     7 10   .412
Chicago 2 10   .167     5 11   .313
Minnesota 1 11   .083     4 13   .235
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1928-29 season was head coach Craig Ruby's 7th at the University of Illinois. Having 3 returning starters from a team that had finished in a ninth place tie in the Big Ten the year before, allowed the Fighting Illini to improve to an overall record of 10 wins and 7 losses and a conference record of 6 wins 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain Ernest F. Dorn at center with Charles Harper and Earl H. Drew at the forward slot. The guards were, future head coach, Douglas R. Mills and Herbert Hill.[1]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Height Weight Class Hometown
3 Charles Harper Forward 5'11" 164 Sophomore Chandlerville, Illinois
4 Earl Drew Forward 6'1" 165 Senior Champaign, Illinois
5 Ernest Dorn (capt.) Forward 5'10" 167 Senior Chicago, Illinois
6 Leon Fouts Center 6'3" 185 Junior Omaha, Nebraska
7 Douglas R. Mills Guard 5'10" 162 Junior Elgin, Illinois
8 Andrew R. Solyom Guard 6'2" 180 Junior Hammond, Indiana
9 James Lewis Guard 6'3" 188 Junior Waukegan, Illinois
10 John How Forward 6'0" 175 Senior Lakeville, Indiana
11 Herbert Hill Guard 5'9" 150 Sophomore Elgin, Illinois
12 C.Donnelly Gamble Guard 5'10" 170 Senior Champaign, Illinois
14 Keston J. Deimling Guard 6'1" 188 Senior Stevens Point, Wisconsin
15 Richard Downing Guard 5'10" 163 Sophomore Mount Pulaski, Illinois
16 E. Horace May Center 6'4" 185 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
17 Carl H. Bergeson Guard 5'11" 160 Junior Batavia, Illinois
18 Raymond E. Fisher Guard 5'9" 170 Junior Champaign, Illinois
19 Edwin J. Simionich Guard 5'10" 173 Senior Joliet, Illinois
20 Fred Shankman Forward 5'7" 150 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
21 James Dorsey Forward 5'7" 135 Sophomore Wilmington, Illinois
22 Huren Derment Forward 5'9" 148 Junior Champaign, Illinois
23 John Tarwain Forward 6'0" 179 Sophomore Sesser, Illinois
24 Rufus Glass Forward 6'2" 178 Senior Kokomo, Indiana
25 William E. Short Forward 6'0" 155 Sophomore Frontenac, Kansas
26 James Groutage Guard 6'0" 170 Junior Genton, Illinois
27 Glenn Hummer Guard 6'0" 160 Sophomore Huntington, Indiana
28 John H. Pribble Guard 6'1" 150 Junior Salem, Massachusetts
29 Theodore Blum Center 6'3" 185 Junior Oak Park, Illinois
30 Walter Jolley Guard 6'1" 175 Junior Chicago, Illinois
31 Forrest Peters Guard 6'0" 168 Junior Billings, Montana
32 Edwin Lashmet Forward 5'11" 165 Senior Winchester, Illinois
33 Louis Cotie Center 5'11" 165 Senior Muskegon, Michigan
34 Roy Greene Forward 5'9" 160 Senior Renovo, Pennsylvania
35 Elmer Moos Guard 6'0" 160 Sophomore Aurora, Illinois
36 Palmer Muhl Guard 5'11" 157 Sophomore Oskaloosa, Iowa
37 James Snyder Guard 5'11" 168 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
38 Donald Allen Center 6'2" 185 Sophomore Long Point, Illinois

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 10, 1928 Bradley 46–29 Win Champaign, IL -
December 15, 1928 Lombard 44–22 Win Champaign, IL 5,429
December 20, 1928 North Dakota 28–27 Win Champaign, IL -
December 31, 1929 Washington University 38–29 Win Champaign, IL -
January 5, 1929 Purdue 24–33 Loss West Lafayette, IN -
January 8, 1929 Indiana 20–16 Win Champaign, IL -
January 12, 1929 Ohio State 22–27 Loss Columbus, OH -
January 14, 1929 Michigan 17–21 Loss Ann Arbor, MI -
January 19, 1929 University of Chicago 22–19 Win Champaign, IL -
February 4, 1929 Butler 28–33 Loss Champaign, IL -
February 9, 1929 University of Chicago 33–29 Win Chicago, IL -
February 11, 1929 Minnesota 35–32 Win Minneapolis, MN -
February 16, 1929 Ohio State 30–35 Loss Champaign, IL 5,570
February 18, 1929 Michigan 27–24 Win Champaign, IL 6,373
February 23, 1929 Indiana 22–32 Loss Bloomington, IN -
March 2, 1929 Purdue 23–37 Loss Champaign, IL 7,001
March 4, 1929 Minnesota 32–27 Win Champaign, IL 5,766

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