1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1931–32 record 11–6 (7-5 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain Elbert Kamp
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
« 1930–31 1932–33 »
1931–32 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 11 1   .917     17 1   .944
Minnesota 9 3   .750     15 3   .833
Northwestern 9 3   .750     13 5   .722
Michigan 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Illinois 7 5   .583     11 6   .647
Ohio State 5 7   .417     9 9   .500
Indiana 4 8   .333     8 10   .444
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     8 10   .444
Iowa 3 9   .250     5 12   .294
Chicago 1 11   .083     2 15   .118
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1931-32 season was head coach Craig Ruby's 10th at the University of Illinois. Ruby had 8 returning lettermen from a team that had finished in fourth place in the Big Ten the year before. The team went through a nearly perfect non-conference season, losing only 1 game, however, the Fighting Illini showed no improvement in conference play by finishing with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses. The team finished the season with an overall record of 11 wins 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain Elbert Kamp and Boyd Owen at guard, Robert Kamp and Robert Bartholomew as forwards and Caslon Bennett at center.[1]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Class Hometown
4 Hudson Hellmich Forward Sophomore Webster Groves, Missouri
5 Elbert Kamp (captain) Forward Senior Mt. Carmel, Illinois
6 Robert Kamp Guard Senior Mt. Carmel, Illinois
7 Coslon Bennett Forward Junior Marshall, Illinois
8 Boyd Owen Guard Junior South Bend, Indiana
9 Robert Y. Bartholomew Forward Senior Peoria, Illinois
10 Sidney Port Center Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
12 Salway "Fibby" Fierberg Forward Sophomore Benton, Illinois
14 Vernon Moore Center Junior Martinsville, Illinois
15 Norval Hodges Guard Junior Flora, Illinois
17 George S. Fencl Guard Senior Cicero, Illinois
18 Alfred J. Kamm Center Sophomore Lakewood, Washington
19 Albert C. Kamm Guard Sophomore Lakewood, Washington
22 William Theobald Guard Junior Duquoin, Illinois
23 Fred Fencl Forward Sophomore Cicero, Illinois
24 Paul Carson Forward Sophomore Fairbury, Illinois
25 E. A. Couin Guard Sophomore
26 John William Lehwald Guard Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
27 J. R. Magine Forward Sophomore
28 T. M. Plunk Forward Sophomore
29 J. J. Serra Forward Sophomore
30 D. N. Smith Guard Sophomore

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 12, 1931 St. Louis 31–17 Win Champaign, IL 5,000
December 18, 1931 Miami (OH) 35–19 Win Oxford, Ohio 4,000
December 20, 1931 Butler 17–22 Loss Champaign, IL 5,000
January 1, 1932 Cornell 44–23 Win Champaign, IL 4,000
January 4, 1932 Ohio State 28–29 Loss Champaign, IL 6,500
January 9, 1932 Purdue 28–21 Win Champaign 7,000
January 11, 1932 Indiana 30–22 Win Bloomington, IN 5,000
January 18, 1932 Michigan 16–28 Loss Ann Arbor, MI 5,000
January 23, 1932 University of Chicago 30–20 Win Champaign, IL 6,000
February 9, 1932 Bradley 28–17 Win Champaign, IL 6,000
February 13, 1932 Ohio State 26–29 Loss Columbus, OH 5,000
February 15, 1932 Minnesota 23–15 Win Champaign, IL 6,000
February 20, 1932 Michigan 29–23 Win Champaign, IL 6,500
February 27, 1932 Minnesota 26–27 Loss Minneapolis, MN 5,000
February 29, 1932 Purdue 19–34 Loss West Lafayette, IN
March 5, 1932 University of Chicago 41–20 Win Chicago, IL
March 7, 1932 Indiana 33–32 Win Champaign, IL 5,000

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