1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1932–33 record 11–7 (6-6 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain William "Boyd" Owen
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
« 1931–32 1933–34 »
1932–33 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Ohio State 10 2   .833     17 3   .850
Northwestern 10 2   .833     15 4   .789
Iowa 8 4   .667     15 5   .750
Michigan 8 4   .667     10 8   .556
Illinois 6 6   .500     11 7   .611
Purdue 6 6   .500     11 7   .611
Indiana 6 6   .500     10 8   .556
Wisconsin 4 8   .333     7 13   .350
Minnesota 1 11   .083     5 15   .250
Chicago 1 11   .083     2 16   .111
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Craig Ruby entered the 1932-33 season tied with Ralph Jones as the winningest coach in the history at the University of Illinois with 85 wins. Ruby had 9 returning lettermen from a team that had finished in fifth 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 6 wins and 6 losses. The team finished the season with an overall record of 11 wins 7 losses. The starting lineup included captain Boyd Owen and Albert Kamm at guard, Frank Froschauer and Coslon Bennett as forwards and Hudson Hellmich at center.[1]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Class Hometown
4 Hudson Hellmich Center Junior Webster Groves, Missouri
5 Boyd Owen (captain) Guard Senior South Bend, Indiana
6 Jack Beynon Guard Sophomore Rockford, Illinois
7 Coslon Bennett Forward Senior Marshall, Illinois
8 Frank Froschauer Forward Sophomore Harvey, Illinois
9 Karl Rohlen Forward Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
10 Sidney Port Center Junior Chicago, Illinois
12 Carl E. Soderstrom Forward Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
14 Vernon Moore Center Senior Martinsville, Illinois
15 Fred Fencl Forward Junior Cicero, Illinois
17 Paul Gibbs Guard Freshman Los Angeles, California
18 Alfred J. Kamm Forward Junior Lakewood, Washington
19 Albert C. Kamm Guard Junior Lakewood, Washington
22 William Theobald Guard Senior Duquoin, Illinois
24 Paul Carson Forward Junior Fairbury, Illinois
25 R. H. Radant Forward Sophomore
26 Elbert Gragg Guard Sophomore Denver, Colorado
27 Roy Guttschow Forward Sophomore Simi Valley, California
28 William Gates Guard Sophomore Rockford, Illinois
29 J. J. Hallet Center Sophomore
30 N. D. Hodges Forward Sophomore
31 C. Muls Forward Sophomore

[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 10, 1932 Bradley 26–21 Win Peoria, IL 4,000
December 17, 1932 Wabash 24–34 Loss Champaign, IL 3,000
December 21, 1932 Missouri 36–24 Win Columbia, MO 2,000
December 30, 1932 North Dakota 26–24 Win Champaign, IL 500
January 3, 1933 Detroit 39–28 Win Champaign, IL 4,000
January 7, 1933 Northwestern 27–25 Win Champaign, IL 4,000
January 9, 1933 Michigan 22–17 Win Champaign, IL 6,500
January 14, 1933 Michigan 30–35 Loss Ann Arbor, MI 4,500
January 16, 1933 Ohio State 22–33 Loss Columbus, OH 6,000
January 21, 1933 Northwestern 27–30 Loss Evanston, IL -
February 7, 1933 St. Louis 26–19 Win Champaign, IL 2,000
February 11, 1933 Wisconsin 38–25 Win Champaign, IL 4,000
February 13, 1933 Ohio State 29–31 Loss Champaign, IL 5,500
February 18, 1933 Minnesota 26–22 Win Minneapolis, MN -
February 20, 1933 Wisconsin 29–15 Win Madison, WI -
February 25, 1933 Minnesota 28–30 Loss Champaign, IL -
February 27, 1933 Iowa 27–30 Loss Iowa City, IA -
March 4, 1933 Iowa 44–16 Win Champaign, IL -

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