Wayne Grabiac and Dave Hart served as team captains, while Henry Wilmore earned team MVP. The team earned the Big Ten scoring offense statistical championship with an 81.8 average in conference games. It also led the conference in field goal percentage with a 45.3% in conference games. Additionally, the team led the conference in rebounding with a 51.6 average in conference games.
The team was in the Associated Press Top Twenty Poll for four of the sixteen weeks of the season, rising as high as number nine after starting the season ranked at number thirteen. However, the team ended the season unranked in both the final UPI Coaches' Poll and the final AP Poll.