2007–08 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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2007–08 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2007–08 record 16–19 (5–13 Big Ten)
Head coach Bruce Weber
Assistant coach Wayne McClain
Assistant coach Jay Price
Assistant coach Jerrance Howard
MVP None Selected
Captain Chester Frazier
Brian Randle
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
#20 Purdue 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
Indiana 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#18 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Ohio State 10 8   .556     24 13   .649
Minnesota 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Penn State 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Iowa 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Illinois 5 13   .278     16 19   .457
Michigan 5 13   .278     10 22   .313
Northwestern 1 17   .056     8 22   .267
2008 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll[3]

The 2007–08 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the 2007-08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Bruce Weber's fifth season at Illinois. The team finished with 5–13 conference and 16–19 overall records. A runner-up finish in the Big Ten Tournament, and the play of freshman guard Demetri McCamey highlighted the season. Shaun Pruitt was the lone all-Big-Ten honoree; he was named to the all-Big-Ten third team by the press.[4]

Roster[1][edit]

2007–08 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 1 Meacham, TrentTrent Meacham 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Champaign, IL
G 2 Hicks, ChrisChris Hicks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Chicago, IL
G 3 Frazier, ChesterChester Frazier 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Baltimore, MD
G 13 Jordan, JeffreyJeffrey Jordan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Highland Park, IL
G 22 Holdren, SteveSteve Holdren 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Champaign, IL
F 23 Alexander, RodneyRodney Alexander 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Benton Harbor, MI
F 24 Davis, MikeMike Davis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Alexandria, VA
G 25 Brock, CalvinCalvin Brock 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Chicago, IL
F 30 Cole, BillBill Cole 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Peoria, IL
G 32 McCamey, DemetriDemetri McCamey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Bellwood, IL
F 42 Randle, BrianBrian Randle 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr East Peoria, IL
F 50 Semrau, RichardRichard Semrau 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Fr Grafton, OH
C 54 Tisdale, MikeMike Tisdale 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Riverton, IL
C 55 Pruitt, ShaunShaun Pruitt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Aurora, IL
C 33 Carlwell, BrianBrian Carlwell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) So Maywood, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Chester Frazier and Brian Randle were team captains.

Schedule[2][edit]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
11/11/07*
no, ESPN360
Northeastern W 63–55  1–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/17/07*
no
at Hawaii W 79–77  2–0
Stan Sheriff Center (6,308)
Honolulu, HI
11/19/07*
no, ESPN2
vs. Arizona State
Maui Invitational
W 77–54  3–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Lahaina, HI
11/20/07*
no, ESPN
vs. Duke
Maui Invitational
L 79–66  3–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Lahaina, HI
11/21/07*
no, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma State
Maui Invitational
W 65–49  4–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,500)
Lahaina, HI
11/28/07*
no, ESPN2
at Maryland L 69–61  4–2
Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
12/01/07*
no, BTN
Weber State W 78–61  5–2
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/08/07*
no, ESPN
vs. #24 Arizona L 78–72 OT 5–3
United Center (19,573)
Chicago, IL
12/17/07*
no, BTN
Western Carolina W 58–35  6–3
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/20/07*
no, BTN
Miami (OH) L 61–58 OT 6–4
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/22/07*
no, ESPN2
vs. Missouri
Braggin' Rights
W 59–58  7–4
Scottrade Center (21,941)
St. Louis, MO
12/28/07*
no, BTN
Loyola (MD) W 77–43  8–4
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/30/07
no, BTN
Tennessee State L 60–58  8–5
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/03/08
no, ESPN
Ohio State L 74–58  8–6 (0–1)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/06/08
no, BTN
Penn State L 68–64  8–7 (0–2)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/10/08
no, ESPN
at #21 Wisconsin L 70–60  8–8 (0–3)
Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/13/08
no, CBS
#11 Indiana L 62–58  8–9 (0–4)
Assembly Hall (17,359)
Bloomington, IN
1/16/08
no, BTN
Michigan W 75–57  9–9 (1–4)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/19/08
no, ESPN
at Purdue L 74–67  9–10 (1–5)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
1/22/08
no, BTN
at Ohio State L 64–58  9–11 (1–6)
Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
1/27/08
no, BTN
Northwestern W 70–37  10–11 (2–6)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/30/08
no, BTN
at #7 Michigan State L 51–41  10–12 (2–7)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
2/02/08
no, BTN
Purdue L 83–75  10–13 (2–8)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/07/08
no, ESPN
#13 Indiana L 83–79 2OT 10–14 (2–9)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/12/08
no, BTN
at Minnesota W 84–60  11–14 (3–9)
Williams Arena (12,773)
Minneapolis, MN
2/16/08
no, BTN
at Penn State L 52–51  11–15 (3–10)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,632)
University Park, PA
2/20/08
no, BTN
#10 Wisconsin L 71–57  11–16 (3–11)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/23/08
no, BTN
at Michigan L 49–43  11–17 (3–12)
Crisler Arena (11,017)
Ann Arbor, MI
3/01/08
no, BTN
at Iowa W 58–47  12–17 (4–12)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
3/06/08
no, ESPN2
#18 Michigan State L 59–51  12–18 (4–13)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
3/08/08
no, BTN
Minnesota W 67–58  13–18 (5–13)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Big Ten Tournament
3/13/08
no, ESPN2
vs. Penn State
Big Ten Tournament First Round
W 64–63  14–18 (6–13)
Conseco Fieldhouse (13,852)
Indianapolis, IN
3/14/08
no, BTN
vs. #16 Purdue
Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal
W 74–67 OT 15–18 (7–13)
Conseco Fieldhouse (18,691)
Indianapolis, IN
3/15/08
no, CBS
vs. Minnesota
Big Ten Tournament Semifinal
W 54–50  16–18 (8–13)
Conseco Fieldhouse (17,520)
Indianapolis, IN
3/16/08
no, CBS
vs. #6 Wisconsin
Big Ten Tournament Final
L 61–48  16–19 (8–14)
Conseco Fieldhouse (14,579)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Season Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high
Individual Player Statistics[5]
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
Pruitt, Shaun 34 33 919 27.0 427 12.6 163 285 .572 0 0 .000 101 179 .564 107 141 248 7.3 27 73 20 16
Meacham, Trent 34 31 1005 29.6 345 10.1 109 265 .411 74 185 .400 53 71 .746 9 73 82 2.4 79 50 3 24
Randle, Brian 33 32 838 25.4 309 9.4 117 254 .461 8 39 .205 67 112 .598 68 114 182 5.5 46 56 16 21
McCamey, Demetri 35 17 956 27.3 287 8.2 100 275 .364 50 147 .340 37 59 .627 22 79 101 2.9 115 87 3 18
Brock,Calvin 35 16 775 22.1 258 7.4 100 220 .455 17 46 .370 41 62 .661 54 77 131 3.7 46 50 8 31
Frazier, Chester 34 29 1136 33.4 166 4.9 57 169 .337 25 91 .275 27 52 .519 35 130 165 4.9 122 76 5 28
Alexander, Rodney 31 15 424 13.7 143 4.6 49 126 .389 11 57 .193 34 48 .708 38 52 90 2.9 11 25 4 11
Tisdale, Mike 35 2 363 10.4 127 3.6 53 110 .482 2 12 .167 19 30 .633 28 30 58 1.7 9 14 15 4
Davis, Mike 34 0 355 10.4 87 2.6 36 82 .439 0 0 .000 15 32 .469 20 41 61 1.8 9 13 14 5
Cole, Bill 12 0 81 6.8 28 2.3 11 21 .524 3 10 .300 3 7 .429 7 10 17 1.4 2 7 6 4
Holdren, Steve 14 0 97 6.9 17 1.2 5 19 .263 3 15 .200 4 7 .571 1 10 11 0.8 7 2 0 2
Jordan, Jeff 26 0 139 5.3 26 1.0 7 24 .292 1 3 .333 11 18 .611 2 10 12 0.5 9 12 0 6
Hicks, Chris 10 0 13 1.3 7 0.7 2 9 .222 2 9 .222 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 1
Semrau, Richard 8 19 2.4 0 0.0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 4 5 0.6 0 1 0 0
Carlwell, Brian 3 5 1.7 0 0.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Team 440 826 1266 478
Total 35 7125 2227 63.6 809 1860 .435 196 614 .319 413 679 .608 440 826 1266 36.2 482 478 94 171
Opponents 35 7125 2139 61.1 720 1806 .399 215 641 .335 484 672 .720 352 748 1100 31.4 380 451 111 191

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2007–08 Roster". Archived from the original on 31 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b "2007–2008 Schedule". Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 23)". ESPN. March 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ "2008 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball teams". Archived from the original on 25 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  5. ^ 2007-08 Illinois Season Statistics, FightingIllini.com