1911–12 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1911–12 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1911-12 Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1911–12 record 8–8 (4–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Thomas E. Thompson
Captain William Woolston
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
1911–12 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 12 0   1.000     15 0   1.000
Purdue 10 0   1.000     12 0   1.000
Chicago 7 5   .583     12 6   .667
Minnesota 6 6   .500     7 6   .538
Illinois 4 8   .333     8 8   .500
Indiana 1 9   .100     6 11   .353
Iowa 0 4   .000     6 8   .429
Northwestern 0 8   .000     4 9   .308
Ohio State 0 0       7 5   .583
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1911–12 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1911–12 season was Thomas E. Thompson's second year as head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team. Under Thompson's guidance the Illini experienced a perfect non-conference season while at the same time having a less than perfect conference record.[1] Overall the team played to an eight win, eight loss record, however; all of the season's losses were within Western Conference play. During conference play the team won six times and placed fifth overall. The starting lineup for the team included; Albert L. Hall, Homer W. Dahringer and R. P. Gates as forwards, H. T. Leo as the center, with James G. White and captain William H. Woolston at the guard positions.[2]

Roster[edit]

1911–12 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F E. Rathbun, EarlEarl E. Rathbun
Jr Glen Ellyn, Illinois
F L. Hall, AlbertAlbert L. Hall
Sr Libertyville, Illinois
G G. White, JamesJames G. White
Jr Chicago, Illinois
C W. Dahringer, HomerHomer W. Dahringer
Jr Ludington, Michigan
G H. Woolston, WilliamWilliam H. Woolston (C)
Jr Albuquerque, New Mexico
C T. Leo, HerbertHerbert T. Leo
Sr Anaheim, California
C B. Oliver, ChounceyChouncey B. Oliver
Sr Blue Diamond, Nevada
F Pillsbury Gates, RalphRalph Pillsbury Gates
Sr Chicago, Illinois
G Edwin Lewis, JohnJohn Edwin Lewis
So Wheaton, Illinois
C Everette Waters, EdwardEdward Everette Waters
Sr Chicago, Illinois
C Power Lagoria, AnthonyAnthony Power Lagoria
Sr Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

All-Time Illini Rosters Roster

Source[3]


Schedule[edit]

Source[4]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
12/16/1911*
no, no
@ Millikin University W 48–8  1-0 (0-0)
Millikin Gymnasium 
Decatur, IL
12/29/1911*
no, no
@ Evanston YMCA W 43–8  2-0 (0-0)
Evanston YMCA 
Evanston, IL
12/30/1911*
no, no
@ Evanston YMCA W 37–7  3-0 (0-0)
Evanston YMCA 
Evanston, IL
1/5/1912*
no, no
vs Illinois Wesleyan W 44–12  4-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/12/1912
no, no
@ Minnesota L 16–22  4-1 (0-1)
University of Minnesota Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/14/1912
no, no
@ Wisconsin L 10–27  4-2 (0-2)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium 
Madison, WI
1/20/1912
no, no
@ University of Chicago L 20–21  4-3 (0-3)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/27/1912
no, no
vs Purdue L 20–35  4-4 (0-4)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/6/1912
no, no
@ Purdue L 14–28  4-5 (0-5)
Memorial Gymnasium 
West Lafayette, IN
2/7/1912
no, no
@ Indiana
Rivalry
W 24–25  4-6 (0-6)
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/10/1912
no, no
vs Minnesota W 13–10  5-6 (1-6)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/23/1912
no, no
vs Indiana
Rivalry
W 41–16  6-6 (2-6)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
3/2/1912
no, no
vs Northwestern W 25–10  7-6 (3-6)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
3/8/1912
no, no
@ University of Chicago L 12–17  7-7 (3-7)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
3/9/1912
no, no
@ Northwestern W 30–19  8-7 (4-7)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, IL
3/15/1912
no, no
vs Wisconsin L 15–23  8-8 (4-8)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Bold Italic connotes conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball By Loren Tate, Jared Gelfond pg.20 ISBN 1-58261-793-7
  2. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  3. ^ FightingIllini.com
  4. ^ University of Illinois Fighting Illini Statistics Summary for 1911-12, FightingIllini.com

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