1912–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1912–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1912–13 record 10–6 (7–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Ralph Jones
Captain Homer Dahringer
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
« 1911–12 1913–14 »
1912–13 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 11 1   .917     14 1   .933
Northwestern 7 2   .778     14 4   .778
Chicago 8 4   .667     20 6   .769
Purdue 6 5   .545     7 5   .583
Illinois 7 6   .538     10 6   .625
Ohio State 4 5   .444     13 7   .650
Minnesota 2 8   .200     3 8   .273
Iowa 1 5   .167     9 13   .409
Indiana 0 10   .000     5 11   .313
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1912–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1912–13 season saw yet another head coach arrive in Champaign-Urbana to work with the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team. Ralph Jones left an impressive legacy behind in West Lafayette, Indiana where he was head coach of Purdue for three years. During his tenure at Purdue, Jones compiled an impressive record of 32 wins with only 9 losses resulting in two conference championships. Jones was credited by some with originating the fast break in basketball.[1] After leading the Fighting Illini to two additional conference championships and one national championship, Jones left to coach at Lake Forest Academy. In addition to coaching basketball, Jones was head coach of the Chicago Bears from 1930–33, where, among other achievements, he was credited with the revival of the T-formation and the use of a man in motion to throw off the defense.[2]

Roster[edit]

Player Position Class Hometown
Sven Duner Left Guard, Right Guard Sophomore Downers Grove, Illinois
James G. White Right Guard Senior Chicago, Illinois
Homer W. Dahringer Center Senior Ludington, Michigan
Helmuth Kircher Right Forward, Left Forward Sophomore Kalamazoo, Michigan
Edward Williford Left Forward, Center Sophomore Binghamton, New York
Robert W. Hoffman Right Guard, Left Guard Sophomore
D. F. Comstock Left Guard, Forward, Center Sophomore
W. B. Erwin Left Forward Sophomore
George H. Dubin Forward
L. F. Pape Center

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Schedule[edit]

Source[4]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
12/20/1912*
no, no
vs Illinois Wesleyan W 18–13  1-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/4/1913*
no, no
@ Decatur YMCA W 27–13  2-0 (0-0)
Decatur YMCA 
Decatur, IL
1/6/1913*
no, no
@ Rose Polytechnic Institute W 52–14  3-0 (0-0)
Indiana State Normal School North Hall 
Terre Haute, IN
1/11/1913
no, no
vs Wisconsin L 15–16  3-1 (0-1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/21/1913
no, no
vs Purdue W 22–18  4-1 (1-1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/28/1913
no, no
vs Iowa W 35–9  5-1 (2-1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/8/1913
no, no
vs Minnesota W 19–12  6-1 (3-1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/14/1913
no, no
vs Northwestern W 23–22  7-1 (4-1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/21/1913
no, no
@ Wisconsin L 13–18  7-2 (4-2)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium 
Madison, WI
2/22/1913
no, no
@ Minnesota W 20–10  8-2 (5-2)
University of Minnesota Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
2/26/1913
no, no
vs University of Chicago L 12–19  8-3 (5-3)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
3/1/1913
no, no
vs Indiana W 29–12  9-3 (6-3)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
3/7/1913
no, no
@ Purdue L 11–12  9-4 (6-4)
Memorial Gymnasium 
West Lafayette, IN
3/8/1913
no, no
@ Indiana W 23–17  10-4 (7-4)
Old Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
3/14/1913
no, no
@ University of Chicago L 16–21  10-5 (7-5)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
3/15/1913
no, no
@ Northwestern L 18–20  10-6 (7-6)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, 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. ^ All-Time Illini Rosters
  4. ^ University of Illinois Fighting Illini Statistics Summary for 1912-13, FightingIllini.com

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