1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
The 1923-24 fighting illini basketball team.png
Conference Big Ten Conference
1923–24 record 11–6 (8–4 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Glenn Potter
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
« 1922–23 1924–25 »
1923–24 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 8 4   .667     11 5   .688
Chicago 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Illinois 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Ohio State 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Purdue 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Indiana 7 5   .583     11 6   .647
Michigan 6 6   .500     10 7   .588
Minnesota 5 7   .417     9 8   .529
Iowa 4 8   .333     7 10   .412
Northwestern 0 12   .000     0 16   .000
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Second year Fighting Illini coach, Craig Ruby, took advantage of 12 returning players from a team that finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten a season earlier. The 1923–24 campaign would be the first of two conference titles during Ruby's tenure as the Fighting Illini's head coach. Though the final conference record of eight wins and four losses was not impressive, the Illini were still able to tie Wisconsin and Chicago in the race to be the best in the Big Ten.[2] The overall record for this team would be 11 wins and 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain G.E. Potter, T.D. Karnes, and John Mauer at forward, Leland Stillwell at center, and Jack Lipe, and R.H. Popken as guards.[3]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Class Hometown
1 Glenn E. Potter (capt.) Forward Senior Orange, California
2 Leland Stillwell Center Senior Olney, Illinois
3 Roland H. Popken Guard Senior Oak Park, Illinois
4 Wally Roettger Forward Senior St. Louis, Missouri
5 Jack Lipe Guard Junior Decatur, Illinois
6 Lawrence Moore Plummer Forward Sophomore Wheaton, Illinois
7 James Richard Broderick Forward Sophomore East St. Louis, Illinois
8 Herbert Roy Helsing Forward Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
9 Leonard Haines Guard Sophomore Belvidere, Illinois
10 Earl Tanner Britton Guard Sophomore Elgin, Illinois
11 John Mauer Forward Sophomore Batavia, Illinois
12 Curtis R. Parker Forward Junior Fort Wayne, Indiana
13 Russell Daugherity Forward Sophomore Streator, Illinois
14 William Green Forward Sophomore Urbana, Illinois
15 Hollie Martin Forward Sophomore Perrysville, Indiana
16 Cecil F. Hollopeter Guard Junior Spencerville, Indiana
17 Richard Clifford Valentine Center Junior Rockford, Illinois
18 John Wilbur "Hank" Hansen Forward Senior Brookston, Indiana
19 Eugene Melvin Pattison Guard Sophomore Wilmette, Illinois
20 Harry Jackson Roth Forward Sophomore Mattoon, Illinois
23 Thomas Donald "Don" Karnes Forward Junior Fairbury, Illinois

[4]

Schedule[edit]

Source[5]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
12/12/1923
no, no
vs Depauw* L 28–29  0-1 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,592)
Urbana, IL
12/15/1923
no, no
vs Washington University* L 15–17  0-2 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,692)
Urbana, IL
12/21/1923
no, no
vs Iowa State* W 16–12  1-2 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,131)
Urbana, IL
1/2/1924
no, no
vs Notre Dame* W 29–21  2-2 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (1,887)
Urbana, IL
1/5/1924
no, no
@ Minnesota L 20–36  2-3 (0-1)
University of Minnesota Armory (-)
Minneapolis, MN
1/12/1924
no, no
@ Ohio State W 27–24  3-3 (1-1)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (-)
Columbus, OH
1/14/1924
no, no
@ Michigan L 23–24  3-4 (1-2)
Yost Ice Arena (-)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/17/1924
no, no
vs Northwestern W 38–18  4-4 (2-2)
Kenney Gym (4,124)
Urbana, IL
2/5/1924
no, no
vs Butler* W 28–27  5-4 (2-2)
Kenney Gym (3,455)
Urbana, IL
2/11/1924
no, no
vs Ohio State L 22–25  5-5 (2-3)
Kenney Gym (4,145)
Urbana, IL
2/16/1924
no, no
@ Wisconsin L 12–13  5-6 (2-4)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium (-)
Madison, WI
2/23/1924
no, no
@ Iowa W 26–14  6-6 (3-4)
Iowa Armory (-)
Iowa City, IA
2/25/1924
no, no
vs Wisconsin W 31–20  7-6 (4-4)
Kenney Gym (4,393)
Urbana, IL
2/29/1924
no, no
vs Iowa W 38–19  8-6 (5-4)
Kenney Gym (4,209)
Urbana, IL
3/4/1924
no, no
@ Northwestern W 36–35  9-6 (6-4)
Patten Gymnasium (-)
Evanston, IL
3/8/1924
no, no
vs Michigan W 23–20  10-6 (7-4)
Kenney Gym (4,556)
Urbana, IL
3/10/1924
no, no
vs Minnesota W 31–19  11-6 (8-4)
Kenney Gym (4,664)
Urbana, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Athletic Trainer Association
  2. ^ A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball By Loren Tate, Jared Gelfond pg.18 ISBN 1-58261-793-7
  3. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  4. ^ All-Time Illini Rosters
  5. ^ University of Illinois Fighting Illini Statistics Summary for 1923-24, FightingIllini.com

See also[edit]