1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1926–27 record 10–7 (7–5 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Assistant coach Jack Lipe
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Russell Daugherity
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
1926–27 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Michigan 10 2   .833     14 3   .824
Indiana 9 3   .750     13 4   .765
Purdue 9 3   .750     12 5   .706
Illinois 7 5   .583     10 7   .588
Wisconsin 7 5   .583     10 7   .588
Iowa 7 5   .583     9 8   .529
Ohio State 6 6   .500     11 6   .647
Chicago 3 9   .250     6 11   .353
Minnesota 1 11   .083     3 13   .188
Northwestern 1 11   .083     3 14   .176
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Craig Ruby entered his 5th season as head coach of the Fighting Illini. This team maintained only 5 returning letterman from a team that placed in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten a year earlier. Slightly improved, the team finished with an overall record of 10 wins and 7 losses. In the conference they finshised with 7 wins and 5 losses. The starting lineup included captain Russell Daugherity at forward, Ernest Dorn and Robert Greene rotating at the other forward slot. The guards were Robert McKay and K.L. Reynolds with F.H. Lindsay at center.[2]

Roster[edit]

1926–27 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 1 Daugherity, RussellRussell Daugherity (C)
Sr Streator, Illinois
F 2 Dorn, ErnestErnest Dorn
So Chicago, Illinois
C 3 H. Lindsay, ForrestForrest H. Lindsay
So Tulsa, Oklahoma
F 4 Rea, GeorgeGeorge Rea
So Urbana, Illinois
G 5 Gamble, C. DonnellyC. Donnelly Gamble
So Champaign, Illinois
G 6 L. Reynolds, KennethKenneth L. Reynolds
Sr Villa Grove, Illinois
F 6 D. How, JohnJohn D. How
So Lakeville, Indiana
G 7 R. Stewart, JamesJames R. Stewart
Jr Oak Park, Illinois
C 8 Glass, RufusRufus Glass
So Kokomo, Indiana
F 9 Tarwain, JohnJohn Tarwain
So Sesser, Illinois
F 10 Bunn, WilliamWilliam Bunn
Jr Byron, Illinois
G 11 G. Lind, HerbertHerbert G. Lind
So Chicago, Illinois
G 12 McKay, RobertRobert McKay
Sr Champaign, Illinois
G 14 LeRoy Reeder, StoughtonStoughton LeRoy Reeder
So Tuscola, Illinois
F 14 C. Lee, OmarOmar C. Lee
Jr Frankfort, Illinois
F 15 Lincoln Julian, WilliamWilliam Lincoln Julian
So Grant Park, Illinois
G 16 J. Wachowski, TheodoreTheodore J. Wachowski
So Chicago, Illinois
G 17 Drew, EarlEarl Drew
So Champaign, Illinois
F 18 Daib, WernerWerner Daib
Jr Chicago, Illinois
F 19 Greene, RobertRobert Greene
So Renovo, Pennsylvania
G 20 Elmer Westmark, CarlCarl Elmer Westmark
So Chicago, Illinois
F 21 Cummins, VanceVance Cummins
So Joliet, Illinois
G 22 Olson, EveretteEverette Olson
Jr Champaign, Illinois
F R H. Beinhauer, FrankFrank H. Beinhauer
Jr Des Moines, Iowa
G R L. Hawkins, LeonardLeonard L. Hawkins
Sr Champaign, Illinois
F R Klaus, RobertRobert Klaus
So Eureka, Illinois
F R Lambert Logan, HarryHarry Lambert Logan
So Salem, Illinois
F R Sanford Wachob, RolandRoland Sanford Wachob
So Indiana, Pennsylvania
G R Thomas Winterbauer, HenryHenry Thomas Winterbauer
So Athens, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jack Lipe (University of Illinois) (3rd year)

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

All-Time Illini Rosters Roster

Source[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
12/11/1926*
no, no
vs Bradley W 37–24  1-0 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (6,336)
Champaign, IL
12/17/1926*
no, no
vs Coe College L 22–28  1-1 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (5,994)
Champaign, IL
12/20/1926*
no, no
vs Drake W 34–26  2-1 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (5,635)
Champaign, IL
12/30/1926*
no, no
vs North Dakota W 36–28  3-1 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (1,336)
Champaign, IL
1/3/1927
no, no
@ Minnesota W 27–13  4-1 (1-0)
Kenwood Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
1/8/1927
no, no
@ Northwestern W 27–23  5-1 (2-0)
Patten Gymnasium 
Evanston, IL
1/15/1927
no, no
@ Ohio State L 28–29  5-2 (2-1)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum 
Columbus, OH
1/17/1927
no, no
@ Michigan L 24–25  5-3 (2-2)
Yost Field House 
Ann Arbor, MI
1/22/1927
no, no
vs Iowa W 40–33  6-3 (3-2)
New Gymnasium (6,578)
Champaign, IL
2/2/1927*
no, no
vs Butler L 30–32  6-4 (3-2)
New Gymnasium (4,823)
Champaign, IL
2/5/1927
no, no
vs Minnesota W 36–27  7-4 (4-2)
New Gymnasium (4,947)
Champaign, IL
2/7/1927
no, no
vs Ohio State W 43–30  8-4 (5-2)
New Gymnasium (6,569)
Champaign, IL
2/22/1926
no, no
@ Iowa L 24–26  8-5 (5-3)
Iowa Armory 
Iowa City, IA
2/16/1927
no, no
vs Northwestern W 46–32  9-5 (6-3)
New Gymnasium (5,978)
Champaign, IL
2/25/1927
no, no
vs Michigan L 26–30  9-6 (6-4)
New Gymnasium (6,697)
Champaign, IL
2/28/1927
no, no
vs Wisconsin W 32–28  10-6 (7-4)
New Gymnasium (6,697)
Champaign, IL
3/5/1927
no, no
@ Wisconsin L 13–39  10-7 (7-5)
Red Gymnasium 
Madison, WI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Bold Italic connotes conference game Source[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

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