1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1931-32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1931–32 record 11–6 (7-5 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Assistant coach John P. Sabo
Assistant coach Jerome J. Jordan
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Elbert Kamp
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
1931–32 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 11 1   .917     17 1   .944
Minnesota 9 3   .750     15 3   .833
Northwestern 9 3   .750     13 5   .722
Michigan 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Illinois 7 5   .583     11 6   .647
Ohio State 5 7   .417     9 9   .500
Indiana 4 8   .333     8 10   .444
Wisconsin 3 9   .250     8 10   .444
Iowa 3 9   .250     5 12   .294
Chicago 1 11   .083     2 15   .118
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1931-32 season was head coach Craig Ruby's 10th at the University of Illinois. Ruby had 8 returning lettermen from a team that had finished in fourth place in the Big Ten the year before. The team went through a nearly perfect non-conference season, losing only 1 game, however, the Fighting Illini showed no improvement in conference play by finishing with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses. The team finished the season with an overall record of 11 wins 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain Elbert Kamp and Boyd Owen at guard, Robert Kamp and Robert Bartholomew as forwards and Caslon Bennett at center.[2]

Roster[edit]

1931–32 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 4 Hellmich, HudsonHudson Hellmich
So Webster Groves, Missouri
F 5 Kamp, ElbertElbert Kamp (C)
Sr Mt. Carmel, Illinois
G 6 Kamp, RobertRobert Kamp
Sr Mt. Carmel, Illinois
F 7 Bennett, CoslonCoslon Bennett
Jr Marshall, Illinois
G 8 Owen, BoydBoyd Owen
Jr South Bend, Indiana
F 9 Y. Bartholomew, RobertRobert Y. Bartholomew
Sr Peoria, Illinois
C 10 Port, SidneySidney Port
So Chicago, Illinois
F 12 Fierberg, Salway "Fibby"Salway "Fibby" Fierberg
So Benton, Illinois
C 14 Moore, VernonVernon Moore
Jr Martinsville, Illinois
G 15 Hodges, NorvalNorval Hodges
So Flora, Illinois
G 17 S. Fencl, GeorgeGeorge S. Fencl
Sr Cicero, Illinois
C 18 J. Kamm, AlfredAlfred J. Kamm
So Lakewood, Washington
G 19 C. Kamm, AlbertAlbert C. Kamm
So Lakewood, Washington
G 22 Theobald, WilliamWilliam Theobald
Jr Du Quoin, Illinois
F 23 Fencl, FredFred Fencl
So Cicero, Illinois
F 24 Carson, PaulPaul Carson
So Fairbury, Illinois
G 26 Lehwald, John WilliamJohn William Lehwald
So Chicago, Illinois
F 28 Myers Plunk, ThomasThomas Myers Plunk
Jr Mansfield, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • John Sabo (University of Illinois) (4th year)
  • Jerome J. Jordan (University of Illinois) (1st 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
12/12/1931*
no, no
St. Louis University W 31–17  1-0 (0-0)
Huff Hall (5,000)
Champaign, IL
12/18/1931*
no, no
Miami (OH) W 35–19  2-0 (0-0)
Withrow Court (3,500)
Oxford, Ohio
12/20/1931*
no, no
Butler L 17-22  2-1 (0-0)
Huff Hall (5,000)
Champaign, IL
1/1/1932*
no, no
Cornell W 44–23  3-1 (0-0)
Huff Hall (4,000)
Champaign, IL
1/4/1932
no, no
Ohio State L 28–29  3-2 (0-1)
Huff Hall (6,500)
Champaign, IL
1/9/1932
no, no
Purdue W 28–21  4-2 (1-1)
Huff Hall (7,000)
Champaign, IL
1/11/1932
no, no
Indiana
Rivalry
W 30–22  5-2 (2-1)
IU Field House (5,000)
Bloomington, IN
1/18/1932
no, no
Michigan L 16–28  5-3 (2-2)
Yost Field House (5,000)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/23/1932
no, no
University of Chicago W 30–20  6-3 (3-2)
Huff Hall (6,000)
Champaign, IL
2/9/1932*
no, no
Bradley W 28–17  7-3 (3-2)
Huff Hall (6,000)
Champaign, IL
2/13/1932
no, no
Ohio State L 26–29  7-4 (3-3)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (5,000)
Columbus, OH
2/15/1932
no, no
Minnesota W 23–15  8-4 (4-3)
Huff Hall (6,000)
Champaign, IL
2/20/1932
no, no
Michigan W 29–23  9-4 (5-3)
Huff Hall (6,500)
Champaign, IL
2/27/1932
no, no
Minnesota L 26–27  9-5 (5-4)
Williams Arena (5,000)
Minneapolis, MN
2/29/1932
no, no
Purdue L 19–34  9-6 (5-5)
Memorial Gymnasium (-)
West Lafayette, IN
3/5/1932
no, no
University of Chicago W 41–20  10-6 (6-5)
Henry Crown Field House (-)
Chicago, IL
3/7/1932
no, no
Indiana
Rivalry
W 33–32  11-6 (7-5)
Huff Hall (5,000)
Champaign, IL
*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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