1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1932-33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1932–33 record 11–7 (6-6 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Assistant coach John P. Sabo
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain William "Boyd" Owen
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
1932–33 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Ohio State 10 2   .833     17 3   .850
Northwestern 10 2   .833     15 4   .789
Iowa 8 4   .667     15 5   .750
Michigan 8 4   .667     10 8   .556
Illinois 6 6   .500     11 7   .611
Purdue 6 6   .500     11 7   .611
Indiana 6 6   .500     10 8   .556
Wisconsin 4 8   .333     7 13   .350
Minnesota 1 11   .083     5 15   .250
Chicago 1 11   .083     2 16   .111
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Craig Ruby entered the 1932-33 season tied with Ralph Jones as the winningest coach in the history at the University of Illinois with 85 wins. Ruby had 9 returning lettermen from a team that had finished in fifth 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 6 wins and 6 losses. The team finished the season with an overall record of 11 wins 7 losses. The starting lineup included captain Boyd Owen and Albert Kamm at guard, Frank Froschauer and Coslon Bennett as forwards and Hudson Hellmich at center.[2]

Roster[edit]

1932–33 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 4 Hellmich, HudsonHudson Hellmich
Jr Webster Groves, Missouri
G 5 Owen, William "Boyd"William "Boyd" Owen (C)
Sr South Bend, Indiana
G 6 Beynon, JackJack Beynon
So Rockford, Illinois
F 7 Bennett, CoslonCoslon Bennett
Sr Marshall, Illinois
F 8 Froschauer, FrankFrank Froschauer
So Harvey, Illinois
F 9 Rohlen, KarlKarl Rohlen
So Chicago, Illinois
C 10 Port, SidneySidney Port
Jr Chicago, Illinois
F 12 E. Soderstrom, CarlCarl E. Soderstrom
So Chicago, Illinois
C 14 Moore, VernonVernon Moore
Sr Martinsville, Illinois
F 15 Fencl, FredFred Fencl
Jr Cicero, Illinois
G 17 Gibbs, PaulPaul Gibbs
Fr Los Angeles, California
C 18 J. Kamm, AlfredAlfred J. Kamm
Jr Lakewood, Washington
G 19 C. Kamm, AlbertAlbert C. Kamm
Jr Lakewood, Washington
G 22 Theobald, WilliamWilliam Theobald
Sr Du Quoin, Illinois
F 24 Carson, PaulPaul Carson
Jr Fairbury, Illinois
F 25 Herman Radant, RaymondRaymond Herman Radant
So Wausau, Wisconsin
G 26 Gragg, ElbertElbert Gragg
So Denver, Colorado
F 27 Guttschow, RoyRoy Guttschow
So Simi Valley, California
G 28 Gates, WilliamWilliam Gates
So Rockford, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • John Sabo (University of Illinois) (5th 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
Non-Conference regular season
12/10/1932*
no, no
Bradley W 26–21  1-0 (0-0)
Hewitt Gymnasium (4,000)
Peoria, IL
12/17/1932*
no, no
Wabash L 24–34  1-1 (0-0)
Huff Hall (3,000)
Champaign, IL
12/21/1932*
no, no
Missouri
Braggin' Rights
W 17-22  2-1 (0-0)
Brewer Field House (2,000)
Columbia, MO
12/30/1932*
no, no
North Dakota W 26–24  3-1 (0-0)
Huff Hall (500)
Champaign, IL
1/3/1933*
no, no
Detroit W 39–28  4-1 (0-0)
Huff Hall (4,000)
Champaign, IL
Big Ten regular season
1/7/1933
no, no
Northwestern W 27–25  5-1 (1-0)
Huff Hall (4,000)
Champaign, IL
1/9/1933
no, no
Michigan W 22–17  6-1 (2-0)
Huff Hall (6,500)
Champaign, IL
1/14/1933
no, no
Michigan L 30–35  6-2 (2-1)
Yost Field House (4,500)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/16/1933
no, no
Ohio State L 22–33  6-3 (2-2)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (6,000)
Columbus, OH
1/21/1933
no, no
Northwestern L 27–30  6-4 (2-3)
Patten Gymnasium (-)
Evanston, IL
2/7/1933*
no, no
St. Louis W 26–19  7-4 (2-3)
Huff Hall (2,000)
Champaign, IL
2/11/1933
no, no
Wisconsin W 38–25  8-4 (3-3)
Huff Hall (4,000)
Champaign, IL
2/13/1933
no, no
Ohio State L 29–31  8-5 (3-4)
Huff Hall (5,500)
Champaign, IL
2/18/1933
no, no
Minnesota W 26–22  9-5 (4-4)
Williams Arena (-)
Minneapolis, MN
2/20/1933
no, no
Wisconsin W 29–15  10-5 (5-4)
Wisconsin Field House (-)
Madison, WI
2/25/1933
no, no
Minnesota L 28–30  10-6 (5-5)
Huff Hall (-)
Champaign, IL
2/27/1933
no, no
Iowa L 27–30  10-7 (5-6)
Iowa Field House (-)
Iowa City, IA
3/4/1933
no, no
Iowa W 44–16  11-7 (6-6)
Huff Hall (-)
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]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]