1982–83 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1982–83 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1982–83 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Illini Classic, Champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
1982–83 record 21–11 (11–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Henson
Assistant coach Tony Yates
Assistant coach Dick Nagy
Assistant coach Bob Hull
MVP Derek Harper
Captain Kevin Bontemps
Derek Harper
Bryan Leonard
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
1982–83 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Indiana 13 5   .722     24 6   .800
Purdue 11 7   .611     21 9   .700
Ohio State 11 7   .611     20 10   .667
Illinois 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
Iowa 10 8   .556     21 10   .677
Minnesota 9 9   .500     18 11   .621
Michigan State 9 9   .500     17 13   .567
Northwestern 7 11   .389     17 13   .567
Michigan 6 12   .333     15 13   .536
Wisconsin 3 15   .167     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll)

The 1982–83 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illiniois.

Regular season[edit]

One of Illinois’ best groups arrived on campus for the 1982-83 season. Guards Bruce Douglas and Doug Altenberger, and forwards Scott Meents and Efrem Winters joined sophomores George Montgomery and Anthony Welch to form the nucleus for a team that would win 95 games during the next four seasons. During this season, the Fighting Illini became the nation’s 25th team to cap the 1,000-win mark with a 72-70 victory over Texas A&M in the Great Alaska Shootout. Later that year, Derek Harper was selected First-Team All-Big Ten, falling one vote shy of being a unanimous pick, before leaving school early for the NBA draft. He was a first round selection of the Dallas Mavericks.

Team[edit]

No. Player Hometown High School Class Position
11 Mike O'Brien Peoria, Illinois Richwoods High School Jr. Guard
12 Derek Harper (co-captain) West Palm Beach, Florida North Shore High School Jr. Guard
20 Kevin Bontemps (co-captain) Morton, Illinois Morton High School Sr. Guard
21 Quinn Richardson Robbins, Illinois Eisenhower High School Sr. Guard
22 Doug Altenberger Peoria, Illinois Richwoods High School Fr. Guard
23 George Montgomery Chicago, Illinois Corliss High School So. Forward
24 Efrem Winters Chicago, Illinois King High School Fr. Forward
25 Bruce Douglas Quincy, Illinois Quincy Senior High School Fr. Guard
30 Scott Meents Kankakee, Illinois Herscher High School Fr. Forward/Center
31 Don Klusendorf Western Springs, Illinois Lyons Township High School Jr. Forward
32 Jay Daniels West Palm Beach, Florida John I. Leonard High School So. Forward
34 Dee Maras Antioch, Illinois Antioch Community High School So. Forward
35 Reggie Woodward Chicago, Illinois King High School Fr. Guard
43 Bryan Leonard (co-captain) Belleville, Illinois Belleville High School-East Sr. Center
44 Anthony Welch Grand Rapids, Michigan Creston High School So. Forward

Schedule and Results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/26/1982*
no, no
vs. Vanderbilt
Great Alaska Shootout
L 47-58  0-1
Buckner Fieldhouse (3,500)
Anchorage, AK
11/27/1982*
no, no
vs. Texas A&M
Great Alaska Shootout
W 72-70  1-1
Buckner Fieldhouse (3,500)
Anchorage, AK
11/28/1982*
no, no
vs. Florida
Great Alaska Shootout
W 68-55  2-1
Buckner Fieldhouse (2,500)
Anchorage, AK
12/2/1982*
no, no
vs. Valparaiso W 94-59  3-1
Assembly Hall (11,184)
Champaign, IL
12/4/1982*
no, no
vs. Western Michigan W 75-59  4-1
Assembly Hall (12,874)
Champaign, IL
12/19/1982*
no, no
@ Kansas State W 59-55  5-1
Ahearn Field House (11,220)
Manhattan, KS
12/11/1982*
no, no
@ #2 Kentucky L 57-76  5-2
Rupp Arena (23,872)
Lexington, KY
12/13/1982*
no, no
vs. Vanderbilt W 79-77 2ot 6-2
Assembly Hall (10,341)
Champaign
12/17/1982*
no, no
vs. Southern Illinois
Illini Classic
W 79-61  7-2
Assembly Hall (10,119)
Champaign
12/18/1982*
no, no
vs. Illinois State
Illini Classic
W 67-60  8-2
Assembly Hall (14,328)
Champaign, IL
12/23/1982*
no, no
@ Oklahoma L 75-101  8-3
Lloyd Noble Center (8,713)
Norman, OK
12/31/1982*
no, no
vs. Loyola (Chicago) W 73-72  9-3
Assembly Hall (10,152)
Champaign, IL
1/3/1982*
no, no
vs. Iowa State W 74-57  10-3
Rosemont Horizon (7,628)
Rosemont, IL
1/6/1983
no, no
@ Minnesota L 49-75  10-4 (0-1)
Williams Arena (15,543)
Minneapolis, MN
1/8/1983
no, no
@ Wisconsin W 61-54  11-4 (1-1)
Wisconsin Field House (7,401)
Madison, WI
1/13/1983
no, no
vs. #4 Indiana L 55-69  11-5 (1-2)
Assembly Hall (14,827)
Champaign, IL
1/5/1983
no, no
vs. #20 Ohio State W 63-55  12-5 (2-2)
Assembly Hall (13,015)
Champaign, IL
1/19/1983
no, no
@ Purdue L 62-63  12-6 (2-3)
Mackey Arena (13,502)
West Lafayette, IN
1/27/1983
no, no
@ Michigan State W 78-71  13-6 (3-3)
Jenison Fieldhouse (7,018)
East Lansing, MI
1/29/1983
no, no
@ Michigan W 87-74  14-6 (4-3)
Crisler Arena (12,876)
Ann Arbor, MI
2/3/1983
no, no
vs. #13 Iowa W 62-61  15-6 (5-3)
Assembly Hall (15,181)
Champaign, IL
2/5/1983
no, no
vs. Northwestern W 78-62  16-6 (6-3)
Assembly Hall (14,684)
Champaign, IL
2/10/1983
no, no
@ Northwestern L 55-58  16-7 (6-4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,223)
Evanston, IL
2/12/1983
no, no
@ #20 Iowa L 66-68  16-8 (6-5)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,450)
Iowa City, IA
2/17/1983
no, no
vs. Michigan W 91-71  17-8 (7-5)
Assembly Hall (12,716)
Champaign, IL
2/19/1983
no, no
vs. Michigan State W 69-61  18-8 (8-5)
Assembly Hall (14,123)
Champaign, IL
2/23/1983
no, no
vs. Purdue L 54-56  18-9 (8-6)
Assembly Hall (13,507)
Champaign, IL
2/27/1983
no, no
@ #14 Ohio State W 74-73  19-9 (9-6)
St. John Arena (11,979)
Columbus, OH
3/5/1983
no, no
@ #11 Indiana L 55-67  19-10 (9-7)
Assembly Hall (17,328)
Bloomington, IN
3/10/1983
no, no
vs. Wisconsin W 71-64  20-10 (10-7)
Assembly Hall (12,947)
Champaign, IL
3/13/1983
no, no
vs. Minnesota W 70-67 2ot 21-10 (11-7)
Assembly Hall (15,386)
Champaign, IL
NCAA Tournament
3/17/1983*
no, no
vs. Utah
NCAA Tournament
L 49-52  21-11
BSU Pavilion (11,200)
Boise, ID
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Field Goals Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points
Derek Harper[3] 32 198 83 112 118 18 72 792
Efrem Winters[4] 31 159 67 213 20 31 14 385
Anthony Welch[5] 32 158 61 201 44 15 17 377
Bruce Douglas[6] 32 118 64 87 189 5 78 301
George Montgomery[7] 32 78 70 146 22 7 15 184
Bryan Leonard[8] 30 51 20 104 22 9 10 122

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • West
    • Utah 52, Illinois 49

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 11 Derek Harper Dallas Mavericks

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Rankings[edit]

References[edit]