1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
1983–84 record 26–5 (15–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Henson
Assistant coach Dick Nagy
Assistant coach Jimmy Collins
Assistant coach Bob Hull
MVP Bruce Douglas
MVP Quinn Richardson
Captain Quinn Richardson
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
1983–84 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Illinois 15 3   .833     26 5   .839
#10 Purdue 15 3   .833     22 7   .759
Indiana 13 5   .722     22 9   .710
Michigan 10 8   .556     24 9   .727
Michigan State 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Ohio State 8 10   .444     15 14   .517
Northwestern 5 13   .278     14 14   .500
Minnesota 6 12   .333     15 13   .536
Iowa 6 12   .333     13 15   .464
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illiniois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1983-84 season brought Illinois its 12th Big Ten Conference championship in a season where Illinois had four overtime games including an epic four-overtime 75-66 victory over Michigan. The next game was a two-overtime win at Iowa, Lou Henson’s 400th victory as a college head coach. The Illini recorded a 26-5 mark and were 15-3 in Big Ten play, tying Purdue for the league title. This season also marked Illinois’ first back-to-back 20 win seasons since 1951-52. The Illini would go on to record a total of nine consecutive 20-win seasons from 1982-83 to 1990-91. Illinois advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals before dropping a heart-breaking 54-51 loss to Kentucky on its home court causing the NCAA to put a rule in place not allowing a school to play in a tournament game on its home court.

Team[edit]

No. Player Hometown High School Class Position
10 Tony Wysinger Peoria, Illinois Peoria Central High School Fr. Guard
11 Tom Schafer Algonquin, Illinois Harry D. Jacobs High School Fr. Forward
15 B.J. Jenkins Palatine, Illinois Palatine High School Fr. Forward
21 Quinn Richardson (captain) Robbins, Illinois Eisenhower High School Sr. Guard
22 Doug Altenberger Peoria, Illinois Richwoods High School So. Guard
23 George Montgomery Chicago, Illinois Corliss High School Jr. Center
24 Efrem Winters Chicago, Illinois King High School So. Forward
25 Bruce Douglas Quincy, Illinois Quincy Senior High School So. Guard
30 Scott Meents Kankakee, Illinois Herscher High School So. Forward/Center
31 Don Klusendorf Western Springs, Illinois Lyons Township High School Sr. Forward
32 Dragomir Marinkovich Chicago, Illinois Lane Tech High School Jr. Forward
33 Stephan Freeman Chicago, Illinois - So. Guard
34 Dee Maras Antioch, Illinois Antioch Community High School Jr. Forward
35 Reggie Woodward Chicago, Illinois King High School So. Guard
43 Tom Siegel Belleville, Illinois Belleville High School-East Jr. Center
44 Anthony Welch Grand Rapids, Michigan Creston High School Jr. Forward

Schedule[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/25/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Utah
Tribune Charities Holiday Classic
W 99-65  1-0
Rosemont Horizon (5,463)
Rosemont, IL
11/26/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Loyola (Chicago)
Tribune Charities Holiday Classic
W 70-53  2-0
Rosemont Horizon (5,854)
Rosemont, IL
12/2/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Western Illinois
Illini Classic
W 65-49  3-0
Assembly Hall (10,365)
Champaign, IL
12/3/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Southern Mississippi
Illini Classic
W 78-47  4-0
Assembly Hall (11,841)
Champaign, IL
12/6/1983*
no, no
No. NR @ Vanderbilt W 69-55  5-0
Memorial Gymnasium (15,204)
Nashville, TN
12/10/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. West Texas State W 69-58  6-0
Assembly Hall (10,430)
Champaign, IL
12/12/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Loyola (Chicago) W 74-69  7-0
Assembly Hall (10,488)
Champaign, IL
12/21/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Cal State Northridge W 78-57  8-0
Assembly Hall (8,253)
Champaign, IL
12/24/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Kentucky (#2) L 54-56  8-1
Assembly Hall (10,732)
Champaign, IL
12/28/1983*
no, no
No. 20 vs. Missouri
Braggin' Rights
W 66-60  9-1
St. Louis Arena (17,844)
St. Louis, MO
1/5/1984
no, no
No. 14 vs. Minnesota W 80-53  10-1 (1-0)
Assembly Hall (11,012)
Champaign, IL
1/7/1984
no, no
No. 14 @ Wisconsin W 63-62 OT 11-1 (2-0)
Wisconsin Field House (7,569)
Madison, WI
1/11/1984
no, no
No. 9 vs. Indiana L 68-73 OT 11-2 (2-1)
Assembly Hall (17,223)
Bloomington, IN
1/14/1984
no, no
No. 9 @ Ohio State W 55-53  12-2 (3-1)
St. John Arena (12,657)
Columbus, OH
1/21/1984
no, no
No. 10 vs. Purdue (#19) W 76-52  13-2 (4-1)
Assembly Hall (16,166)
Champaign, IL
1/26/1984
no, no
No. 9 vs. Michigan State W 46-40  14-2 (5-1)
Assembly Hall (14,035)
Champaign, IL
1/28/1984
no, no
No. 9 vs. Michigan W 75-66 4OT 15-2 (6-1)
Assembly Hall (15,952)
Champaign, IL
2/2/1984
no, no
No. 8 @ Iowa W 54-52 2OT 16-2 (7-1)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,450)
Iowa City, IA
2/4/1984
no, no
No. 8 @ Northwestern W 71-52  17-2 (8-1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
2/8/1984
no, no
No. 8 vs. Northwestern W 73-49  18-2 (9-1)
Assembly Hall (11,513)
Champaign, IL
2/12/1984
no, no
No. 8 vs. Iowa W 73-53  19-2 (10-1)
Assembly Hall (16,166)
Champaign, IL
2/16/1984
no, no
No. 7 @ Michigan L 60-62  19-3 (10-2)
Crisler Center (13,511)
Ann Arbor, MI
2/19/1984
no, no
No. 8 @ Michigan State W 70-53  20-3 (11-2)
Jenison Fieldhouse (10,004)
East Lansing, MI
2/25/1984
no, no
No. 6 @ Purdue (#13) L 55-59  20-4 (11-3)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
3/1/1984
no, no
No. 10 vs. Ohio State W 73-58  21-4 (12-3)
Assembly Hall (14,911)
Champaign, IL
3/4/1984
no, no
No. 10 vs. Indiana W 70-53  22-4 (13-3)
Assembly Hall (16,166)
Champaign, IL
3/8/1984
no, no
No. 7 @ Minnesota W 53-41  23-4 (14-3)
Williams Arena (14,729)
Minneapolis, MN
3/10/1984
no, no
No. 7 vs. Wisconsin W 81-57  24-4 (15-3)
Assembly Hall (16,116)
Champaign, IL
NCAA Tournament
3/18/1984*
no, no
No. 6 vs. Villanova
NCAA Division I Tournament
W 64-56  25-4
U.S. Cellular Arena (10,788)
Milwaukee, WI
3/22/1984*
no, no
No. 6 vs. Maryland (#11)
NCAA Division I Tournament
W 72-70  26-4
Rupp Arena (23,525)
Lexington, KY
3/24/1984*
no, no
No. 6 @ Kentucky (#3)
NCAA Division I Tournament
L 51-54  26-5
Rupp Arena (23,525)
Lexington, KY
*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
Efrem Winters[3] 31 182 92 205 54 21 19 456
Bruce Douglas[4] 31 159 81 136 177 5 73 399
Doug Altenberger[5] 31 143 66 15 68 4 39 352
George Montgomery[6] 31 124 53 224 53 17 27 301
Quinn Richardson[7] 31 94 50 61 93 0 23 238
Scott Meents[8] 28 61 23 91 33 25 9 145

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • Midwest
    • Illinois 64, Villanova 56
    • Illinois 72, Maryland 70
  • Regional Finals
    • Kentucky 54, Illinois 51

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Rankings[edit]

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