1992–93 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1992–93 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1992–93 record 19–13 (11–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Henson
Assistant coach Dick Nagy
Assistant coach Jimmy Collins
Assistant coach Mark Coomes
MVP Deon Thomas
Captain Tom Michael
Deon Thomas
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
1992–93 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Indiana 17 1   .944     31 4   .886
#13 Iowa 11 7   .611     23 9   .719
Illinois 11 7   .611     19 13   .594
Minnesota 9 9   .500     22 10   .688
#22 Purdue 9 9   .500     18 10   .643
Ohio State 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Michigan State 7 11   .389     15 13   .536
Wisconsin 7 11   .389     14 14   .500
Northwestern 3 15   .167     8 19   .296
Penn State 2 16   .111     7 20   .259
#3 Michigan 0 3   .000     0 4   .000
Rankings from AP Poll
*Michigan vacated all games due to NCAA sanctions.
Disputed record (15-3, 31-5)
"1992-93 Fighting Illini men's basketball team"

The 1992–93 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

After sitting out a season, Andy Kaufmann returned for the 1992-93 campaign and helped lead Illinois to a 19-13 record and trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Team[edit]

No. Player Hometown High School Class Position
3 Davin Harris Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington High School Jr. Guard
4 Brooks Taylor Chicago, Illinois De La Salle High School Sr. Guard
11 Rennie Clemons Springfield, Illinois Calvary Academy Jr. Guard
24 Richard Keene Collinsville, Illinois Collinsville High School Fr. Guard
25 Deon Thomas (captain) Chicago, Illinois Simeon High School Jr. Forward/Center
30 Robert Bennett Chicago, Illinois Julian High School So. Forward
32 Tom Michael (captain) Hoffman, Illinois Carlyle High School Jr. Forward
33 Marc Davidson Minooka, Illinois Aurora Christian High School So.. Forward
34 Andy Kaufmann Jacksonville, Illinois Jacksonville High School Sr. Forward
42 Gene Cross Olympia Fields, Illinois Rich Central High School Jr. Guard
44 T.J. Wheeler Buckner, Illinois Christopher High School Jr. Guard
45 Chris Gandy Kankakee, Illinois Bradley Bourbanais High School Fr. Forward
52 Steve Roth Belleville, Illinois Belleville High School-East So. Center

Schedule[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
11/25/1992*
no, no
vs. Dayton
Great Alaska Shootout
W 86-78 OT 1 - 0
Sullivan Arena (4,393)
Anchorage, AK
11/27/1992*
no, no
vs. Vanderbilt
Great Alaska Shootout
W 93-77  2 - 0
Sullivan Arena (6,003)
Anchorage, AK
11/28/1992*
no, no
vs. New Mexico State
Great Alaska Shootout
L 94-95  2 - 1
Sullivan Arena (6,687)
Anchorage, AK
12/3/1992*
no, no
vs. Illinois-Chicago W 70-68  3 - 1
Assembly Hall (10,943)
Champaign, IL
12/5/1992*
no, no
vs. Chicago State W 88-61  4 - 1
Assembly Hall (11,568)
Champaign, IL
12/11/1992*
no, no
vs. Jackson State
Illini Classic
W 85-81  5 - 1
Assembly Hall (11,257)
Champaign, IL
12/12/1992*
no, no
vs. Princeton
Illini Classic
W 58-50  6 - 1
Assembly Hall (12,085)
Champaign, IL
12/20/1992*
no, no
vs. Mercer W 77-58  7 - 1
Assembly Hall (11,614)
Champaign, IL
12/23/1992*
no, no
vs. Missouri
Braggin' Rights
L 65-66  7 - 2
St. Louis Arena (18,379)
St. Louis, MO
12/26/1992*
no, no
@ Texas L 72-89  7 - 3
Frank Erwin Center (14,097)
Austin, TX
12/29/1992*
no, no
vs. Marquette L 58-61  7 - 4
Assembly Hall (12,235)
Champaign, IL
1/7/1993
no, no
@ Northwestern W 81-71  8 - 4 ( 1 - 0 )
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
1/9/1993
no, no
@ Michigan State W 52-39  9 - 4 ( 2 - 0 )
Breslin Student Events Center (14,873)
East Lansing, MI
1/16/1993
no, no
vs. #6 Indiana L 79-83  9 - 5 ( 2 - 1 )
Assembly Hall (16,299)
Champaign, IL
1/21/1993
no, no
vs. Penn State W 82-66  10 - 5 ( 3 - 1 )
Assembly Hall (11,665)
Champaign, IL
1/23/1993
no, no
@ #5 Michigan L 68-76  10 - 6 ( 3 - 2 )
Crisler Arena (13,562)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/27/1993
no, no
vs. Wisconsin W 80-72  11 - 6 ( 4 - 2 )
Assembly Hall (11,380)
Champaign, IL
1/30/1993
no, no
@ Ohio State W 86-76  12 - 6 ( 5 - 2 )
St. John Arena (13,276)
Columbus, OH
2/4/1993
no, no
vs. #9 Iowa W 78-77  13 - 6 ( 6 - 2 )
Assembly Hall (14,985)
Champaign, IL
2/6/1993
no, no
vs. Northwestern W 82-67  14 - 6 ( 7 - 2 )
Assembly Hall (14,608)
Champaign, IL
2/10/1993
no, no
vs. Michigan State W 83-80  15 - 6 ( 8 - 2 )
Assembly Hall (12,251)
Champaign, IL
2/13/1993*
no, no
vs. #17 Pittsburgh L 79-95  15 - 7 ( 8 - 2 )
Assembly Hall (16,321)
Champaign, IL
2/17/1993
no, no
@ #1 Indiana L 72-93  15 - 8 ( 8 - 3 )
Assembly Hall (16,336)
Bloomington, IN
2/20/1993
no, no
@ Penn State W 74-66  16 - 8 ( 9 - 3 )
Rec Hall (7,455)
University Park, PA
2/25/1993
no, no
#17 Purdue W 78-70 2OT 17 - 8 ( 10 - 3 )
Assembly Hall (14,096)
Champaign, IL
2/28/1993
no, no
@ Wisconsin L 66-74  17 - 9 ( 10 - 4 )
Wisconsin Field House (11,500)
Madison, WI
3/3/1993
no, no
@ Minnesota L 65-67  17 - 10 ( 10 - 5 )
Williams Arena (16,303)
Minneapolis, MN
3/6/1993
no, no
vs. Ohio State W 85-73  18 - 10 ( 11 - 5 )
Assembly Hall (16,321)
Champaign, IL
3/10/1993
no, no
#3 Michigan L 97-98 OT 18 - 11 ( 11 - 6 )
Assembly Hall (16,321)
Champaign, IL
3/13/1993
no, no
@ #17 Iowa L 53-63  18 - 12 ( 11 - 7 )
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
NCAA Tournament
3/18/1993*
no, no
vs Long Beach State
Regional Round of 16
W 75-72  19 - 12
Jon M. Huntsman Center (11,493)
Salt Lake City, UT
3/20/1993*
no, no
vs #8 Vanderbilt
Regional Quarterfinals
L 68-85  19 - 13
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,084)
Salt Lake City, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Season Statistics[edit]

Final Individual Statistics [3]
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
Thomas, Deon 32 30 1098 34.3 587 18.3 225 371 .606 0 0 .000 137 212 .646 82 174 256 8.0 37 57 42 17
Kaufmann, Andy 31 25 902 29.1 537 17.3 183 433 .423 37 106 .349 134 168 .798 54 74 128 4.1 74 112 1 17
Clemons, Rennie 29 27 857 29.6 287 9.9 105 221 .475 6 16 .375 71 113 .628 14 77 91 3.1 121 66 4 42
Keene, Richard 32 24 724 22.6 266 8.3 92 226 .407 57 145 .393 25 34 .735 9 62 71 2.2 73 58 4 25
Wheeler, T.J. 32 12 770 24.1 257 8.0 85 185 .459 27 78 .346 60 69 .870 35 75 110 3.4 75 57 2 22
Bennett, Robert 32 29 871 27.2 243 7.6 98 180 .544 0 1 .000 47 87 .540 84 132 216 6.8 16 49 21 17
Michael, Tom 30 8 379 12.6 124 4.1 41 97 .423 26 65 .400 16 23 .696 23 44 67 2.2 19 11 7 3
Davidson, Marc 30 2 306 10.2 45 1.5 17 39 .436 1 5 .200 10 17 .588 29 36 65 2.2 9 16 2 7
Harris, Davin 26 1 177 6.8 42 1.6 16 35 .457 2 9 .222 8 11 .727 6 10 16 0.6 17 21 0 9
Taylor, Brooks 31 2 360 11.6 35 1.1 12 34 .353 2 6 .333 9 16 .563 10 26 36 1.2 54 32 8 20
Roth, Steve 14 0 21 1.5 4 0.3 2 3 .667 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 2 4 0.3 0 0 1 0
Cross, Gene 12 0 12 1.0 2 0.2 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Rice, Brian 9 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0
Griswold, Matt 8 0 8 1.0 0 0.0 0 3 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 1 3 0.4 0 2 0 0
Team 0 90 90 2
Total 32 6500 2429 75.9 877 1832 .479 158 431 .367 517 750 .689 351 804 1155 36.1 496 485 92 179
Opponents 32 6500 2347 73.3 860 1926 .447 181 493 .367 446 643 .694 391 670 1061 33.2 440 428 104 212
Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club

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Rankings[edit]

References[edit]