2005–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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2005–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 13
2005–06 record 26–7 (11–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Bruce Weber
Assistant coach Wayne McClain
Assistant coach Jay Price
Assistant coach Tracy Webster
MVP Dee Brown
Captain Dee Brown
James Augustine
Brian Randle
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
2005–06 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Ohio State 12 4   .750     26 6   .813
No. 15 Iowa 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
No. 13 Illinois 11 5   .688     26 7   .788
Wisconsin 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Indiana 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Michigan State 8 8   .500     22 12   .647
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 11   .667
Penn State 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Northwestern 6 10   .375     14 15   .483
Minnesota 5 11   .313     16 15   .516
Purdue 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2006 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2006; Rankings from AP Poll[1]
"2005–06 Fighting Illini men's basketball team"

The 2005–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the 2005-06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Bruce Weber's third season at t\Illinois. The team finished with 11–5 conference and 26–7 overall records. The Illini lost in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament and were eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Season[edit]

Overview[edit]

With the departure of junior Deron Williams and senior Luther Head to the NBA draft, returning seniors Dee Brown and James Augustine led Illinois back to the NCAA tournament. Brown took over the helm of the offense at point guard, a role he had played in high school. As in the previous year, Illinois relied heavily upon three-point shooting, but with more of an emphasis upon the post play of James Augustine.

Roster[edit]

2005–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Hicks, ChrisChris Hicks (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Whitney Young Chicago, IL
G 3 Frazier, ChesterChester Frazier 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Lake Clifton-Eastern Baltimore, MD
G 11 Brown, DeeDee Brown (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Proviso East Maywood, IL
G 25 Brock, CalvinCalvin Brock 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Simeon Chicago, IL
G 31 Smith, JamarJamar Smith 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Richwoods Peoria, IL
G 33 McBride, RichRich McBride 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Lanphier Springfield, IL
F 40 Augustine, JamesJames Augustine (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Lincoln-Way Central Mokena, IL
F 41 Carter, WarrenWarren Carter 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Lake Highlands Dallas, TX
F 42 Randle, BrianBrian Randle (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Notre Dame East Peoria, IL
F 44 Arnold, MarcusMarcus Arnold 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Morgan Park Chicago, IL
C 55 Pruitt, ShaunShaun Pruitt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So West Aurora Aurora, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Shaun Pruitt
PF Brian Randle
SF James Augustine
SG Rich McBride
PG Dee Brown

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Thu, Nov 3*
7:00 PM
No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan W 82–60 
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Wed, Nov 9*
7:00 PM
No. 17 Quincy W 78–52 
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 18*
7:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 17 South Dakota State W 90–65  1–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sun, Nov 20*
4:00 PM
No. 17 Texas-Pan American W 71–59  2–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Tue, Nov 22*
7:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 15 Texas Southern W 93–59  3–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Fri, Nov 25*
7:30 PM, CSTV
No. 15 vs. Wichita State W 55–54  4–0
South Padre Island Convention Centre (1,500)
South Padre Island, TX
Sat, Nov 26*
7:30 PM, CSTV
No. 15 vs. Rutgers W 77–57  5–0
South Padre Island Convention Centre (1,700)
South Padre Island, TX
Tue, Nov 29*
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 at North Carolina W 68–64  6–0
Dean Smith Center (21,273)
Chapel Hill, NC
Sat, Dec 3*
1:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 12 vs. Xavier W 65–62  7–0
United Center (19,833)
Chicago, IL
Mon, Dec 5*
7:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 11 Arkansas-Little Rock W 75–49  8–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Thu, Dec 8*
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 Georgetown W 58–48  9–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sat, Dec 10*
7:00 PM, FSN
No. 11 at Oregon W 89–59  10–0
Rose Garden (15,109)
Portland, OR
Sun, Dec 18*
4:00 PM
No. 9 Coppin State W 61–42  11–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Wed, Dec 21*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 6 vs. Missouri W 82–50  12–0
Savvis Center (22,153)
St. Louis, MO
Wed, Dec 28*
7:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 6 Southeast Missouri State W 89–64  13–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Fri, Dec 30*
7:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 6 Tennessee-Martin W 84–46  14–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Thu, Jan 5
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 6 No. 7 Michigan State W 60–50  15–0 (1–0)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sat, Jan 7
1:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Iowa L 48–63  15–1 (1–1)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
Sat, Jan 14
3:30 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 7 Michigan W 79–74  16–1 (2–1)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Tue, Jan 17
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 at No. 13 Indiana L 60–62  16–2 (2–2)
Assembly Hall (17,328)
Bloomington, IN
Sat, Jan 21
3:30 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 7 at Northwestern W 58–47  17–2 (3–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Wed, Jan 25
8:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 8 Minnesota W 77–53  18–2 (4–2)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sat, Jan 28
3:30 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 8 Purdue W 76–58  19–2 (5–2)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Tue, Jan 31
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 6 at Wisconsin W 66–51  20–2 (6–2)
Kohl Center (17,142)
Madison, WI
Sat, Feb 4
8:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 6 Penn State L 65–66  20–3 (6–3)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sun, Feb 12
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 10 at No. 19 Ohio State L 53–69  20–4 (6–4)
Value City Arena (18,500)
Columbus, OH
Wed, Feb 15
7:00 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 14 Northwestern W 63–47  21–4 (7–4)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sun, Feb 19
2:30 PM, CBS
No. 14 Indiana W 70–58  22–4 (8–4)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Tue, Feb 21
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 8 at Michigan L 64–72  22–5 (8–5)
Crisler Arena (13,164)
Ann Arbor, MI
Sat, Feb 25
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 8 No. 20 Iowa W 71–59  23–5 (9–5)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Tue, Feb 28
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 10 at Minnesota W 71–65  24–5 (10–5)
Williams Arena (13,022)
Minneapolis, MN
Sat, Mar 4
11:00 AM, CBS
No. 10 at No. 25 Michigan State W 75–68  25–5 (11–5)
Breslin Student Events Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten Tournament
Fri, Mar 10
8:10 PM, ESPN Plus
No. 9 vs. Michigan State L 56–61  25–6
Conseco Fieldhouse (18,730)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Thu, Mar 16
7:35 PM, CBS
No. 13 (4) vs. (13) Air Force W 78–69  26–6
Cox Arena at the Aztec Bowl (9,891)
San Diego, CA
Sat, Mar 18
4:30 PM, CBS
No. 13 (4) vs. No. 17 (5) Washington L 64–67  26–7
Cox Arena at the Aztec Bowl (10,687)
San Diego, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Season Statistics[edit]

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
Individual Player Statistics[2]
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
Brown, Dee 33 33 1183 35.8 470 14.2 157 437 .359 78 243 .321 78 103 .757 15 87 102 3.1 191 94 1 53
Augustine, James 33 33 1079 32.7 448 13.6 174 279 .624 1 2 .500 99 152 .651 100 200 300 9.1 59 67 24 47
McBride, Rich 33 33 989 30.0 329 10.0 112 277 .404 83 206 .403 22 25 .880 5 55 60 1.8 70 47 0 24
Randle, Brian 32 32 855 26.7 272 8.5 109 210 .519 6 34 .176 48 81 .593 77 96 173 5.4 47 43 17 26
Smith, Jamar 32 0 613 19.2 255 8.0 85 181 .470 66 137 .482 19 27 .704 17 36 53 1.7 43 34 1 16
Pruitt, Shaun 33 33 641 19.4 203 6.2 86 164 .524 0 0 .000 31 64 .484 70 99 169 5.1 15 39 15 13
Carter, Warren 32 1 395 12.3 154 4.8 58 126 .460 1 6 .167 37 55 .673 35 53 88 2.8 15 16 9 6
Arnold, Marcus 32 0 354 11.1 113 3.5 47 102 .461 0 0 .000 19 34 .559 32 44 76 2.4 2 21 9 7
Brock, Calvin 17 0 109 6.4 23 1.4 8 24 .333 1 6 .167 6 15 .400 5 22 27 1.6 7 8 1 4
Frazier, Chester 27 0 363 13.4 34 1.3 10 48 .208 5 32 .156 9 18 .500 8 37 45 1.7 50 21 2 7
Hicks, Crhis 11 0 19 1.7 10 0.9 2 5 .400 0 2 .000 6 8 .750 0 1 1 0.1 1 0 0 0
Team 159 388 547 0
Total 33 6600 2311 70.0 848 1853 .458 241 668 .361 374 582 .643 403 776 1179 35.7 500 406 79 203
Opponents 33 6600 1937 58.7 670 1656 .405 170 536 .317 427 615 .694 306 678 984 29.8 338 464 78 179

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
2006 2 41 James Augustine Orlando Magic
2006 2 46 Dee Brown Utah Jazz

[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Dee Brown was named to the Consensus All-American 2nd Team, the Associated Press 2nd team, the United States Basketball Writers Association 2nd team and the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2nd team for the 2005-06 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 14, 2006. 
  2. ^ 2005-06 Illinois Season Statistics, FightingIllini.com
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2009-05-16.