2010–11 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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2010–11 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
NCAA Tournament Third Round vs. 1 Seed Kansas, L, 59-73
Conference Big Ten Conference
2010–11 record 20–14 (9–9, T–4th Big Ten)
Head coach Bruce Weber
Assistant coach Wayne McClain
Assistant coach Jay Price
Assistant coach Jerrance Howard
MVP Mike Davis
Captain Bill Cole
Demetri McCamey
Mike Tisdale
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 16 2   .889     34 3   .919
No. 13 Purdue 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
No. 16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Illinois 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Penn State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Michigan State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Minnesota 6 12   .333     17 14   .548
Iowa 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Indiana 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
2011 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]
"2010-11 Fighting Illini men's basketball team"

The 2010–11 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Bruce Weber's eighth season at Illinois. They played their home games at Assembly Hall and are members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 20–14, 9–9 in Big Ten play and lost in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to Michigan. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they beat UNLV in the second round before falling to Kansas in the third round.

Pre-season[edit]

Illinois welcomes back all five starters and its top seven players from last season. The Illini return 89.4 percent of its points, 79 percent of its rebounds, and 85 percent of its minutes played from the 2009-10 campaign.[3] In addition to the returning players, Illinois adds a top-15 ranked recruiting class to its roster. Three true freshmen join the squad this season in guard/forward Jereme Richmond, center Meyers Leonard, and guard Crandall Head. The 2010 recruiting class is ranked No. 11 by Scout.com and No. 13 by both Rivals.com and ESPNU. Richmond earned Illinois Mr. Basketball honors and was selected to play in the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game, becoming Illinois’ 13th McDonald’s All-American and first since Dee Brown. A top-25 recruit, Richmond averaged 21 points, 11.5 rebounds, three assists and three blocks as a senior. Leonard was a consensus first-team all-state selection who led Robinson High School to the 2010 Illinois state title in Class 2A. A top-50 recruit, Leonard averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a senior. Head is the younger brother of former Illini All-American Luther Head. Crandall missed his senior season after having surgery to repair a torn ACL. He is a top-75 recruit who earned all-state honors as a junior, averaging 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jeffrey Jordan 13 G 6'1" 175 Junior Highland Park, IL Transferred to Central Florida
Bubba Chisholm 15 G 5'11" 180 Senior Champaign, IL Graduated
Stan Simpson 21 C 6'10" 230 RS Freshman Chicago, IL Transferred to John A. Logan College then to Memphis
Dominique Keller 23 F 6'7" 230 Senior Port Arthur, TX Graduated
Alex Legion 33 G 6'5" 200 RS Junior Detroit Transferred to Florida International
Richard Semrau 50 F 6'10" 245 RS Junior Grafton, OH Graduated

2010 additions[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Meyers Leonard
C
Robinson, IL Robinson High School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jul 29, 2008 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Crandall Head
SG
Chicago, IL Crane Technical Prep 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jan 4, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Jereme Richmond
SF
Waukegan, IL Waukegan High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Oct 26, 2006 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 11   Rivals: 13
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2010–11 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Richardson, D. J.D. J. Richardson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Central Peoria, IL
G 2 Bertrand, JosephJoseph Bertrand 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Sterling Sterling, IL
G 3 Paul, BrandonBrandon Paul 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Warren Township Gurnee, IL
G 4 Head, CrandallCrandall Head 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Rich South Matteson, IL
C 12 Leonard, MeyersMeyers Leonard 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Robinson Robinson, IL
G 21 Berardini, KervinKervin Berardini 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Fr Lake Forest Lake Forest, IL
G/F 22 Richmond, JeremeJereme Richmond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Waukegan Waukegan, IL
F 24 Davis, MikeMike Davis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr T.C. Williams Alexandria, VA
F 30 Cole, BillBill Cole 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Richwoods Peoria, IL
G 32 McCamey, DemetriDemetri McCamey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr St. Joseph Bellwood, IL
F 42 Griffey, TylerTyler Griffey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Lafayette Wildwood, MO
C 54 Tisdale, MikeMike Tisdale 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Riverton Riverton, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2010-10-22

Schedule[edit]

Source[4]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Fri, Oct 29*
7:00 PM, BTN.com
Lewis W 75–65 
 15  Davis   7  Davis   3  Richmond  Assembly Hall (14,737[5])
Champaign, IL
Tue, Nov 02*
7:00 PM, BTN.com
Southern Indiana W 76–67 
 21  Tisdale   14  Davis   7  McCamey  Assembly Hall (14,637[6])
Champaign, IL
Regular Season
Mon, Nov 08*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 13 UC Irvine W 79–65  1–0
 18  Paul   8  Davis,
Tisdale
 
 8  McCamey  Assembly Hall (15,287[7])
Champaign, IL
Wed, Nov 10*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 13 Toledo W 84–45  2–0
 13  McCamey   8  Tisdale   7  McCamey  Assembly Hall (15,333[8])
Champaign, IL
Sat, Nov 13*
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 13 Southern Illinois W 85–63  3–0
 18  McCamey   7  Davis   9  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618[9])
Champaign, IL
Thu, Nov 18*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. Texas
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 84–90 OT 3–1
 22  McCamey   13  Davis   8  McCamey  Madison Square Garden (12,210[10])
New York, NY
Fri, Nov 19*
4:00pm, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. Maryland
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 80–76  4–1
 20  McCamey   6  Richmond   7  McCamey  Madison Square Garden (11,723[11])
New York, NY
Tue, Nov 23*
8:45 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 Yale W 73–47  5–1
 16  Richardson   13  Tisdale   7  McCamey  Assembly Hall (13,858[12])
Champaign, IL
Sat, Nov 27*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 19 at Western Michigan W 78–63  6–1
 18  Tisdale   7  Tisdale   10  McCamey  University Arena (4,532[13])
Kalamazoo, MI
Tue, Nov 30*
8:30 PM, ESPN
No. 20 North Carolina
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
W 79–67  7–1
 20  Davis   10  Davis   5  Davis  Assembly Hall (16,618[14])
Champaign, IL
Sat, Dec 04*
4:00 PM, ESPN
No. 20 vs. Gonzaga W 73–61  8–1
 15  Davis,
Richardson
 
 6  Davis   7  McCamey  KeyArena (14,789[15])
Seattle, WA
Wed, Dec 08*
7:00 PM, BTN.com
No. 16 Oakland W 74–63  9–1
 30  McCamey   12  Tisdale   3  McCamey,
Tisdale
 
Assembly Hall (15,256[16])
Champaign, IL
Sun, Dec 12*
5:00 PM, BTN
No. 16 Northern Colorado W 86–76  10–1
 14  Tisdale,
Richardson
 
 10  Davis   8  McCamey  Assembly Hall (14,814[17])
Champaign, IL
Sat, Dec 18*
1:00 PM, BTN
No. 12 at Illinois-Chicago L 54–57  10-2
 16  McCamey   12  Richmond   6  McCamey  United Center (13,117[18])
Chicago, IL
Wed, Dec 22*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 vs. No. 9 Missouri
Braggin' Rights
L 64–75  10–3
 17  Davis   13  Tisdale   6  McCamey  Scottrade Center (21,906[19])
St. Louis, MO
Wed, Dec 29
8:00 PM, BTN
No. 23 at Iowa W 87–77  11–3
(1–0)
 20  McCamey   7  Tisdale   10  McCamey  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500[20])
Iowa City, IA
Sun, Jan 02
5:00 PM, BTN
No. 23 Wisconsin W 69–61  12–3
(2–0)
 21  McCamey   14  Davis   7  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618[21])
Champaign, IL
Thu, Jan 06
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 20 Northwestern W 88–63  13–3
(3–0)
 14  McCamey   7  Davis   7  Davis,
McCamey
 
Assembly Hall (14,862[22])
Champaign, IL
Tue, Jan 11
8:00 PM, BTN
No. 16 at Penn State L 55–57  13–4
(3–1)
 16  Tisdale   14  Tisdale   5  McCamey  Bryce Jordan Center (6,353)
University Park, PA
Sat, Jan 15
2:00 PM, BTN
No. 16 at No. 20 Wisconsin L 66–76  13–5
(3–2)
 23  McCamey   9  Tisdale   5  McCamey  Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
Tue, Jan 18
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 23 No. 17 Michigan State W 71–62  14–5
(4–2)
 20  Paul   11  Davis   11  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Sat, Jan 22
11:00AM, CBS
No. 23 No. 1 Ohio State L 68–73  14–6
(4–3)
 18  Richmond   10  Richmond   5  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Thu, Jan 27
8:00 PM, BTN
No. 20 at Indiana L 49–52  14–7
(4–4)
 14  Davis   18  Richmond   3  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,297)
Bloomington, IN
Tue, Feb 01
8:00 PM, BTN
Penn State W 68–51  15–7
(5–4)
 22  Davis   10  Richmond   5  McCamey, Paul  Assembly Hall (14,996)
Champaign, IL
Sat, Feb 05
12:00PM, CBS
at Northwestern L 70–71  15–8
(5–5)
 21  Paul   6  Davis   4  McCamey, Richmond  Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Thu, Feb 10
8:00 PM, ESPN(2)
at Minnesota W 71–62  16–8
(6–5)
 17  McCamey, Davis   9  Davis   4  McCamey, Richmond  Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Sun, Feb 13
12:00PM, CBS
No. 14 Purdue L 70–81  16–9
(6–6)
 23  Paul   7  Davis   4  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Wed, Feb 16
7:30 PM, BTN
Michigan W 54–52  17–9
(7–6)
 18  McCamey   10  Davis   5  Davis  Assembly Hall (16,273)
Champaign, IL
Sat, Feb 19
8:00 PM, ESPN
at Michigan State L 57–61  17–10
(7–7)
 15  McCamey   5  Davis   5  McCamey  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Tue, Feb 22
6:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 2 Ohio State L 70–89  17–11
(7–8)
 18  Davis   9  Richmond   6  McCamey  Schottenstein Center (18,085)
Columbus, OH
Sat, Feb 26
6:00 PM, BTN
Iowa W 81–68  18–11
(8–8)
 25  Tisdale   9  Davis   7  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Tue, Mar 01
6:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 6 Purdue L 67–75  18–12
(8–9)
 18  McCamey   10  Davis   4  McCamey, Tisdale  Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
Sat, Mar 05
11:00AM, BTN
Indiana W 72–48  19–12
(9–9)
 22  McCamey   9  Davis, Tisdale   4  McCamey  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Big Ten Tournament
Fri, Mar 11
1:30 PM, ESPN
vs. Michigan
Quarterfinals
L 55–60  19–13
 10  McCamey, Tisdale, Paul   7  Davis, Tisdale   5  McCamey  Conseco Fieldhouse (17,975)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Fri, Mar 18*
8:20 PM, TBS
vs. UNLV
Second Round
W 73–62  20–13
 22  Davis   9  Davis   7  McCamey  BOK Center (14,353)
Tulsa, OK
Sun, Mar 20*
7:40 PM, TNT
vs. No. 2 Kansas
Third Round
L 59–73  20–14
 17  Davis   11  Tisdale   7  McCamey  BOK Center (15,839)
Tulsa, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

National rankings[edit]

Various publications and news sources released their preseason rankings prior to the start of the 2010–11 season. Illinois has been ranked by the publications below. The Fighting Illini were ranked 13th in the AP Poll and 16th in the Coaches Poll in their respective pre-season polls.

Pre-season Rankings
Athlon Lindy's Sporting News[23] Fox Sports[24] CBS Sports[25] Rivals.com[26] Blue Ribbon
19 9 15 12 16 14 9
Regular Season Polls
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AP 13 13 19 20 16 12 21 23 20 16 23 20 RV RV
Coaches 16 16 19 21 17 14 21 25 20 16 22 21 24 RV RV
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  No Change
(RV)   Received Votes

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[27]
                          MINUTES   |--TOTAL--| |--3-PTS--| |-F-THROWS-| |---REBOUNDS---|                    |-SCORING-| 
## Player           GP GS Tot  Avg   FG FGA Pct  3FG FGA Pct  FT FTA  Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO  A  TO Blk Stl Pts   Avg 
32 McCamey, Demetri 31 29 1026 33.1  153 335 .457 68 147 .463 91 124 .734  16  90 106 3.4 62  0 189 89   6 31  465  15.0 
24 Davis, Mike      31 31 1009 32.5  158 295 .536  0   1 .000 61  90 .678  50 170 220 7.1 73  1 51  41  26 28  377  12.2
54 Tisdale, Mike    31 29 792  25.5  119 230 .517 18  42 .429 56  70 .800  70 129 199 6.4 111 5 36  52  50 15  312  10.1 
03 Paul, Brandon    31  8 673  21.7   90 225 .400 38 108 .352 66  84 .786  18  71  89 2.9 53  0 61  55  10 29  284   9.2  
01 Richardson, D.J. 31 29 853  27.5   91 224 .406 50 130 .385 25  33 .758  11  46  57 1.8 63  1 60  36   5 20  257   8.3
22 Richmond, Jereme 30  6 669  22.3  101 193 .523  2  11 .182 26  43 .605  53 101 154 5.1 50  1 57  51  13 13  230   7.7
30 Cole, Bill       31 21 627  20.2   53 117 .453 29  80 .363 17  21 .810  29  51  80 2.6 53  0 40  12  16 19  152   4.9
12 Leonard, Meyers  30  1 260   8.7   27  57 .474  0   1 .000 10  15 .667  10  31  41 1.4 46  0  5  24  12  5   64   2.1 
42 Griffey, Tyler   24  0 166   6.9   14  42 .333  4  11 .364 10  15 .667  11  18  29 1.2 20  0  1  12   3  5   42   1.8
02 Bertrand, Joseph 13  0  49   3.8    7  13 .538  0   1 .000  3   4 .750   1   5   6 0.5  6  0  3   3   2  1   17   1.3
04 Head, Crandall   15  1  83   5.5    7  18 .389  1   7 .143  4   6 .667   1   2   3 0.2  8  0 10  11   0  3   19   1.3    
21 Berardini, Kevin  8  0  14   1.8    1   1 1.000 0   0 .000  4   6 .667   1   2   4 0.4  2  0  1   2   0  1    6   0.8
15 Selus, Jean       5  0   5   1.0    0   1 .000  0   1 .000  1   2 .500   0   0   0 0.0  1  0  1   0   0  1    1   0.2
   Team                                                                   47  49  96      1         7                    
   Total..........  31    6226   821 1751 .469 210 540 .389 374 513 .729 318 765 1083 34.9 549 8 515 395 143 171 2226 71.8 
   Opponents......  31    6227   712 1777 .401 183 612 .299 420 582 .722 361 670 1031 33.3 509 5 375 382  91 171 2027 65.4 

Regular season[edit]

Post-season[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Big Ten Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
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  4. ^ "2010-11 Schedule". Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  5. ^ Ill 75, Lewis 65, FightingIllini.com, Retrieved 2010-11-02
  6. ^ Ill 76, Southern Indiana 67, FightingIllini.com, Retrieved 2010-11-03
  7. ^ Brandon Paul scores 18, all from beyond arc, to lift Illinois in season opener, ESPN.com, retrieved 2010-11-08
  8. ^ No. 16 Illinois crushes Toledo in 2K Sports Classic second round, ESPN.com, retrieved 2010-11-10
  9. ^ Demetri McCamey leads Illinois in easy victory over Southern Illinois, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2010-11-14
  10. ^ Jordan Hamilton dominates overtime to lift Texas past Illinois, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2010-11-19
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  15. ^ No. 21 Illinois relies on 3-pointers to beat No. 24 Gonzaga, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2010-12-6
  16. ^ Demetri McCamey scores 29 to help Illinois recover to beat Oakland, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2010-12-8
  17. ^ Illinois eases past Northern Colorado in front of small crowd, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2010-12-13
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  19. ^ Mizzou pulls away in final minute, wins second straight Braggin' Rights game, ESPN.com, Retrieved 2011-01-03
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