1921–22 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1921–22 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1921-22 Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1921–22 record 14–5 (7–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Frank Winters
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Charles Carney
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
1921–22 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 8 1   .889     15 3   .833
Michigan 8 4   .667     15 4   .789
Wisconsin 8 4   .667     14 5   .737
Illinois 7 5   .583     14 5   .737
Iowa 5 6   .455     11 7   .611
Chicago 5 7   .417     15 15   .500
Ohio State 5 7   .417     8 10   .444
Minnesota 4 7   .364     5 8   .385
Indiana 3 7   .300     10 10   .500
Northwestern 3 9   .250     7 11   .389
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1921–22 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1921–22 season was the second and final one for head coach Frank Winters at the University of Illinois. For Winters and the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team, the season would be highlighted by the play of All-American Chuck Carney. Carney was not only selected as an All-American, he would also be named the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year at the completion of the season. Unfortunately for Winters, though, the rest of the team was made up of a group of players who were not as highly thought of, creating a less than perfect season. The Illini's only losses would be at the hands of Big Ten Conference opponents, ultimately placing them in a tie for fourth place.[2] The overall record for this team would be 14 wins and 5 losses. The Big Ten record for the season would be 7 wins 5 losses. The starting lineup included Carney, R.H. Popken, and G.E. Potter at forward, W.H. Roettger at center, and Laurie Walquist, and John Sabo as guards.[3]

Roster[edit]

1921–22 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 1 Chuck Carney (C)
Sr Evanston, Illinois
G 2 Walter Samuel Collins
Sr Rockford, Illinois
G 3 John Sabo
Sr Toledo, Ohio
C 4 Wally Roettger
So St. Louis, Missouri
C 5 Leland "Slim" Stillwell
So Olney, Illinois
G 6 Otto Vogel
Jr Iowa City, Iowa
F 7 Roland H. Popken
So Oak Park, Illinois
F 8 Charles Franklin Gipson
So Amboy, Illinois
F 9 Glenn E. Potter
So Orange, California
G 10 Hubert Tabor
Sr Sullivan, Illinois
F 11 Charles Milton White
Jr Chicago, Illinois
F 12 Harry Clay Neville
Jr Pinckneyville, Illinois
G 13 John Wilbur Hansen
Jr Brookston, Indiana
F 14 Cecil Reynolds Danielson
Jr Rockford, Illinois
G 15 L. Elden
So Buffalo, New York
G 16 Lawrence Walquist
Sr Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

All-Time Illini Rosters Roster

Source[4]

Schedule[edit]

Source[5]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference regular season
12/16/1921*
no, no
vs Illinois Wesleyan W 35–19  1-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (2,835)
Urbana, IL
12/17/1921*
no, no
vs Knox College W 32–24  2-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (2,508)
Urbana, IL
12/30/1921*
no, no
vs Millikin University W 33–20  3-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (800)
Urbana, IL
1/2/1922*
no, no
vs Notre Dame W 49–38  4-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (1,000)
Urbana, IL
1/3/1922*
no, no
vs Notre Dame W 40–27  5-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,118)
Urbana, IL
1/7/1922*
no, no
vs Butler W 26–20  6-0 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (4,107)
Urbana, IL
Big Ten regular season
1/14/1922
no, no
@ Ohio State W 48–36  7-0 (1-0)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (-)
Columbus, OH
1/16/1922
no, no
vs Michigan W 20–17  8-0 (2-0)
Kenney Gym (4,285)
Urbana, IL
1/19/1922*
no, no
@ Millikin University W 34–33  9-0 (2-0)
Millikin Gymnasium (-)
Decatur, IL
2/4/1922
no, no
@ University of Chicago L 16–22  9-1 (2-1)
Bartlett Gymnasium (-)
Chicago, IL
2/7/1922
no, no
vs Purdue L 19–29  9-2 (2-2)
Kenney Gym (4,294)
Urbana, IL
2/10/1922
no, no
@ Wisconsin W 23–25  10-2 (3-2)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium (-)
Madison, WI
2/11/1922
no, no
@ Minnesota W 29–28  11-2 (4-2)
University of Minnesota Armory (-)
Minneapolis, MN
2/18/1922
no, no
vs Minnesota W 28–18  12-2 (5-2)
Kenney Gym (4,289)
Urbana, IL
2/20/1922
no, no
vs Ohio State W 41–22  13-2 (6-2)
Kenney Gym (4,289)
Urbana, IL
2/25/1922
no, no
@ Michigan L 16–42  13-3 (6-3)
Waterman Gymnasium (-)
Ann Arbor, MI
2/27/1922
no, no
vs Wisconsin W 37–35  14-3 (7-3)
Kenney Gym (4,293)
Urbana, IL
3/3/1922
no, no
vs University of Chicago L 25–26  14-4 (7-4)
Kenney Gym (4,294)
Urbana, IL
3/7/1922
no, no
@ Purdue L 31–39  14-5 (7-5)
Memorial Gymnasium (-)
West Lafayette, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Field Goals Free Throws Points
Charles Carney[6] 19 79 100 258
Leland Stillwell[7] 19 54 0 108
Roland Popken[8] 19 20 11 51
Glenn Potter[9] 13 20 0 40
John Sabo[10] 19 19 0 38
Laurie Walquist[11] 8 16 0 32
Walter Roettger[12] 9 14 0 28
Hubert Tabor[13] 12 14 0 28
Walter Collins[14] 18 5 0 10

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]