1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
The 1923-24 fighting illini basketball team.png
Conference Big Ten Conference
1923–24 record 11–6 (8–4 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Glenn Potter
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
1923–24 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 8 4   .667     11 5   .688
Chicago 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Illinois 8 4   .667     11 6   .647
Ohio State 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Purdue 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Indiana 7 5   .583     11 6   .647
Michigan 6 6   .500     10 7   .588
Minnesota 5 7   .417     9 8   .529
Iowa 4 8   .333     7 10   .412
Northwestern 0 12   .000     0 16   .000
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Second year Fighting Illini coach, Craig Ruby, took advantage of 12 returning players from a team that finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten a season earlier. The 1923–24 campaign would be the first of two conference titles during Ruby's tenure as the Fighting Illini's head coach. Though the final conference record of eight wins and four losses was not impressive, the Illini were still able to tie Wisconsin and Chicago in the race to be the best in the Big Ten,[2] the overall record for this team would be 11 wins and 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain G.E. Potter, T.D. Karnes, and John Mauer at forward, Leland Stillwell at center, and Jack Lipe, and R.H. Popken as guards.[3]

Roster[edit]

1923–24 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 1 E. Potter, GlennGlenn E. Potter (C)
Sr Orange, California
C 2 "Slim" Stillwell, LelandLeland "Slim" Stillwell
Sr Olney, Illinois
F 3 H. Popken, RolandRoland H. Popken
Sr Oak Park, Illinois
F 4 Roettger, WallyWally Roettger
Sr St. Louis, Missouri
G 5 Lipe, JackJack Lipe
So Decatur, Illinois
F 6 Moore Plummer, LawrenceLawrence Moore Plummer
So Wheaton, Illinois
F 7 Richard Broderick, JamesJames Richard Broderick
So East St. Louis, Illinois
F 8 Roy Helsing, HerbertHerbert Roy Helsing
So Chicago, Illinois
G 9 Haines, LeonardLeonard Haines
So Belvidere, Illinois
G 10 Tanner Britton, EarlEarl Tanner Britton
So Elgin, Illinois
F 11 Mauer, JohnJohn Mauer
So Batavia, Illinois
F 12 R. Parker, CurtisCurtis R. Parker
Jr Fort Wayne, Indiana
F 13 Daugherity, RussellRussell Daugherity
Fr Streator, Illinois
F 14 Green, WilliamWilliam Green
So Urbana, Illinois
F 15 Martin, HollieHollie Martin
So Perrysville, Indiana
G 16 F. Hollopeter, CecilCecil F. Hollopeter
Jr Spencerville, Indiana
C 17 Clifford Valentine, RichardRichard Clifford Valentine
Jr Rockford, Illinois
G 18 Wilbur "Hank" Hansen, JohnJohn Wilbur "Hank" Hansen
Sr Brookston, Indiana
G 19 Melvin Pattison, EugeneEugene Melvin Pattison
So Wilmette, Illinois
F 20 Jackson Roth, HarryHarry Jackson Roth
So Mattoon, Illinois
F 23 Karnes, DonDon Karnes
Jr Fairbury, 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
12/12/1923*
no, no
vs Depauw L 28–29  0-1 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,592)
Urbana, IL
12/15/1923*
no, no
vs Washington University L 15–17  0-2 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,692)
Urbana, IL
12/21/1923*
no, no
vs Iowa State W 16–12  1-2 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (3,131)
Urbana, IL
1/2/1924*
no, no
vs Notre Dame W 29–21  2-2 (0-0)
Kenney Gym (1,887)
Urbana, IL
Big Ten regular season
1/5/1924
no, no
@ Minnesota L 20–36  2-3 (0-1)
University of Minnesota Armory (-)
Minneapolis, MN
1/12/1924
no, no
@ Ohio State W 27–24  3-3 (1-1)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (-)
Columbus, OH
1/14/1924
no, no
@ Michigan L 23–24  3-4 (1-2)
Yost Field House (-)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/17/1924
no, no
vs Northwestern W 38–18  4-4 (2-2)
Kenney Gym (4,124)
Urbana, IL
2/5/1924*
no, no
vs Butler W 28–27  5-4 (2-2)
Kenney Gym (3,455)
Urbana, IL
2/11/1924
no, no
vs Ohio State L 22–25  5-5 (2-3)
Kenney Gym (4,145)
Urbana, IL
2/16/1924
no, no
@ Wisconsin L 12–13  5-6 (2-4)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium (-)
Madison, WI
2/23/1924
no, no
@ Iowa W 26–14  6-6 (3-4)
Iowa Armory (-)
Iowa City, IA
2/25/1924
no, no
vs Wisconsin W 31–20  7-6 (4-4)
Kenney Gym (4,393)
Urbana, IL
2/29/1924
no, no
vs Iowa W 38–19  8-6 (5-4)
Kenney Gym (4,209)
Urbana, IL
3/4/1924
no, no
@ Northwestern W 36–35  9-6 (6-4)
Patten Gymnasium (-)
Evanston, IL
3/8/1924
no, no
vs Michigan W 23–20  10-6 (7-4)
Kenney Gym (4,556)
Urbana, IL
3/10/1924
no, no
vs Minnesota W 31–19  11-6 (8-4)
Kenney Gym (4,664)
Urbana, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Athletic Trainer Association
  2. ^ A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball By Loren Tate, Jared Gelfond pg.18 ISBN 1-58261-793-7
  3. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  4. ^ FightingIllini.com
  5. ^ University of Illinois Fighting Illini Statistics Summary for 1923-24, FightingIllini.com