1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
1983–84 record 26–5 (15–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Lou Henson
Assistant coach Dick Nagy
Assistant coach Jimmy Collins
Assistant coach Bob Hull
MVP Bruce Douglas
MVP Quinn Richardson
Captain Quinn Richardson
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
1983–84 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Illinois 15 3   .833     26 5   .839
No. 10 Purdue 15 3   .833     22 7   .759
Indiana 13 5   .722     22 9   .710
Michigan 10 8   .556     24 9   .727
Michigan State 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Ohio State 8 10   .444     15 14   .517
Northwestern 5 13   .278     14 14   .500
Minnesota 6 12   .333     15 13   .536
Iowa 6 12   .333     13 15   .464
Wisconsin* 0 18   .000     0 28   .000
Rankings from AP Poll
*Wisconsin forfeited all games due to NCAA sanctions.
Disputed record (4–14, 8–20)

The 1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illiniois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1983-84 season brought Illinois its 12th Big Ten Conference championship in a season where Illinois had four overtime games including an epic four-overtime 75-66 victory over Michigan. The next game was a two-overtime win at Iowa, Lou Henson’s 400th victory as a college head coach. The Illini recorded a 26-5 mark and were 15-3 in Big Ten play, tying Purdue for the league title. This season also marked Illinois’ first back-to-back 20 win seasons since 1951-52. The Illini would go on to record a total of nine consecutive 20-win seasons from 1982-83 to 1990-91. Illinois advanced to the NCAA Regional Finals before dropping a heart-breaking 54-51 loss to Kentucky on its home court causing the NCAA to put a rule in place not allowing a school to play in a tournament game on its home court.

Roster[edit]

1983–84 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 10 Tony Wysinger 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Fr Peoria Central High School Peoria, Illinois
F 11 Tom Schafer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Harry D. Jacobs High School Algonquin, Illinois
F 15 B.J. Jenkins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Palatine High School Palatine, Illinois
G 21 Quinn Richardson (C) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Eisenhower High School Robbins, Illinois
G 22 Doug Altenberger 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Richwoods High School Peoria, Illinois
F 23 George Montgomery 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Corliss High School Chicago, Illinois
F 24 Efrem Winters 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So King High School Chicago, Illinois
G 25 Bruce Douglas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Quincy Senior High School Quincy, Illinois
F/C 30 Scott Meents 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Herscher High School Kankakee, Illinois
F 31 Don Klusendorf 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Lyons Township High School Western Springs, Illinois
F 32 Dragomir Marinkovich 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Lane Tech High School Chicago, Illinois
G 33 Stephan Freeman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Chicago Public Schools Chicago, Illinois
F 34 Dee Maras 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Antioch Community High School Antioch, Illinois
G 35 Reggie Woodward 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr King High School Chicago, Illinois
F 43 Tom Siegel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Belleville High School-East Belleville, Illinois
F 44 Anthony Welch Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Creston High School Grand Rapids, Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

All-Time Illini Roster

Source[1] [2]

Schedule[edit]

Source[3]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference regular season
11/25/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Utah
Tribune Charities Holiday Classic
W 99-65  1-0
Rosemont Horizon (5,463)
Rosemont, IL
11/26/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Loyola (Chicago)
Tribune Charities Holiday Classic
W 70-53  2-0
Rosemont Horizon (5,854)
Rosemont, IL
12/2/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Western Illinois
Illini Classic
W 65-49  3-0
Assembly Hall (10,365)
Champaign, IL
12/3/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Southern Mississippi
Illini Classic
W 78-47  4-0
Assembly Hall (11,841)
Champaign, IL
12/6/1983*
no, no
No. NR @ Vanderbilt W 69-55  5-0
Memorial Gymnasium (15,204)
Nashville, TN
12/10/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. West Texas State W 69-58  6-0
Assembly Hall (10,430)
Champaign, IL
12/12/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Loyola (Chicago) W 74-69  7-0
Assembly Hall (10,488)
Champaign, IL
12/21/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Cal State Northridge W 78-57  8-0
Assembly Hall (8,253)
Champaign, IL
12/24/1983*
no, no
No. NR vs. Kentucky (#2) L 54-56  8-1
Assembly Hall (10,732)
Champaign, IL
12/28/1983*
no, no
No. 20 vs. Missouri
Braggin' Rights
W 66-60  9-1
St. Louis Arena (17,844)
St. Louis, MO
Big Ten regular season
1/5/1984
no, no
No. 14 vs. Minnesota W 80-53  10-1 (1-0)
Assembly Hall (11,012)
Champaign, IL
1/7/1984
no, no
No. 14 @ Wisconsin W 63-62 OT 11-1 (2-0)
Wisconsin Field House (7,569)
Madison, WI
1/11/1984
no, no
No. 9 vs. Indiana
Rivalry
L 68-73 OT 11-2 (2-1)
Assembly Hall (17,223)
Bloomington, IN
1/14/1984
no, no
No. 9 @ Ohio State W 55-53  12-2 (3-1)
St. John Arena (12,657)
Columbus, OH
1/21/1984
no, no
No. 10 vs. Purdue (#19) W 76-52  13-2 (4-1)
Assembly Hall (16,166)
Champaign, IL
1/26/1984
no, no
No. 9 vs. Michigan State W 46-40  14-2 (5-1)
Assembly Hall (14,035)
Champaign, IL
1/28/1984
no, no
No. 9 vs. Michigan W 75-66 4OT 15-2 (6-1)
Assembly Hall (15,952)
Champaign, IL
2/2/1984
no, no
No. 8 @ Iowa W 54-52 2OT 16-2 (7-1)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,450)
Iowa City, IA
2/4/1984
no, no
No. 8 @ Northwestern W 71-52  17-2 (8-1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
2/8/1984
no, no
No. 8 vs. Northwestern W 73-49  18-2 (9-1)
Assembly Hall (11,513)
Champaign, IL
2/12/1984
no, no
No. 8 vs. Iowa W 73-53  19-2 (10-1)
Assembly Hall (16,166)
Champaign, IL
2/16/1984
no, no
No. 7 @ Michigan L 60-62  19-3 (10-2)
Crisler Center (13,511)
Ann Arbor, MI
2/19/1984
no, no
No. 8 @ Michigan State W 70-53  20-3 (11-2)
Jenison Fieldhouse (10,004)
East Lansing, MI
2/25/1984
no, no
No. 6 @ Purdue (#13) L 55-59  20-4 (11-3)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
3/1/1984
no, no
No. 10 vs. Ohio State W 73-58  21-4 (12-3)
Assembly Hall (14,911)
Champaign, IL
3/4/1984
no, no
No. 10 vs. Indiana
Rivalry
W 70-53  22-4 (13-3)
Assembly Hall (16,166)
Champaign, IL
3/8/1984
no, no
No. 7 @ Minnesota W 53-41  23-4 (14-3)
Williams Arena (14,729)
Minneapolis, MN
3/10/1984
no, no
No. 7 vs. Wisconsin W 81-57  24-4 (15-3)
Assembly Hall (16,116)
Champaign, IL
NCAA Tournament
3/18/1984*
no, no
No. 6 vs. Villanova
Second Round
W 64-56  25-4
U.S. Cellular Arena (10,788)
Milwaukee, WI
3/22/1984*
no, no
No. 6 vs. Maryland (#11)
Regional Semifinals
W 72-70  26-4
Rupp Arena (23,525)
Lexington, KY
3/24/1984*
no, no
No. 6 @ Kentucky (#3)
Regional Finals
L 51-54  26-5
Rupp Arena (23,525)
Lexington, KY[4]
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Played Field Goals Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points
Efrem Winters[5] 31 1039 182 92 205 54 21 19 456
Bruce Douglas[6] 31 1113 159 81 136 177 5 73 399
Doug Altenberger[7] 31 1125 143 66 15 68 4 39 352
George Montgomery[8] 31 967 124 53 224 53 17 27 301
Quinn Richardson[9] 31 1029 94 50 61 93 0 23 238
Scott Meents[10] 28 465 61 23 91 33 25 9 145
Tom Schafer 29 302 28 23 43 9 1 6 79
Tony Wysinger 30 192 15 27 14 23 0 11 57
Reggie Woodward 14 43 12 4 10 5 0 3 28
Don Klusendorf 19 55 4 10 10 6 0 1 18
Anthony Welch 2 25 6 2 2 0 0 0 14
Dee Maras 6 30 3 0 11 2 0 1 6
Drag Marinkovich 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 6
Joe Klauke 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tom Siegel 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Stephan Freeman 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Rankings[edit]

References[edit]