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Illinois Fighting Illini

Location: Champaign, IllinoisColors: Orange & Blue
Record: 111 Years, 1742-960, .645 W-L%

Conferences: Big Ten and Western
Conference Champion: 17 Times (Reg. Seas.), 2 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 30 Years (40-31), 5 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Ranked in AP Poll: 16 Times (Preseason), 26 Times (Final), 444 Weeks (Total)

Seasons where the school was classified as a major school (i.e., Division I or equivalent).

111 Seasons

SRS back to 1949-50
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
1 2015-16 Big Ten 15 19 .441 4.39 7.03 72.1 74.8 John Groce (15-19)
2 2014-15 Big Ten 19 14 .576 12.42 6.93 69.1 63.6 24 John Groce (19-14)
3 2013-14 Big Ten 20 15 .571 10.33 8.28 64.2 62.2 23 John Groce (20-15)
4 2012-13 Big Ten 23 13 .639 13.23 10.08 68.5 64.8 10 Lost Third Round John Groce (23-13)
5 2011-12 Big Ten 17 15 .531 9.33 7.99 65.6 64.2 19 Bruce Weber (17-15)
6 2010-11 Big Ten 20 14 .588 16.72 11.11 71.0 65.4 13 12 Lost Third Round Bruce Weber (20-14)
7 2009-10 Big Ten 21 15 .583 11.58 9.58 70.8 66.8 23 20 Bruce Weber (21-15)
8 2008-09 Big Ten 24 10 .706 14.38 6.73 64.8 57.2 18 Lost First Round Bruce Weber (24-10)
9 2007-08 Big Ten 16 19 .457 10.98 8.46 63.6 61.1 Bruce Weber (16-19)
10 2006-07 Big Ten 23 12 .657 14.18 7.09 64.1 57.1 Lost First Round Bruce Weber (23-12)
11 2005-06 Big Ten 26 7 .788 17.20 6.29 70.0 58.7 17 6 13 Lost Second Round Bruce Weber (26-7)
12 2004-05 Big Ten 37 2 .949 24.10 8.47 77.0 61.1 5 1 1 Lost National Final Bruce Weber (37-2)
13 2003-04 Big Ten 26 7 .788 16.93 7.08 72.8 62.9 13 11 13 Lost Regional Semifinal Bruce Weber (26-7)
14 2002-03 Big Ten 25 7 .781 19.82 6.76 74.6 61.6 7 11 Lost Second Round Bill Self (25-7)
15 2001-02 Big Ten 26 9 .743 19.20 9.94 77.4 67.7 3 2 13 Lost Regional Semifinal Bill Self (26-9)
16 2000-01 Big Ten 27 8 .771 23.32 11.38 77.9 65.9 8 3 4 Lost Regional Final Bill Self (27-8)
17 1999-00 Big Ten 22 10 .688 19.73 9.60 75.8 65.6 16 15 21 Lost Second Round Lon Kruger (22-10)
18 1998-99 Big Ten 14 18 .438 10.59 11.87 61.5 62.8 Lon Kruger (14-18)
19 1997-98 Big Ten 23 10 .697 15.21 8.97 69.7 63.5 18 22 Lost Second Round Lon Kruger (23-10)
20 1996-97 Big Ten 22 10 .688 15.64 7.79 76.5 68.7 15 19 Lost Second Round Lon Kruger (22-10)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
21 1995-96 Big Ten 18 13 .581 13.96 7.86 75.9 69.8 12 Lou Henson (18-13)
22 1994-95 Big Ten 19 12 .613 11.95 7.68 73.1 25 20 Lost First Round Lou Henson (19-12)
23 1993-94 Big Ten 17 11 .607 18.96 9.75 17 16 Lost First Round Lou Henson (17-11)
24 1992-93 Big Ten 19 13 .594 11.83 9.27 Lost Second Round Lou Henson (19-13)
25 1991-92 Big Ten 13 15 .464 12.44 11.37 Lou Henson (13-15)
26 1990-91 Big Ten 21 10 .677 9.82 8.39 Lou Henson (21-10)
27 1989-90 Big Ten 21 8 .724 18.46 9.89 8 4 18 Lost First Round Lou Henson (21-8)
28 1988-89 Big Ten 31 5 .861 24.68 12.42 9 1 3 Lost National Semifinal Lou Henson (31-5)
29 1987-88 Big Ten 23 10 .697 21.54 9.82 13 16 Lost Second Round Lou Henson (23-10)
30 1986-87 Big Ten 23 8 .742 18.05 8.66 14 5 11 Lost First Round Lou Henson (23-8)
31 1985-86 Big Ten 22 10 .688 20.34 9.44 7 7 19 Lost Second Round Lou Henson (22-10)
32 1984-85 Big Ten 26 9 .743 18.83 8.13 2 2 12 Lost Regional Semifinal Lou Henson (26-9)
33 1983-84 Big Ten 26 5 .839 19.56 8.00 6 6 Lost Regional Final Lou Henson (26-5)
34 1982-83 Big Ten 21 11 .656 9.79 7.07 Lost First Round Lou Henson (21-11)
35 1981-82 Big Ten 18 11 .621 10.58 4.55 Lou Henson (18-11)
36 1980-81 Big Ten 21 8 .724 18.11 8.47 12 19 Lost Regional Semifinal Lou Henson (21-8)
37 1979-80 Big Ten 22 13 .629 15.78 10.24 20 Lou Henson (22-13)
38 1978-79 Big Ten 19 11 .633 11.28 6.78 4 Lou Henson (19-11)
39 1977-78 Big Ten 13 14 .481 6.11 7.11 Lou Henson (13-14)
40 1976-77 Big Ten 14 16 .467 5.33 6.68 Lou Henson (14-16)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
41 1975-76 Big Ten 14 13 .519 6.07 7.11 Lou Henson (14-13)
42 1974-75 Big Ten 8 18 .308 -1.31 7.07 Gene Bartow (8-18)
43 1973-74 Big Ten 5 18 .217 -5.06 6.17 Harv Schmidt (5-18)
44 1972-73 Big Ten 14 10 .583 7.58 8.67 Harv Schmidt (14-10)
45 1971-72 Big Ten 14 10 .583 0.30 2.44 16 Harv Schmidt (14-10)
46 1970-71 Big Ten 11 12 .478 6.92 5.83 15 Harv Schmidt (11-12)
47 1969-70 Big Ten 15 9 .625 8.37 4.80 10 Harv Schmidt (15-9)
48 1968-69 Big Ten 19 5 .792 17.98 6.59 4 20 Harv Schmidt (19-5)
49 1967-68 Big Ten 11 13 .458 4.47 5.30 Harv Schmidt (11-13)
50 1966-67 Big Ten 12 12 .500 4.39 4.60 Harry Combes (12-12)
51 1965-66 Big Ten 12 12 .500 7.52 4.65 Harry Combes (12-12)
52 1964-65 Big Ten 18 6 .750 20.59 9.20 6 Harry Combes (18-6)
53 1963-64 Big Ten 13 11 .542 10.57 6.95 Harry Combes (13-11)
54 1962-63 Big Ten 20 6 .769 13.17 6.53 8 3 8 Lost Regional Final Harry Combes (20-6)
55 1961-62 Big Ten 15 8 .652 8.10 3.97 Harry Combes (15-8)
56 1960-61 Big Ten 9 15 .375 2.52 3.81 19 Harry Combes (9-15)
57 1959-60 Big Ten 16 7 .696 9.95 7.26 8 Harry Combes (16-7)
58 1958-59 Big Ten 12 10 .545 9.25 5.61 18 Harry Combes (12-10)
59 1957-58 Big Ten 11 11 .500 5.62 4.52 17 Harry Combes (11-11)
60 1956-57 Big Ten 14 8 .636 12.27 6.99 5 Harry Combes (14-8)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
61 1955-56 Big Ten 18 4 .818 21.83 7.38 2 10 Harry Combes (18-4)
62 1954-55 Big Ten 17 5 .773 17.41 6.00 3 18 Harry Combes (17-5)
63 1953-54 Big Ten 17 5 .773 18.81 7.22 4 19 Harry Combes (17-5)
64 1952-53 Big Ten 18 4 .818 20.19 6.90 2 11 Harry Combes (18-4)
65 1951-52 Big Ten 22 4 .846 15.17 4.94 1 2 Lost National Semifinal Harry Combes (22-4)
66 1950-51 Big Ten 22 5 .815 15.59 7.04 5 5 Lost Regional Final (Final Four) Harry Combes (22-5)
67 1949-50 Big Ten 14 8 .636 11.29 7.43 0.0 16 Harry Combes (14-8)
68 1948-49 Big Ten 21 4 .840 68.2 56.6 4 4 Lost Regional Final (Final Four) Harry Combes (21-4)
69 1947-48 Big Ten 15 5 .750 Harry Combes (15-5)
70 1946-47 Big Ten 14 6 .700 Douglas Mills (14-6)
71 1945-46 Big Ten 14 7 .667 Douglas Mills (14-7)
72 1944-45 Big Ten 13 7 .650 Douglas Mills (13-7)
73 1943-44 Big Ten 11 9 .550 Douglas Mills (11-9)
74 1942-43 Big Ten 17 1 .944 Douglas Mills (17-1)
75 1941-42 Big Ten 18 5 .783 Lost Regional Semifinal Douglas Mills (18-5)
76 1940-41 Big Ten 13 7 .650 Douglas Mills (13-7)
77 1939-40 Big Ten 14 6 .700 Douglas Mills (14-6)
78 1938-39 Big Ten 14 5 .737 Douglas Mills (14-5)
79 1937-38 Big Ten 9 9 .500 Douglas Mills (9-9)
80 1936-37 Big Ten 14 4 .778 Douglas Mills (14-4)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
81 1935-36 Big Ten 13 6 .684 Craig Ruby (13-6)
82 1934-35 Big Ten 15 5 .750 Craig Ruby (15-5)
83 1933-34 Big Ten 13 6 .684 Craig Ruby (13-6)
84 1932-33 Big Ten 11 7 .611 Craig Ruby (11-7)
85 1931-32 Big Ten 11 6 .647 Craig Ruby (11-6)
86 1930-31 Big Ten 12 5 .706 Craig Ruby (12-5)
87 1929-30 Big Ten 8 8 .500 Craig Ruby (8-8)
88 1928-29 Big Ten 10 7 .588 Craig Ruby (10-7)
89 1927-28 Big Ten 5 12 .294 Craig Ruby (5-12)
90 1926-27 Big Ten 10 7 .588 Craig Ruby (10-7)
91 1925-26 Big Ten 9 8 .529 Craig Ruby (9-8)
92 1924-25 Big Ten 11 6 .647 Craig Ruby (11-6)
93 1923-24 Big Ten 11 6 .647 Craig Ruby (11-6)
94 1922-23 Big Ten 9 6 .600 Craig Ruby (9-6)
95 1921-22 Big Ten 14 5 .737 Frank Winters (14-5)
96 1920-21 Big Ten 11 7 .611 Frank Winters (11-7)
97 1919-20 Big Ten 9 4 .692 Ralph Jones (9-4)
98 1918-19 Big Ten 6 8 .429 Ralph Jones (6-8)
99 1917-18 Big Ten 9 6 .600 Ralph Jones (9-6)
100 1916-17 Western 13 3 .813 Ralph Jones (13-3)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
101 1915-16 Western 13 3 .813 Ralph Jones (13-3)
102 1914-15 Western 16 0 1.000 Ralph Jones (16-0)
103 1913-14 Western 9 4 .692 Ralph Jones (9-4)
104 1912-13 Western 10 6 .625 Ralph Jones (10-6)
105 1911-12 Western 8 8 .500 Thomas Thompson (8-8)
106 1910-11 Western 6 6 .500 Thomas Thompson (6-6)
107 1909-10 Western 5 4 .556 Herb Juul (5-4)
108 1908-09 Western 7 6 .538 Herb Juul (7-6)
109 1907-08 Western 20 6 .769 Fletcher Lane (20-6)
110 1906-07 Western 1 10 .091 Frank Pinckney (1-10)
111 1905-06 Western 6 8 .429 Elwood Brown (6-8)