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1951-52 Illinois Fighting Illini
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 22-4, .846 W-L% (10th of 156)
Conference: 12-2, 1st in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Harry Combes (22-4)

PS/G: 71.7 (17th of 156) ▪ PA/G: 61.5 (63rd of 156)
SRS: 15.17 (6th of 156) ▪ SOS: 4.94 (23rd of 156)

NCAA Tournament:
Won East Regional Semifinal (80-61) versus Dayton
Won East Regional Final (74-68) versus Duquesne
Lost East National Semifinal (61-59) versus St. John's (NY)
Won National Third Place (67-64) versus Santa Clara

AP Poll Summary

12/10 12/17 12/25 1/1 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
3 3 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 6 5 2 2

Schedules prior to the 1995-96 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Sat, Dec 8, 1951 REG @ Butler Ind W 68 57 1 0 W 1 Hinkle Fieldhouse
2 Wed, Dec 12, 1951 REG Loyola (IL) Ind W 74 66 2 0 W 2 Huff Hall
3 Tue, Dec 18, 1951 REG Oklahoma Big 7 W 69 51 3 0 W 3 Huff Hall
4 Thu, Dec 20, 1951 REG North Carolina Southern W 86 66 4 0 W 4 Huff Hall
5 Sat, Dec 22, 1951 REG DePaul Ind W 70 61 5 0 W 5 Huff Hall
6 Fri, Dec 28, 1951 REG UCLA (16) PCC W 73 67 6 0 W 6 Huff Hall
7 Mon, Dec 31, 1951 REG Marquette Ind W 68 57 7 0 W 7 Huff Hall
8 Sat, Jan 5, 1952 REG @ Minnesota Big Ten W 52 43 8 0 W 8 Williams Arena
9 Mon, Jan 7, 1952 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 53 49 9 0 W 9 Huff Hall
10 Sat, Jan 12, 1952 REG @ Michigan Big Ten W 67 51 10 0 W 10 Yost Field House
11 Mon, Jan 14, 1952 REG Indiana (4) Big Ten W 78 66 11 0 W 11 Huff Hall
12 Sat, Jan 26, 1952 REG @ DePaul Ind L 65 69 11 1 L 1 Chicago Stadium
13 Mon, Jan 28, 1952 REG Purdue Big Ten W 84 57 12 1 W 1 Huff Hall
14 Sat, Feb 2, 1952 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 66 62 13 1 W 2 Huff Hall
15 Sat, Feb 9, 1952 REG @ Iowa (9) Big Ten L 68 73 13 2 L 1 Iowa Field House
16 Mon, Feb 11, 1952 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 84 62 14 2 W 1 Huff Hall
17 Sat, Feb 16, 1952 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 80 53 15 2 W 2 Huff Hall
18 Mon, Feb 18, 1952 REG @ Indiana (20) Big Ten W 77 70 16 2 W 3 Field House
19 Sat, Feb 23, 1952 REG Iowa (4) Big Ten W 78 62 17 2 W 4 Huff Hall
20 Sat, Mar 1, 1952 REG Purdue Big Ten W 82 71 18 2 W 5 Huff Hall
21 Mon, Mar 3, 1952 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 95 74 19 2 W 6 Huff Hall
22 Sat, Mar 8, 1952 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 48 58 19 3 L 1 Wisconsin Field House
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
23 Fri, Mar 21, 1952 NCAA N Dayton (11) Ind W 80 61 20 3 W 1
24 Sat, Mar 22, 1952 NCAA N Duquesne (4) Ind W 74 68 21 3 W 2
25 Tue, Mar 25, 1952 NCAA N St. John's (NY) (10) Metro NY L 59 61 21 4 L 1
26 Wed, Mar 26, 1952 NCAA N Santa Clara Ind W 67 64 22 4 W 1