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1980-81 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results

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Overall: 21-8, .724 W-L% (32nd of 264)
Conference: 12-6, 3rd in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Henson (21-8)

PS/G: 76.8 (34th of 264) ▪ PA/G: 67.1 (88th of 264)
SRS: 18.11 (6th of 264) ▪ SOS: 8.47 (13th of 264)

NCAA Tournament: (#4 seed in West)
Won West Second Round (67-65) versus #5 Wyoming
Lost West Regional Semifinal (57-52) versus #8 Kansas State

AP Poll Summary

Pre 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
      17 18 16 12 18 15   18 17 15 14 16 19

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Sat, Nov 29, 1980 REG Loyola Marymount WCC W 98 65 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Dec 6, 1980 REG Texas Christian SWC W 87 55 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Dec 10, 1980 REG N Missouri Big 8 W 84 62 3 0 W 3
4 Sat, Dec 13, 1980 REG @ Marquette Ind W 69 68 4 0 W 4
5 Fri, Dec 19, 1980 REG N Brigham Young WAC L 75 80 4 1 L 1
6 Sat, Dec 20, 1980 REG N Iona ECACM W 106 84 5 1 W 1
7 Fri, Dec 26, 1980 REG Ohio MAC W 84 54 6 1 W 2
8 Sat, Dec 27, 1980 REG N Oklahoma Big 8 W 93 63 7 1 W 3
9 Thu, Jan 8, 1981 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 88 64 8 1 W 4
10 Sat, Jan 10, 1981 REG @ Indiana Big Ten L 61 78 8 2 L 1
11 Thu, Jan 15, 1981 REG Purdue Big Ten W 87 65 9 2 W 1
12 Sat, Jan 17, 1981 REG Minnesota Big Ten W 80 76 10 2 W 2
13 Thu, Jan 22, 1981 REG @ Michigan Big Ten L 76 80 10 3 L 1
14 Sat, Jan 24, 1981 REG Wisconsin Big Ten L 45 54 10 4 L 2
15 Thu, Jan 29, 1981 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten W 71 70 11 4 W 1
16 Sat, Jan 31, 1981 REG Iowa Big Ten W 79 66 12 4 W 2
17 Thu, Feb 5, 1981 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 82 63 13 4 W 3
18 Sat, Feb 7, 1981 REG @ Iowa Big Ten L 66 72 13 5 L 1
19 Thu, Feb 12, 1981 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten W 84 65 14 5 W 1
20 Sat, Feb 14, 1981 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 63 57 15 5 W 2
21 Thu, Feb 19, 1981 REG Michigan Big Ten W 67 64 16 5 W 3
22 Sat, Feb 21, 1981 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 82 62 17 5 W 4
23 Thu, Feb 26, 1981 REG @ Minnesota Big Ten L 59 76 17 6 L 1
24 Sat, Feb 28, 1981 REG @ Purdue Big Ten W 81 70 18 6 W 1
25 Thu, Mar 5, 1981 REG Indiana Big Ten L 66 69 18 7 L 1
26 Sat, Mar 7, 1981 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 98 76 19 7 W 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
27 Sat, Mar 14, 1981 NCAA N Wyoming WAC W 67 65 20 7 W 2
28 Thu, Mar 19, 1981 NCAA N Kansas State Big 8 L 52 57 20 8 L 1