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1988-89 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results

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Overall: 31-5, .861 W-L% (3rd of 293)
Conference: 14-4, 2nd in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Henson (31-5)

PS/G: 86.4 (25th of 293) ▪ PA/G: 74.1 (117th of 293)
SRS: 24.68 (4th of 293) ▪ SOS: 12.42 (4th of 293)

NCAA Tournament: (#1 seed in Midwest)
Won Midwest First Round (77-71) versus #16 McNeese State
Won Midwest Second Round (72-60) versus #9 Ball State
Won Midwest Regional Semifinal (83-69) versus #4 Louisville
Won Midwest Regional Final (89-86) versus #2 Syracuse
Lost National Semifinal (83-81) versus #3 Michigan

AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/22 11/29 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/7 Final
9 9 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 2 7 5 10 8 4 3

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Sat, Nov 26, 1988 REG Illinois-Chicago Mid-Cont W 85 59 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Dec 3, 1988 REG Mississippi SEC W 91 79 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Dec 6, 1988 REG Florida SEC W 97 67 3 0 W 3
4 Fri, Dec 9, 1988 REG Duquesne A-10 W 112 81 4 0 W 4
5 Sat, Dec 10, 1988 REG Arkansas-Little Rock A-Sun W 107 88 5 0 W 5
6 Sat, Dec 17, 1988 REG Tennessee Tech OVC W 105 77 6 0 W 6
7 Mon, Dec 19, 1988 REG N Missouri Big 8 W 87 84 7 0 W 7
8 Thu, Dec 22, 1988 REG @ Louisiana State SEC W 127 100 8 0 W 8
9 Tue, Dec 27, 1988 REG N Tulsa MVC W 85 58 9 0 W 9
10 Wed, Dec 28, 1988 REG N Georgia Tech ACC W 80 75 10 0 W 10
11 Thu, Dec 29, 1988 REG @ Hawaii WAC W 96 87 11 0 W 11
12 Sat, Jan 7, 1989 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 71 54 12 0 W 12
13 Thu, Jan 12, 1989 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 103 80 13 0 W 13
14 Sat, Jan 14, 1989 REG Michigan Big Ten W 96 84 14 0 W 14
15 Thu, Jan 19, 1989 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 75 70 15 0 W 15
16 Sun, Jan 22, 1989 REG Georgia Tech ACC W 103 92 16 0 W 16
17 Thu, Jan 26, 1989 REG @ Minnesota Big Ten L 62 69 16 1 L 1
18 Sat, Jan 28, 1989 REG Indiana Big Ten W 75 65 17 1 W 1
19 Thu, Feb 2, 1989 REG @ Purdue Big Ten L 72 76 17 2 L 1
20 Sun, Feb 5, 1989 REG @ Iowa Big Ten L 82 86 17 3 L 2
21 Thu, Feb 9, 1989 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 62 60 18 3 W 1
22 Sat, Feb 11, 1989 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 86 69 19 3 W 2
23 Thu, Feb 16, 1989 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten W 75 56 20 3 W 3
24 Sat, Feb 18, 1989 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 52 72 20 4 L 1
25 Mon, Feb 20, 1989 REG Purdue Big Ten W 102 75 21 4 W 1
26 Sun, Feb 26, 1989 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 94 71 22 4 W 2
27 Thu, Mar 2, 1989 REG Minnesota Big Ten W 63 58 23 4 W 3
28 Sun, Mar 5, 1989 REG @ Indiana Big Ten W 70 67 24 4 W 4
29 Wed, Mar 8, 1989 REG Iowa Big Ten W 118 94 25 4 W 5
30 Sat, Mar 11, 1989 REG @ Michigan Big Ten W 89 73 26 4 W 6
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
31 Thu, Mar 16, 1989 NCAA N McNeese State Southland W 77 71 27 4 W 7
32 Sat, Mar 18, 1989 NCAA N Ball State MAC W 72 60 28 4 W 8
33 Fri, Mar 24, 1989 NCAA N Louisville Metro W 83 69 29 4 W 9
34 Sun, Mar 26, 1989 NCAA N Syracuse Big East W 89 86 30 4 W 10
35 Sat, Apr 1, 1989 NCAA N Michigan Big Ten L 81 83 30 5 L 1