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1996-97 Illinois Fighting Illini
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 22-10, .688 W-L% (52nd of 305)
Conference: 11-7, 4th in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lon Kruger (22-10)

PS/G: 76.5 (43rd of 305) ▪ PA/G: 68.7 (125th of 305)
SRS: 15.64 (21st of 305) ▪ SOS: 7.79 (41st of 305)

NCAA Tournament: (#6 seed in Southeast)
Won Southeast First Round (90-77) versus #11 Southern California
Lost Southeast Second Round (75-63) versus #14 Chattanooga

AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
- - - - - - - 24 25 - - - - 20 23 21 15 19

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Fri, Nov 22, 1996 REG @ Illinois-Chicago MW Coll W 68 63 1 0 W 1 UIC Pavilion
2 Mon, Nov 25, 1996 REG Delaware State MEAC W 92 51 2 0 W 2 Assembly Hall
3 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 REG N Texas Christian WAC W 73 67 3 0 W 3 Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
4 Sat, Nov 30, 1996 REG N Louisville CUSA L 60 70 3 1 L 1 Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
5 Sun, Dec 1, 1996 REG N Virginia Tech A-10 W 92 68 4 1 W 1 Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
6 Tue, Dec 3, 1996 REG @ University of California Pac-10 L 88 89 2OT 4 2 L 1 Harmon Gym
7 Fri, Dec 6, 1996 REG Columbia Ivy W 84 59 5 2 W 1 Assembly Hall
8 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 REG Tennessee State OVC W 86 73 6 2 W 2 Assembly Hall
9 Wed, Dec 11, 1996 REG Chicago State Mid-Cont W 94 57 7 2 W 3 Assembly Hall
10 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 REG Coppin State MEAC W 91 55 8 2 W 4 Assembly Hall
11 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 REG N UCLA (24) Pac-10 W 79 63 9 2 W 5
12 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 REG N Missouri Big 12 W 85 69 10 2 W 6 Scottrade Center
13 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 REG Purdue Big Ten L 69 75 10 3 L 1 Assembly Hall
14 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 72 64 11 3 W 1 St. John Arena
15 Thu, Jan 9, 1997 REG @ Michigan (16) Big Ten L 74 88 11 4 L 1 Crisler Arena
16 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 REG Penn State Big Ten W 85 70 12 4 W 1 Assembly Hall
17 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 REG Minnesota (7) Big Ten W 96 90 13 4 W 2 Assembly Hall
18 Wed, Jan 22, 1997 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten W 66 63 14 4 W 3 Breslin Events Center
19 Sat, Jan 25, 1997 REG Wisconsin Big Ten L 56 73 14 5 L 1 Assembly Hall
20 Wed, Jan 29, 1997 REG @ Iowa Big Ten L 65 82 14 6 L 2 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
21 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 REG @ Indiana (17) Big Ten W 78 74 15 6 W 1 Assembly Hall
22 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 70 58 16 6 W 2 Assembly Hall
23 Sun, Feb 9, 1997 REG Iowa (25) Big Ten W 66 51 17 6 W 3 Assembly Hall
24 Wed, Feb 12, 1997 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 45 62 17 7 L 1 Wisconsin Field House
25 Sat, Feb 15, 1997 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 79 68 18 7 W 1 Assembly Hall
26 Sat, Feb 22, 1997 REG @ Minnesota (2) Big Ten L 66 67 18 8 L 1 Williams Arena
27 Tue, Feb 25, 1997 REG @ Penn State Big Ten W 87 65 19 8 W 1 Bryce Jordan Center
28 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 REG Michigan (24) Big Ten W 70 51 20 8 W 2 Assembly Hall
29 Wed, Mar 5, 1997 REG Ohio State Big Ten W 90 83 21 8 W 3 Assembly Hall
30 Sat, Mar 8, 1997 REG @ Purdue Big Ten L 69 77 21 9 L 1 Mackey Arena
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
31 Fri, Mar 14, 1997 NCAA N Southern California Pac-10 W 90 77 22 9 W 1 Bojangles Coliseum
32 Sun, Mar 16, 1997 NCAA N Chattanooga Southern L 63 75 22 10 L 1