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1997-98 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results

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Overall: 23-10, .697 W-L% (47th of 306)
Conference: 13-3, 2nd in Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lon Kruger (23-10)

PS/G: 69.7 (160th of 306) ▪ PA/G: 63.5 (23rd of 306)
SRS: 15.21 (21st of 306) ▪ SOS: 8.97 (18th of 306)

NCAA Tournament: (#5 seed in West)
Won West First Round (64-51) versus #12 South Alabama
Lost West Second Round (67-61) versus #4 Maryland

AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/18 11/25 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
                            23 22 18 22

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Mon, Nov 17, 1997 REG Bradley MVC W 69 59 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Nov 21, 1997 REG Georgia Southern Southern W 82 53 2 0 W 2
3 Mon, Nov 24, 1997 REG Illinois-Chicago MW Coll W 71 70 3 0 W 3
4 Thu, Nov 27, 1997 REG N Wichita State MVC W 70 57 4 0 W 4
5 Fri, Nov 28, 1997 REG N Louisville CUSA L 57 58 4 1 L 1
6 Sat, Nov 29, 1997 REG N St. John's (NY) Big East L 66 83 4 2 L 2
7 Tue, Dec 2, 1997 REG Texas-Pan American Sun Belt W 88 60 5 2 W 1
8 Sat, Dec 6, 1997 REG @ Saint Louis CUSA L 51 57 5 3 L 1
9 Mon, Dec 8, 1997 REG Maine AEC W 88 69 6 3 W 1
10 Sat, Dec 13, 1997 REG N Clemson ACC W 71 61 7 3 W 2
11 Sat, Dec 20, 1997 REG Texas Big 12 W 105 80 8 3 W 3
12 Tue, Dec 23, 1997 REG N Missouri Big 12 L 69 75 8 4 L 1
13 Tue, Dec 30, 1997 REG @ UCLA Pac-10 L 69 74 8 5 L 2
14 Sat, Jan 3, 1998 REG Indiana Big Ten W 74 72 9 5 W 1
15 Thu, Jan 8, 1998 REG @ Iowa Big Ten W 76 64 10 5 W 2
16 Sat, Jan 10, 1998 REG @ Northwestern Big Ten W 59 44 11 5 W 3
17 Tue, Jan 13, 1998 REG Purdue Big Ten L 58 68 11 6 L 1
18 Sat, Jan 17, 1998 REG @ Michigan State Big Ten L 64 68 11 7 L 2
19 Wed, Jan 21, 1998 REG Wisconsin Big Ten W 62 48 12 7 W 1
20 Sun, Jan 25, 1998 REG Michigan Big Ten W 64 53 13 7 W 2
21 Wed, Jan 28, 1998 REG @ Ohio State Big Ten W 66 62 14 7 W 3
22 Sat, Jan 31, 1998 REG @ Penn State Big Ten W 77 71 15 7 W 4
23 Wed, Feb 4, 1998 REG Minnesota Big Ten W 68 56 16 7 W 5
24 Sat, Feb 7, 1998 REG @ Wisconsin Big Ten W 53 47 17 7 W 6
25 Thu, Feb 12, 1998 REG Michigan State Big Ten W 84 63 18 7 W 7
26 Sat, Feb 14, 1998 REG @ Purdue Big Ten L 72 75 18 8 L 1
27 Wed, Feb 18, 1998 REG Northwestern Big Ten W 69 57 19 8 W 1
28 Sun, Feb 22, 1998 REG Iowa Big Ten W 79 72 20 8 W 2
29 Tue, Feb 24, 1998 REG @ Indiana Big Ten W 82 72 21 8 W 3
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
30 Fri, Mar 6, 1998 CTOURN N Wisconsin Big Ten W 66 61 22 8 W 4
31 Sat, Mar 7, 1998 CTOURN N Purdue Big Ten L 47 68 22 9 L 1
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
32 Thu, Mar 12, 1998 NCAA N South Alabama Sun Belt W 64 51 23 9 W 1
33 Sat, Mar 14, 1998 NCAA N Maryland ACC L 61 67 23 10 L 1