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Illinois Fighting Illini

Location: Champaign, Illinois ▪ Colors: Orange & Blue
Record: 109 Years, 1708-927, .648 W-L%

Conferences: Big Ten and Western
Conference Champion: 17 Times (Reg. Seas.), 2 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 30 Years (40-31), 5 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Ranked in AP Poll: 16 Times (Preseason), 26 Times (Final), 443 Weeks (Total)

Seasons where the school was classified as a major school (i.e., Division I or equivalent).
Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

109 Seasons

SRS back to 1979-80
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
1 2013-14  Big Ten 20 15 .571 10.33 8.28 64.2 62.2 23 John Groce (20-15)
2 2012-13 Big Ten 23 13 .639 13.23 10.08 68.5 64.8 10 Lost Third Round John Groce (23-13)
3 2011-12  Big Ten 17 15 .531 9.33 7.99 65.6 64.2 19 Bruce Weber (17-15)
4 2010-11 Big Ten 20 14 .588 16.72 11.11 71.0 65.4 13 12 Lost Third Round Bruce Weber (20-14)
5 2009-10  Big Ten 21 15 .583 11.58 9.58 70.8 66.8 23 20 Bruce Weber (21-15)
6 2008-09 Big Ten 24 10 .706 14.38 6.73 64.8 57.2 18 Lost First Round Bruce Weber (24-10)
7 2007-08  Big Ten 16 19 .457 10.98 8.46 63.6 61.1 Bruce Weber (16-19)
8 2006-07 Big Ten 23 12 .657 14.18 7.09 64.1 57.1 Lost First Round Bruce Weber (23-12)
9 2005-06 Big Ten 26 7 .788 17.20 6.29 70.0 58.7 17 6 13 Lost Second Round Bruce Weber (26-7)
10 2004-05RTF Big Ten 37 2 .949 24.10 8.47 77.0 61.1 5 1 1 Lost National Final Bruce Weber (37-2)
11 2003-04R Big Ten 26 7 .788 16.93 7.08 72.8 62.9 13 11 13 Lost Regional Semifinal Bruce Weber (26-7)
12 2002-03T Big Ten 25 7 .781 19.82 6.76 74.6 61.6 7 11 Lost Second Round Bill Self (25-7)
13 2001-02R Big Ten 26 9 .743 19.20 9.94 77.4 67.7 3 2 13 Lost Regional Semifinal Bill Self (26-9)
14 2000-01R Big Ten 27 8 .771 23.32 11.38 77.9 65.9 8 3 4 Lost Regional Final Bill Self (27-8)
15 1999-00 Big Ten 22 10 .688 19.73 9.60 75.8 65.6 16 15 21 Lost Second Round Lon Kruger (22-10)
16 1998-99  Big Ten 14 18 .438 10.59 11.87 61.5 62.8 Lon Kruger (14-18)
17 1997-98R Big Ten 23 10 .697 15.21 8.97 69.7 63.5 18 22 Lost Second Round Lon Kruger (23-10)
18 1996-97 Big Ten 22 10 .688 15.64 7.79 15 19 Lost Second Round Lon Kruger (22-10)
19 1995-96  Big Ten 18 13 .581 13.96 7.86 12 Lou Henson (18-13)
20 1994-95 Big Ten 19 12 .613 11.95 7.68 25 20 Lost First Round Lou Henson (19-12)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
21 1993-94 Big Ten 17 11 .607 18.96 9.75 17 16 Lost First Round Lou Henson (17-11)
22 1992-93 Big Ten 19 13 .594 11.83 9.27 Lost Second Round Lou Henson (19-13)
23 1991-92  Big Ten 13 15 .464 12.44 11.37 Lou Henson (13-15)
24 1990-91  Big Ten 21 10 .677 9.82 8.39 Lou Henson (21-10)
25 1989-90 Big Ten 21 8 .724 18.46 9.89 8 4 18 Lost First Round Lou Henson (21-8)
26 1988-89F Big Ten 31 5 .861 24.68 12.42 9 1 3 Lost National Semifinal Lou Henson (31-5)
27 1987-88 Big Ten 23 10 .697 21.54 9.82 13 16 Lost Second Round Lou Henson (23-10)
28 1986-87 Big Ten 23 8 .742 18.05 8.66 14 5 11 Lost First Round Lou Henson (23-8)
29 1985-86 Big Ten 22 10 .688 20.34 9.44 7 7 19 Lost Second Round Lou Henson (22-10)
30 1984-85 Big Ten 26 9 .743 18.83 8.13 2 2 12 Lost Regional Semifinal Lou Henson (26-9)
31 1983-84R Big Ten 26 5 .839 19.56 8.00 6 6 Lost Regional Final Lou Henson (26-5)
32 1982-83 Big Ten 21 11 .656 9.79 7.07 Lost First Round Lou Henson (21-11)
33 1981-82  Big Ten 18 11 .621 10.58 4.55 Lou Henson (18-11)
34 1980-81 Big Ten 21 8 .724 18.11 8.47 12 19 Lost Regional Semifinal Lou Henson (21-8)
35 1979-80  Big Ten 22 13 .629 15.78 10.24 20 Lou Henson (22-13)
36 1978-79  Big Ten 19 11 .633 4 Lou Henson (19-11)
37 1977-78  Big Ten 13 14 .481 Lou Henson (13-14)
38 1976-77  Big Ten 14 16 .467 Lou Henson (14-16)
39 1975-76  Big Ten 14 13 .519 Lou Henson (14-13)
40 1974-75  Big Ten 8 18 .308 Gene Bartow (8-18)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
41 1973-74  Big Ten 5 18 .217 Harv Schmidt (5-18)
42 1972-73  Big Ten 14 10 .583 Harv Schmidt (14-10)
43 1971-72  Big Ten 14 10 .583 16 Harv Schmidt (14-10)
44 1970-71  Big Ten 11 12 .478 15 Harv Schmidt (11-12)
45 1969-70  Big Ten 15 9 .625 10 Harv Schmidt (15-9)
46 1968-69  Big Ten 19 5 .792 4 20 Harv Schmidt (19-5)
47 1967-68  Big Ten 11 13 .458 Harv Schmidt (11-13)
48 1966-67  Big Ten 12 12 .500 Harry Combes (12-12)
49 1965-66  Big Ten 12 12 .500 Harry Combes (12-12)
50 1964-65  Big Ten 18 6 .750 6 Harry Combes (18-6)
51 1963-64  Big Ten 13 11 .542 Harry Combes (13-11)
52 1962-63R Big Ten 20 6 .769 8 3 8 Lost Regional Final Harry Combes (20-6)
53 1961-62  Big Ten 15 8 .652 Harry Combes (15-8)
54 1960-61  Big Ten 9 15 .375 19 Harry Combes (9-15)
55 1959-60  Big Ten 16 7 .696 8 Harry Combes (16-7)
56 1958-59  Big Ten 12 10 .545 18 Harry Combes (12-10)
57 1957-58  Big Ten 11 11 .500 17 Harry Combes (11-11)
58 1956-57  Big Ten 14 8 .636 5 Harry Combes (14-8)
59 1955-56  Big Ten 18 4 .818 2 10 Harry Combes (18-4)
60 1954-55  Big Ten 17 5 .773 3 18 Harry Combes (17-5)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
61 1953-54  Big Ten 17 5 .773 4 19 Harry Combes (17-5)
62 1952-53  Big Ten 18 4 .818 2 11 Harry Combes (18-4)
63 1951-52RF Big Ten 22 4 .846 1 2 Lost National Semifinal Harry Combes (22-4)
64 1950-51RF Big Ten 22 5 .815 5 5 Lost Regional Final Harry Combes (22-5)
65 1949-50  Big Ten 14 8 .636 0.0 16 Harry Combes (14-8)
66 1948-49RF Big Ten 21 4 .840 68.2 56.6 4 4 Lost Regional Final Harry Combes (21-4)
67 1947-48  Big Ten 15 5 .750 Harry Combes (15-5)
68 1946-47  Big Ten 14 6 .700 Douglas Mills (14-6)
69 1945-46  Big Ten 14 7 .667 Douglas Mills (14-7)
70 1944-45  Big Ten 13 7 .650 Douglas Mills (13-7)
71 1943-44  Big Ten 11 9 .550 Douglas Mills (11-9)
72 1942-43 R Big Ten 17 1 .944 Douglas Mills (17-1)
73 1941-42R Big Ten 18 5 .783 Lost Regional Semifinal Douglas Mills (18-5)
74 1940-41  Big Ten 13 7 .650 Douglas Mills (13-7)
75 1939-40  Big Ten 14 6 .700 Douglas Mills (14-6)
76 1938-39  Big Ten 14 5 .737 Douglas Mills (14-5)
77 1937-38  Big Ten 9 9 .500 Douglas Mills (9-9)
78 1936-37  Big Ten 14 4 .778 Douglas Mills (14-4)
79 1935-36  Big Ten 13 6 .684 Craig Ruby (13-6)
80 1934-35  Big Ten 15 5 .750 Craig Ruby (15-5)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
81 1933-34  Big Ten 13 6 .684 Craig Ruby (13-6)
82 1932-33  Big Ten 11 7 .611 Craig Ruby (11-7)
83 1931-32  Big Ten 11 6 .647 Craig Ruby (11-6)
84 1930-31  Big Ten 12 5 .706 Craig Ruby (12-5)
85 1929-30  Big Ten 8 8 .500 Craig Ruby (8-8)
86 1928-29  Big Ten 10 7 .588 Craig Ruby (10-7)
87 1927-28  Big Ten 5 12 .294 Craig Ruby (5-12)
88 1926-27  Big Ten 10 7 .588 Craig Ruby (10-7)
89 1925-26  Big Ten 9 8 .529 Craig Ruby (9-8)
90 1924-25  Big Ten 11 6 .647 Craig Ruby (11-6)
91 1923-24  Big Ten 11 6 .647 Craig Ruby (11-6)
92 1922-23  Big Ten 9 6 .600 Craig Ruby (9-6)
93 1921-22  Big Ten 14 5 .737 Frank Winters (14-5)
94 1920-21  Big Ten 11 7 .611 Frank Winters (11-7)
95 1919-20  Big Ten 9 4 .692 Ralph Jones (9-4)
96 1918-19  Big Ten 6 8 .429 Ralph Jones (6-8)
97 1917-18  Big Ten 9 6 .600 Ralph Jones (9-6)
98 1916-17  Western 13 3 .813 Ralph Jones (13-3)
99 1915-16  Western 13 3 .813 Ralph Jones (13-3)
100 1914-15  Western 16 0 1.000 Ralph Jones (16-0)
Rk Season Conf W L W-L% SRS SOS PTS PTS AP Pre AP High AP Final NCAA Tournament Coach(es)
101 1913-14  Western 9 4 .692 Ralph Jones (9-4)
102 1912-13  Western 10 6 .625 Ralph Jones (10-6)
103 1911-12  Western 8 8 .500 Thomas Thompson (8-8)
104 1910-11  Western 6 6 .500 Thomas Thompson (6-6)
105 1909-10  Western 5 4 .556 Herb Juul (5-4)
106 1908-09  Western 7 6 .538 Herb Juul (7-6)
107 1907-08  Western 20 6 .769 Fletcher Lane (20-6)
108 1906-07  Western 1 10 .091 Frank Pinckney (1-10)
109 1905-06  Western 6 8 .429 Elwood Brown (6-8)