1951-1952 The University of Illinois Men’s Team

Year Inducted: 2021

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: The University of Illinois

Biography:  The Fighting Illini, under the direction of Coach Harry Combes, finsihed 3rd in the NCAA Tournament with a 22-4 record.  The squad won The Big Ten Conference title with a 12-2 record and finished 2nd in the nation in the final AP poll.

The IBCA recognizes these teams from the “Golden Age”of University of Illinois men’s basketball.  Never forgotten!

Team Lineup: John Kerr, Jim Bredar, Rod Fletcher, Clive Follmer, Bob Peterson, and Irv Bemoras.