2012–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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2012-13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament East Region 7 Seed, Round of 32
Conference Big Ten Conference
2012-13 record 23–13 (8–10 Big Ten)
Head coach John Groce
Assistant coach Dustin Ford
Assistant coach Paris Parham
Assistant coach Jamall Walker
Assistant coach Brandon Miller
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Indiana 14 4   .778     29 7   .806
#7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#9 Michigan State 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#10 Michigan 12 6   .667     31 8   .795
#18 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Iowa 9 9   .500     25 13   .658
Illinois 8 10   .444     23 13   .639
Minnesota 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Purdue 8 10   .444     16 18   .471
Nebraska 5 13   .278     15 18   .455
Northwestern 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Penn State 2 16   .111     10 21   .323
2013 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by first year head coach John Groce, the Illini played their home games at Assembly Hall and were members of the Big Ten Conference.

Pre-season

2012 additions

Incoming transfers

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sam McLaurin
PF
Havana, FL East Gadsden (FL) / Coastal Carolina 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (100 kg) May 3, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Rayvonte Rice
SG
Champaign, IL Centennial (IL) / Drake 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Apr 25, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Preferred Walk-On

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mike LaTulip
SG
Mt. Prospect, IL Prospect HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 30, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Sam Maniscalco 0 G 6'0" 180 GS Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Crandall Head 4 G 6'4" 190 Sophomore Matteson, IL Transferred to Southern Methodist
Meyers Leonard 12 C 7'1" 245 Sophomore Robinson, IL Drafted 11th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers
Jean Selus 25 G 6'2" 195 Senior Montreal Graduated

Roster

2012–13 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 0 McLaurin, SamSam McLaurin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) GS Havana, FL
G 1 Richardson, D.J.D.J. Richardson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Peoria, IL
G 2 Bertrand, JosephJoseph Bertrand 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Sterling, IL
G 3 Paul, BrandonBrandon Paul 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Gurnee, IL
G 10 LaTulip, MikeMike LaTulip 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Arlington Heights, IL
G 13 Abrams, TracyTracy Abrams 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Chicago, IL
F 15 Shaw, MikeMike Shaw 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Chicago, IL
G/F 20 Henry, MykeMyke Henry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Chicago, IL
G/F 21 Langford, DevinDevin Langford 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr Huntsville, AL
F/C 23 Djimde, IbbyIbby Djimde Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So Bamako, Mali
G 24 Rice, RayvonteRayvonte Rice Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Champaign, IL
G 31 Berardini, KevinKevin Berardini 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr Lake Forest, IL
F/C 32 Egwu, NnannaNnanna Egwu 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Chicago, IL
F 42 Griffey, TylerTyler Griffey 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Wildwood, MO
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-09-01

Schedule

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/27/2012*
7:00 PM
Lewis W 79–47 
 12  Richardson   9  Griffey   2  Abrams, Paul  Assembly Hall (14,299)
Champaign, IL
11/04/2012*
3:00 PM
West Chester W 75–66 
 17  Abrams   11  Egwu   2  Abrams, Paul, Richardson  Assembly Hall (11,492)
Champaign, IL
Pre-Conference Season
11/09/2012*
7:00 PM
Colgate
Maui Invitational Opening Round
W 75–55  1–0
 20  Paul   8  Paul   5  Abrams, Paul  Assembly Hall (14,683)
Champaign, IL
11/12/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
St. Francis (NY) W 89–64  2–0
 17  Griffey   5  Bertrand, Egwu, Griffey   6  Paul  Assembly Hall (11,640)
Champaign, IL
11/16/2012*
11:30 PM
at Hawaiʻi W 78–77 OT 3–0
 25  Paul   6  Richardson   3  Abrams  Stan Sheriff Center (7,550)
Honolulu, HI
11/19/2012*
11:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. USC
Maui Invitational Quarterfinals
W 94–64  4–0
 26  Paul   6  Paul, Egwu, Abrams, McLaurin   8  Abrams  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/20/2012*
9:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational Semifinals
W 84–61  5–0
 14  Bertrand   7  Henry   4  Paul  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/21/2012*
9:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Butler
Maui Invitational Title Game
W 78–61  6–0
 20  Paul   9  Richardson   4  Paul, Richardson  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/25/2012*
3:00 PM, BTN
Gardner–Webb W 63–62  7–0
 13  Bertrand, Griffey, Paul, Richardson   6  Bertrand, Paul   4  Paul  Assembly Hall (12,565)
Champaign, IL
11/28/2012*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
#22 Georgia Tech
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
W 75–62  8–0
 15  Bertrand, Paul   7  Paul   7  Paul  Assembly Hall (12,224)
Champaign, IL
12/04/2012*
7:00 PM
#13 Western Carolina W 72–64  9–0
 14  Paul   6  Griffey   3  Abrams  Assembly Hall (14,191)
Champaign, IL
12/08/2012*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
#13 at #10 Gonzaga W 85–74  10–0
 35  Paul   6  Richardson   5  Abrams  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/11/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
#10 Norfolk State W 64–54  11–0
 14  Paul   8  Paul   3  Griffey  Assembly Hall (14,144)
Champaign, IL
12/16/2012
5:00 PM, ESPNU
#10 Eastern Kentucky W 66–53  12–0
 17  Paul   9  Paul   7  Richardson  Assembly Hall (15,029)
Champaign, IL
12/22/2012*
5:00 PM, ESPN2
#10 vs. #12 Missouri
Braggin' Rights
L 73–82  12–1
 23  Paul   9  Egwu   5  Paul  Scottrade Center (21,933)
St. Louis, MO
12/29/2012*
1:15 PM, BTN
#12 vs. Auburn W 81–79  13–1
 27  Abrams   8  Abrams   5  Abrams  United Center (18,136)
Chicago, IL
Big Ten Conference Season
01/02/2013
7:30 PM, BTN
#11 at Purdue L 61–68  13–2 (0–1)
 15  Paul   9  Richardson   5  Abrams  Mackey Arena (9,874)
West Lafayette, IN
01/05/2013
1:15 PM, BTN
#11 #8 Ohio State W 74–55  14–2 (1–1)
 19  Paul   8  Egwu   5  Abrams  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
01/09/2013
8:00 PM, BTN
#12 #8 Minnesota L 67–84  14–3 (1–2)
 21  Paul   9  Egwu   2  Egwu, Richardson, Abrams  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
01/12/2013
1:15 PM, BTN
#12 at Wisconsin L 51–74  14–4 (1–3)
 16  Richardson   7  Bertrand   1  Bertrand, Shaw  Kohl Center (17,249)
Madison, WI
01/17/2013
7:15 PM, BTN
#23 Northwestern L 54–68  14–5 (1–4)
 21  Paul   6  Griffey   4  Abrams  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
01/22/2013
7:30 PM, BTN
at Nebraska W 71–51  15–5 (2–4)
 30  Richardson   10  Egwu   3  Paul, Abrams  Bob Devaney Sports Center (9,556)
Lincoln, NE
01/27/2012
5:00 PM, BTN
#2 Michigan L 60–74  15–6 (2–5)
 15  Paul   10  Egwu   3  Abrams  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
01/31/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN
at #13 Michigan State L 75–80  15–7 (2–6)
 16  Abrams   5  Abrams   6  Abrams  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
02/03/2013
2:30 PM, BTN
Wisconsin L 68–74  15–8 (2–7)
 17  Bertrand   7  Egwu, Bertrand   3  Abrams, Paul  Assembly Hall (15,073)
Champaign, IL
02/07/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN
#1 Indiana W 74–72  16–8 (3–7)
 23  Richardson   8  Griffey   3  Paul, Abrams  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
02/10/2013
5:00 PM, BTN
at #18 Minnesota W 57–53  17–8 (4–7)
 16  Griffey   6  Abrams   6  Abrams  Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
02/13/2013
8:00 PM, BTN
Purdue W 79–59  18–8 (5–7)
 18  Richardson   12  Bertrand   7  Abrams  Assembly Hall (13,464)
Champaign, IL
02/17/2013
6:30 PM, BTN
at Northwestern W 62–41  19–8 (6–7)
 18  Richardson   8  Richardson   5  Paul  Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
02/21/2013
7:15 PM, BTN
Penn State W 64–59  20–8 (7–7)
 18  Richardson   5  McLaurin   3  Richardson, Abrams  Assembly Hall (14,356)
Champaign, IL
02/24/2013
12:00 PM, ESPN
at #7 Michigan L 58–71  20–9 (7–8)
 10  Abrams, Paul, Richardson   5  Abrams, Egwu   4  Richardson  Crisler Center (12,693)
Ann Arbor, MI
03/02/2013
4:15 PM, BTN
Nebraska W 72–65  21–9 (8–8)
 16  Abrams   9  Henry   5  Paul  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
03/05/2013
6:00 PM, BTN
at Iowa L 55–63  21–10 (8–9)
 18  Paul   9  Paul   4  Abrams  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (14,566)
Iowa City, IA
03/10/2013
11:30 AM, ESPN
at #14 Ohio State L 55–68  21–11 (8–10)
 21  Paul   8  Henry   4  Abrams  Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
Big Ten Tournament
03/14/2013
11:00 AM, BTN
vs. Minnesota
First Round
W 51–49  22–11
 25  Paul   6  Egwu   2  Abrams, Paul, Richardson  United Center (N/A)
Chicago, IL
03/15/2013
11:00 AM, ESPN
vs. #3 Indiana
Quarterfinals
L 64–80  22–12
 16  Paul, Abrams   7  McLaurin   2  Richardson, Abrams  United Center 
Chicago, IL
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/22/2013*
3:44 PM, TNT
#(7 E) vs. (10 E) Colorado
Second Round
W 57–49  23–12
 17  Paul   8  Egwu   6  Abrams  Frank Erwin Center (13,784)
Austin, TX
03/24/2013*
8:04 PM, TNT
#(7 E) vs. (2 E) Miami
Third Round
L 59–63  23–13
 18  Paul   12  Egwu   2  Paul, Richardson, Abrams  Frank Erwin Center (14,520)
Austin, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

National rankings

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AP[2] NR NR NR NR 22 13 10 10 12 11 12 23 NR NR RV RV RV RV
Coaches[3] NR NR NR NR 22 14 10 10 15 14 13 22 RV NR RV RV RV RV
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  No Change
(RV)   Received Votes
T   Tied

Season Statistics

Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high
Individual Player Statistics (As of February 15, 2013) [4]
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
Paul, Brandon 26 25 815 31.3 435 16.7 133 328 .405 56 168 .333 113 157 .720 17 95 112 4.3 74 77 19 33
Richardson, D.J. 26 26 866 33.3 326 12.5 104 274 .380 62 184 .337 56 67 .836 18 91 109 4.2 42 32 5 41
Abrams, Tracy 26 25 726 27.9 281 10.8 101 242 .417 23 79 .291 56 78 .718 23 73 96 3.7 92 69 2 38
Bertrand, Joseph 26 2 612 23.5 219 8.4 87 166 .524 15 44 .341 30 37 .811 44 77 121 4.7 18 30 4 25
Griffey, Tyler 26 18 568 21.8 197 7.6 74 165 .448 30 91 .330 19 26 .731 31 59 90 3.5 16 22 17 15
Egwu, Nnanna 26 26 639 24.6 170 6.5 77 171 .450 1 5 .200 15 24 .625 51 71 122 4.7 15 30 34 18
McLaurin, Sam 26 8 554 21.3 111 4.3 42 87 .483 1 2 .500 26 46 .565 60 31 91 3.5 13 19 17 11
Henry, Myke 25 0 261 10.4 83 3.3 28 76 .368 14 39 .359 13 18 .722 23 22 45 1.8 4 17 7 8
LaTulip, Mike 15 0 35 2.3 19 1.3 4 9 .444 3 8 .375 8 8 1.000 0 2 2 0.1 0 1 0 0
Shaw, Mike 13 0 47 3.6 12 0.9 4 8 .500 3 6 .500 1 2 .500 1 8 9 0.7 2 1 0 2
Berardini, Kevin 8 0 9 1.1 5 0.6 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 5 6 .833 0 2 2 0.3 2 1 0 0
Langford, Devin 19 0 77 4.1 10 0.5 4 9 .444 1 1 1.000 1 2 .500 7 8 15 0.8 4 1 3 2
Djimde, Ibby 10 0 16 1.6 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 0.2 0 0 0 0
Team 39 40 79 6
Total 26 5225 1868 71.8 658 1536 0.428 209 627 0.333 343 471 0.728 315 580 895 34.4 282 306 108 193
Opponents 26 5225 1724 66.3 601 1412 0.426 170 486 0.35 352 512 0.688 296 610 906 34.8 312 379 70 144

Regular season

Post-season

References

  1. [1]
  2. AP Top 25, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-2-2012.
  3. USA Today/ESPN, Rivals.com, retrieved 12-2-2012.
  4. "Illinois Season Statistics". FightingIllini.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>