2006–07 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

The 2006–07 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Bruce Weber's fourth season at Illinois. The team finished with 9–7 conference and 21–10 overall records. The Illini advanced to the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament and were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2006–07 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record23–12 (9–7 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
MVPWarren Carter
MVPRich McBride
CaptainWarren Carter
Rich McBride
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 15 1   .938 35 4   .897
No. 6 Wisconsin 13 3   .813 30 6   .833
Indiana 10 6   .625 21 11   .656
Iowa 9 7   .563 17 14   .548
Purdue 9 7   .563 22 12   .647
Illinois 9 7   .563 23 12   .657
Michigan State 8 8   .500 23 12   .657
Michigan 8 8   .500 22 13   .629
Minnesota 3 13   .188 9 22   .290
Penn State 2 14   .125 13 18   .419
Northwestern 2 14   .125 11 19   .367
2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]
2006–07 Fighting Illini men's basketball team

RosterEdit

2006–07 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Trent Meacham 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Centennial High School Champaign, IL
G 2 Chris Hicks (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Whitney Young High School Chicago, IL
G 3 Chester Frazier 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Lake Clifton Eastern High School Baltimore, MD
G 5 Jeremiah Wise   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Proviso East High School/Indiana State University Maywood, IL
C 21 Brian Carlwell 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Fr Proviso East High School Maywood, IL
F 22 Steve Holdren (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Centennial High School Champaign, IL
G 25 Calvin Brock 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Simeon High School Chicago, IL
G 31 Jamar Smith 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Richwoods High School Peoria, IL
G 33 Rich McBride (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Lanphier High School Springfield, IL
F 34 C.J. Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) RS Fr Tri-County High School Buena Vista, GA
F 41 Warren Carter (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Lake Highlands High School Dallas, TX
F 42 Brian Randle 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Notre Dame High School East Peoria, IL
F 44 Marcus Arnold 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Sr Morgan Park High School Chicago, IL
F 50 Richard Semrau     6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Fr Lutheran West High School Grafton, OH
C 55 Shaun Pruitt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr West Aurora High School Aurora, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/1/06*
7:00 pm
Lewis W 83–58 
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/8/06*
7:00 pm
SIU Edwardsville W 76–57 
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Non-Conference regular season
11/13/06*
7:00 pm
Austin Peay W 80–35  1–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/15/06*
7:00 pm
Jackson State W 76–55  2–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/17/06*
7:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Georgia Southern W 85–50  3–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/19/06*
4:00 pm
Florida A&M W 84–63  4–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/21/06*
7:00 pm
Savannah State W 81–34  5–0
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
11/24/06*
7:30 pm, WCIA
vs. Miami (OH)
Chicago Invitational Challenge
W 51–49  6–0
Sears Centre (7,388)
Hoffman Estates, IL
11/25/06*
7:30 pm, WCIA
vs. Bradley
Chicago Invitational Challenge
W 75–71  7–0
Sears Centre (8,532)
Hoffman Estates, IL
11/28/06*
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 19 Maryland L 66–72  7–1
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/2/06*
4:00 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 16 Arizona L 72–84  7–2
US Airways Center (15,507)
Phoenix, AZ
12/6/06*
7:00 pm, ESPN Plus
IUPUI W 87–59  8–2
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/9/06*
1:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Illinois–Chicago W 71–66  9–2
United Center (16,424)
Chicago, IL
12/17/06*
4:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Belmont W 77–51  10–2
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/19/06*
8:00 pm, ESPN
vs. Missouri
Braggin' Rights
W 73–70  11–2
Scottrade Center (22,153)
St. Louis, MO
12/21/06*
7:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Idaho State W 71–60  12–2
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
12/29/06*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Xavier L 59–65  12–3
U.S. Bank Arena (13,256)
Cincinnati, OH
Big Ten regular season
1/3/07
7:00 pm, ESPN Plus
at Michigan L 61–71  12–4 (0–1)
Crisler Arena (11,023)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/7/07
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 6 Ohio State L 44–62  12–5 (0–2)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/10/07
7:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Iowa
Rivalry
W 74–70  13–5 (1–2)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/14/07
12:30 pm, CBS
at Michigan State L 57–63  13–6 (1–3)
Breslin Student Events Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
1/17/07
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at Minnesota W 64–52  14–6 (2–3)
Williams Arena (11,020)
Minneapolis, MN
1/20/07
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Wisconsin L 64–71  14–7 (2–4)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/23/07
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 24 Indiana
Rivalry
W 51–43  15–7 (3–4)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/27/07
1:30 pm, ESPN Plus
at Purdue L 47–64  15–8 (3–5)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
1/30/07
8:00 pm, ESPN
Michigan State W 57–50  16–8 (4–5)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/3/07
7:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Minnesota W 59–49  17–8 (5–5)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/7/07
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at Northwestern W 58–43  18–8 (6–5)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,129)
Evanston, IL
2/10/07
12:00 pm, CBS
at Indiana
Rivalry
L 61–65  18–9 (6–6)
Assembly Hall (17,316)
Bloomington, IN
2/18/07
2:00 pm, ESPN Plus
Northwestern W 48–37  19–9 (7–6)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/21/07
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Michigan W 54–42  20–9 (8–6)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/24/07
1:00 pm, ESPN
at Penn State W 68–50  21–9 (9–6)
Bryce Jordan Center (12,034)
State College, PA
3/3/07
11:00 am, ESPN Plus
at Iowa
Rivalry
L 53–60  21–10 (9–7)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
Big Ten Tournament
3/8/07
4:05 pm, ESPN2
vs. Penn State
Opening round
W 66–60  22–10
United Center (16,219)
Chicago, IL
3/9/07
8:10 pm, ESPN Plus
vs. Indiana
Quarterfinals
W 58–54 OT 23–10
United Center (22,081)
Chicago, IL
3/10/07
3:05 pm, CBS
vs. Wisconsin
Semifinals
L 41–53  23–11
United Center (20,471)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
3/16/07
6:00 pm, CBS
vs. Virginia Tech
First round
L 52–54  23–12
Nationwide Arena (19,916)
Columbus, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Season statisticsEdit

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[2]
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
Carter, Warren 34 34 1047 30.8 466 13.7 167 344 .485 31 74 .419 101 142 .711 61 148 209 6.1 68 90 32 24
Pruitt, Shaun 35 35 929 26.5 399 11.4 161 293 .549 0 0 .000 77 150 .513 105 156 261 7.5 7 68 16 10
McBride, Rich 31 27 992 32.0 298 9.6 96 281 .342 82 234 .350 24 35 .686 7 56 63 2.0 71 45 4 20
Frazier, Chester 33 28 1038 31.5 238 7.2 72 203 .355 34 106 .321 60 101 .594 50 100 150 4.5 148 81 6 48
Randle, Brian 24 23 616 25.7 177 7.4 66 133 .496 11 31 .355 34 59 .576 35 84 119 5.0 26 46 11 23
Meacham, Trent 35 12 622 17.8 175 5.0 51 136 .375 35 87 .402 38 48 .792 6 30 36 1.0 60 40 0 19
Brock, Calvin 35 9 671 19.2 174 5.0 72 162 .444 9 30 .300 21 36 .583 58 69 127 3.6 56 40 6 24
Smith, Jamar 21 6 472 22.5 170 8.1 53 159 .333 38 120 .317 26 33 .788 11 23 34 1.6 39 18 3 19
Arnold, Marcus 34 1 317 9.3 69 2.0 28 60 .467 0 0 .000 13 26 .500 17 28 45 1.3 3 22 9 8
Carlwell, Brian 26 0 183 7.0 44 1.7 14 31 .452 0 0 .000 16 31 .516 19 17 36 1.4 3 10 10 8
Semrau, Richard 5 0 63 12.6 18 3.6 4 14 .286 1 5 .200 9 13 .692 6 5 11 2.2 3 6 0 0
Jackson, C.J. 12 0 54 4.5 13 1.1 5 7 .714 0 0 .000 3 3 1.000 6 12 18 1.5 3 5 2 1
Hicks, Chris 12 0 27 2.3 4 0.3 1 7 .143 0 4 .000 2 3 .667 0 1 1 0.1 1 3 0 1
0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Team 56 65 121 17
Total 35 7025 2245 64.1 790 1830 .432 241 691 .349 424 680 .624 437 794 1231 35.2 488 491 99 205

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007.
  2. ^ 2006-07 Illinois Season Statistics Archived 2013-02-27 at the Wayback Machine, FightingIllini.com