Illinois Fighting Illini 2001/02

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Fighting Illini Big Ten
Coach: Bill Self
Record: 26-9
Dance Seed: 4
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: Frank Williams
Robert Archibald
*Brian Cook
*Cory Bradford
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
Scoring Offense * 51
Scoring Defense * 95 B-
Free-Throw Percentage * 31 B+
Rebound Margin * 45 B+
Assists Per Game * 18
Turnovers Per Game * 127 C+
Scoring Margin 21 A-
Field-Goal Percentage 32 B+
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 73
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 73
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 71
Won-Lost Percentage 26 A-
Blocked Shots Per Game 78 B-
Steals Per Game 141
MPI - Marchpool Index 6 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control42C+
RPI Decade54C-
Round of 16
#12 Seed: Great things were expected from Illini Nation of the 2001/02 Fighting Illini basketball team after their 2001 Elite 8 run. Led by Frank Williams, a talented guard with the ball seemingly on a string, and a tough-but-injury-prone Lucas Johnson, these Illini never quite hit full stride.  Coach Bill Self's team had his future Kansas program against the ropes in the final minute of Sweet 16 play, only to let the Jayhawks off by virtue of some less than stellar last shot execution. The foundation for the great 2004/05 squad was nevertheless put in place by these Illini players, with Luther Head and Roger Powell Junior making the most of their minutes during their freshman campaigns.