Illini's "Humbling Defeat" Reminds Writer of '29 Setback to DePauw

Illini's "Humbling Defeat" Reminds Writer of '29 Setback to DePauw

December 31, 2007

Old Basketball.jpgDecember 31, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "There is no scale to judge its degree of severity, but none of the old-timers around the Illinois basketball program could remember an outcome as unlikely as what happened Sunday at Assembly Hall," writes Greg Stewart in today's Peoria Journal Star. The Illini fell to Tennessee State, 60-58, in a game Illinois coach Bruce Weber described as a "major setback." Stewart writes, "You have to look decades into the past to find an Illinois basketball team that suffered such a humbling defeat in the hallowed Hall that has been so inhospitable to nonconference guests," citing "DePauw in '29" among the examples.

Access the story at the newspaper's Web site.

The 1929-30 Tigers defeated Illiniois 28-26 on their way to a 9-7 season, which also included a 26-24 triumph DePauw Pennant.jpgover Indiana University.  The team was coached by Donovan Moffett.

Historical information, as well as stats, stories and data on today's DePauw teams, can be found at the athletics Web page.