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1997-98 America East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 141-142, .498 W-L% (14th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: -5.13 (18th of 30) ▪ SOS: -4.25 (19th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Boston University and Delaware
Tournament Champion: Delaware

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Delaware)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 DelawareRT 12 6 .667 20 10 .667 72.2 70.7 -1.9 -3.4
2 Boston University R 12 6 .667 19 11 .633 70.0 67.5 0.0 -2.5
3 Vermont  11 7 .611 16 11 .593 73.7 69.5 -2.7 -6.8
4 Hartford  11 7 .611 15 12 .556 78.7 78.6 -4.6 -4.7
5 Hofstra  11 7 .611 19 12 .613 73.8 71.1 -1.8 -4.5
6 Drexel  10 8 .556 13 15 .464 66.8 67.6 -3.8 -2.9
7 Northeastern  9 9 .500 14 14 .500 67.5 68.8 -6.6 -5.3
8 New Hampshire  6 12 .333 10 17 .370 65.1 70.8 -10.3 -4.5
9 Towson  4 14 .222 8 20 .286 63.7 66.0 -6.0 -3.7
10 Maine  4 14 .222 7 20 .259 69.0 78.6 -13.6 -4.1

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Delaware lost (95-56) versus Purdue (Midwest Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 31
  Norm RichardsonHofstra 31
  Roberto GittensHofstra 31
  Duane PoseyHofstra 31
  Mike RenfroHofstra 31
6. John BennettDelaware 30
  Anthony DavisHofstra 30
  Billy BealBoston U. 30
  Tyrone PerryDelaware 30
  Darryl PresleyDelaware 30
  Mike CostelloBoston U. 30
  Keith DavisDelaware 30
  Walter BrownBoston U. 30
  Kestutis MarciulionisDelaware 30
Field Goals
1. Joe LindermanDrexel 200
2. Justin BaileyHartford 183
3. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 182
4. Mike PeguesDelaware 180
5. Allen LedbetterMaine 179
6. Ralph BiggsTowson 171
7. Fred MeeksMaine 168
8. Erik NelsonVermont 164
9. Marcus WillsMaine 154
10. Walter BrownBoston U. 153
Field Goal Attempts
1. Marcus WillsMaine 399
2. Joe LindermanDrexel 382
3. Fred MeeksMaine 377
4. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 375
5. Justin BaileyHartford 364
6. Ty MackNortheastern 356
7. Mike DerocckisDrexel 352
  Mike PeguesDelaware 352
9. Billy BealBoston U. 325
10. Ralph BiggsTowson 323
Field Goal Percentage
1. Allen LedbetterMaine .591
2. Erik NelsonVermont .573
3. Darryl PresleyDelaware .541
4. Ralph BiggsTowson .529
5. Walter BrownBoston U. .528
6. Joe LindermanDrexel .524
7. Mike PeguesDelaware .511
8. Justin BaileyHartford .503
9. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra .485
10. Fred MeeksMaine .446
2-Point Field Goals
1. Joe LindermanDrexel 200
2. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 180
3. Mike PeguesDelaware 179
  Allen LedbetterMaine 179
5. Erik NelsonVermont 163
6. Darryl PresleyDelaware 151
7. Walter BrownBoston U. 150
8. Justin BaileyHartford 147
9. Ralph BiggsTowson 137
10. Joey BeardBoston U. 132
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Joe LindermanDrexel 381
2. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 364
3. Mike PeguesDelaware 348
4. Allen LedbetterMaine 302
5. Erik NelsonVermont 282
6. Walter BrownBoston U. 278
7. Ty MackNortheastern 275
8. Darryl PresleyDelaware 274
9. Marcus WillsMaine 264
  Justin BaileyHartford 264
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Allen LedbetterMaine .593
2. Chris EamesHartford .591
3. Erik NelsonVermont .578
4. Ralph BiggsTowson .569
5. Justin BaileyHartford .557
6. Darryl PresleyDelaware .551
7. Walter BrownBoston U. .540
8. Roberto GittensHofstra .531
9. Joe LindermanDrexel .525
10. Ryan HowseHartford .520
3-Point Field Goals
1. Mike DerocckisDrexel 77
2. Billy BealBoston U. 67
3. Fred MeeksMaine 65
4. Andy CavoNew Hampshire 64
5. Tyrone PerryDelaware 61
6. Tony OrciariVermont 59
7. Mike CostelloBoston U. 57
  Kestutis MarciulionisDelaware 57
9. Keith BikeHartford 56
10. Anthony DavisHofstra 51
  Carmen MaciarielloNew Hampshire 51
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Mike DerocckisDrexel 205
2. Billy BealBoston U. 180
3. Kestutis MarciulionisDelaware 173
4. Anthony DavisHofstra 153
5. Fred MeeksMaine 152
  Keith BikeHartford 152
7. Tyrone PerryDelaware 149
8. Tony OrciariVermont 148
9. Mike CostelloBoston U. 146
10. Andy CavoNew Hampshire 142
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Andy CavoNew Hampshire .451
2. Fred MeeksMaine .428
3. Mike DerocckisDrexel .376
Free Throws
1. Ty MackNortheastern 141
2. Justin BaileyHartford 140
  Ralph BiggsTowson 140
4. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 138
5. Walter BrownBoston U. 132
6. Mike PeguesDelaware 125
7. Joe LindermanDrexel 116
8. Erik NelsonVermont 108
9. Anthony BethuneHartford 105
10. Marcus WillsMaine 99
Free Throw Attempts
1. Walter BrownBoston U. 207
2. Ralph BiggsTowson 195
3. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 189
4. Joe LindermanDrexel 183
5. Ty MackNortheastern 181
6. Erik NelsonVermont 174
7. Joey BeardBoston U. 171
  Mike PeguesDelaware 171
9. Justin BaileyHartford 167
10. Roberto GittensHofstra 152
Free Throw Percentage
1. Justin BaileyHartford .838
2. Mike DerocckisDrexel .798
3. Billy BealBoston U. .789
4. Darryl PresleyDelaware .785
5. Ty MackNortheastern .779
6. Tony OrciariVermont .778
7. Darrick JacksonHartford .763
8. Duane PoseyHofstra .754
9. Carlos BradberryNew Hampshire .735
10. Mike PeguesDelaware .731
Total Rebounds
1. Allen LedbetterMaine 294
2. Walter BrownBoston U. 268
3. Joey BeardBoston U. 251
4. Erik NelsonVermont 247
5. Joe LindermanDrexel 237
6. Darryl PresleyDelaware 231
7. Duane PoseyHofstra 202
8. Mike PeguesDelaware 197
9. Colin HaynesMaine 195
10. Keith DavisDelaware 192
Assists
1. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 224
2. Dade FaisonMaine 145
3. Levar FolkBoston U. 131
4. Keith DavisDelaware 126
5. Greg GaffneyDrexel 119
6. Harold MillerNortheastern 111
7. Keith BikeHartford 110
8. Carlos BradberryNew Hampshire 109
  David RoachVermont 109
10. Tyrone PerryDelaware 90
  B.J. FearringtonBoston U. 90
Steals
1. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 67
2. Justin BaileyHartford 59
3. Tyrone PerryDelaware 54
4. Keith BikeHartford 52
5. Marlin WiseTowson 49
6. Levar FolkBoston U. 46
  Erik NelsonVermont 46
8. Dade FaisonMaine 45
9. Keith DavisDelaware 43
10. Darrick JacksonHartford 42
  Allen LedbetterMaine 42
Blocks
1. Erik NelsonVermont 76
2. Roberto GittensHofstra 61
3. John BennettDelaware 37
4. Walter BrownBoston U. 32
5. Chris EamesHartford 25
6. Darryl PresleyDelaware 23
7. Joey BeardBoston U. 22
8. Allen LedbetterMaine 21
  Chris HibbsNew Hampshire 21
10. Joe BrownHofstra 19
  Anthony BethuneHartford 19
Points
1. Justin BaileyHartford 542
2. Joe LindermanDrexel 516
  Ralph BiggsTowson 516
4. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 504
5. Mike PeguesDelaware 486
6. Ty MackNortheastern 468
7. Fred MeeksMaine 467
8. Marcus WillsMaine 453
9. Walter BrownBoston U. 441
10. Erik NelsonVermont 437
Points Per Game
1. Justin BaileyHartford 20.1
2. Fred MeeksMaine 19.5
3. Joe LindermanDrexel 18.4
  Ralph BiggsTowson 18.4
5. Marcus WillsMaine 17.4
6. Ty MackNortheastern 17.3
7. Mike PeguesDelaware 16.8
8. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 16.3
9. Erik NelsonVermont 16.2
10. Allen LedbetterMaine 16.1
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Allen LedbetterMaine 10.9
2. Erik NelsonVermont 9.1
3. Joey BeardBoston U. 9.0
4. Walter BrownBoston U. 8.9
5. Joe LindermanDrexel 8.5
6. Darryl PresleyDelaware 7.7
7. Colin HaynesMaine 7.2
8. Mike PeguesDelaware 6.8
9. Ryan HowseHartford 6.7
10. Matt AcresNew Hampshire 6.6
Assists Per Game
1. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 7.2
2. Levar FolkBoston U. 5.5
3. Dade FaisonMaine 5.4
4. Greg GaffneyDrexel 4.2
5. Keith DavisDelaware 4.2
6. Keith BikeHartford 4.1
7. Carlos BradberryNew Hampshire 4.0
  David RoachVermont 4.0
9. Harold MillerNortheastern 4.0
10. Justin BaileyHartford 3.2
Steals Per Game
1. Justin BaileyHartford 2.2
2. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 2.2
3. Keith BikeHartford 1.9
4. Levar FolkBoston U. 1.9
5. Marlin WiseTowson 1.8
6. Tyrone PerryDelaware 1.8
7. Erik NelsonVermont 1.7
8. Dade FaisonMaine 1.7
9. Darrick JacksonHartford 1.6
  Allen LedbetterMaine 1.6
Blocks Per Game
1. Erik NelsonVermont 2.8
2. Roberto GittensHofstra 2.0
3. John BennettDelaware 1.2
4. Walter BrownBoston U. 1.1
5. Chris EamesHartford 0.9
6. Joey BeardBoston U. 0.8
7. Chris HibbsNew Hampshire 0.8
  Allen LedbetterMaine 0.8
9. Darryl PresleyDelaware 0.8
10. Joe BrownHofstra 0.7
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Allen LedbetterMaine .591
2. Ralph BiggsTowson .582
3. Erik NelsonVermont .575
4. Justin BaileyHartford .552
5. Darryl PresleyDelaware .541
6. Walter BrownBoston U. .533
7. Fred MeeksMaine .532
8. Joe LindermanDrexel .524
9. Mike PeguesDelaware .513
10. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra .488
True Shooting Percentage
1. Ralph BiggsTowson .621
2. Justin BaileyHartford .611
3. Erik NelsonVermont .593
4. Tony OrciariVermont .591
5. Allen LedbetterMaine .588
6. Darryl PresleyDelaware .585
7. Walter BrownBoston U. .568
8. Harold MillerNortheastern .567
9. Ryan HowseHartford .561
10. Mike PeguesDelaware .561
Offensive Win Shares
1. Ralph BiggsTowson 4.1
2. Justin BaileyHartford 3.4
3. Erik NelsonVermont 2.7
4. Allen LedbetterMaine 2.5
5. Joe LindermanDrexel 2.4
6. Tony OrciariVermont 2.4
7. Mike PeguesDelaware 2.4
8. Walter BrownBoston U. 2.4
9. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 2.3
10. Darryl PresleyDelaware 2.2
Defensive Win Shares
1. Erik NelsonVermont 3.6
2. Roberto GittensHofstra 2.6
3. Walter BrownBoston U. 2.3
4. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 2.2
5. Joe LindermanDrexel 2.1
6. Joey BeardBoston U. 2.1
7. Duane PoseyHofstra 1.6
8. Craig PeperVermont 1.6
9. Darryl PresleyDelaware 1.5
10. Mike PeguesDelaware 1.4
Win Shares
1. Erik NelsonVermont 6.3
2. Walter BrownBoston U. 4.7
3. Ralph BiggsTowson 4.6
4. Joe LindermanDrexel 4.5
5. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 4.5
6. Justin BaileyHartford 4.0
7. Roberto GittensHofstra 4.0
8. Allen LedbetterMaine 3.8
9. Mike PeguesDelaware 3.8
10. Darryl PresleyDelaware 3.7