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1997-98 Big East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 231-167, .580 W-L% (5th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 9.43 (5th of 30) ▪ SOS: 7.07 (4th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Connecticut (Big East 6) and Syracuse (Big East 7)
Tournament Champion: Connecticut

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Connecticut, Miami (FL), St. John's (NY), Syracuse and West Virginia)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Connecticut)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Connecticut and Syracuse)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk Big East 6 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 ConnecticutRT 15 3 .833 32 5 .865 76.6 63.9 20.7 7.9
2 St. John's (NY) 13 5 .722 22 10 .688 72.3 67.7 11.3 6.8
3 West Virginia 11 7 .611 24 9 .727 78.1 68.8 16.2 6.9
4 Villanova  8 10 .444 12 17 .414 69.8 72.1 6.7 9.1
5 Notre Dame  7 11 .389 13 14 .481 70.2 71.0 5.5 6.3
6 Boston College  6 12 .333 15 16 .484 69.5 70.9 5.1 6.5
Rk Big East 7 W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 SyracuseR 12 6 .667 26 9 .743 70.9 67.0 11.9 8.0
2 Miami (FL) 11 7 .611 18 10 .643 70.1 65.6 10.9 6.4
3 Seton Hall  9 9 .500 15 15 .500 67.6 69.1 6.2 7.7
4 Providence  7 11 .389 13 16 .448 65.4 66.1 7.1 7.8
5 Pittsburgh  6 12 .333 11 16 .407 73.6 76.9 2.7 6.0
6 Rutgers  6 12 .333 14 15 .483 69.2 66.5 9.5 6.7
7 Georgetown  6 12 .333 16 15 .516 70.2 67.5 8.7 6.0

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/3 Final
Connecticut 12 12 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 10 8 9 7 6 7 6 6 6
Syracuse           25 19 19 18 15 15 20 19 23 21 23 22 21
West Virginia             23 22 25 21 23 17 15 16 20 19 23  

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Connecticut won (93-85) versus Fairleigh Dickinson (East Regional)
Miami (FL) lost (65-62) versus UCLA (South Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (66-64) versus Detroit Mercy (Midwest Regional)
Syracuse won (63-61) versus Iona (South Regional)
West Virginia won (82-52) versus Temple (West Regional)

Second Round
Connecticut won (78-68) versus Indiana (East Regional)
Syracuse won (56-46) versus New Mexico (South Regional)
West Virginia won (75-74) versus Cincinnati (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Connecticut won (75-74) versus Washington (East Regional)
Syracuse lost (80-67) versus Duke (South Regional)
West Virginia lost (65-62) versus Utah (West Regional)

Regional Final
Connecticut lost (75-64) versus North Carolina (East Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Monquencio HardnettConnecticut 37
  Ricky MooreConnecticut 37
  Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 37
  Khalid El-AminConnecticut 37
  Richard HamiltonConnecticut 37
6. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 36
7. Etan ThomasSyracuse 35
  Rashamel JonesConnecticut 35
  Jason HartSyracuse 35
  Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 35
  Todd BurganSyracuse 35
  Marius JanulisSyracuse 35
Field Goals
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 270
2. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 214
  Damian OwensWest Virginia 214
4. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 211
5. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) 206
6. Todd BurganSyracuse 196
7. Antonio GrangerBoston College 194
8. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 184
9. Kostas MaglosBoston College 176
10. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 173
Field Goal Attempts
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 614
2. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 498
3. Todd BurganSyracuse 485
4. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) 478
5. Jamel ThomasProvidence 455
6. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 445
  Pat GarrityNotre Dame 445
8. Antonio GrangerBoston College 428
9. Damian OwensWest Virginia 423
10. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 406
Field Goal Percentage
1. Kostas MaglosBoston College .591
2. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh .541
3. Damian OwensWest Virginia .506
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) .485
5. Pat GarrityNotre Dame .481
6. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) .472
7. Antonio GrangerBoston College .453
8. Shernard LongGeorgetown .449
9. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .440
10. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) .431
2-Point Field Goals
1. Damian OwensWest Virginia 204
2. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 180
3. Kostas MaglosBoston College 176
4. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 174
5. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 171
6. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 161
7. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 158
8. Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 151
9. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) 146
10. Adrian PledgerWest Virginia 145
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Damian OwensWest Virginia 375
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 369
3. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 362
4. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 341
5. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 337
6. Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 307
7. Adrian PledgerWest Virginia 305
8. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) 300
9. Todd BurganSyracuse 299
10. Kostas MaglosBoston College 298
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Mario BlandMiami (FL) .616
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse .610
3. Kostas MaglosBoston College .591
4. Rafal BigusVillanova .570
5. Kevin FreemanConnecticut .569
6. Erron MaxeyProvidence .566
7. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut .565
8. Rob HodgsonRutgers .565
9. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh .547
10. Damian OwensWest Virginia .544
3-Point Field Goals
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 99
2. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 81
3. Levell SandersSeton Hall 79
4. Antonio GrangerBoston College 78
5. Marius JanulisSyracuse 74
6. Geoff BilletRutgers 73
7. Todd BurganSyracuse 68
8. Jarrod WestWest Virginia 66
9. Donnell WilliamsSeton Hall 65
10. Greg JonesWest Virginia 64
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 245
2. Levell SandersSeton Hall 223
3. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 222
4. Antonio GrangerBoston College 200
5. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 190
6. Greg JonesWest Virginia 187
  Geoff BilletRutgers 187
  Marius JanulisSyracuse 187
9. Todd BurganSyracuse 186
10. Jarrod WestWest Virginia 183
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .404
2. Geoff BilletRutgers .390
3. Antonio GrangerBoston College .390
4. Levell SandersSeton Hall .354
Free Throws
1. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 170
2. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 159
3. Jamel ThomasProvidence 156
  Richard HamiltonConnecticut 156
5. Todd BurganSyracuse 155
6. Duane WoodwardBoston College 135
7. Trez KilpatrickGeorgetown 124
8. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 120
9. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 115
10. Etan ThomasSyracuse 109
Free Throw Attempts
1. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 260
2. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 212
3. Todd BurganSyracuse 207
4. Jamel ThomasProvidence 200
5. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 185
6. Duane WoodwardBoston College 182
7. Etan ThomasSyracuse 178
8. Damian OwensWest Virginia 177
9. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 173
10. Trez KilpatrickGeorgetown 167
Free Throw Percentage
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .843
2. Levell SandersSeton Hall .835
3. Rob HodgsonRutgers .835
4. Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) .826
5. Geoff BilletRutgers .826
6. Kendrick MooreProvidence .811
7. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) .786
8. Jamel ThomasProvidence .780
9. Antonio GrangerBoston College .776
10. Pat GarrityNotre Dame .750
Total Rebounds
1. Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 288
2. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 277
3. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 263
4. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 262
5. Brian LewinWest Virginia 252
6. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 248
7. Todd BurganSyracuse 247
8. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 239
9. Etan ThomasSyracuse 230
10. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 225
Assists
1. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 188
2. Jason HartSyracuse 174
3. Duane WoodwardBoston College 157
4. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 156
5. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 154
6. Martin IngelsbyNotre Dame 150
7. John CelestandVillanova 148
8. Kenny BrunnerGeorgetown 139
9. Kevin NorrisMiami (FL) 138
10. Jarrod WestWest Virginia 135
Steals
1. Damian OwensWest Virginia 97
2. Jason HartSyracuse 79
3. Jarrod WestWest Virginia 77
4. Todd BurganSyracuse 72
5. Kevin NorrisMiami (FL) 68
  Khalid El-AminConnecticut 68
7. Shernard LongGeorgetown 66
  Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 66
9. Duane WoodwardBoston College 65
10. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 60
Blocks
1. Etan ThomasSyracuse 138
2. Attila CosbyPittsburgh 53
3. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 49
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 45
  Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 45
6. Malik AllenVillanova 40
7. Eric ClarkRutgers 38
8. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 37
9. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 36
10. Rafal BigusVillanova 35
Points
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 795
2. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 627
3. Todd BurganSyracuse 615
4. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 593
5. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) 562
6. Antonio GrangerBoston College 556
7. Jamel ThomasProvidence 536
8. Damian OwensWest Virginia 529
9. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 507
10. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 492
Points Per Game
1. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 23.2
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 21.5
3. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 19.5
4. Jamel ThomasProvidence 18.5
5. Antonio GrangerBoston College 17.9
6. Todd BurganSyracuse 17.6
7. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) 17.6
8. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 16.8
9. Damian OwensWest Virginia 16.5
10. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 16.0
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 9.4
2. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 9.2
3. Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 8.7
4. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 8.3
5. Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 8.2
6. Phil HickeyNotre Dame 8.0
7. Brian LewinWest Virginia 7.6
8. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 7.1
9. Todd BurganSyracuse 7.1
10. Jamel ThomasProvidence 6.9
Assists Per Game
1. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 6.5
2. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 5.9
3. Martin IngelsbyNotre Dame 5.6
4. John CelestandVillanova 5.1
5. Duane WoodwardBoston College 5.1
6. Jason HartSyracuse 5.0
7. Kevin NorrisMiami (FL) 4.9
8. Ricardo GreerPittsburgh 4.3
9. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 4.2
10. Earl JohnsonRutgers 4.2
Steals Per Game
1. Damian OwensWest Virginia 3.0
2. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 2.5
3. Kevin NorrisMiami (FL) 2.4
4. Jarrod WestWest Virginia 2.3
5. Shernard LongGeorgetown 2.3
6. Jason HartSyracuse 2.3
7. Duane WoodwardBoston College 2.1
8. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 2.1
9. Todd BurganSyracuse 2.1
10. Corey WrightProvidence 1.9
Blocks Per Game
1. Etan ThomasSyracuse 3.9
2. Attila CosbyPittsburgh 2.0
3. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 1.7
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 1.6
5. Malik AllenVillanova 1.4
6. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 1.3
7. Mickey CurleyBoston College 1.3
8. Eric ClarkRutgers 1.3
9. Rafal BigusVillanova 1.2
10. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 1.1
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Kostas MaglosBoston College .591
2. Antonio GrangerBoston College .544
3. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh .543
4. Pat GarrityNotre Dame .526
5. Donnell WilliamsSeton Hall .524
6. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .520
7. Damian OwensWest Virginia .518
8. Khalid El-AminConnecticut .505
9. Shernard LongGeorgetown .494
10. Felipe LopezSt. John's (NY) .494
True Shooting Percentage
1. Rob HodgsonRutgers .621
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse .619
3. Mario BlandMiami (FL) .614
4. Kevin FreemanConnecticut .612
5. Kostas MaglosBoston College .576
6. Antonio GrangerBoston College .576
7. Pat GarrityNotre Dame .575
8. Geoff BilletRutgers .566
9. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .566
10. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh .566
Offensive Win Shares
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 4.2
2. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 3.5
3. Antonio GrangerBoston College 3.1
4. Rob HodgsonRutgers 2.9
5. Etan ThomasSyracuse 2.9
6. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 2.6
7. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 2.5
8. Geoff BilletRutgers 2.3
9. Kostas MaglosBoston College 2.3
10. Mario BlandMiami (FL) 2.3
Defensive Win Shares
1. Damian OwensWest Virginia 3.8
2. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 3.7
3. Etan ThomasSyracuse 3.7
4. Brian LewinWest Virginia 3.3
5. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 3.3
6. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 3.2
7. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 2.9
8. Jameel WatkinsGeorgetown 2.7
9. Ricky MooreConnecticut 2.5
10. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 2.5
Win Shares
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 6.6
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse 6.6
3. Damian OwensWest Virginia 5.5
4. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 5.3
5. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 5.0
6. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 4.9
7. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 4.6
8. Todd BurganSyracuse 4.5
9. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 4.5
10. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 4.5