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1998-99 Big East Conference Season Summary

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Record: 236-171, .580 W-L% (5th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 10.87 (5th of 31) ▪ SOS: 7.94 (4th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: Connecticut
Tournament Champion: Connecticut

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

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Connecticut and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Connecticut, Miami (FL) and St. John's (NY))

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 ConnecticutRTFN 16 2 .889 34 2 .944 77.3 61.3 24.7 8.8
2 Miami (FL) 15 3 .833 23 7 .767 72.6 65.0 16.8 9.2
3 St. John's (NY) 14 4 .778 28 9 .757 79.0 65.4 22.7 9.1
4 Syracuse 10 8 .556 21 12 .636 72.0 63.8 15.9 7.6
5 Villanova 10 8 .556 21 11 .656 75.3 71.1 12.0 7.9
6 Rutgers  9 9 .500 19 13 .594 70.3 65.3 12.3 7.3
7 Providence  9 9 .500 16 14 .533 76.1 76.2 8.3 8.3
8 Notre Dame  8 10 .444 14 16 .467 71.9 73.7 5.2 7.0
9 Seton Hall  8 10 .444 15 15 .500 66.2 64.9 9.4 8.0
10 Georgetown  6 12 .333 15 16 .484 67.9 66.1 8.2 6.4
11 Pittsburgh  5 13 .278 14 16 .467 67.2 70.4 4.1 7.2
12 West Virginia  4 14 .222 10 19 .345 66.2 71.8 3.0 8.6
13 Boston College  3 15 .167 6 21 .222 62.6 71.6 -1.2 7.8

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 Final
Connecticut 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 3 3
St. John's (NY)     23 25 18 15 14 12 10 11 8 9 9 11 10 8 10 9
Miami (FL)                     25 23 25 16 15 11 9 10
Pittsburgh       20 20 22 24 23                    
Syracuse 20 22 19 12 13 21 22 22 20 18 20 17 16 18 21 24    

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Connecticut won (91-66) versus Texas-San Antonio (West Regional)
Miami (FL) won (75-54) versus Lafayette (East Regional)
St. John's (NY) won (69-43) versus Samford (South Regional)
Syracuse lost (69-61) versus Oklahoma State (South Regional)
Villanova lost (72-70) versus Mississippi (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Connecticut won (78-56) versus New Mexico (West Regional)
Miami (FL) lost (73-63) versus Purdue (East Regional)
St. John's (NY) won (86-61) versus Indiana (South Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Connecticut won (78-68) versus Iowa (West Regional)
St. John's (NY) won (76-62) versus Maryland (South Regional)

Regional Final
Connecticut won (67-62) versus Gonzaga (West Regional)
St. John's (NY) lost (77-74) versus Ohio State (South Regional)

National Semifinal
Connecticut won (64-58) versus Ohio State

National Final
Connecticut won (77-74) versus Duke

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 37
  Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 37
  Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) 37
  Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 37
5. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 36
  Reggie JessieSt. John's (NY) 36
  Khalid El-AminConnecticut 36
  Ricky MooreConnecticut 36
9. Albert RichardsonSt. John's (NY) 35
  Edmund SaundersConnecticut 35
Field Goals
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 247
2. Jamel ThomasProvidence 225
3. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 223
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 215
5. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 196
6. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 183
  Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 183
8. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 180
9. Elton ScottWest Virginia 179
10. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 174
Field Goal Attempts
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 557
2. Jamel ThomasProvidence 532
3. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 451
4. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 446
5. Anthony PerryGeorgetown 429
6. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 422
7. Kevin BraswellGeorgetown 421
8. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 418
9. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 408
10. Jason HartSyracuse 407
Field Goal Percentage
1. Troy MurphyNotre Dame .538
2. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia .506
3. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) .500
4. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh .482
5. Tim JamesMiami (FL) .477
6. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) .469
7. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) .449
8. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .443
9. Elton ScottWest Virginia .441
10. Jamel ThomasProvidence .423
2-Point Field Goals
1. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 203
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 179
  Troy MurphyNotre Dame 179
  Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 179
5. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 170
6. Jamel ThomasProvidence 167
7. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 163
8. Elton ScottWest Virginia 154
9. Etan ThomasSyracuse 148
  Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 148
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 410
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 361
3. Jamel ThomasProvidence 349
4. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 348
5. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 327
6. Elton ScottWest Virginia 315
7. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 307
8. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 302
9. Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) 288
10. Ricardo GreerPittsburgh 282
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Rashod KentRutgers .667
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse .617
3. Tyrone GrantSt. John's (NY) .600
4. Nat BurtonGeorgetown .595
5. Kevin FreemanConnecticut .593
6. Mario BlandMiami (FL) .592
7. Damone BrownSyracuse .578
8. Malik AllenVillanova .564
9. Antoni WycheNotre Dame .559
10. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) .554
3-Point Field Goals
1. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 70
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 68
3. Sean ConnollyProvidence 64
4. Geoff BilletRutgers 63
5. Anthony PerryGeorgetown 61
6. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 58
  Jamel ThomasProvidence 58
  John CelestandVillanova 58
9. Jarett KearseWest Virginia 57
  Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 57
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 196
2. Anthony PerryGeorgetown 184
3. Jamel ThomasProvidence 183
4. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 175
5. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 166
6. Sean ConnollyProvidence 165
7. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 155
8. Geoff BilletRutgers 154
9. John CelestandVillanova 153
10. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 151
Free Throws
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 170
2. Jamel ThomasProvidence 153
3. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 149
4. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 129
5. Rob HodgsonRutgers 122
6. Geoff BilletRutgers 121
7. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 117
8. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 115
9. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 114
10. Etan ThomasSyracuse 109
Free Throw Attempts
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 204
2. Jamel ThomasProvidence 203
3. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 201
4. Etan ThomasSyracuse 190
5. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 167
6. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 165
7. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 160
8. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 158
9. Rob HodgsonRutgers 153
10. Geoff BilletRutgers 148
Free Throw Percentage
1. Rimas KaukenasSeton Hall .843
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .833
3. Geoff BilletRutgers .818
4. Dahntay JonesRutgers .814
5. John CelestandVillanova .798
6. Rob HodgsonRutgers .797
7. Malik AllenVillanova .794
8. Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) .794
9. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) .784
10. Khalid El-AminConnecticut .778
Total Rebounds
1. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 267
2. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 263
3. Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 259
4. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 257
5. Tyrone GrantSt. John's (NY) 248
6. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 246
7. Etan ThomasSyracuse 243
8. Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) 236
9. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 232
10. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 230
Assists
1. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 175
2. Vernon JenningsMiami (FL) 167
3. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 156
4. Jason HartSyracuse 143
5. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 141
  Kevin BraswellGeorgetown 141
7. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 140
8. John CelestandVillanova 137
9. Geoff BilletRutgers 135
10. Ricky MooreConnecticut 131
Steals
1. Jason HartSyracuse 101
2. John LinehanProvidence 98
3. Kevin BraswellGeorgetown 84
4. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 83
5. Elton ScottWest Virginia 79
6. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 76
7. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 69
8. Kellii TaylorPittsburgh 67
9. Ricardo GreerPittsburgh 63
10. Vernon JenningsMiami (FL) 60
Blocks
1. Etan ThomasSyracuse 131
2. Ruben Boumtje-BoumtjeGeorgetown 89
3. Malik AllenVillanova 71
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 65
5. Jameel WatkinsGeorgetown 58
6. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 51
7. Duane JordanSeton Hall 46
8. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 44
9. Attila CosbyPittsburgh 43
10. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 40
Points
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 732
2. Jamel ThomasProvidence 661
3. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 557
4. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 550
5. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 535
6. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 534
7. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 519
8. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 500
9. Khalid El-AminConnecticut 497
10. Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) 485
Points Per Game
1. Jamel ThomasProvidence 22.0
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 21.5
3. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 19.2
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 18.6
5. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 17.8
6. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 16.5
7. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 16.1
8. Elton ScottWest Virginia 15.3
9. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 14.9
10. John CelestandVillanova 14.8
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 9.9
2. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh 8.9
3. Tyrone GrantSt. John's (NY) 8.6
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 8.2
5. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 7.9
6. Ryan BlackwellSyracuse 7.8
7. Etan ThomasSyracuse 7.4
8. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 7.3
9. Jamel ThomasProvidence 7.2
10. Jameel WatkinsGeorgetown 7.2
Assists Per Game
1. Vernon JenningsMiami (FL) 5.6
2. Shaheen HollowaySeton Hall 5.0
3. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 4.7
4. Kevin BraswellGeorgetown 4.5
5. Jarett KearseWest Virginia 4.4
6. John CelestandVillanova 4.4
7. Jason HartSyracuse 4.3
  Dwayne PinaBoston College 4.3
9. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 4.3
10. Geoff BilletRutgers 4.2
Steals Per Game
1. John LinehanProvidence 3.3
2. Jason HartSyracuse 3.1
3. Kellii TaylorPittsburgh 2.8
4. Elton ScottWest Virginia 2.7
5. Kevin BraswellGeorgetown 2.7
6. Vonteego CummingsPittsburgh 2.7
7. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 2.2
8. Ricardo GreerPittsburgh 2.2
9. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 2.1
10. Vernon JenningsMiami (FL) 2.0
Blocks Per Game
1. Etan ThomasSyracuse 4.0
2. Ruben Boumtje-BoumtjeGeorgetown 2.9
3. Malik AllenVillanova 2.2
4. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 2.2
5. Jameel WatkinsGeorgetown 1.9
6. Attila CosbyPittsburgh 1.5
7. Duane JordanSeton Hall 1.5
8. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 1.5
9. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 1.4
10. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia 1.4
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) .559
2. Troy MurphyNotre Dame .544
3. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) .538
4. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) .534
5. Marcus GoreeWest Virginia .507
6. Richard HamiltonConnecticut .504
7. Tim JamesMiami (FL) .490
8. Isaac HawkinsPittsburgh .484
9. Jamel ThomasProvidence .477
10. Jason HartSyracuse .475
True Shooting Percentage
1. Kevin FreemanConnecticut .623
2. Mario BlandMiami (FL) .622
3. Rob HodgsonRutgers .620
4. Etan ThomasSyracuse .613
5. Malik AllenVillanova .612
6. Tyrone GrantSt. John's (NY) .597
7. Troy MurphyNotre Dame .596
8. Geoff BilletRutgers .595
9. Rimas KaukenasSeton Hall .587
10. David GravesNotre Dame .577
Offensive Win Shares
1. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 3.8
2. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 3.3
3. Troy MurphyNotre Dame 3.2
4. Rob HodgsonRutgers 3.2
5. Johnny HemsleyMiami (FL) 3.1
6. Etan ThomasSyracuse 3.0
7. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 2.9
8. Geoff BilletRutgers 2.9
9. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 2.7
10. Rimas KaukenasSeton Hall 2.6
Defensive Win Shares
1. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 5.1
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse 4.4
3. Ruben Boumtje-BoumtjeGeorgetown 4.2
4. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 3.8
5. Jameel WatkinsGeorgetown 3.3
6. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 3.0
7. Kevin BraswellGeorgetown 2.8
8. Ricky MooreConnecticut 2.8
9. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 2.8
10. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 2.7
Win Shares
1. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 7.8
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse 7.3
3. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 6.4
4. Kevin FreemanConnecticut 6.1
5. Marvis ThorntonSt. John's (NY) 5.3
6. Erick BarkleySt. John's (NY) 4.9
7. Rob HodgsonRutgers 4.8
8. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 4.8
9. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 4.7
10. Lavor PostellSt. John's (NY) 4.7