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1997-98 Big West Conference Season Summary

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Record: 171-174, .496 W-L% (16th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: -1.78 (15th of 30) ▪ SOS: -0.11 (14th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Utah State (East) and Pacific (West)
Tournament Champion: Utah State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Utah State)

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

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Utah StateRT 13 3 .813 25 8 .758 70.5 65.4 6.4 1.2
2 Nevada  11 5 .688 16 12 .571 76.1 76.0 0.8 0.7
3 Boise State  9 7 .563 17 13 .567 72.3 69.3 2.5 -0.5
3 Idaho  9 7 .563 15 12 .556 71.0 69.6 2.1 0.7
5 New Mexico State  8 8 .500 18 12 .600 73.7 70.0 3.7 0.0 *Overall W-L adjusted to 0-0
6 North Texas  4 12 .250 5 21 .192 76.6 90.5 -9.9 4.0
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Pacific R 14 2 .875 23 10 .697 72.8 63.8 8.5 -0.6
2 Cal Poly  7 9 .438 14 14 .500 83.2 87.6 -8.0 -3.5
3 Cal State Fullerton  6 10 .375 12 16 .429 73.0 75.5 -3.5 -1.0
3 California-Irvine  6 10 .375 9 18 .333 62.4 70.8 -7.9 0.5
5 Long Beach State  5 11 .313 10 19 .345 63.8 69.6 -8.5 -2.7
6 California-Santa Barbara  4 12 .250 7 19 .269 70.0 77.4 -7.6 -0.2

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Utah State lost (82-68) versus Maryland (West Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Aaron WoliczkoPacific 33
  Rayne MahaffeyPacific 33
  Michael OlowokandiPacific 33
  Justin JonesUtah St. 33
  Scott ThomasonPacific 33
  Kevin RiceUtah St. 33
  Adam JacobsenPacific 33
  Marcus SaxonUtah St. 33
  Pharoah DavisUtah St. 33
  Donnie JohnsonUtah St. 33
Field Goals
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 310
2. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 217
3. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 206
4. Avery CurryIdaho 182
5. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 178
6. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 177
7. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 174
  Paul CulbertsonNevada 174
9. Chris BjorklundCal Poly 173
10. Kevin RiceUtah St. 171
Field Goal Attempts
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 509
2. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 436
3. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 422
4. Avery CurryIdaho 412
5. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 400
6. Mike WozniakCal Poly 398
7. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 378
8. Paul CulbertsonNevada 370
9. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 352
10. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 338
Field Goal Percentage
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific .609
2. Kevin RiceUtah St. .529
3. Chris BjorklundCal Poly .526
4. Roberto BergersenBoise St. .514
5. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara .506
6. Mike TolmanBoise St. .492
7. Ike HarmonCal St. Fullerton .481
8. Marcus SaxonUtah St. .472
9. Paul CulbertsonNevada .470
10. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. .468
2-Point Field Goals
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 310
2. Chris BjorklundCal Poly 163
3. Kevin RiceUtah St. 160
  Marcus SaxonUtah St. 160
5. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 157
6. Ike HarmonCal St. Fullerton 153
7. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 144
8. Andrew BettsLong Beach St. 141
  Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 141
10. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 139
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 509
2. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 336
3. Ike HarmonCal St. Fullerton 305
4. Chris BjorklundCal Poly 300
5. Kevin RiceUtah St. 294
6. Avery CurryIdaho 292
7. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 278
8. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 272
9. Andrew BettsLong Beach St. 261
10. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 250
  Paul CulbertsonNevada 250
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Marvin WilsonNevada .647
2. Michael OlowokandiPacific .609
3. Jason WilliamsPacific .585
4. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara .576
5. Dwayne WilliamsUC Santa Barbara .568
6. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. .567
7. Roberto BergersenBoise St. .565
8. Mike TolmanBoise St. .555
9. B.J. BuntonUC Santa Barbara .548
10. Donnie JohnsonUtah St. .546
3-Point Field Goals
1. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 104
2. Mike WozniakCal Poly 83
3. Mike TolmanBoise St. 77
4. Jimmy CarrollNevada 74
  Adam JacobsenPacific 74
6. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 60
  Justin JonesUtah St. 60
8. Chris St. ClairCal St. Fullerton 58
9. Kris BaumannIdaho 56
10. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 54
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 240
2. Mike WozniakCal Poly 199
3. Adam JacobsenPacific 184
4. Jimmy CarrollNevada 183
5. Mike TolmanBoise St. 174
6. Chris St. ClairCal St. Fullerton 151
7. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 148
8. Robin KennedyNevada 146
9. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 144
10. Kris BaumannIdaho 140
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Mike TolmanBoise St. .443
2. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. .433
3. Mike WozniakCal Poly .417
4. Jimmy CarrollNevada .404
Free Throws
1. Kevin RiceUtah St. 148
2. Chris BjorklundCal Poly 129
  Mike WozniakCal Poly 129
4. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 128
5. Avery CurryIdaho 121
6. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 118
7. Michael OlowokandiPacific 114
  Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 114
9. Andrew BettsLong Beach St. 111
10. Gerry WashingtonBoise St. 108
Free Throw Attempts
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 235
2. Chris BjorklundCal Poly 206
3. Kevin RiceUtah St. 203
4. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 178
5. Avery CurryIdaho 169
6. Andrew BettsLong Beach St. 161
7. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 153
8. Ike HarmonCal St. Fullerton 151
9. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 150
10. Mike WozniakCal Poly 145
Free Throw Percentage
1. Mike WozniakCal Poly .890
2. Jason FlowersUC Irvine .840
3. Adam JacobsenPacific .826
4. Marcus SaxonUtah St. .787
5. Roberto BergersenBoise St. .779
6. Gerry WashingtonBoise St. .777
7. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara .767
8. Adam StetsonUC Irvine .759
9. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton .745
10. Kevin RiceUtah St. .729
Total Rebounds
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 369
2. Donnie JohnsonUtah St. 249
3. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 242
4. Charles WashingtonNorth Texas 227
5. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 217
6. Andrew BettsLong Beach St. 213
7. Pharoah DavisUtah St. 212
8. Kevin RiceUtah St. 209
9. D'Cean BryantLong Beach St. 201
10. David MorganNevada 195
Assists
1. Robin KennedyNevada 180
2. Donminic EllisonNew Mexico St. 165
3. Adam JacobsenPacific 154
4. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 135
5. Ben LarsonCal Poly 128
6. Chris St. ClairCal St. Fullerton 116
7. Gerry WashingtonBoise St. 95
  Junior BondUC Irvine 95
9. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 86
10. Earl ClarkPacific 80
Steals
1. Paul CulbertsonNevada 68
2. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 64
3. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 57
4. Charles WashingtonNorth Texas 56
5. Kevin RiceUtah St. 55
  Ben LarsonCal Poly 55
7. Mike TolmanBoise St. 53
8. Gerry WashingtonBoise St. 49
9. David MillerNorth Texas 48
10. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 46
Blocks
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 95
2. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 51
3. Trever TillmanBoise St. 38
4. Andrew BettsLong Beach St. 36
5. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 34
6. Chuck ThrashNorth Texas 33
7. Craig WhiteheadCal St. Fullerton 26
8. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 25
9. Donnie JohnsonUtah St. 22
  David MorganNevada 22
Points
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 734
2. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 582
3. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 576
4. Mike WozniakCal Poly 548
5. Avery CurryIdaho 533
6. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 518
7. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 507
8. Kevin RiceUtah St. 501
9. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 492
10. Paul CulbertsonNevada 488
Points Per Game
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 22.2
2. Mike WozniakCal Poly 20.3
3. Avery CurryIdaho 19.7
4. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 19.4
5. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 18.9
6. Paul CulbertsonNevada 18.1
7. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 17.9
8. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 17.5
9. Chris BjorklundCal Poly 17.3
10. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 17.0
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 11.2
2. Charles WashingtonNorth Texas 8.7
3. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 8.1
4. Donnie JohnsonUtah St. 7.5
5. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 7.5
6. Chuck ThrashNorth Texas 7.1
7. David MorganNevada 7.0
8. D'Cean BryantLong Beach St. 6.9
9. David MillerNorth Texas 6.6
10. Pharoah DavisUtah St. 6.4
Assists Per Game
1. Robin KennedyNevada 6.4
2. Donminic EllisonNew Mexico St. 5.5
3. Ben LarsonCal Poly 4.9
4. Adam JacobsenPacific 4.7
5. Chris St. ClairCal St. Fullerton 4.1
6. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 4.1
7. Junior BondUC Irvine 3.5
8. Gerry WashingtonBoise St. 3.3
9. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 3.0
10. Les BeanUC Santa Barbara 2.8
Steals Per Game
1. Paul CulbertsonNevada 2.5
2. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 2.2
3. Charles WashingtonNorth Texas 2.2
4. Ben LarsonCal Poly 2.1
5. Chris DadeCal St. Fullerton 2.1
6. David MillerNorth Texas 1.8
7. Mike TolmanBoise St. 1.8
8. Gerry WashingtonBoise St. 1.7
9. Chuck ThrashNorth Texas 1.7
  Kevin RiceUtah St. 1.7
Blocks Per Game
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 2.9
2. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 1.8
3. Chuck ThrashNorth Texas 1.4
4. Trever TillmanBoise St. 1.3
5. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 1.1
6. Craig WhiteheadCal St. Fullerton 1.0
7. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 0.9
8. Kealon WallaceUC Santa Barbara 0.8
9. David MorganNevada 0.8
10. D'Cean BryantLong Beach St. 0.7
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Mike TolmanBoise St. .616
2. Michael OlowokandiPacific .609
3. Roberto BergersenBoise St. .585
4. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. .565
5. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara .554
6. Kevin RiceUtah St. .546
7. Chris BjorklundCal Poly .541
8. Mike WozniakCal Poly .526
9. Marcus SaxonUtah St. .525
10. Paul CulbertsonNevada .522
True Shooting Percentage
1. Mike TolmanBoise St. .637
2. Adam JacobsenPacific .624
3. Roberto BergersenBoise St. .612
4. Justin JonesUtah St. .609
5. Kevin RiceUtah St. .597
6. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara .593
7. Michael OlowokandiPacific .591
8. Mike WozniakCal Poly .587
9. Robin KennedyNevada .586
10. Jimmy CarrollNevada .586
Offensive Win Shares
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 4.6
2. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 4.0
3. Mike TolmanBoise St. 3.4
4. Kevin RiceUtah St. 3.4
5. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 3.3
6. Adam JacobsenPacific 3.1
7. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 3.0
8. Raymond TuttUC Santa Barbara 2.9
9. Mike WozniakCal Poly 2.8
10. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 2.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 3.6
2. Kevin RiceUtah St. 2.7
3. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 2.5
4. Donnie JohnsonUtah St. 2.3
5. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 2.0
6. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 1.8
7. Antrone LeeLong Beach St. 1.6
8. Adam JacobsenPacific 1.4
9. Corey AndersPacific 1.4
10. Clifford GrayIdaho 1.3
Win Shares
1. Michael OlowokandiPacific 8.1
2. Kevin RiceUtah St. 6.1
3. Marcus SaxonUtah St. 5.1
4. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 4.7
5. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. 4.7
6. Louis RichardsonNew Mexico St. 4.6
7. Adam JacobsenPacific 4.5
8. Mike TolmanBoise St. 4.3
9. Donnie JohnsonUtah St. 3.8
10. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 3.7