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1997-98 Mid-American Conference Season Summary

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Record: 165-167, .497 W-L% (15th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 0.14 (13th of 30) ▪ SOS: 1.01 (13th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Akron (East) and Ball State (West)
Tournament Champion: Eastern Michigan

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan)

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

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Akron R 13 5 .722 17 10 .630 74.6 68.4 5.6 -0.7
2 Kent State  9 9 .500 13 17 .433 68.0 72.4 -3.8 0.7
3 Miami (OH)  9 9 .500 17 12 .586 68.0 66.3 3.6 1.9
4 Marshall  7 11 .389 11 16 .407 66.4 70.0 -3.0 0.6
5 Bowling Green State  7 11 .389 10 16 .385 67.5 71.7 -3.2 1.0
6 Ohio  3 15 .167 5 21 .192 64.0 77.5 -11.1 2.4
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Ball State R 14 4 .778 21 8 .724 77.5 70.7 7.5 0.7
2 Western Michigan 14 4 .778 21 8 .724 78.8 70.4 10.3 1.9
3 Eastern MichiganT 13 5 .722 20 10 .667 79.8 75.7 6.7 2.7
4 Toledo  10 8 .556 15 12 .556 69.5 65.2 4.6 0.2
5 Northern Illinois  6 12 .333 10 16 .385 66.8 68.9 -3.9 -1.9
6 Central Michigan  3 15 .167 5 21 .192 68.6 82.6 -11.6 2.5

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Eastern Michigan lost (83-71) versus Michigan State (East Regional)
Western Michigan won (75-72) versus Clemson (Midwest Regional)

Second Round
Western Michigan lost (83-65) versus Stanford (Midwest Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. James HeadEastern Mich. 30
  Al MooreKent St. 30
  Mike PerryKent St. 30
  John CallawayKent St. 30
  Geoffrey VaughnKent St. 30
  Corey TarrantEastern Mich. 30
  Avin HowardEastern Mich. 30
  John WhortonKent St. 30
9. Nkechi EzugwuEastern Mich. 29
  Charles SmithBall St. 29
  Ed NorvellKent St. 29
  Ryan ReedBall St. 29
  Aaron ToothmanWestern Mich. 29
  Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 29
  Bonzi WellsBall St. 29
  Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 29
  Anthony TaylorMiami (OH) 29
  Derrick DialEastern Mich. 29
  Jerome DavisBall St. 29
  Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 29
  Refiloe LethunyaMiami (OH) 29
  Brad Van TimmermaWestern Mich. 29
  Wayne JohnsonBall St. 29
  Duane ClemensBall St. 29
  Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 29
  Jason KimbroughWestern Mich. 29
  Marcus MasonBall St. 29
  Mitch HankinsBall St. 29
  Isaac BullockWestern Mich. 29
  Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 29
  Mike EnsmingerMiami (OH) 29
Field Goals
1. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 266
2. Bonzi WellsBall St. 238
3. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 222
4. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 208
5. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 189
6. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 185
7. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 172
8. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 169
9. Jimmal BallAkron 149
10. John WhortonKent St. 148
Field Goal Attempts
1. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 564
2. Bonzi WellsBall St. 486
3. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 469
4. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 459
5. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 432
6. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 415
7. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 364
8. Jimmal BallAkron 358
9. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 350
10. Sanjay AdellOhio 326
Field Goal Percentage
1. Casey ShawToledo .529
2. Bonzi WellsBall St. .490
3. Derrick DialEastern Mich. .484
4. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. .472
5. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. .464
6. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. .455
7. Jami BosleyAkron .449
8. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. .444
9. Tony ReidBowling Green .437
10. Sanjay AdellOhio .429
2-Point Field Goals
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 185
2. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 181
3. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 164
4. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 151
5. John WhortonKent St. 148
6. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 143
7. Casey ShawToledo 138
8. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 132
9. Sanjay AdellOhio 125
10. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 122
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 355
2. Bonzi WellsBall St. 344
  T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 344
4. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 314
5. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 311
6. Sanjay AdellOhio 269
7. John WhortonKent St. 263
8. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 261
9. Casey ShawToledo 260
10. Diante FlenorlOhio 247
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Ryan AndrickAkron .612
2. James HeadEastern Mich. .591
3. Mitch HankinsBall St. .569
4. John EstickMiami (OH) .566
5. John WhortonKent St. .563
6. Derrick DialEastern Mich. .548
7. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. .548
8. Derrick WrightMarshall .543
9. Bonzi WellsBall St. .538
10. George PhillipsAkron .536
3-Point Field Goals
1. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 85
2. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 84
3. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 79
4. Jim PetersonOhio 71
5. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 63
  Joda BurgessMarshall 63
7. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 57
8. Nate MeersKent St. 54
9. Chad KamstraToledo 53
  Bonzi WellsBall St. 53
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Jim PetersonOhio 209
  Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 209
3. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 198
4. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 194
5. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 158
6. Joda BurgessMarshall 153
7. Chad KamstraToledo 147
8. Bonzi WellsBall St. 142
9. Nate MeersKent St. 133
10. Art NormanToledo 132
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. .433
2. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. .407
3. Derrick DialEastern Mich. .399
4. Jim PetersonOhio .340
Free Throws
1. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 160
2. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 153
3. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 141
4. Bonzi WellsBall St. 133
5. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 129
6. Sanjay AdellOhio 108
7. Casey ShawToledo 107
8. Dave EsterkampBowling Green 101
  Tony ReidBowling Green 101
10. Jami BosleyAkron 99
Free Throw Attempts
1. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 208
2. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 193
  Bonzi WellsBall St. 193
4. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 189
5. Casey ShawToledo 175
6. Sanjay AdellOhio 166
7. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 158
8. Dave EsterkampBowling Green 142
9. Ed NorvellKent St. 128
  Ryan AndrickAkron 128
Free Throw Percentage
1. Tony ReidBowling Green .835
2. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. .817
3. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. .809
4. Jami BosleyAkron .792
5. Derrick DialEastern Mich. .785
6. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. .771
7. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) .769
8. Tim KisnerCentral Mich. .733
9. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. .731
10. Robert KizerToledo .728
Total Rebounds
1. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 289
2. Casey ShawToledo 270
3. Kirk CowanBowling Green 227
4. John EstickMiami (OH) 221
5. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 218
6. Basra FakhirOhio 205
7. James HeadEastern Mich. 201
8. Diante FlenorlOhio 196
9. John WhortonKent St. 195
  Derrick DialEastern Mich. 195
Assists
1. Jason KimbroughWestern Mich. 166
2. Ed NorvellKent St. 161
3. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 160
4. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 119
5. Travis YoungMarshall 117
6. Bonzi WellsBall St. 95
  Duane ClemensBall St. 95
8. Jimmal BallAkron 93
9. Demar MooreBowling Green 92
10. Donte ParkerNorthern Ill. 88
Steals
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 103
2. Jimmal BallAkron 64
3. Duane ClemensBall St. 62
4. Robert KizerToledo 58
5. Jami BosleyAkron 57
6. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 56
  Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 56
8. James HeadEastern Mich. 55
9. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 54
10. Jason KimbroughWestern Mich. 51
Blocks
1. George PhillipsAkron 42
2. Casey ShawToledo 39
3. John WhortonKent St. 37
4. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 36
5. Dan SchellCentral Mich. 33
6. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 27
7. Derrick WrightMarshall 25
  Kirk CowanBowling Green 25
  Derrick DialEastern Mich. 25
10. Terrell McKelvyMarshall 24
  Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 24
Points
1. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 746
2. Bonzi WellsBall St. 662
3. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 626
4. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 607
5. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 553
6. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 544
7. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 512
8. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 484
9. Tony ReidBowling Green 434
10. Sanjay AdellOhio 403
Points Per Game
1. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 25.7
2. Bonzi WellsBall St. 22.8
3. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 21.6
4. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 20.9
5. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 19.1
6. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 18.8
7. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 18.6
8. Tony ReidBowling Green 16.7
9. Jami BosleyAkron 16.3
10. Sanjay AdellOhio 16.1
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 11.1
2. Casey ShawToledo 10.0
3. Kirk CowanBowling Green 8.7
4. John EstickMiami (OH) 7.9
5. Basra FakhirOhio 7.9
6. Diante FlenorlOhio 7.8
7. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 7.5
8. Derrick WrightMarshall 6.9
9. Terrell McKelvyMarshall 6.9
10. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 6.7
Assists Per Game
1. Jason KimbroughWestern Mich. 5.7
2. Ed NorvellKent St. 5.6
3. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 5.5
4. Travis YoungMarshall 4.3
5. Damon FriersonMiami (OH) 4.1
6. Demar MooreBowling Green 3.5
7. Jami BosleyAkron 3.5
8. Jimmal BallAkron 3.4
9. Donte ParkerNorthern Ill. 3.4
10. Duane ClemensBall St. 3.3
  Bonzi WellsBall St. 3.3
Steals Per Game
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 3.6
2. Jami BosleyAkron 2.7
3. Jimmal BallAkron 2.4
4. Robert KizerToledo 2.1
5. Duane ClemensBall St. 2.1
6. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 1.9
  Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 1.9
8. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 1.9
9. James HeadEastern Mich. 1.8
10. Mickey HosierBall St. 1.8
Blocks Per Game
1. George PhillipsAkron 1.6
2. Casey ShawToledo 1.4
3. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 1.4
4. Dan SchellCentral Mich. 1.3
5. John WhortonKent St. 1.2
6. Kirk CowanBowling Green 1.0
7. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 0.9
8. Derrick WrightMarshall 0.9
9. Terrell McKelvyMarshall 0.9
10. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 0.9
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Derrick DialEastern Mich. .570
2. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. .557
3. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. .547
4. Bonzi WellsBall St. .544
5. Casey ShawToledo .529
6. Tony ReidBowling Green .512
7. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. .504
8. Jami BosleyAkron .496
9. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. .471
10. Jimmal BallAkron .464
True Shooting Percentage
1. Ryan AndrickAkron .633
2. Tim KisnerCentral Mich. .599
3. Derrick DialEastern Mich. .595
4. Joda BurgessMarshall .591
5. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. .587
6. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. .584
7. Bonzi WellsBall St. .573
8. Tony ReidBowling Green .567
9. Jami BosleyAkron .562
10. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. .560
Offensive Win Shares
1. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 4.3
2. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 4.1
3. Bonzi WellsBall St. 3.5
4. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 3.5
5. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 3.2
6. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 3.0
7. Tony ReidBowling Green 2.3
8. Ryan AndrickAkron 2.1
9. Casey ShawToledo 1.9
10. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 1.8
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 3.5
2. Casey ShawToledo 3.4
3. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 3.0
4. George PhillipsAkron 2.5
5. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 2.1
6. Robert KizerToledo 2.0
7. Ryan ReedBall St. 1.9
8. Jimmal BallAkron 1.8
9. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 1.7
10. Duane ClemensBall St. 1.7
Win Shares
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 7.1
2. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 6.0
3. Casey ShawToledo 5.3
4. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 5.2
5. Derrick DialEastern Mich. 5.1
6. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 4.9
7. Rashod JohnsonWestern Mich. 4.4
8. Saddi WashingtonWestern Mich. 4.2
9. George PhillipsAkron 3.9
10. Shaun JacksonWestern Mich. 3.5