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1997-98 Southeastern Conference Season Summary

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Record: 233-143, .620 W-L% (2nd of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 11.48 (3rd of 30) ▪ SOS: 6.96 (5th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Kentucky (East) and Mississippi (West)
Tournament Champion: Kentucky

NCAA Tournament: 5 (Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and South Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and South Carolina)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 KentuckyRTFN 14 2 .875 35 4 .897 80.1 67.0 22.9 9.8
2 South Carolina 11 5 .688 23 8 .742 71.3 67.6 12.5 8.8
3 Tennessee 9 7 .563 20 9 .690 75.9 70.6 11.2 5.9
4 Georgia  7 9 .438 20 15 .571 75.8 71.7 13.1 9.0
5 Vanderbilt  7 9 .438 20 13 .606 74.8 70.2 11.7 7.0
6 Florida  6 10 .375 14 15 .483 76.1 73.6 9.0 6.4
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 MississippiR 12 4 .750 22 7 .759 79.7 69.6 17.2 7.1
2 Arkansas 11 5 .688 24 9 .727 83.0 72.7 16.2 5.8
3 Auburn  7 9 .438 16 14 .533 68.9 67.4 7.4 5.9
4 Alabama  6 10 .375 15 16 .484 69.6 68.4 7.7 6.5
5 Mississippi State  4 12 .250 15 15 .500 71.2 68.6 7.7 5.1
6 Louisiana State  2 14 .125 9 18 .333 60.8 65.9 1.1 6.2

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
Kentucky 8 9 8 7 4 4 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 5
Mississippi 23 21 17 14 21 18 16 16 14 11 13 12 17 18 15 13 10 13
South Carolina 7 6 5 5 5 6 10 11 16 14 14 13 13 15 13 14 15 14
Arkansas       18 15 13 12 23 22 22 18 15 14 12 16 12 16 17
Georgia 19 25 22 21 23 20                        

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Arkansas won (74-65) versus Nebraska (West Regional)
Kentucky won (82-67) versus South Carolina State (South Regional)
Mississippi lost (70-69) versus Valparaiso (Midwest Regional)
South Carolina lost (62-61) versus Richmond (East Regional)
Tennessee lost (82-81) versus Illinois State (West Regional)

Second Round
Arkansas lost (75-69) versus Utah (West Regional)
Kentucky won (88-61) versus Saint Louis (South Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Kentucky won (94-68) versus UCLA (South Regional)

Regional Final
Kentucky won (86-84) versus Duke (South Regional)

National Semifinal
Kentucky won (86-85) versus Stanford

National Final
Kentucky won (78-69) versus Utah

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Saul SmithKentucky 39
  Wayne TurnerKentucky 39
  Heshimu EvansKentucky 39
  Scott PadgettKentucky 39
  Nazr MohammedKentucky 39
6. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 38
  Jamaal MagloireKentucky 38
  Cameron MillsKentucky 38
9. Allen EdwardsKentucky 37
10. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 35
  Derrick DukesGeorgia 35
  Phenizze RansomGeorgia 35
  Michael ChadwickGeorgia 35
  G.G. SmithGeorgia 35
Field Goals
1. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 202
2. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 197
3. Nazr MohammedKentucky 190
4. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 188
5. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 186
6. Austin BatesVanderbilt 181
  Ansu SesayMississippi 181
8. Brian WilliamsAlabama 163
9. Scott PadgettKentucky 161
  Pat BradleyArkansas 161
Field Goal Attempts
1. Brian WilliamsAlabama 454
2. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 432
3. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 424
4. Pat BradleyArkansas 421
5. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 419
6. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 415
7. Ansu SesayMississippi 397
8. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 365
  Brandon WhartonTennessee 365
10. Doc RobinsonAuburn 358
Field Goal Percentage
1. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. .531
2. Austin BatesVanderbilt .510
3. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. .476
4. Drew MadduxVanderbilt .456
5. Ansu SesayMississippi .456
6. Jumaine JonesGeorgia .453
7. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina .438
8. Pat BradleyArkansas .382
9. Brian WilliamsAlabama .359
2-Point Field Goals
1. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 195
2. Nazr MohammedKentucky 190
3. Austin BatesVanderbilt 181
4. Ansu SesayMississippi 160
5. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 147
6. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 144
7. Nick DavisArkansas 133
8. Demetrius AlexanderAlabama 129
9. Scott PadgettKentucky 121
10. Derek HoodArkansas 119
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 401
2. Austin BatesVanderbilt 355
3. Ansu SesayMississippi 337
4. Nazr MohammedKentucky 318
5. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 291
6. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 277
7. Demetrius AlexanderAlabama 265
8. Nick DavisArkansas 259
9. Derek HoodArkansas 237
10. Jeremy HaysAlabama 236
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Keith CarterMississippi .623
2. Landis WilliamsArkansas .621
3. Nazr MohammedKentucky .598
4. Bryant SmithAuburn .590
5. Heshimu EvansKentucky .582
6. Leron WilliamsSouth Carolina .579
7. Damen MaddoxFlorida .574
8. Drew MadduxVanderbilt .565
9. Cedric CarterLSU .563
10. Billy DiSpaltroVanderbilt .556
3-Point Field Goals
1. Pat BradleyArkansas 93
2. Brian WilliamsAlabama 85
3. G.G. SmithGeorgia 81
4. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 79
5. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 71
6. Tarik WallaceArkansas 69
7. Brandon WhartonTennessee 63
8. Kenyan WeaksFlorida 61
9. Joezon DarbyMississippi 60
  Greg StoltFlorida 60
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Brian WilliamsAlabama 248
2. Pat BradleyArkansas 242
3. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 223
4. Tarik WallaceArkansas 202
5. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 189
6. G.G. SmithGeorgia 186
7. Joezon DarbyMississippi 176
8. Scott PohlmanAuburn 162
9. Derrick DukesGeorgia 156
  Keith CarterMississippi 156
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Pat BradleyArkansas .384
2. Brian WilliamsAlabama .343
Free Throws
1. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 205
2. Ansu SesayMississippi 157
3. G.G. SmithGeorgia 108
4. C.J. BlackTennessee 103
5. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 100
6. Bryant SmithAuburn 99
7. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 95
8. Austin BatesVanderbilt 94
9. Brandon WhartonTennessee 92
10. Tony HarrisTennessee 90
Free Throw Attempts
1. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 262
2. Ansu SesayMississippi 216
3. Nick DavisArkansas 161
4. Bryant SmithAuburn 149
5. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 146
6. C.J. BlackTennessee 139
  G.G. SmithGeorgia 139
  Austin BatesVanderbilt 139
9. Nazr MohammedKentucky 135
10. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 131
Free Throw Percentage
1. Brian WilliamsAlabama .815
2. Billy DiSpaltroVanderbilt .813
3. Jumaine JonesGeorgia .785
4. Demetrius AlexanderAlabama .784
5. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina .782
6. G.G. SmithGeorgia .777
7. Keith CarterMississippi .766
8. C.J. BlackTennessee .741
9. Kareem ReidArkansas .740
10. Maurice CarterLSU .739
Total Rebounds
1. Nick DavisArkansas 322
2. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 299
3. Nazr MohammedKentucky 282
4. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 269
5. Demetrius AlexanderAlabama 256
6. Scott PadgettKentucky 255
7. Jeremy HaysAlabama 226
8. Ansu SesayMississippi 221
9. Heshimu EvansKentucky 210
10. Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 208
Assists
1. Wayne TurnerKentucky 173
2. Detrick WhiteMississippi St. 166
  Kareem ReidArkansas 166
4. Atiba PraterVanderbilt 152
5. G.G. SmithGeorgia 148
6. Melvin WatsonSouth Carolina 141
7. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 134
  Jason WilliamsFlorida 134
9. Doc RobinsonAuburn 131
10. Eddie ShannonFlorida 123
Steals
1. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 68
2. Bryant SmithAuburn 67
3. Atiba PraterVanderbilt 64
4. Wayne TurnerKentucky 62
5. Kareem ReidArkansas 61
6. Melvin WatsonSouth Carolina 55
7. James StrongVanderbilt 53
  Eddie ShannonFlorida 53
  Jason WilliamsFlorida 53
10. Tarik WallaceArkansas 51
  Ray HarrisonGeorgia 51
Blocks
1. Nick DavisArkansas 80
2. Nazr MohammedKentucky 75
3. C.J. BlackTennessee 73
  Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 73
5. Jamaal MagloireKentucky 66
6. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 61
7. Jeremy HaysAlabama 56
8. Ryan StackSouth Carolina 55
9. Johnnie RogersMississippi 48
10. Randy HughesAuburn 42
Points
1. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 584
2. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 553
3. Ansu SesayMississippi 540
4. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 521
5. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 515
6. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 511
7. Brian WilliamsAlabama 499
8. Pat BradleyArkansas 489
9. G.G. SmithGeorgia 471
10. Nazr MohammedKentucky 468
Points Per Game
1. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 18.8
2. Ansu SesayMississippi 18.6
3. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. 17.0
4. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 16.8
5. Brian WilliamsAlabama 16.1
6. Pat BradleyArkansas 15.3
7. Brandon WhartonTennessee 15.2
8. Keith CarterMississippi 14.8
9. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 14.7
10. Maurice CarterLSU 14.4
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Nick DavisArkansas 9.8
2. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 9.3
3. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 8.5
4. Demetrius AlexanderAlabama 8.3
5. Ansu SesayMississippi 7.6
6. Jeremy HaysAlabama 7.3
7. Nazr MohammedKentucky 7.2
8. Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 6.9
9. C.J. BlackTennessee 6.8
10. Bryant SmithAuburn 6.6
Assists Per Game
1. Detrick WhiteMississippi St. 5.5
2. Kareem ReidArkansas 5.2
3. Atiba PraterVanderbilt 5.1
4. Melvin WatsonSouth Carolina 4.7
5. Wayne TurnerKentucky 4.4
6. Doc RobinsonAuburn 4.4
7. Eddie ShannonFlorida 4.2
8. G.G. SmithGeorgia 4.2
9. Tony HarrisTennessee 4.2
10. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 4.1
Steals Per Game
1. Bryant SmithAuburn 2.4
2. Atiba PraterVanderbilt 2.1
3. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 2.1
4. Kareem ReidArkansas 1.9
5. Melvin WatsonSouth Carolina 1.8
6. Eddie ShannonFlorida 1.8
7. Jason SmithMississippi 1.7
8. Tarik WallaceArkansas 1.6
9. Detrick WhiteMississippi St. 1.6
10. James StrongVanderbilt 1.6
Blocks Per Game
1. C.J. BlackTennessee 2.5
2. Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 2.4
3. Nick DavisArkansas 2.4
4. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 2.1
5. Nazr MohammedKentucky 1.9
6. Randy HughesAuburn 1.8
7. Jeremy HaysAlabama 1.8
8. Ryan StackSouth Carolina 1.8
9. Jamaal MagloireKentucky 1.7
10. Johnnie RogersMississippi 1.7
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Drew MadduxVanderbilt .547
2. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. .531
3. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina .519
4. Austin BatesVanderbilt .510
5. Jumaine JonesGeorgia .506
6. Pat BradleyArkansas .493
7. Horatio WebsterMississippi St. .485
8. Ansu SesayMississippi .482
9. Brian WilliamsAlabama .453
True Shooting Percentage
1. Kenyan WeaksFlorida .652
2. Keith CarterMississippi .621
3. Nazr MohammedKentucky .612
4. G.G. SmithGeorgia .609
5. Leron WilliamsSouth Carolina .603
6. Greg StoltFlorida .600
7. Billy DiSpaltroVanderbilt .600
8. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina .597
9. C.J. BlackTennessee .591
10. Scott PadgettKentucky .581
Offensive Win Shares
1. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 3.9
2. G.G. SmithGeorgia 3.2
3. Nazr MohammedKentucky 3.1
4. Drew MadduxVanderbilt 3.1
5. Keith CarterMississippi 3.0
6. Kenyan WeaksFlorida 2.6
7. Scott PadgettKentucky 2.5
8. Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 2.4
9. Ansu SesayMississippi 2.2
10. C.J. BlackTennessee 2.2
Defensive Win Shares
1. Nick DavisArkansas 4.6
2. Nazr MohammedKentucky 3.5
3. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 3.3
4. Ansu SesayMississippi 2.9
5. Jeremy HaysAlabama 2.8
6. C.J. BlackTennessee 2.8
7. Scott PadgettKentucky 2.7
8. Demetrius AlexanderAlabama 2.7
9. Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 2.6
10. Derek HoodArkansas 2.5
Win Shares
1. Nazr MohammedKentucky 6.5
2. Nick DavisArkansas 5.4
3. Keith CarterMississippi 5.3
4. Scott PadgettKentucky 5.2
5. Ansu SesayMississippi 5.1
6. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 5.1
7. Tyrone WashingtonMississippi St. 5.0
8. C.J. BlackTennessee 5.0
9. G.G. SmithGeorgia 4.7
10. Jumaine JonesGeorgia 4.4