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1997-98 Western Athletic Conference Season Summary

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Record: 272-204, .571 W-L% (6th of 30) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 5.27 (9th of 30) ▪ SOS: 3.71 (9th of 30)

Regular Season Champion: Utah (Mountain) and Texas Christian (Pacific)
Tournament Champion: Nevada-Las Vegas

NCAA Tournament: 4 (Nevada-Las Vegas, New Mexico, Texas Christian and Utah)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Fresno State, New Mexico and Utah)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(New Mexico, Texas Christian and Utah)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk Mountain W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 UtahRF 12 2 .857 30 4 .882 69.8 57.6 17.1 4.9
2 New Mexico 11 3 .786 24 8 .750 75.7 65.9 14.9 5.1
3 Wyoming  9 5 .643 19 9 .679 63.4 59.5 5.5 1.5
4 Colorado State  8 6 .571 20 9 .690 67.3 62.7 6.1 1.5
5 Nevada-Las VegasT 7 7 .500 20 13 .606 69.2 67.1 7.4 5.3
6 Brigham Young  4 10 .286 9 21 .300 63.5 69.8 -0.2 6.1
7 Texas-El Paso  3 11 .214 12 14 .462 63.5 65.9 0.5 2.9
8 Air Force  2 12 .143 10 16 .385 62.8 70.9 -5.5 2.6
Rk Pacific W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS
1 Texas ChristianR 14 0 1.000 27 6 .818 97.0 77.4 22.1 2.5
2 Fresno State  10 4 .714 21 13 .618 81.8 78.1 9.2 5.5
3 Tulsa  9 5 .643 19 12 .613 68.3 65.1 6.3 3.0
4 Hawaii  8 6 .571 21 9 .700 77.6 70.8 11.1 4.3
5 Southern Methodist  6 8 .429 18 10 .643 76.4 71.2 5.6 0.4
6 San Diego State  5 9 .357 13 15 .464 69.1 73.6 -1.2 3.3
7 Rice  3 11 .214 6 22 .214 62.7 70.6 -2.2 5.7
8 San Jose State  1 13 .071 3 23 .115 59.6 76.7 -12.4 4.7

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
Utah 16 16 16 11 9 7 6 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 6 5 5 7
Texas Christian           24 25             22 19 15 13 15
New Mexico 11 11 10 8 14 14 14 12 12 15 17 14 12 11 11 16 20 18
Fresno State 13 13 12 16 18                          
Hawaii                 21 24 24              

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Nevada-Las Vegas lost (69-57) versus Princeton (East Regional)
New Mexico won (79-62) versus Butler (South Regional)
Texas Christian lost (96-87) versus Florida State (Midwest Regional)
Utah won (85-68) versus San Francisco (West Regional)

Second Round
New Mexico lost (56-46) versus Syracuse (South Regional)
Utah won (75-69) versus Arkansas (West Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Utah won (65-62) versus West Virginia (West Regional)

Regional Final
Utah won (76-51) versus Arizona (West Regional)

National Semifinal
Utah won (65-59) versus North Carolina

National Final
Utah lost (78-69) versus Kentucky

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Andre MillerUtah 34
  Trace CatonUtah 34
  Hanno MottolaUtah 34
  Alex JensenUtah 34
  Terrance RobersonFresno St. 34
  Demetrius PorterFresno St. 34
  Larry AbneyFresno St. 34
  Jordie MctavishUtah 34
9. Mark DickelUNLV 33
  Tyrone NesbyUNLV 33
  Dennis DavisTCU 33
  Prince FowlerTCU 33
  Drew HansenUtah 33
  Rafer AlstonFresno St. 33
  Malcom JohnsonTCU 33
  Mike JonesTCU 33
Field Goals
1. Lee NailonTCU 329
2. Mike JonesTCU 263
3. Malcom JohnsonTCU 223
4. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 195
5. Anthony CarterHawaii 191
6. Tyrone NesbyUNLV 187
7. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 185
8. Alika SmithHawaii 181
9. Terrance RobersonFresno St. 180
10. Andre MillerUtah 173
Field Goal Attempts
1. Lee NailonTCU 594
2. Mike JonesTCU 548
3. Malcom JohnsonTCU 487
4. Tyrone NesbyUNLV 486
5. Anthony CarterHawaii 422
6. Alika SmithHawaii 411
7. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 405
8. Rod ThompsonTulsa 396
9. Terrance RobersonFresno St. 391
10. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 385
Field Goal Percentage
1. Lee NailonTCU .554
2. Andre MillerUtah .549
3. Sharif FajardoUTEP .510
4. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico .506
5. Jarvis Kelly SanniRice .497
6. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. .491
7. Michael DoleacUtah .488
8. Mike JonesTCU .480
9. Chris HerrenFresno St. .467
10. Lamont LongNew Mexico .461
2-Point Field Goals
1. Lee NailonTCU 328
2. Mike JonesTCU 201
3. Jarvis Kelly SanniRice 172
4. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 168
5. Anthony CarterHawaii 157
6. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 155
7. Andre MillerUtah 153
8. Michael DoleacUtah 152
9. Hanno MottolaUtah 142
10. Malcom JohnsonTCU 136
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Lee NailonTCU 592
2. Mike JonesTCU 384
3. Jarvis Kelly SanniRice 346
4. Tyrone NesbyUNLV 330
5. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 313
6. Anthony CarterHawaii 312
7. Michael DoleacUtah 306
8. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 291
9. Hanno MottolaUtah 268
10. Jeron RobertsWyoming 264
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Kevin BettsSan Diego St. .624
2. Andre MillerUtah .600
3. Erin GallowayHawaii .587
4. Brandon WolframUTEP .581
5. Micah KroegerHawaii .562
6. Roy KruiswykSan Diego St. .558
7. Lee NailonTCU .554
8. James PennyTCU .552
9. Chris HerrenFresno St. .545
10. Matt BarnettColorado St. .541
3-Point Field Goals
1. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 90
2. Terrance RobersonFresno St. 87
  Malcom JohnsonTCU 87
4. Royce OlneyNew Mexico 80
5. Stephen WoodsSMU 74
6. Jason RicheySan Diego St. 72
7. Rod ThompsonTulsa 71
  Jarmica ReeseAir Force 71
9. Danny BowerBYU 68
10. Alika SmithHawaii 67
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Malcom JohnsonTCU 235
2. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 221
3. Terrance RobersonFresno St. 213
4. Rod ThompsonTulsa 209
5. Jason RicheySan Diego St. 202
6. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 196
7. Danny BowerBYU 187
8. Alika SmithHawaii 179
  Josko VisnjicSan Diego St. 179
10. Stephen WoodsSMU 177
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Royce OlneyNew Mexico .513
2. Stephen WoodsSMU .418
3. Jarmica ReeseAir Force .418
4. Terrance RobersonFresno St. .408
5. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico .407
6. Malcom JohnsonTCU .370
7. Jason RicheySan Diego St. .356
Free Throws
1. Jeron RobertsWyoming 200
2. Michael DoleacUtah 173
3. Kaspars KambalaUNLV 142
4. Lee NailonTCU 137
5. Ron SelleazeBYU 133
6. Mekeli WesleyBYU 130
7. Sharif FajardoUTEP 129
8. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 122
  Jeryl SasserSMU 122
10. Andre MillerUtah 117
  Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 117
Free Throw Attempts
1. Jeron RobertsWyoming 250
2. Michael DoleacUtah 215
3. Kaspars KambalaUNLV 197
4. Ron SelleazeBYU 188
5. Lee NailonTCU 184
  Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 184
7. Sharif FajardoUTEP 173
8. Jeryl SasserSMU 170
9. Mekeli WesleyBYU 168
10. Andre MillerUtah 162
Free Throw Percentage
1. Jason RicheySan Diego St. .857
2. Alika SmithHawaii .818
3. Rod ThompsonTulsa .805
4. Michael DoleacUtah .805
5. Mike JonesTCU .803
6. Jeron RobertsWyoming .800
7. Marmet WilliamsSan Jose St. .785
8. Malcom JohnsonTCU .783
9. Anthony CarterHawaii .782
10. Danny BowerBYU .779
Total Rebounds
1. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 359
2. Dennis DavisTCU 323
3. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 297
4. Michael RuffinTulsa 296
5. Lee NailonTCU 285
6. Jarvis Kelly SanniRice 262
7. Kaspars KambalaUNLV 236
8. Roy KruiswykSan Diego St. 235
9. Jeryl SasserSMU 231
10. Michael DoleacUtah 228
Assists
1. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 240
2. Anthony CarterHawaii 212
3. Prince FowlerTCU 200
4. Mark DickelUNLV 183
5. Mike JonesTCU 181
6. Andre MillerUtah 177
7. Milt PalacioColorado St. 148
8. Chris HerrenFresno St. 138
9. Marmet WilliamsSan Jose St. 118
  Alika SmithHawaii 118
Steals
1. Mike JonesTCU 96
2. Andre MillerUtah 73
3. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 70
4. Malcom JohnsonTCU 69
5. Anthony CarterHawaii 64
6. Matt WattsSan Diego St. 61
7. Lee NailonTCU 56
8. Greedy DanielsUNLV 55
9. Chris HerrenFresno St. 54
10. Eric ColeyTulsa 53
Blocks
1. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 79
2. Michael RuffinTulsa 78
3. Avondre JonesFresno St. 75
4. Ryan ChiltonColorado St. 72
5. Erin GallowayHawaii 41
6. Isiah EppsUNLV 39
7. Eric ColeyTulsa 37
8. James PennyTCU 36
9. Michael DoleacUtah 33
  Lee NailonTCU 33
Points
1. Lee NailonTCU 796
2. Mike JonesTCU 702
3. Malcom JohnsonTCU 616
4. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 539
5. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 534
6. Jeron RobertsWyoming 532
  Alika SmithHawaii 532
8. Anthony CarterHawaii 527
9. Tyrone NesbyUNLV 521
10. Michael DoleacUtah 516
Points Per Game
1. Lee NailonTCU 24.9
2. Mike JonesTCU 21.3
3. Jeron RobertsWyoming 19.0
4. Jarmica ReeseAir Force 18.8
5. Malcom JohnsonTCU 18.7
6. Alika SmithHawaii 18.3
7. Anthony CarterHawaii 18.2
8. Jason RicheySan Diego St. 17.4
9. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 16.8
10. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 16.7
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 11.2
2. Dennis DavisTCU 9.8
3. Michael RuffinTulsa 9.5
4. Jarvis Kelly SanniRice 9.4
5. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 9.3
6. Lee NailonTCU 8.9
7. Roy KruiswykSan Diego St. 8.4
8. Jeryl SasserSMU 8.2
9. Matt BarnettColorado St. 7.6
10. Sharif FajardoUTEP 7.4
Assists Per Game
1. Anthony CarterHawaii 7.3
2. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 7.3
3. Prince FowlerTCU 6.1
4. Mark DickelUNLV 5.5
5. Mike JonesTCU 5.5
6. Andre MillerUtah 5.2
7. Milt PalacioColorado St. 5.1
8. Chris HerrenFresno St. 4.8
9. Marmet WilliamsSan Jose St. 4.5
10. Alika SmithHawaii 4.1
Steals Per Game
1. Mike JonesTCU 2.9
2. Anthony CarterHawaii 2.2
3. Matt WattsSan Diego St. 2.2
4. Andre MillerUtah 2.1
5. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 2.1
6. Malcom JohnsonTCU 2.1
7. Eric ColeyTulsa 2.0
8. Chris HerrenFresno St. 1.9
9. Jason RicheySan Diego St. 1.8
10. Kevin BettsSan Diego St. 1.8
Blocks Per Game
1. Michael RuffinTulsa 2.5
2. Ryan ChiltonColorado St. 2.5
3. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 2.5
4. Isiah EppsUNLV 1.4
5. Erin GallowayHawaii 1.4
6. Eric ColeyTulsa 1.4
7. David SchuckAir Force 1.2
8. James PennyTCU 1.1
9. Bobby DimsonSMU 1.1
10. Lee NailonTCU 1.0
  Michael DoleacUtah 1.0
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Andre MillerUtah .581
2. Terrance RobersonFresno St. .572
3. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico .568
4. Lee NailonTCU .555
5. Malcom JohnsonTCU .547
6. Chris HerrenFresno St. .545
7. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico .542
8. Mike JonesTCU .536
9. Jarmica ReeseAir Force .536
10. Sharif FajardoUTEP .523
True Shooting Percentage
1. Royce OlneyNew Mexico .726
2. Kevin BettsSan Diego St. .649
3. Andre MillerUtah .616
4. James SmithColorado St. .594
5. Kaspars KambalaUNLV .592
6. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico .589
7. Sharif FajardoUTEP .586
  Michael DoleacUtah .586
9. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico .585
10. Lee NailonTCU .584
Offensive Win Shares
1. Andre MillerUtah 3.9
2. Royce OlneyNew Mexico 3.9
3. Lee NailonTCU 3.8
4. Michael DoleacUtah 3.4
5. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 3.3
6. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 3.2
7. Mike JonesTCU 3.2
8. Jeron RobertsWyoming 2.8
9. Malcom JohnsonTCU 2.7
10. Alika SmithHawaii 2.7
Defensive Win Shares
1. Andre MillerUtah 3.5
2. Lee NailonTCU 3.4
3. Dennis DavisTCU 3.2
4. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 3.1
5. Ryan ChiltonColorado St. 2.8
6. Jeryl SasserSMU 2.8
7. Michael RuffinTulsa 2.7
8. Bobby DimsonSMU 2.7
9. Mike JonesTCU 2.7
10. Michael DoleacUtah 2.6
Win Shares
1. Andre MillerUtah 7.4
2. Lee NailonTCU 7.2
3. Kenny ThomasNew Mexico 6.4
4. Michael DoleacUtah 6.0
5. Mike JonesTCU 5.8
6. Malcom JohnsonTCU 5.1
7. Clayton ShieldsNew Mexico 4.9
8. Royce OlneyNew Mexico 4.7
9. Sharif FajardoUTEP 4.5
10. Michael RuffinTulsa 4.4