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1997-98 Season Summary

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Kentucky, North Carolina, Stanford and Utah

Consensus Player of the Year: Antawn Jamison

AP Preseason #1: Arizona ▪ AP Final #1: North Carolina

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 186 109 .631 16.05 10.09 3 5 1 Duke North Carolina
2 Big Ten Conference 11 207 144 .590 12.59 8.37 4 5 0 Illinois
Michigan State
Michigan
3 Southeastern Conference 12 233 143 .620 11.48 6.96 4 5 1 Kentucky (East)
Mississippi (West)
Kentucky
4 Pacific-10 Conference 10 179 127 .585 10.12 8.07 3 4 1 Arizona
5 Big East Conference 13 231 167 .580 9.43 7.07 2 5 0 Connecticut (Big East 6)
Syracuse (Big East 7)
Connecticut
6 Big 12 Conference 12 206 158 .566 7.17 5.11 1 4 0 Kansas Kansas
7 Atlantic 10 Conference 12 198 165 .545 6.43 5.04 2 5 0 Temple (East)
Dayton (West)
George Washington (West)
Xavier (West)
Xavier
8 Conference USA 12 201 172 .539 5.96 5.02 1 3 0 Cincinnati (American)
Memphis (National)
Cincinnati
9 Western Athletic Conference 16 272 204 .571 5.27 3.71 3 4 1 Utah (Mountain)
Texas Christian (Pacific)
Nevada-Las Vegas
10 West Coast Conference 8 124 103 .546 2.07 1.37 0 1 0 Gonzaga San Francisco
11 Missouri Valley Conference 10 148 146 .503 2.04 1.65 0 1 0 Illinois State Illinois State
12 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 8 126 107 .541 0.75 1.09 0 3 0 Detroit Mercy
Illinois-Chicago
Butler
13 Mid-American Conference 12 165 167 .497 0.14 1.01 0 2 0 Akron (East)
Ball State (West)
Eastern Michigan
14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10 144 139 .509 -1.66 -1.98 0 1 0 Iona Iona
15 Big West Conference 12 171 174 .496 -1.78 -0.11 0 1 0 Utah State (East)
Pacific (West)
Utah State
16 Colonial Athletic Association 9 123 131 .484 -1.90 -1.31 0 1 0 North Carolina-Wilmington
William & Mary
Richmond
17 Sun Belt Conference 10 137 145 .486 -3.43 -2.35 0 1 0 Arkansas State
South Alabama
South Alabama
18 America East Conference 10 141 142 .498 -5.13 -4.25 0 1 0 Boston University
Delaware
Delaware
19 Big Sky Conference 8 105 118 .471 -5.27 -3.28 0 1 0 Northern Arizona Northern Arizona
20 Northeast Conference 9 118 135 .466 -7.51 -5.71 0 1 0 Long Island University Fairleigh Dickinson
21 Ivy Group 8 102 112 .477 -8.10 -6.36 1 1 0 Princeton
22 Ohio Valley Conference 10 137 145 .486 -8.20 -5.68 1 1 0 Murray State Murray State
23 Mid-Continent Conference 9 117 137 .461 -9.52 -5.41 0 1 0 Valparaiso Valparaiso
24 Southern Conference 11 143 165 .464 -10.24 -6.19 0 1 0 Appalachian State (North)
Davidson (North)
Chattanooga (South)
Davidson
25 Southland Conference 10 123 150 .451 -10.71 -7.30 0 1 0 Nicholls State Nicholls State
26 Patriot League 7 86 109 .441 -11.05 -7.59 0 1 0 Lafayette
Navy
Navy
27 Atlantic Sun Conference 12 152 179 .459 -11.18 -8.20 0 1 0 College of Charleston (East)
Georgia State (West)
College of Charleston
28 Southwest Athletic Conference 8 101 124 .449 -12.88 -8.44 0 1 0 Texas Southern Prairie View
29 Big South Conference 7 84 111 .431 -13.53 -8.31 0 1 0 North Carolina-Asheville Radford
30 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 11 121 183 .398 -15.74 -10.18 0 1 0 Coppin State South Carolina State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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
North Carolina ACC 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 4 1
Kansas Big 12 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 2
Duke ACC 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3
Arizona Pac-10 1 1 1 4 6 5 5 8 5 5 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 4
Kentucky SEC 8 9 8 7 4 4 4 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 8 7 7 5
Connecticut Big East 12 12 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 10 8 9 7 6 7 6 6 6
Utah WAC 16 16 16 11 9 7 6 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 6 5 5 7
Princeton Ivy       25 22 19 18 17 15 12 11 11 11 10 9 9 8 8
Cincinnati CUSA                     21 18 20 19 17 17 14 9
Stanford Pac-10 14 15 15 12 11 9 8 7 7 7 5 4 9 14 10 8 11 10
Purdue Big Ten 9 8 6 6 8 8 7 5 9 9 12 10 10 8 5 11 9 11
Michigan Big Ten           21   18 17 19 16 19 18 21 22 21 17 12
Mississippi SEC 23 21 17 14 21 18 16 16 14 11 13 12 17 18 15 13 10 13
South Carolina SEC 7 6 5 5 5 6 10 11 16 14 14 13 13 15 13 14 15 14
Texas Christian WAC           24 25             22 19 15 13 15
Michigan State Big Ten                       22 16 13 14 10 12 16
Arkansas SEC       18 15 13 12 23 22 22 18 15 14 12 16 12 16 17
New Mexico WAC 11 11 10 8 14 14 14 12 12 15 17 14 12 11 11 16 20 18
UCLA Pac-10 6 7 7 15 12 11 9 9 10 8 9 8 6 9 12 18 19 19
Maryland ACC     24 23 19 22 20 20       23 25 24 25   21 20
Syracuse Big East           25 19 19 18 15 15 20 19 23 21 23 22 21
Illinois Big Ten                             23 22 18 22
Xavier A-10 10 10 9 9 7 10 13 13 19 18 19 24 21         23
Temple A-10 24 18 20 20 20 16 24                 24 24 24
Murray State OVC                                   25
School Conf 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
Charlotte CUSA 18 17 25                              
Clemson ACC 5 5 13 17 17   21 21 24   25              
Florida State ACC       19 16 17 17 15 13 17 20              
Fresno State WAC 13 13 12 16 18                          
George Washington A-10                         22 17 24      
Georgia SEC 19 25 22 21 23 20                        
Georgia Tech ACC       22 24                          
Hawaii WAC                 21 24 24              
Illinois State MVC   24                                
Indiana Big Ten 17 23 21                 25            
Iowa Big Ten 15 14 14 10 10 15 15 14 11 13 10 16 24          
Louisville CUSA 25 22 19                              
Marquette CUSA               25 20 23                
Massachusetts A-10                         23 20 18 20    
Oklahoma Big 12 20 19 18                              
Oklahoma State Big 12                   25           25 25  
Rhode Island A-10 21 20 23       22 24 23 20 22 21   25        
Texas Big 12 22                                  
Wake Forest ACC       24 25 23                        
West Virginia Big East             23 22 25 21 23 17 15 16 20 19 23  

Season Leaders

Games
1. Heshimu EvansKentucky 39
  Nick BradfordKansas 39
  Saul SmithKentucky 39
  Nazr MohammedKentucky 39
  Eric ChenowithKansas 39
  Kenny GregoryKansas 39
  Ryan RobertsonKansas 39
  Scott PadgettKentucky 39
  Wayne TurnerKentucky 39
10. Brendan HaywoodNorth Carolina 38
  Jamaal MagloireKentucky 38
  Jeffrey SheppardKentucky 38
  Makhtar N'DiayeNorth Carolina 38
  Paul PierceKansas 38
  Shammond WilliamsNorth Carolina 38
  C.B. McGrathKansas 38
  Cameron MillsKentucky 38
  Ademola OkulajaNorth Carolina 38
  Vince CarterNorth Carolina 38
Field Goals
1. Lee NailonTCU 329
2. Charles JonesLong Island 326
3. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 316
4. Michael OlowokandiPacific 310
5. Paul PierceKansas 287
6. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 270
7. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 266
8. Mike JonesTCU 263
9. Norman NolanVirginia 257
10. De'Teri MayesMurray St. 246
Field Goal Attempts
1. Charles JonesLong Island 720
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 614
3. Lee NailonTCU 594
4. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 564
5. Paul PierceKansas 559
6. Michael ReddOhio St. 550
7. Mike JonesTCU 548
8. Tyronn LueNebraska 547
9. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 546
10. Larry HughesSt. Louis 540
Field Goal Percentage
1. Todd MacCullochWashington .650
2. Ryan MossUALR .650
3. Jarrett StephensPenn St. .639
4. Isaac SpencerMurray St. .633
5. Brad MillerPurdue .632
6. Kareem LivingstonAppalachian St. .628
7. Zoran ViskovicValparaiso .626
8. David MontgomerySoutheast Mo. St. .621
9. Travis LyonsManhattan .621
10. Leon WatsonUTSA .616
2-Point Field Goals
1. Lee NailonTCU 328
2. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 310
  Michael OlowokandiPacific 310
4. Norman NolanVirginia 257
5. Paul PierceKansas 247
6. Bakari HendrixGonzaga 232
7. Omar SneedMemphis 227
8. Todd MacCullochWashington 225
9. Raef LaFrentzKansas 224
  Robert TraylorMichigan 224
  J.R. HendersonUCLA 224
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Lee NailonTCU 592
2. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 531
3. Michael OlowokandiPacific 509
4. Norman NolanVirginia 488
5. Paul PierceKansas 441
6. Bakari HendrixGonzaga 433
7. DeMarco JohnsonCharlotte 425
8. Jerome JamesFlorida A&M 416
9. J.R. HendersonUCLA 411
10. Raef LaFrentzKansas 406
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Vandarel JonesSouthern Miss. .713
2. Davin GranberryUCF .672
3. Steve NapperRobert Morris .671
4. Corey BatteeMississippi Val. .670
5. David TompkinsYale .669
6. Vince CarterNorth Carolina .662
7. Steve GoodrichPrinceton .661
8. Todd MacCullochWashington .650
9. Ryan MossUALR .650
10. Marvin WilsonNevada .647
3-Point Field Goals
1. Curtis StaplesVirginia 130
2. Charles JonesLong Island 116
3. Billy ThomasKansas 105
4. Denmark ReidNew Mexico St. 104
5. De'Teri MayesMurray St. 103
6. Ronnie McCollumCentenary (LA) 101
7. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 99
8. Corey ReedRadford 98
9. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 96
10. Cory JohnsonSoutheast Mo. St. 95
  Tim GillOral Roberts 95
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Charles JonesLong Island 337
2. Curtis StaplesVirginia 333
3. Randy BoldenTexas Southern 313
4. Cedric FosterMississippi Val. 266
5. Billy ThomasKansas 262
6. Donnie CarrLa Salle 259
  Casey GreenLa.-Lafayette 259
8. Demond MalletMcNeese St. 258
9. Tyson WheelerRhode Island 251
10. Shane HawkinsSouthern Ill. 250
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Royce OlneyNew Mexico .513
2. Tim GillOral Roberts .485
3. Mark PoagOld Dominion .474
4. Jarod StevensonRichmond .471
5. Sean WinkNorthwestern .457
6. Andy CavoNew Hampshire .451
7. Louis BullockMichigan .449
8. Mike TolmanBoise St. .443
9. Shellord PinkettGeorgia St. .442
10. De'Teri MayesMurray St. .440
Free Throws
1. Mike PowellLoyola Maryland 207
2. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 205
3. Jeron RobertsWyoming 200
4. Brad MillerPurdue 199
5. Bobby BrannenCincinnati 197
6. Corey BrewerOklahoma 186
7. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 185
  Brett EppehimerLehigh 185
9. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 184
10. Larry HughesSt. Louis 180
Free Throw Attempts
1. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 302
2. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 276
3. B.J. MckieSouth Carolina 262
4. J.R. HendersonUCLA 260
  Larry HughesSt. Louis 260
  Zendon HamiltonSt. John's (NY) 260
7. Brad MillerPurdue 255
  Mike PowellLoyola Maryland 255
9. Jeron RobertsWyoming 250
10. Rasaun YoungBuffalo 244
Free Throw Percentage
1. Matt SundbladLamar .923
2. Louis BullockMichigan .911
3. Shammond WilliamsNorth Carolina .911
4. Kevin AultMissouri St. .900
  Clifton EllisTexas St. .900
6. Danny SprinkleMontana St. .893
7. Pete LisickyPenn St. .891
8. Mike WozniakCal Poly .890
9. Garrett DavisStetson .888
10. Arthur LeeStanford .886
Total Rebounds
1. Ryan PerrymanDayton 412
2. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 389
3. Michael OlowokandiPacific 369
4. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 359
5. Robert TraylorMichigan 344
6. Raef LaFrentzKansas 342
7. Rocky WallsOral Roberts 325
8. Dennis DavisTCU 323
9. Nick DavisArkansas 322
10. Eric TaylorSt. Francis (PA) 321
Assists
1. Ahlon LewisArizona St. 294
2. Ed CotaNorth Carolina 274
3. Ryan RobertsonKansas 248
4. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 240
  Chico FletcherArkansas St. 240
6. Sean ColsonCharlotte 231
7. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 224
8. Charles JonesLong Island 221
9. Mateen CleavesMichigan St. 217
10. Anthony CarterHawaii 212
Steals
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 103
2. Willie ColemanDePaul 100
3. Damian OwensWest Virginia 97
4. Mike JonesTCU 96
5. Pepe SanchezTemple 93
6. J.R. CamelMontana 90
7. Mike CampbellLong Island 89
8. Charles JonesLong Island 87
  Laron ProfitMaryland 87
10. Jason RoweLoyola Maryland 86
Blocks
1. Alvin JonesGeorgia Tech 141
2. Calvin BoothPenn St. 140
3. Etan ThomasSyracuse 138
4. Jerome JamesFlorida A&M 124
5. Caswell CyrusSt. Bonaventure 99
6. Brian SkinnerBaylor 98
7. Michael OlowokandiPacific 95
8. Chris MihmTexas 90
9. Antonio Reynolds-DeanRhode Island 85
10. Kenyon MartinCincinnati 83
  Kashif HameedIona 83
Points
1. Charles JonesLong Island 869
2. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 822
3. Lee NailonTCU 796
4. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 795
5. Paul PierceKansas 777
6. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 746
7. Michael OlowokandiPacific 734
8. De'Teri MayesMurray St. 711
9. Mike JonesTCU 702
10. Matt HarpringGeorgia Tech 691
Points Per Game
1. Charles JonesLong Island 29.0
2. Earl BoykinsEastern Mich. 25.7
3. Lee NailonTCU 24.9
4. Brett EppehimerLehigh 24.6
5. Cory CarrTexas Tech 23.3
6. Pat GarrityNotre Dame 23.2
7. Mike PowellLoyola Maryland 23.1
8. Bonzi WellsBall St. 22.8
9. Xavier SingletaryHoward 22.3
10. Michael OlowokandiPacific 22.2
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Ryan PerrymanDayton 12.5
2. Eric TaylorSt. Francis (PA) 11.9
3. Raef LaFrentzKansas 11.4
4. Tremaine FowlkesFresno St. 11.2
5. Michael OlowokandiPacific 11.2
6. T.J. LuxNorthern Ill. 11.1
7. Thad BurtonWright St. 10.9
8. Allen LedbetterMaine 10.9
9. Kenyon RossMississippi Val. 10.8
10. Rahshon TurnerFairleigh Dickinson 10.8
Assists Per Game
1. Ahlon LewisArizona St. 9.2
2. Chico FletcherArkansas St. 8.3
3. Sean ColsonCharlotte 8.0
4. Ed CotaNorth Carolina 7.4
5. Charles JonesLong Island 7.4
6. Anthony CarterHawaii 7.3
7. Rafer AlstonFresno St. 7.3
8. Mateen CleavesMichigan St. 7.2
9. Speedy ClaxtonHofstra 7.2
10. Mick WheelerWagner 7.0
Steals Per Game
1. Bonzi WellsBall St. 3.6
2. Pepe SanchezTemple 3.4
3. Willie ColemanDePaul 3.3
4. J.R. CamelMontana 3.1
5. Jason RoweLoyola Maryland 3.1
6. Damian OwensWest Virginia 3.0
7. Jason BellVMI 2.9
8. Mike JonesTCU 2.9
9. Charles JonesLong Island 2.9
10. Mike CampbellLong Island 2.8
Blocks Per Game
1. Jerome JamesFlorida A&M 4.6
2. Calvin BoothPenn St. 4.4
3. Alvin JonesGeorgia Tech 4.3
4. Etan ThomasSyracuse 3.9
5. Brian SkinnerBaylor 3.5
6. Caswell CyrusSt. Bonaventure 3.1
7. Tarvis WilliamsHampton 3.1
8. Chris MihmTexas 2.9
9. Michael OlowokandiPacific 2.9
10. Erik NelsonVermont 2.8
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Steve GoodrichPrinceton .654
2. Todd MacCullochWashington .650
3. Ryan MossUALR .650
4. Vince CarterNorth Carolina .649
5. Jarrett StephensPenn St. .641
6. Brian MilesSan Diego .639
7. Brad MillerPurdue .637
8. Isaac SpencerMurray St. .633
9. Mark PoagOld Dominion .633
10. Kareem LivingstonAppalachian St. .628
True Shooting Percentage
1. Royce OlneyNew Mexico .726
2. Brad MillerPurdue .690
3. Brian MilesSan Diego .683
4. Wayne WalkerGreen Bay .675
5. Jaraan CornellPurdue .671
6. Todd MacCullochWashington .666
7. Nate HolmstadtMontana St. .662
8. James PoseyXavier .660
9. Jarrett StephensPenn St. .660
10. Vince CarterNorth Carolina .659
Offensive Win Shares
1. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 5.2
2. Brad MillerPurdue 5.0
3. Shammond WilliamsNorth Carolina 4.9
4. Vince CarterNorth Carolina 4.8
5. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 4.8
6. Jarod StevensonRichmond 4.7
7. Michael OlowokandiPacific 4.6
8. Todd MacCullochWashington 4.3
9. Paul PierceKansas 4.3
10. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 4.3
Defensive Win Shares
1. Kenyon MartinCincinnati 5.0
2. Shane BattierDuke 4.7
3. Sedric WebberCol. of Charleston 4.7
4. Nick DavisArkansas 4.6
5. Lamont BarnesTemple 4.4
6. Damian OwensWest Virginia 3.8
7. Jake VoskuhlConnecticut 3.7
8. Etan ThomasSyracuse 3.7
9. Raef LaFrentzKansas 3.6
10. Erik NelsonVermont 3.6
Win Shares
1. Antawn JamisonNorth Carolina 8.3
2. Michael OlowokandiPacific 8.1
3. Brad MillerPurdue 7.9
4. Paul PierceKansas 7.9
5. Lamont BarnesTemple 7.5
6. Vince CarterNorth Carolina 7.4
7. Andre MillerUtah 7.4
8. Jarod StevensonRichmond 7.3
9. Lee NailonTCU 7.2
10. Bonzi WellsBall St. 7.1