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1998-99 Season Summary

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National Champion: Connecticut
Final Four: Connecticut, Duke, Michigan State and Ohio State

Consensus Player of the Year: Elton Brand

AP Preseason #1: Duke ▪ AP Final #1: Duke

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 9 187 110 .630 14.83 9.01 3 3 1 Duke Duke
2 Big Ten Conference 11 217 134 .618 14.48 10.47 5 7 2 Michigan State Michigan State
3 Pacific-10 Conference 10 180 121 .598 11.67 8.60 3 4 0 Stanford
4 Southeastern Conference 12 229 149 .606 11.29 6.59 5 6 0 Tennessee (East)
Auburn (West)
Kentucky
5 Big East Conference 13 236 171 .580 10.87 7.94 3 5 1 Connecticut Connecticut
6 Conference USA 12 199 161 .553 7.84 5.72 2 4 0 Cincinnati (American)
Alabama-Birmingham (National)
Charlotte
7 Big 12 Conference 12 211 166 .560 7.35 5.12 1 5 0 Texas Kansas
8 Missouri Valley Conference 10 162 133 .549 6.31 4.87 0 3 0 Evansville Creighton
9 Western Athletic Conference 16 264 208 .559 4.74 2.90 2 3 0 Nevada-Las Vegas (Mountain)
Tulsa (Mountain)
Utah (Pacific)
Utah
10 Atlantic 10 Conference 12 183 178 .507 4.70 4.31 0 3 0 Temple (East)
George Washington (West)
Rhode Island
11 Mid-American Conference 13 189 170 .526 1.79 2.04 0 2 0 Miami (OH) (East)
Toledo (West)
Kent State
12 West Coast Conference 8 124 114 .521 0.47 1.20 0 1 0 Gonzaga Gonzaga
13 Midwestern Collegiate Conference 8 114 117 .494 -1.29 0.06 0 1 0 Detroit Mercy Detroit Mercy
14 Sun Belt Conference 8 113 116 .493 -1.68 -0.73 0 1 0 Louisiana Tech Arkansas State
15 Colonial Athletic Association 9 129 130 .498 -2.15 -2.32 0 1 0 George Mason George Mason
16 Big Sky Conference 9 128 126 .504 -3.06 -1.55 0 1 0 Weber State Weber State
17 Big West Conference 12 159 173 .479 -4.35 -1.98 0 1 0 Boise State (East)
New Mexico State (East)
California-Santa Barbara (West)
New Mexico State
18 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10 145 139 .511 -4.77 -4.61 0 1 0 Niagara
Siena
Siena
19 Mid-Continent Conference 8 105 125 .457 -6.16 -3.26 0 1 0 Oral Roberts
Valparaiso
Valparaiso
20 Ohio Valley Conference 10 131 152 .463 -7.81 -4.45 0 1 0 Murray State Murray State
21 America East Conference 10 137 147 .482 -8.30 -6.61 0 1 0 Delaware
Drexel
Delaware
22 Ivy Group 8 99 114 .465 -8.33 -6.48 0 1 0 Pennsylvania
23 Southern Conference 12 168 168 .500 -8.91 -5.71 1 1 0 Appalachian State (North)
College of Charleston (South)
College of Charleston
24 Independent 2 15 39 .278 -9.07 -1.72 0 0 0 Denver
25 Northeast Conference 11 142 164 .464 -9.68 -7.66 0 1 0 Maryland-Baltimore County Mount St. Mary's
26 Patriot League 7 93 103 .474 -10.84 -7.29 0 1 0 Lafayette Lafayette
27 Southland Conference 11 135 164 .452 -10.90 -7.20 0 1 0 Texas State Texas-San Antonio
28 Atlantic Sun Conference 11 140 163 .462 -10.97 -7.57 0 1 0 Samford Samford
29 Big South Conference 6 75 93 .446 -14.27 -7.68 0 1 0 Winthrop Winthrop
30 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 11 125 182 .407 -14.38 -9.85 0 1 0 Coppin State
South Carolina State
Florida A&M
31 Southwest Athletic Conference 9 108 140 .435 -15.85 -10.36 0 1 0 Alcorn State Alcorn State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 Final
Duke ACC 1 1 1 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Michigan State Big Ten 5 5 7 9 14 14 15 13 12 14 11 8 8 5 4 3 2 2
Connecticut Big East 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 3 3
Auburn SEC           19 18 17 14 8 6 7 6 3 3 2 4 4
Maryland ACC 6 6 5 2 2 5 5 4 5 5 4 4 7 7 5 5 5 5
Utah WAC 10 9 18 21 25               20 14 12 12 8 6
Stanford Pac-10 3 3 3 5 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 4 6 7 6 6 7
Kentucky SEC 4 4 4 8 5 3 3 7 6 6 7 6 5 8 6 13 14 8
St. John's (NY) Big East     23 25 18 15 14 12 10 11 8 9 9 11 10 8 10 9
Miami (FL) Big East                     25 23 25 16 15 11 9 10
Cincinnati CUSA 15 17 15 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 5 5 3 4 9 9 7 11
Arizona Pac-10 18 12 11 13 8 8 8 6 8 7 9 13 10 10 8 7 13 12
North Carolina ACC 11 10 9 3 7 7 7 9 11 9 10 10 12 12 14 14 15 13
Ohio State Big Ten                   21   15 15 13 11 10 11 14
UCLA Pac-10 12 11 10 18 15 12 12 10 7 10 13 11 13 9 16 15 12 15
College of Charleston Southern                         22 20 18 17 16 16
Arkansas SEC 19 19 21 19 23 20 19 20 19 24 22 21 23       22 17
Wisconsin Big Ten           23 20 19 24 17 15 12 11 15 13 16 19 18
Indiana Big Ten 22 21 17 16 11 10 10 8 13 23 18 20 21 17 19 20 17 19
Tennessee SEC 9 18 25   21                       18 20
Iowa Big Ten           25 21 21 17 12 14 16 14 19 20 18 20 21
Kansas Big 12 8 8 8 7 10 13 13 18 18 15 19 22   24       22
Florida SEC                       25   23 23 19 21 23
Charlotte CUSA                                   24
New Mexico WAC 20 20 20 17 12 11 11 15 15 16 12 18 17 25 24 21 25 25
School Conf Pre 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 Final
California Pac-10                 25                  
Clemson ACC   24 22 24 17 16 16 14 21 25                
Louisville CUSA                     24              
Massachusetts A-10 24 23                                
Miami (OH) MAC     24 22                     25      
Minnesota Big Ten         24 17 17 16 16 19 17 19 18 22     23  
Missouri Big 12                         24   22   24  
Oklahoma Big 12           24 23                      
Oklahoma State Big 12 13 13 12 11 19 18 25 25 23 22 23              
Pittsburgh Big East       20 20 22 24 23                    
Purdue Big Ten 16 15 14 14 9 8 9 11 9 13 16 14 18 21 17 23    
Rhode Island A-10 23 25                                
Syracuse Big East 20 22 19 12 13 21 22 22 20 18 20 17 16 18 21 24    
Temple A-10 7 7 6 10 16                     24    
Texas Big 12                               22    
Texas Christian WAC 25             24 22 20 21 24            
Washington Pac-10 14 14 16 15 22                          
Xavier A-10 17 16 13 23                            

Season Leaders

Games
1. Chris BurgessDuke 39
  Chris CarrawellDuke 39
  Corey MaggetteDuke 39
  Elton BrandDuke 39
  Nate JamesDuke 39
  William AveryDuke 39
7. Antonio SmithMichigan St. 38
  A.J. GrangerMichigan St. 38
  Charlie BellMichigan St. 38
  Doug DavisMichigan St. 38
  Mateen CleavesMichigan St. 38
  Morris PetersonMichigan St. 38
  Thomas KelleyMichigan St. 38
Field Goals
1. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 270
2. Harold ArceneauxWeber St. 266
  Lee NailonTCU 266
4. Courtney AlexanderFresno St. 264
5. Michael ReddOhio St. 261
6. Elton BrandDuke 255
7. Alvin YoungNiagara 253
8. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 247
9. Mike PeguesDelaware 243
10. Brian MerriweatherTex.-Pan American 239
Field Goal Attempts
1. Brian MerriweatherTex.-Pan American 586
2. Courtney AlexanderFresno St. 563
3. Michael ReddOhio St. 560
4. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 557
5. Alvin YoungNiagara 535
6. Jamel ThomasProvidence 532
7. Monroe PippinsFlorida A&M 528
8. Lee NailonTCU 524
9. Harold ArceneauxWeber St. 521
10. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 517
Field Goal Percentage
1. Delawn GrandisonLiberty .674
2. Todd MacCullochWashington .662
3. Quincy GauseGeorgia St. .652
4. Ryan MossUALR .643
5. Elton BrandDuke .620
6. Damous AndersonFlorida St. .605
7. Charles GosaNew Mexico St. .605
8. David TompkinsYale .600
9. Bud EleySoutheast Mo. St. .594
10. J.R. VanhooseMarshall .594
2-Point Field Goals
1. Lee NailonTCU 262
2. Elton BrandDuke 255
3. Mike PeguesDelaware 241
4. Harold ArceneauxWeber St. 232
5. Nate HolmstadtMontana St. 228
6. Michael ReddOhio St. 215
7. George EvansGeorge Mason 214
  Courtney AlexanderFresno St. 214
9. Marquise GainousTCU 213
10. Todd MacCullochWashington 210
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Lee NailonTCU 509
2. Mike PeguesDelaware 485
3. Ugo UdezueWyoming 431
4. Michael ReddOhio St. 425
5. Harold ArceneauxWeber St. 418
6. Elton BrandDuke 411
7. Tim JamesMiami (FL) 410
8. Courtney AlexanderFresno St. 405
9. Keion BrooksWright St. 403
10. Nate HolmstadtMontana St. 402
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Delawn GrandisonLiberty .750
2. Casey CalvaryGonzaga .721
3. Harold JamisonClemson .674
4. Nate FoxMaine .671
5. Dan McClintockNorthern Ariz. .668
6. Rashod KentRutgers .667
7. Reed RawlingsSamford .664
8. Andy JensenWeber St. .663
9. Todd MacCullochWashington .662
10. Kirk CowanBowling Green .662
3-Point Field Goals
1. Trajan LangdonDuke 112
2. Brian MerriweatherTex.-Pan American 110
3. Lenny BrownXavier 104
4. Shannon TaylorEastern Wash. 103
5. Kevin HenryNew Mexico 102
6. Terrell McIntyreClemson 99
7. Fred WarrickCoppin St. 98
  Josh HeardTennessee Tech 98
9. Kenny PriceColorado 97
10. Alan BarksdaleUALR 95
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Brian MerriweatherTex.-Pan American 272
2. Shannon TaylorEastern Wash. 264
3. Lenny BrownXavier 263
4. Josh HeardTennessee Tech 262
5. Robert RushingTroy 261
6. Kenny PriceColorado 257
7. Fred WarrickCoppin St. 254
  Trajan LangdonDuke 254
9. Terrell McIntyreClemson 246
10. Jaraan CornellPurdue 245
  Pat BradleyArkansas 245
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Ross LandNorthern Ariz. .509
2. Ryan BorowiczGreen Bay .491
3. Keith GreenTexas-Arlington .468
4. Marcus WilsonEvansville .467
5. Greg ButhDartmouth .466
6. John GordonDelaware .462
7. Robbie SieverdingUNI .447
8. Jed RyanPenn .447
9. Brett BohananMorehead St. .445
10. Trajan LangdonDuke .441
Free Throws
1. Ray MinlendSt. Francis (NY) 229
2. Chad AngeliMilwaukee 209
3. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 208
4. Mike PeguesDelaware 187
5. Elton BrandDuke 181
6. James PoseyXavier 179
  Adam LarrickCharleston So. 179
8. Louis BullockMichigan 178
9. Kevin MartinUNC Asheville 174
10. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 172
Free Throw Attempts
1. Ray MinlendSt. Francis (NY) 305
2. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 273
3. Ugo UdezueWyoming 271
4. Frantz Pierre-LouisWagner 268
5. Chad AngeliMilwaukee 257
6. Elton BrandDuke 256
7. Michael RuffinTulsa 247
8. Lee NailonTCU 239
  Mike PeguesDelaware 239
10. Ken KavanaghManhattan 235
Free Throw Percentage
1. Lonnie CooperLouisiana Tech .921
2. Haywood EaddyLoyola Marymount .898
3. Marcus WilsonEvansville .897
4. Jermel PresidentCol. of Charleston .895
5. Arthur LeeStanford .886
6. Matt SundbladLamar .884
7. Rayford YoungTexas Tech .877
8. Brandon WelschRobert Morris .876
9. Mike DerocckisDrexel .875
  Brian EarlPrinceton .875
Total Rebounds
1. Elton BrandDuke 382
2. Chris MihmTexas 351
3. Derek HoodArkansas 349
4. Harold JamisonClemson 346
5. Todd MacCullochWashington 345
6. Michael RuffinTulsa 342
7. Cal BowdlerOld Dominion 339
8. Venson HamiltonNebraska 335
9. Quentin RichardsonDePaul 327
10. James PoseyXavier 322
Assists
1. Doug GottliebOklahoma St. 299
2. Mateen CleavesMichigan St. 274
3. Chico FletcherArkansas St. 250
4. Ed CotaNorth Carolina 238
5. Prince FowlerTCU 226
6. Terrell StokesMaryland 213
7. Shawnta RogersGeorge Washington 196
  William AveryDuke 196
9. Devan ClarkSouthern U. 194
  Lamar TaylorVCU 194
Steals
1. Shawnta RogersGeorge Washington 103
2. Cookie BelcherNebraska 102
  James PoseyXavier 102
4. Jason HartSyracuse 101
  Pepe SanchezTemple 101
6. John LinehanProvidence 98
7. Jason RoweLoyola Maryland 95
  Steve FrancisMaryland 95
9. Morris ScottFlorida A&M 90
  Rick MickensCentral Conn. St. 90
Blocks
1. Tarvis WilliamsHampton 135
2. Etan ThomasSyracuse 131
3. Henry JordanMississippi Val. 108
4. Alvin JonesGeorgia Tech 107
5. Ken JohnsonOhio St. 100
6. Cal BowdlerOld Dominion 97
7. Wojciech MyrdaLa.-Monroe 96
8. Calvin BoothPenn St. 95
9. John BennettDelaware 93
10. Melvin ElyFresno St. 91
Points
1. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 775
2. Richard HamiltonConnecticut 732
3. Alvin YoungNiagara 728
4. Harold ArceneauxWeber St. 713
5. Lee NailonTCU 707
6. Michael ReddOhio St. 703
7. Elton BrandDuke 691
8. Courtney AlexanderFresno St. 684
9. Marcus WilsonEvansville 682
10. Ray MinlendSt. Francis (NY) 680
Points Per Game
1. Alvin YoungNiagara 25.1
2. Ray MinlendSt. Francis (NY) 24.3
3. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 24.2
4. Brian MerriweatherTex.-Pan American 23.7
5. Damian WoolfolkNorfolk St. 23.5
6. Quincy LewisMinnesota 23.1
7. Jason HartmanPortland St. 22.8
8. Lee NailonTCU 22.8
9. Maurice EvansWichita St. 22.6
10. Harold ArceneauxWeber St. 22.3
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Ian McGinnisDartmouth 12.2
2. Todd MacCullochWashington 11.9
3. Jeff FosterTexas St. 11.3
4. Chris MihmTexas 11.0
5. K'Zell WessonLa Salle 10.8
6. Bud EleySoutheast Mo. St. 10.7
7. Quentin RichardsonDePaul 10.5
8. Michael RuffinTulsa 10.4
9. Eric DowDenver 10.2
10. Venson HamiltonNebraska 10.2
Assists Per Game
1. Doug GottliebOklahoma St. 8.8
2. Chico FletcherArkansas St. 8.3
3. Ali TonDavidson 7.6
4. Ed CotaNorth Carolina 7.4
5. Chris HerrenFresno St. 7.2
6. Mateen CleavesMichigan St. 7.2
7. Prince FowlerTCU 7.1
8. Devan ClarkSouthern U. 6.9
9. Shawnta RogersGeorge Washington 6.8
10. Tim HillHarvard 6.6
Steals Per Game
1. Shawnta RogersGeorge Washington 3.6
2. Tim WinnSt. Bonaventure 3.5
3. Jason RoweLoyola Maryland 3.4
4. John LinehanProvidence 3.3
5. Cookie BelcherNebraska 3.2
6. Damon ArnetteFla. Atlantic 3.2
7. Jason HartSyracuse 3.1
  Pepe SanchezTemple 3.1
9. Gene NaborsRobert Morris 3.0
10. Skip VictorNavy 3.0
Blocks Per Game
1. Tarvis WilliamsHampton 5.0
2. Henry JordanMississippi Val. 4.0
3. Etan ThomasSyracuse 4.0
4. Wojciech MyrdaLa.-Monroe 3.6
5. Calvin BoothPenn St. 3.5
6. Alvin JonesGeorgia Tech 3.5
7. Frantz Pierre-LouisWagner 3.1
8. Kris HunterVirginia 3.0
9. Caswell CyrusSt. Bonaventure 3.0
  John BennettDelaware 3.0
  Vincent JonesJackson St. 3.0
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Delawn GrandisonLiberty .704
2. Todd MacCullochWashington .662
3. Quincy GauseGeorgia St. .652
4. Ryan MossUALR .643
5. Greg ButhDartmouth .633
6. Ryan CarrollTCU .625
7. Elton BrandDuke .620
8. Nate FoxMaine .614
9. Marcus WilsonEvansville .613
10. Damous AndersonFlorida St. .611
True Shooting Percentage
1. Ross LandNorthern Ariz. .699
2. Delawn GrandisonLiberty .690
3. Quincy GauseGeorgia St. .690
4. Chad AngeliMilwaukee .681
5. Dan McClintockNorthern Ariz. .675
6. Marcus WilsonEvansville .669
7. Greg ButhDartmouth .664
8. Clay McKnightPacific .660
9. Brendan HaywoodNorth Carolina .660
10. Todd MacCullochWashington .655
Offensive Win Shares
1. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 6.6
2. Marcus WilsonEvansville 5.8
3. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 5.6
4. Elton BrandDuke 5.0
5. Roberto BergersenBoise St. 4.6
6. Trajan LangdonDuke 4.5
7. Todd MacCullochWashington 4.4
8. James PoseyXavier 4.3
9. Morris PetersonMichigan St. 4.2
10. Terrell McIntyreClemson 4.2
Defensive Win Shares
1. Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 8.1
2. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 5.1
3. Elton BrandDuke 5.0
4. Kenyon MartinCincinnati 4.8
5. Chris PorterAuburn 4.7
6. Lamont BarnesTemple 4.5
7. Andre MillerUtah 4.4
8. Etan ThomasSyracuse 4.4
9. Eric ChenowithKansas 4.4
10. Ken JohnsonOhio St. 4.3
Win Shares
1. Wally SzczerbiakMiami (OH) 10.4
2. Elton BrandDuke 10.0
3. Mamadou N'DiayeAuburn 8.9
4. Evan EschmeyerNorthwestern 8.2
5. James PoseyXavier 7.8
6. Ron ArtestSt. John's (NY) 7.8
7. Terence MorrisMaryland 7.6
8. Andre MillerUtah 7.4
9. Morris PetersonMichigan St. 7.4
10. Bud EleySoutheast Mo. St. 7.3