1998–99 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1998–99 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Big East Regular Season Champions
Big East Tournament Champions
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #3
1998–99 record 34–2 (16–2 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
« 1997-98 1999-2000 »
1998–99 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Connecticut 16 2   .889     34 2   .944
#10 Miami 15 3   .833     23 7   .767
#9 St. John's 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
Syracuse 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Villanova 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Rutgers 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Providence 9 9   .500     16 14   .533
Notre Dame 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
Georgetown 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     14 16   .467
West Virginia 4 14   .222     10 19   .345
Boston College 3 15   .167     6 11   .353
† 1999 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 29, 1999[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998–1999 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1998–1999 NCAA Division I basketball season. Coached by Jim Calhoun, the Huskies played their home games at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut, and are a member of the Big East Conference. They won their fourth Big East tournament. On March 29, 1999, they claimed their first national championship by defeating Duke, 77–74.

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • West Regional
    • Connecticut 91, UTSA 66
    • Connecticut 78, New Mexico 56
    • Connecticut 78, Iowa 68
    • Connecticut 67, Gonzaga 62
  • Final Four
    • Connecticut 64, Ohio State 58
    • Connecticut 77, Duke 74

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1999[4] 1 7 Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards
2000[5] 2 33 Jake Voskuhl Chicago Bulls
2000 2 34 Khalid El-Amin Chicago Bulls

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-east/1999.html
  2. ^ "1999 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Databasesports.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "1999 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  5. ^ "2000 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.