1998–99 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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1998–99 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #2
1998–99 record 33-5 (15-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Izzo
Assistant coach Tom Crean
Assistant coach Stan Heath
Assistant coach Mike Garland
Home arena Breslin Center
Seasons
« 1997–98 1999–2000 »
1998–99 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Michigan State 15 1   .938     33 5   .868
#19 Indiana 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
#18 Wisconsin 9 7   .563     22 10   .688
#21 Iowa 9 7   .563     20 10   .667
Minnesota 8 8   .500     17 11   .607
#11 Purdue 7 9   .438     21 13   .618
Northwestern 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Penn State 5 11   .313     13 14   .481
Illinois 3 13   .188     14 18   .438
#14 Ohio State** 0 1   .000     1 1   .500
Michigan* 0 11   .000     0 19   .000
1999 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Michigan: 12 reg. season games vacated due to sanctions against the program
**Ohio State: 29 reg. season games; 5 NCAA Tourn. games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed records: Michigan-(12-19)(5-11); Ohio State-(27-9)(12-4)

The 1998–1999 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 1998–99 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.

Regular season[edit]

During the 1999 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, Michigan State qualified for the Final Four, where they lost to the Duke Blue Devils.

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • Mideast
    • Michigan State (#1 seed) 76, Mount St. Mary’s (#16 seed) 53
    • Michigan State 74, Mississippi (#9 seed) 66
    • Michigan State 54, Oklahoma (#13 seed) 46
    • Michigan State 73, Kentucky (#3 seed) 66

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  • Final Four
    • Duke 68, Michigan State 62

[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Mateen Cleaves, All-America selection
  • Mateen Cleaves, Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Mateen Cleaves, Big Ten First Team
  • Mateen Cleaves, Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball
  • Mateen Cleaves, Most Outstanding Player, Big Ten Conference Basketball Tournament
  • Morris Peterson, Big Ten First Team

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

No one from the men’s team was selected in the 1999 NBA Draft.[2]

References[edit]