1998–99 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 1998–99 NCAA Division I men's basketball season concluded in the 64-team 1999 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament whose finals were held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Connecticut Huskies earned their first national championship by defeating the Duke Blue Devils 77–74 on March 29, 1999. They were coached by Jim Calhoun and the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player was Richard Hamilton.

In the 32-team 1999 National Invitation Tournament, the California Golden Bears defeated the Clemson Tigers at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Following the season, the 1999 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Consensus First team included Elton Brand, Mateen Cleaves, Richard Hamilton, Andre Miller and Jason Terry. The consensus second team was composed of Evan Eschmeyer, Steve Francis, Trajan Langdon, Chris Porter and Wally Szczerbiak.

Season headlines[edit]

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 25 from the AP Poll November 6, 1998[2] and the ESPN/USA Today Poll November 5, 1998.[3]

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Duke (34)
2 Connecticut (25)
3 Stanford (12)
4 Kentucky (1)
5 Michigan State
6 Maryland
7 Temple
8 Kansas
9 Tennessee
10 Utah
11 North Carolina
12 UCLA
13 Oklahoma State
14 Washington
15 Cincinnati
16 Purdue
17 Xavier
18 Arizona
19 Arkansas
20 New Mexico
Syracuse
22 Indiana
23 Rhode Island
24 Massachusetts
25 TCU
ESPN/USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Duke (22)
2 Stanford (3)
3 Connecticut (4)
4 Michigan State
5 Maryland
6 Kentucky (1)
7 Temple
8 Kansas
9 Tennessee
10 Xavier
11 North Carolina
12 Utah
13 UCLA
14 Washington
15 Cincinnati
16 Purdue
17 Indiana
18 Oklahoma State
19 Arkansas
20 Arizona
21 New Mexico
22 Syracuse
23 Massachusetts
24 TCU
25 Rhode Island

Regular season[edit]

Early-season tournaments[edit]

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

28 conference seasons concluded with a single-elimination tournament, with only the Ivy League and the Pac-10 choosing not to conduct conference tournaments. Conference tournament winners generally received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Conference Regular
Season Winner[4]
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue (City)
Tournament
Winner
America East Conference Delaware & Drexel Mike Pegues, Delaware[5] 1999 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Bob Carpenter Center
(Newark, Delaware)
(Except Finals)
Delaware[6]
Atlantic 10 Conference Temple (East)
George Washington (West)
Shawnta Rogers, George Washington[7] 1999 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament The Spectrum
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Rhode Island[8]
Atlantic Coast Conference Duke Elton Brand, Duke[9] 1999 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Charlotte Coliseum
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
Duke[10]
Big 12 Conference Texas Venson Hamilton, Nebraska[11] 1999 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Kemper Arena
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Kansas[12]
Big East Conference Connecticut Richard Hamilton, Connecticut &
Tim James, Miami (Florida)[13]
1999 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, New York)
Connecticut[14]
Big Sky Conference Weber State Harold Arceneaux, Weber State[15] 1999 Big Sky Men's Basketball Tournament Dee Events Center
(Ogden, Utah)
Weber State[16]
Big South Conference Winthrop Kevin Martin, UNC Asheville[17] 1999 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Asheville Civic Center
(Asheville, North Carolina)
Winthrop
Big Ten Conference Michigan State Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State (Coaches)
Scoonie Penn, Ohio State (Media)[18]
1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament United Center
(Chicago, Illinois)
Michigan State
Big West Conference Boise State & New Mexico State (Eastern)
UC Santa Barbara (Western)
Roberto Bergersen, Boise State[19] 1999 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Lawlor Events Center
(Reno, Nevada)
New Mexico State
Colonial Athletic Association George Mason George Evans, George Mason[20] 1999 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
George Mason
Conference USA Cincinnati (American)
UAB (National)
Quentin Richardson, DePaul[21] 1999 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
(Birmingham, Alabama)
Charlotte[22]
Ivy League Penn Brian Earl, Princeton[23] No Tournament
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Niagara & Siena Alvin Young, Niagara[24] 1999 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Marine Midland Arena
(Buffalo, New York)
Siena[25]
Mid-American Conference Miami (Ohio) (East)
Toledo (West)
Wally Szczerbiak, Miami (Ohio)[26] 1999 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament SeaGate Convention Centre
(Toledo, Ohio)
Kent State[27]
Mid-Continent Conference Valparaiso Chad Wilkerson, Oral Roberts[28] 1999 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament The MARK of the Quad Cities
(Moline, Illinois)
Valparaiso[29]
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coppin State &
South Carolina State
Damian Woolfolk, Norfolk State 1999 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
Florida A&M
Midwestern Collegiate Conference Detroit Jermaine Jackson, Detroit[30] 1999 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Tournament UIC Pavilion
(Chicago, Illinois)
Detroit
Missouri Valley Conference Evansville Marcus Wilson, Evansville[31] 1999 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Savvis Center
(St. Louis, Missouri)
Creighton
Northeast Conference UMBC Ray Minlend, St. Francis (NY)[32] 1999 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Spiro Sports Center
(Staten Island, New York)
Mount St. Mary's[33]
Ohio Valley Conference Murray State Bud Eley, Southeast Missouri State[34] 1999 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Gaylord Entertainment Center
(Nashville, Tennessee)
(Semifinals and Finals)
Murray State[35]
Pacific-10 Conference Stanford Jason Terry, Arizona[36] No Tournament
Patriot League Lafayette Brian Ehlers, Lafayette[37] 1999 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Kirby Sports Center
(Easton, Pennsylvania)
Lafayette[38]
Southeastern Conference Tennessee (East)
Auburn (West)
Chris Porter, Auburn[39] 1999 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Georgia Dome
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Kentucky
Southern Conference Appalachian State (North)
College of Charleston (South)
Sedric Webber, College of Charleston[40] 1999 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Greensboro Coliseum
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
College of Charleston[41]
Southland Conference UTSA Donte Mathis, Texas State[42] 1999 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
(Shreveport, Louisiana)
(Semifinals & Finals)
UTSA
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alcorn State Adarrial Smylie, Southern[43] 1999 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament F. G. Clark Center
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Alcorn State
Sun Belt Conference Louisiana Tech Chico Fletcher, Arkansas State[44] 1999 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Cajundome
(Lafayette, Louisiana)
Arkansas State
Trans America Athletic Conference Samford Reed Rawlings, Samford[45] 1999 TAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Memorial Coliseum
(Jacksonville, Florida)
Samford
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Eric Schraeder, Saint Mary's[46] 1999 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Toso Pavilion
(Santa Clara, California)
Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference UNLV & Tulsa (Mountain)
Utah (Pacific)
Andre Miller, Utah (Mountain)
Jeryl Sasser, SMU (Pacific)[47]
1999 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Utah

Statistical leaders[edit]

Points Per Game
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Steals Per Game
Player School PPG Player School RPG Player School APG Player School SPG
Alvin Young Niagara 25.1 Ian McGinnis Dartmouth 12.2 Doug Gottlieb Oklahoma State 8.8 Shawnta Rogers George Washington 3.6
Ray Minlend San Francisco 24.3 Todd MacCulloch Washington 11.9 Chico Fletcher Arkansas State 8.3 Tim Winn St. Bonaventure 3.5
Wally Szczerbiak Miami (OH) 24.2 Jeff Foster SW Texas State 11.3 Ali Ton Davidson 7.6 Jason Rowe Loyola (MD) 3.4
Brian Merriweather Texas–Pan American 23.7 Chris Mihm Texas 11.0 Ed Cota North Carolina 7.4 John Linehan Providence 3.3
Damian Woolfolk Norfolk State 23.5 K'zell Wesson La Salle 10.8 Chris Herren Fresno State 7.2 Cookie Belcher Nebraska 3.2
Blocked Shots Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Three-Point FG Percentage
Free Throw Percentage
Player School BPG Player School FG% Player School 3FG% Player School FT%
Tarvis Williams Hampton 5.0 Delawn Grandison Liberty 67.4 Rodney Thomas IUPUI 52.2 Lonnie Cooper Louisiana Tech 92.1
Henry Jordan Miss. Valley St. 4.0 Todd MacCulloch Washington 66.2 Ross Land N. Arizona 50.9 Haywood Eaddy Loyola Marymount 89.8
Etan Thomas Syracuse 4.0 Quincy Gause Georgia State 65.2 Brian Grawer Missouri 49.6 Marcus Wilson Evansville 89.7
Wojciech Myrda Northeast Louisiana 3.6 Ryan Moss Arkansas–Little Rock 64.3 Ryan Borowicz Wisconsin–Green Bay 44.4 Jermel President College of Charleston 89.5
Calvin Booth Penn State 3.5 Elton Brand Duke 62.0 Alan Puckett The Citadel 44.4 Arthur Lee Stanford 88.6

Award winners[edit]

Consensus All-American teams[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Elton Brand C Sophomore Duke
Mateen Cleaves G Junior Michigan State
Richard Hamilton F-G Junior Connecticut
Andre Miller G Senior Utah
Jason Terry G Senior Arizona


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Evan Eschmeyer C Senior Northwestern
Steve Francis G Junior Maryland
Trajan Langdon G Senior Duke
Chris Porter F Junior Auburn
Wally Szczerbiak F Senior Miami (OH)

Major player of the year awards[edit]

Major freshman of the year awards[edit]

Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

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