1999–2000 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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1999-00 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
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NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
1999-00 record 17-16 (9-7 A-10)
Head coach Bruiser Flint (4th year)
Assistant coach Geoff Arnold
Assistant coach Tony Barbee
Assistant coach Mike Connors
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
« 1998–99 2000–01 »

The 1999–00 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 1999–00 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by fourth year head coach Bruiser Flint, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 17-16, 9-7 in A-10 play to finish in third place.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Anthony Oates Center 6–10 285 Senior Phoenix, Arizona
1 Jonathan DePina Guard 5–9 185 Junior South Boston, Massachusetts
3 Ronnell Blizzard Forward 6–8 205 Sophomore Waterbury, Connecticut
4 JoVann Johnson Guard/Forward 6-3 205 Junior Johnson City, Tennessee
5 Monty Mack Guard 6–3 200 Senior South Boston, Massachusetts
11 Darryl Denson Guard 6–0 194 Junior Springfield, Massachusetts
20 Winston Smith Forward 6–5 228 Junior Summit, New Jersey
22 Chris Kirkland Forward 6–6 230 Senior Timmonsville, South Carolina
23 Mike Babul Forward 6–6 230 Senior North Attleboro, Massachusetts
30 Shannon Crooks Guard 6-2 222 Sophomore Everett, Massachusetts
33 Kitwana Rhymer Center/Forward 6–10 256 Junior Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
40 Micah Brand Forward/Center 6–11 243 Freshman Middletown, New York


Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
11/03/1999* California All-Stars W 103-97  Mullins Center (????)
11/10/1999* Converse All-Stars W 97-88 OT Mullins Center (3,718)
Regular Season
11/20/1999* at Iona W 85-77  1–0 Mulcahy Center (3,025)
11/22/1999* at #7 UConn
(U-Game)
L 65-79  1–1 Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
11/29/1999* Marshall L 55-65  1–2 Mullins Center (5,682)
12/02/1999* Boston University W 70–51  2–2 Mullins Center (5,847)
12/04/1999* at Boston College
(Commonwealth Classic)
W 74-67  3-2 Conte Forum (6,475)
12/06/1999* Villanova W 52-51  4-2 Mullins Center (6,643)
12/11/1999* at Detroit L 59-63  4-3 Calihan Hall (6,152)
12/18/1999* vs. Florida State
(Orange Bowl Classic)
W 69-60  5-3 National Car Rental Center (????)
12/21/1999* vs. Southern Illinois
(Puerto Rico Holiday Classic)
L 63-65  5-4 Eugene Guerra Sports Complex (????)
12/22/1999* vs. American (Puerto Rico)
(Puerto Rico Holiday Classic)
W 102-65  6-4 Eugene Guerra Sports Complex (????)
12/23/1999* vs. Boston College
(Puerto Rico Holiday Classic)
L 59-83  6-5 Eugene Guerra Sports Complex (????)
12/30/1999* at Providence L 60-61 OT 6-6 Providence Civic Center (9,796)
01/06/2000 St. Bonaventure L 60-70  6-7 (0-1) Mullins Center (5,136)
01/08/2000 Fordham W 82-52  7-7 (1-1) Mullins Center (5,092)
01/16/2000 at St. Joseph's W 79-71  8-7 (2-1) Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse (3,200)
01/20/2000 Dayton L 52-57  8-8 (2-2) Mullins Center (4,835)
01/22/2000 Rhode Island W 89-50  9-8 (3–2) Mullins Center (5,050)
01/27/2000 at Duquesne W 84-75  10-8 (4–2) Palumbo Center (5,565)
01/29/2000 at Virginia Tech W 49-41  11-8 (5–2) Cassell Coliseum (4,661)
02/01/2000 #21 Temple L 48-75  11-9 (5-3) Mullins Center (8,048)
02/05/2000* #16 Texas L 57-68  11-10 Mullins Center (8,145)
02/09/2000 La Salle W 82-48  12-10 (6-3) Mullins Center (4,772)
02/12/2000 at Xavier L 77-87  12-11 (6-4) Cincinnati Gardens (10,100)
2/16/2000 at Fordham W 81-72  13-11 (7–4) Rose Hill Gymnasium (3,018)
02/19/2000 St. Joseph's W 76-65  14-11 (8-4) Mullins Center (5,356)
02/22/2000 at Rhode Island W 57-37  15-11 (9-4) Providence Civic Center (5,335)
02/26/2000 at #8 Temple L 54-72  15-12 (9-5) Liacouras Center (9,714)
02/29/2000 George Washington L 86-87  15-13 (9-6) Mullins Center (5,430)
03/04/2000 at St. Bonaventure L 69-86  15-14 (9-7) Reilly Center (6,000)
2000 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2000 vs. Duquesne
(1st Round)
W 77-52  16-14 First Union Spectrum (5,528)
03/09/2000 vs. George Washington
(Quarterfinal)
W 86-68  17-14 First Union Spectrum (7,002)
03/10/2000 vs. #6 Temple
(Semifinal)
L 47-54  17-15 First Union Spectrum (????)
2000 NIT
03/16/2000* at Siena
(First Round)
L 65-66  17-16 Pepsi Arena (9,649)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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