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 Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/03/1999* 7:00 PM California All-Stars Mullins CenterAmherst, Massachusetts W 103-97   ????
11/10/1999* 7:00 PM Converse All-Stars Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 97-88 OT 3,718
Regular Season
11/20/1999* 7:30 PM at Iona Mulcahy CenterNew Rochelle, New York W 85-77  3,025 1–0
11/22/1999* 7:00 PM at #7 UConn Gampel PavilionStorrs, Connecticut
(U-Game)
L 65-79  10,027 1–1
11/29/1999* 6:30 PM Marshall Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 55-65  5,682 1–2
12/02/1999* 7:00 PM Boston University Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 70–51  5,847 2–2
12/04/1999* 1:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
(Commonwealth Classic)
W 74-67  6,475 3-2
12/06/1999*  ???? Villanova Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 52-51  6,643 4-2
12/11/1999*  ???? at Detroit Calihan HallDetroit, Michigan L 59-63  6,152 4-3
12/18/1999*  ???? vs. Florida State National Car Rental CenterSunrise, Florida
(Orange Bowl Classic)
W 69-60   ???? 5-3
12/21/1999*  ???? vs. Southern Illinois Eugene Guerra Sports Complex • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico Holiday Classic)
L 63-65   ???? 5-4
12/22/1999*  ???? vs. American (Puerto Rico) Eugene Guerra Sports Complex • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico Holiday Classic)
W 102-65   ???? 6-4
12/23/1999*  ???? vs. Boston College Eugene Guerra Sports Complex • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico Holiday Classic)
L 59-83   ???? 6-5
12/30/1999*  ???? at Providence Providence Civic CenterProvidence, Rhode Island L 60-61 OT 9,796 6-6
01/06/2000  ???? St. Bonaventure Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 60-70  5,136 6-7 (0-1)
01/08/2000 7:00 PM Fordham Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 82-52  5,092 7-7 (1-1)
01/16/2000 4:00 PM at St. Joseph's Alumni Memorial FieldhousePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania W 79-71  3,200 8-7 (2-1)
01/20/2000  ???? Dayton Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 52-57  4,835 8-8 (2-2)
01/22/2000  ???? Rhode Island Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 89-50  5,050 9-8 (3–2)
01/27/2000  ???? at Duquesne Palumbo CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania W 84-75  5,565 10-8 (4–2)
01/29/2000  ???? at Virginia Tech Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, Virginia W 49-41  4,661 11-8 (5–2)
02/01/2000  ???? #21 Temple Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 48-75  8,048 11-9 (5-3)
02/05/2000*  ???? #16 Texas Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 57-68  8,145 11-10
02/09/2000  ???? La Salle Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 82-48  4,772 12-10 (6-3)
02/12/2000  ???? at Xavier Cincinnati GardensCincinnati, Ohio L 77-87  10,100 12-11 (6-4)
2/16/2000  ???? at Fordham Rose Hill GymnasiumBronx, New York W 81-72  3,018 13-11 (7–4)
02/19/2000  ???? St. Joseph's Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 76-65  5,356 14-11 (8-4)
02/22/2000  ???? at Rhode Island Providence Civic CenterProvidence, Rhode Island W 57-37  5,335 15-11 (9-4)
02/26/2000  ???? at #8 Temple Liacouras Center • Philadelphia, PA L 54-72  9,714 15-12 (9-5)
02/29/2000  ???? George Washington Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 86-87  5,430 15-13 (9-6)
03/04/2000  ???? at St. Bonaventure Reilly CenterSt. Bonaventure, New York L 69-86  6,000 15-14 (9-7)
2000 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2000  ???? vs. Duquesne First Union Spectrum • Philadelphia, PA
(1st Round)
W 77-52  5,528 16-14
03/09/2000  ???? vs. George Washington First Union Spectrum • Philadelphia, PA
(Quarterfinal)
W 86-68  7,002 17-14
03/10/2000  ???? vs. #6 Temple First Union Spectrum • Philadelphia, PA
(Semifinal)
L 47-54   ???? 17-15
2000 NIT
03/16/2000*  ???? at Siena Pepsi ArenaAlbany, New York
(First Round)
L 65-66  9,649 17-16
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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