2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 8, 2000, progressed through the regular season and conference tournaments, and concluded with the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on April 2, 2001 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Duke Blue Devils won their third NCAA national championship with an 82–72 victory over the Arizona Wildcats.

Season headlines[edit]

Major rule changes[edit]

Beginning in 2000–01, the following rules changes were implemented:[2]

  • Technical fouls divided into direct (two-shot penalty) and indirect (one shot penalty) with ball returned to point of interruption.

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 25 from the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls November 9, 2000.[3][4]

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Arizona (37)
2 Duke (29)
3 Michigan State (5)
4 Stanford
5 Maryland (1)
6 North Carolina
7 Kansas
8 Illinois
9 Tennessee
10 Seton Hall
11 Florida
12 Kentucky
13 Utah
14 Connecticut
15 Arkansas
Notre Dame
17 UCLA
18 Cincinnati
19 Wisconsin
20 Wake Forest
21 DePaul
22 Oklahoma
23 Southern California
24 Virginia
25 Iowa State
ESPN/USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Arizona (19)
2 Duke (12)
3 Stanford
4 North Carolina
5 Michigan State
6 Kansas
7 Maryland
8 Tennessee
9 Illinois
10 Seton Hall
11 Florida
12 Kentucky
13 Connecticut
14 Cincinnati
15 Arkansas
16 Utah
17 Notre Dame
18 Wake Forest
19 UCLA
20 DePaul
21 Oklahoma
22 Wisconsin
23 Iowa State
24 Southern California
25 Virginia

Regular season[edit]

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

Conference Regular
Season Winner[5]
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue (City)
Tournament
Winner
America East Conference Hofstra Norman Richardson, Hofstra [6] 2001 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Bob Carpenter Center
(Newark, Delaware)
(Except Finals)
Hofstra[7]
Atlantic 10 Conference St. Joseph's David West, Xavier[8] 2001 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament The Spectrum
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Temple[9]
Atlantic Coast Conference Duke & North Carolina Shane Battier, Duke & Joseph Forte, North Carolina[10] 2001 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Georgia Dome
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Duke[11]
Big 12 Conference Iowa State Jamaal Tinsley, Iowa State [12] 2001 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Kemper Arena
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Oklahoma[12]
Big East Conference Boston College (East)
Notre Dame (West)
Troy Bell, Boston College &
Troy Murphy, Notre Dame [13]
2001 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, New York)
Boston College[13]
Big Sky Conference Cal State Northridge Brian Heinle, Cal State Northridge[14] 2001 Big Sky Men's Basketball Tournament Matadome
(Northridge, California)
Cal State Northridge[15]
Big South Conference Radford Torrey Butler, Coastal Carolina[16] 2001 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Roanoke Civic Center
(Roanoke, Virginia)
Winthrop[16]
Big Ten Conference Michigan State & Illinois Frank Williams, Illinois[17] 2001 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament United Center
(Chicago, Illinois)
Iowa[17]
Big West Conference UC Irvine Jerry Green, UC Irvine [18] 2001 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, California)
Utah State[18]
Colonial Athletic Association Richmond George Evans, George Mason[19] 2001 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
George Mason[19]
Conference USA Cincinnati (American)
Southern Miss (National)
Steve Logan, Cincinnati[20] 2001 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Freedom Hall
(Louisville, Kentucky)
Charlotte [21]
Ivy League Princeton Craig Austin, Columbia[22] No Tournament
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Iona, Siena & Niagara Demond Stewart, Niagara[23] 2001 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament HSBC Arena
(Buffalo, New York)
Iona[24]
Mid-American Conference Kent State (East)
Central Michigan (West)
David Webber, Central Michigan[25] 2001 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Gund Arena
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Kent State [25]
Mid-Continent Conference Southern Utah & Valparaiso Jeff Monaco, Southern Utah[26] 2001 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
(Fort Wayne, Indiana)
Southern Utah[27]
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hampton & South Carolina State Tarvis Williams, Hampton[28] 2001 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
Hampton[29]
Midwestern Collegiate Conference Butler Rashad Phillips, Detroit[30] 2001 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Nutter Center
(Dayton, Ohio)
Butler[31]
Missouri Valley Conference Creighton Tarise Bryson, Illinois State [32] 2001 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Savvis Center
(St. Louis, Missouri)
Indiana State [33]
Mountain West Conference BYU, Wyoming & Utah Mekeli Wesley, BYU[34] 2001 MWC Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
BYU[35]
Northeast Conference St. Francis (NY) Rahsaan Johnson, Monmouth[36] 2001 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Sovereign Bank Arena
(Trenton, New Jersey)
Monmouth[37]
Ohio Valley Conference Tennessee Tech Trenton Hassell, Austin Peay[38] 2001 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Gaylord Entertainment Center
(Nashville, Tennessee)
(Semifinals and Finals)
Eastern Illinois[38]
Pacific-10 Conference Stanford Sean Lampley, California [39] No Tournament
Patriot League Holy Cross Tim Szatko, Holy Cross[40] 2001 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Campus Sites Holy Cross[41]
Southeastern Conference Florida & Kentucky (East)
Mississippi (West)
Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky[42] 2001 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Gaylord Entertainment Center
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Kentucky[42]
Southern Conference East Tennessee State (North)
Charleston (South)
Jody Lumpkin, Charleston[43] 2001 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament BI-LO Center
(Greenville, South Carolina)
UNC Greensboro[44]
Southland Conference McNeese State Demond Mallet, McNeese State[45] 2001 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament CenturyTel Center
(Bossier City, Louisiana)
(Finals)
Northwestern State[45]
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alabama State Dewayne Jefferson, Mississippi Valley State [46] 2001 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Fair Park Arena
(Birmingham, Alabama)
Alabama State
Sun Belt Conference Western Kentucky (East)
South Alabama (West)
Chris Marcus, Western Kentucky[47] 2001 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Mitchell Center
(Mobile, Alabama)
Western Kentucky[47]
Trans America Athletic Conference Georgia State Shernard Long, Georgia State[48] 2001 TAAC Men's Basketball Tournament GSU Sports Arena
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Georgia State[48]
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Casey Calvary, Gonzaga [49] 2001 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Jenny Craig Pavilion
(San Diego, California)
Gonzaga[49]
Western Athletic Conference Fresno State Melvin Ely, Fresno State [50] 2001 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Reynolds Center
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Hawaiʻi[50]

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
Ronnie McCollum Centenary 29.1 Chris Marcus W. Kentucky 12.1 Markus Carr CS Northridge 8.9 Greedy Daniels TCU 4.3
Kyle Hill E. Illinois 23.8 Reggie Evans Iowa 11.9 Omar Cook St. John's 8.7 Desmond Cambridge Alabama A&M 3.8
Dewayne Jefferson Miss. Valley St. 23.6 J. R. Van Hoose Marshall 11.1 Sean Kennedy Marist 8.1 Senecca Wall Sam Houston St. 3.6
Tarise Bryson Illinois St. 22.8 David West Xavier 10.9 Tito Maddox Fresno St. 8.0 John Linehan Providence 3.1
Henry Domercant E. Illinois 22.8 Eddie Griffin Seton Hall 10.8 Ashley Robinson Miss. Valley St. 7.4 Fred House S. Utah 3.0
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 4.6 Michael Bradley Villanova 69.2 Amory Sanders SE Missouri St. 55.8 Gary Buchanan Villanova 94.2
Eddie Griffin Seton Hall 4.4 Nakiea Miller Iona 66.8 David Falknor Akron 54.0 Brent Jolly Tenn. Tech 93.1
Wojciech Myrda LA-Monroe 4.4 Kimani Ffriend Nebraska 62.3 Cary Cochran Nebraska 47.3 Ryan Mendez Stanford 93.1
Kris Hunter Jacksonville 4.1 Andre Hutson Michigan St. 62.2 Casey Jacobsen Stanford 47.2 Rashad Phillips Detroit 91.6
Ken Johnson Ohio St. 4.0 George Evans George Mason 61.3 Tim Erickson Idaho St. 46.3 Ronnie McCollum Centenary 90.7

Post-Season Tournaments[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Final Four – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota[edit]

National Semifinals National Finals
           
E1 Duke 95
W3 Maryland 84
E1 Duke 82
M2 Arizona 72
S1 Michigan State 61
M2 Arizona 80

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Detroit 63
  Alabama 74
  Alabama 66
  Tulsa 79
  Tulsa 72
  Memphis 64
  • Third Place – Memphis 86, Detroit 71

Award winners[edit]

Consensus All-American teams[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Shane Battier F Senior Duke
Joseph Forte G Sophomore North Carolina
Casey Jacobsen G/F Sophomore Stanford
Troy Murphy F Junior Notre Dame
Jason Williams G Sophomore Duke


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Troy Bell G Sophomore Boston College
Michael Bradley F/C Junior Villanova
Tayshaun Prince F Junior Kentucky
Jason Richardson G/F Sophomore Michigan State
Jamaal Tinsley G Senior Iowa State

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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