2001–02 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2001–02 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2001–02 record 11–18 (5–11, 8th-t Big Ten)
Head coach Tommy Amaker
Assistant coach Charles Ramsey
Assistant coach Chuck Swenson
Assistant coach Billy Schmidt
MVP Chris Young
Captain Rotolu Adebiyi
Captain Leon Jones
Captain Chris Young
Seasons
« 2000–01 2002–03 »
2001–02 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#13 Illinois 11 5   .688     26 9   .743
Indiana 11 5   .688     25 12   .676
Wisconsin 11 5   .688     19 13   .594
Michigan State 10 6   .625     19 12   .613
Minnesota 9 7   .563     18 13   .581
Northwestern 7 9   .438     16 13   .552
Iowa 5 11   .313     19 16   .543
Purdue 5 11   .313     13 18   .419
Michigan 5 11   .313     11 18   .379
Penn State 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
#14 Ohio State*† 0 0       0 0  
2002 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ohio State: 30 reg. season games; 2 NCAA Tourn. games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed record: Ohio State-(24-8)(11-5)

The 2001–02 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2001–02 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach Tommy Amaker, the team finished tied for eighth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned a tenth seed and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2002 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[2] The team failed to earn an invitation to either the 2002 National Invitation Tournament or the 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[3] The team was unranked for all eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll,[4] and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[5]

Rotolu Adebiyi, Leon Jones and Chris Young served as team co-captains, and Chris Young earned team MVP honors.[6] The team's leading scorers were LaVell Blanchard (430 points), Bernard Robinson, Jr. (351 points) and Chris Young (330 points). The leading rebounders were Blanchard (184), Young (165) and Robinson (132).[7]

The team established the school's single-season free throw percentage record of 75.4% (384–509), surpassing the 75.2% set in 1999. The record would last for six seasons.[8] The team also set the school's current single-game free throw percentage record of 100% on 16-for-16 shooting against Ohio State on March 2, 2002, surpassing the 15-for-15 performances set on February 21, 1987 and tied on March 8, 1990.[8]

In the 2002 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Conseco Fieldhouse from March 7–10, Michigan was seeded tenth. In the first round they defeated number 7 Northwestern 72–51. Then they lost in the second round to number 2 Ohio State 75–68[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009–10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  7. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 

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