2001–02 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2001–02 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 9, 2001, progressed through the regular season and conference tournaments, and concluded with the 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on April 1, 2002 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Maryland Terrapins won their first NCAA national championship with a 64–52 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers.

Season headlines[edit]

Major rule changes[edit]

Beginning in 2001–02, the following rules changes were implemented:[8]

  • Both direct and indirect technical fouls penalized by two shots and returned to point of interruption.
  • Officials could check an official courtside monitor to determine if a try was a three- or two-point attempt, regardless of whether the try was successful.

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 25 from the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls November 5, 2001.[9][10]

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Duke (61)
2 Maryland (6)
3 Illinois (2)
4 Kentucky (3)
5 UCLA
6 Florida
7 Kansas
8 Missouri
9 Iowa
10 St. Joseph's
11 Virginia
12 Memphis
13 Stanford
14 Georgetown
15 Michigan State
16 Temple
17 Boston College
18 Oklahoma State
19 North Carolina
20 Southern California
21 Syracuse
22 Indiana
23 Texas
24 Alabama
25 Oklahoma
ESPN/USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Duke (30)
2 Illinois (1)
3 Maryland
4 Kentucky
5 Florida
6 UCLA
7 Kansas
8 Iowa
9 Missouri
10 St. Joseph's
11 Virginia
12 Michigan State
13 Memphis
14 Georgetown
15 Stanford
16 Boston College
17 Temple
18 Oklahoma State
19 North Carolina
20 Syracuse
21 Indiana
22 Texas
23 Oklahoma
24 Southern California
25 Fresno State

Regular season[edit]

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

Conference Regular
Season Winner[11]
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue (City)
Tournament
Winner
America East Conference Vermont T. J. Sorrentine, Vermont[12] 2002 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Matthews Arena
(Boston, Massachusetts)
(Except Finals)
Boston University[13]
Atlantic 10 Conference Temple & St. Joseph's (East)
Xavier (West)
David West, Xavier[14] 2002 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament The Spectrum
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Xavier[15]
Atlantic Coast Conference Maryland Juan Dixon, Maryland[16] 2002 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Charlotte Coliseum
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
Duke[17]
Atlantic Sun Conference Georgia State & Troy Thomas Terrell, Georgia State[18] 2002 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament UCF Arena
(Orlando, Florida)
Florida Atlantic[18]
Big 12 Conference Kansas Drew Gooden, Kansas[19] 2002 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Kemper Arena
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Oklahoma[20]
Big East Conference Connecticut (East)
Pittsburgh (West)
Caron Butler, Connecticut &
Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh[21]
2002 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City)
Connecticut[21]
Big Sky Conference Montana State Jason Erickson, Montana State[22] 2002 Big Sky Men's Basketball Tournament Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
(Bozeman, Montana)
Montana[23]
Big South Conference Winthrop Greg Lewis, Winthrop[24] 2002 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Roanoke Civic Center
(Roanoke, Virginia)
Winthrop[24]
Big Ten Conference Ohio State, Illinois, Indiana & Wisconsin Jared Jeffries, Indiana[25] 2002 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Conseco Fieldhouse
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
Ohio State[25]
Big West Conference Utah State & UC Irvine Jerry Green, UC Irvine[26] 2002 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, California)
UC Santa Barbara[26]
Colonial Athletic Association UNC Wilmington Brett Blizzard, UNC Wilmington[27] 2002 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
UNC Wilmington[27]
Conference USA Cincinnati (American)
Memphis (National)
Steve Logan, Cincinnati[28] 2002 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Firstar Center
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati[29]
Horizon League Butler Rylan Hainje, Butler[30] 2002 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament CSU Convocation Center
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Illinois-Chicago[30]
Ivy League Penn, Yale & Princeton Ugonna Onyekwe, Penn[31] No Tournament (Penn received NCAA automatic bid via three-way playoff[32])
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rider & Marist Mario Porter, Rider[33] 2002 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Pepsi Arena
(Albany, New York)
Siena[34]
Mid-American Conference Kent State (East)
Ball State (West)
Keith McLeod, Bowling Green[35] 2002 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Gund Arena
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Kent State[36]
Mid-Continent Conference Valparaiso Luboš Bartoň, Valparaiso[37] 2002 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
(Fort Wayne, Indiana)
Valparaiso[38]
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hampton Tommy Adams, Hampton[39] 2002 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
Hampton[40]
Missouri Valley Conference Southern Illinois Kyle Korver, Creighton[41] 2002 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Savvis Center
(St. Louis, Missouri)
Creighton[42]
Mountain West Conference Wyoming Britton Johnsen, Utah[43] 2002 MWC Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, Nevada)
San Diego State[44]
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State Corsley Edwards, Central Connecticut State[45] 2002 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Campus Sites Central Connecticut State[46]
Ohio Valley Conference Tennessee Tech Henry Domercant, Eastern Illinois[47] 2002 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Kentucky International Convention Center
(Louisville, Kentucky)
(Semifinals and Finals)
Murray State[47]
Pacific-10 Conference Oregon Sam Clancy, USC[48] 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Staples Center
(Los Angeles)
Arizona[49]
Patriot League American Patrick Doctor, American[50] 2002 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Campus Sites Holy Cross[51]
Southeastern Conference Florida, Kentucky & Georgia (East)
Alabama (West)
Erwin Dudley, Alabama[52] 2002 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Georgia Dome
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Mississippi State[52]
Southern Conference Davidson, UNC Greensboro & East Tennessee State (North)
Charleston, Georgia Southern and Chattanooga (South)
Dimeco Childress, ETSU (Coaches)[53]
Jason Conley, VMI (Media)[54]
2002 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament North Charleston Coliseum
(North Charleston, South Carolina)
Davidson[55]
Southland Conference McNeese State McEverett Powers, Texas-San Antonio[56] 2002 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Burton Coliseum
(Lake Charles, Louisiana)
(Finals)
McNeese State[56]
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alcorn State Paul Haynes, Grambling State[57] 2002 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Fair Park Arena
(Birmingham, Alabama)
Alcorn State
Sun Belt Conference Western Kentucky (East)
Louisiana–Lafayette (West)
Héctor Romero, New Orleans[58] 2002 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Lakefront Arena
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Western Kentucky[59]
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Dan Dickau, Gonzaga[60] 2002 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Jenny Craig Pavilion
(San Diego)
Gonzaga[61]
Western Athletic Conference Tulsa Melvin Ely, Fresno State[62] 2002 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Reynolds Center
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Hawaiʻi[62]

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
Jason Conley VMI 29.3 Jeremy Bishop Quinnipiac 12.0 T. J. Ford Texas 8.3 Desmond Cambridge Alabama A&M 5.5
Henry Domercant E. Illinois 26.4 Bruce Jenkins NC A&T 11.8 Steve Blake Maryland 7.9 John Linehan Providence 4.5
Mire Chatman TX-Pan American 26.2 Curtis Borchardt Stanford 11.4 Edward Scott Clemson 7.9 Mire Chatman TX-Pan American 3.6
J. R. Bremer St. Bonaventure 24.6 Drew Gooden Kansas 11.4 Sean Kennedy Marist 7.9 Marques Green St. Bonaventure 3.4
Melvin Ely Fresno St. 23.3 Corey Jackson Nevada 11.1 Chris Thomas Notre Dame 7.6 Marcus Hatten St. John's 3.3
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%
Wojciech Myrda LA-Monroe 5.4 Adam Mark Belmont 70.8 Dante Swanson Tulsa 49.0 Cary Cochran Nebraska 92.2
D'or Fischer Northwestern St. 4.4 Carlos Boozer Duke 66.5 Cain Doliboa Wright St. 47.9 Gary Buchanan Villanova 91.1
Emeka Okafor UConn 4.1 David Harrison Colorado 63.8 Jake Sullivan Iowa St. 47.2 Cain Doliboa Wright St. 90.9
Justin Rowe Maine 4.0 Rolan Roberts S. Illinois 60.4 Jeff Boschee Kansas 46.4 Salim Stoudamire Arizona 90.4
Deng Gai Fairfield 4.0 Jermaine Hall Wagner 60.0 Ray Abellard C. Florida 46.2 Jake Sullivan Iowa St. 90.0

Post-Season Tournaments[edit]

NCAA tournament[edit]

Final Four – Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
           
E1 Maryland 97
M1 Kansas 88
E1 Maryland 64
S5 Indiana 52
S5 Indiana 73
W2 Oklahoma 64

National Invitation tournament[edit]

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Syracuse 59
  South Carolina 66
  South Carolina 62
  Memphis 72
  Temple 77
  Memphis 79
  • Third Place – Temple 65, Syracuse 64

Award winners[edit]

Consensus All-American teams[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Dan Dickau G Senior Gonzaga
Juan Dixon G Senior Maryland
Drew Gooden F Junior Kansas
Steve Logan G Senior Cincinnati
Jason Williams G Junior Duke


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Sam Clancy F Senior Southern California
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. F Junior Duke
Casey Jacobsen G/F Junior Stanford
Jared Jeffries F Sophomore Indiana
David West F Junior Xavier

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]

Coaching changes[edit]

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