1989–90 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1989–90 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 13
1989–90 record 23-8 (12-6 Big Ten)
Head coach Steve Fisher
Assistant coach Mike Boyd
Assistant coach Brian Dutcher
Assistant coach Jay Smith
MVP Rumeal Robinson
Captain Terry Mills
Captain Rumeal Robinson
Home arena Crisler Arena
Seasons
« 1988–89 1990–91 »
1989–90 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Michigan State 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
No. 10 Purdue 13 5   .722     22 8   .733
No. 13 Michigan 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
No. 18 Illinois 11 7   .611     21 8   .724
No. 20 Minnesota 11 7   .611     23 9   .719
Ohio State 10 8   .556     17 13   .567
Indiana 8 10   .444     18 11   .621
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
Iowa 4 14   .222     12 16   .429
Northwestern 2 16   .111     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989–90 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1989–90 season.The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Head coach Steve Fisher led the team to a third-place finish in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned the number three seed in the 1990 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[2] For the third consecutive year, the team was ranked every week of the season in the AP Poll, which expanded from a top twenty poll to a top twenty-five poll that year. It began the season at number four, ended at number thirteen and peaked at number three.[3] and it ended the season ranked fifteenth in the final UPI Coaches' Poll.[4]

Terry Mills and Rumeal Robinson served as team co-captains and shared team co-MVP honors.[5] The team's leading scorers were Robinson (575 points), Mills (562 points), and Loy Vaught (480 points). The leading rebounders were Vaught (346), Mills (247), and Robinson (127).[6]

Robinson earned consensus All-American recognition.[7]

The team established the current Big Ten Conference single-game field goals made record against Iowa on March 10, 1990, when it made 55.[8] The team earned numerous conference statistical championships. Loy Vaught won the rebounding championship for conference games with a 10.7 average and all games with an 11.2 average, while Robinson won the assists title for all games.[9][10] This was the first year that the conference recognized both conference games and all games statistical champions.[9][10]

Vaught also set the Michigan career field goal percentage record at 67.1%. The record would stand until 1998.[11] On March 8, 1990, against Wisconsin, the team tied the school's February 21, 1987, single-game free throw percentage record by making all fifteen of its free throws, a mark that has only been outdone by the March 2, 2002 16-for-16 performance.[12] Robinson set the current school career assist average of 5.75 per game, surpassing Gary Grant's 1988 mark.[13] Loy Vaught ended his career with 135 games played, which surpassed Glen Rice's 1989 school record of 134 games to establish the record.[14] In 2012, Stu Douglass finished his career with 136 games.[15]

In the 64-team NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, number three seeded Michigan advanced one round by defeating the fourteen-seeded Illinois State 76–70 before losing to the eleven-seeded Loyola Marymount 149–115.[2] The March 18, 1990 264-point contest with Loyola Marymount stands as the highest scoring single game in NCAA tournament history.[16] It is also the highest combined total in Michigan history.[17]

Regular season[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP Poll[3] 4 10 8 6 6 5 5 3 6 7 4 7 5 7 8 13 13


Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Five players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[18][19]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1990 1 10 10 Rumeal Robinson Atlanta Hawks
1990 1 13 13 Loy Vaught Los Angeles Clippers
1990 1 16 16 Terry Mills Milwaukee Bucks
1990 2 27 54 Sean Higgins San Antonio Spurs
1993 2 6 33 Eric Riley Dallas Mavericks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 68. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. 
  3. ^ a b "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 87. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. 
  6. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 4–7. 
  8. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 28. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  9. ^ a b "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 34. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  10. ^ a b "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 35. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  11. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 10. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  12. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  13. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 16. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  14. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  15. ^ "Postgame Notes: Ohio 65, #13 Michigan 60". MGoBlue. CBS Interactive. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  16. ^ "Division I Championship" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  17. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  18. ^ "1990 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  19. ^ "1993 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25.