1998–99 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

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1998–99 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball
Big East Regular Season Champions
Big East Tournament Champions
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 3
1998–99 record 34–2 (16–2 Big East)
Head coach Jim Calhoun (13th year)
Assistant coach Karl Hobbs
Assistant coach Tom Moore
Assistant coach Dave Leitao
Home arena Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
Hartford Civic Center
Seasons
« 1997–98 1999–2000 »
1998–99 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Connecticut 16 2   .889     34 2   .944
#10 Miami 15 3   .833     23 7   .767
#9 St. John's 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
Syracuse 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Villanova 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Rutgers 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Providence 9 9   .500     16 14   .533
Notre Dame 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Seton Hall 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
Georgetown 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     14 16   .467
West Virginia 4 14   .222     10 19   .345
Boston College 3 15   .167     6 11   .353
† 1999 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 29, 1999[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998–1999 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1998–1999 NCAA Division I basketball season. Coached by Jim Calhoun, and the assistant coach James Peterson. the Huskies played their home games at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and on campus at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut, and were a member of the Big East Conference. They won their fourth Big East tournament. On March 29, 1999, they claimed their first national championship by defeating Duke, 77–74.

Roster[edit]

Listed are the student athletes who were members of the 1998–1999 team.[2]

Name Position Year
Khalid El-Amin G SO
Kevin Freeman F JR
Richard Hamilton G/F JR
E.J. Harrison G SR
Rashamel Jones G/F SR
Antric Klaiber F/C SR
Ricky Moore G FR
Albert Mouring G SO
Edmund Saunders F SO
Ed Tonella G JR
Jake Voskuhl C JR
Souleymane Wane C/F JR

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/15/1998
 WTXX
No. 2 Quinnipiac* W 102–60  1–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
11/19/1998
 ESPN2
No. 2 Richmond* W 77–57  2–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
11/24/1998
 WTXX
No. 2 Hartford* W 95–58  3–0
Hartford Civic Center (16,192)
Hartford, Connecticut
11/27/1998
 WTXX
No. 2 Wagner* W 111–46  4–0
Hartford Civic Center (16,024)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/1/1998
 ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 14 Washington*
Great Eight Basketball Classic
W 69–48  5–0
United Center (19,124)
Chicago
12/5/1998
 CBS
No. 1 No. 9 Michigan State* W 82–68  6–0
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
12/9/1998
 ESPN
No. 1 at Massachusetts*
MassMutual UGame
W 59–54  7–0
William D. Mullins Memorial Center (9,493)
Amherst, Massachusetts
12/12/1998
 WTXX
No. 1 at No. 18 Pittsburgh W 70–69  8–0 (1–0)
Civic Arena (6,798)
Pittsburgh
12/23/1998
 WTXX
No. 1 Fairfield* W 102–67  9–0
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
12/30/1998
 WTXX
No. 1 Villanova W 100–76  10–0 (2–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/2/1999
 WTXX
No. 1 Georgetown
Rivalry
W 87–64  11–0 (3–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,077)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/6/1999
 WTXX
No. 1 at Boston College W 91–78  12–0 (4–0)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Boston
1/9/1999
 WTXX
No. 1 at West Virginia W 80–45  13–0 (5–0)
WVU Coliseum (10,118)
Morgantown, West Virginia
1/12/1999
 WTXX
No. 1 Notre Dame W 101–70  14–0 (6–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/16/1999
 WTXX
No. 1 Pittsburgh W 81–58  15–0 (7–0)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
1/20/1999
 ESPN
No. 1 at No. 25 Miami W 70–68  16–0 (8–0)
Miami Arena (15,147)
Miami
1/23/1999
 WTXX
No. 1 Seton Hall W 62–47  17–0 (9–0)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/25/1999
 ESPN
No. 1 at Georgetown
Rivalry
W 78–71  18–0 (10–0)
MCI Center (15,964)
Washington, D.C.
1/30/1999
 CBS
No. 1 at No. 9 St. John's W 78–74  19–0 (11–0)
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York City
2/1/1999
 ESPN
No. 1 No. 16 Syracuse
Rivalry
L 42–59  19–1 (11–1)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/6/1999
 ABC
No. 1 at No. 4 Stanford* W 70–59  20–1
Maples Pavilion (7,391)
Stanford, California
2/10/1999
 WTXX
No. 2 Boston College W 66–50  21–1 (12–1)
Hartford Civic Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
2/13/1999
 WTXX
No. 2 at Seton Hall W 53–48  22–1 (13–1)
Continental Airlines Arena (14,851)
East Rutherford, New Jersey
2/16/1999
 ESPN2
No. 2 Rutgers W 77–64  23–1 (14–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/20/1999
 CBS
No. 2 No. 15 Miami L 71–73  23–2 (14–2)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
2/22/1999
 ESPN
No. 2 at Providence W 72–65  24–2 (15–2)
Providence Civic Center (12,993)
Providence, Rhode Island
2/28/1999
 CBS
No. 4 at No. 20 Syracuse
Rivalry
W 70–58  25–2 (16–2)
Carrier Dome (30,367)
Syracuse, New York
Big East Tournament
3/4/1999
 ESPN
No. 3 vs. Seton Hall
Quarterfinals
W 57–56  26–2
Madison Square Garden (17,540)
New York
3/5/1999
 ESPN
No. 3 vs. Syracuse
Semifinals/Rivalry
W 71–50  27–2
Madison Square Garden (19,548)
New York
3/6/1999
 ESPN
No. 3 vs. St. John's
Championship
W 82–63  28–2
Madison Square Garden (19,548)
New York
NCAA Tournament
3/11/1999
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. (16) UTSA*
First Round
W 91–66  29–2
McNichols Sports Arena (16,237)
Denver, Colorado
3/13/1999
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. 24 (9) New Mexico*
Second Round
W 78–56  30–2
McNichols Sports Arena (16,237)
Denver, Colorado
3/18/1999
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. 20 (5) Iowa*
Sweet Sixteen
W 78–68  31–2
America West Arena (17,957)
Phoenix, Arizona
3/20/1999
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. (10) Gonzaga*
Elite Eight
W 67–62  32–2
America West Arena (18,053)
Phoenix, Arizona
3/27/1999
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. 14 (4) Ohio State*
Final Four
W 64–58  33–2
Tropicana Field (41,340)
St. Petersburg, Florida
3/29/1999
 CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. 1 (1) Duke*
Championship
W 77–74  34–2
Tropicana Field (41,340)
St. Petersburg, Florida
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Schedule Source:[3][4]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1999[6] 1 7 Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards
2000[7] 2 33 Jake Voskuhl Chicago Bulls
2000 2 34 Khalid El-Amin Chicago Bulls

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/conferences/big-east/1999.html
  2. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/connecticut/1999.html
  3. ^ 2015-16 Connecticut Basketball History (PDF). UConn Huskies. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Connecticut Men's Basketball Archive Schedule". UConn Huskies. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "1999 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  7. ^ "2000 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.