1999–2000 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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1999-00 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
UMassMinutemen wordmark.svg
NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
1999-00 record 17-16 (9-7 A-10)
Head coach Bruiser Flint (4th year)
Assistant coach Geoff Arnold
Assistant coach Tony Barbee
Assistant coach Mike Connors
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
« 1998–99 2000–01 »

The 1999–00 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 1999–00 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by fourth year head coach Bruiser Flint, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 17-16, 9-7 in A-10 play to finish in third place.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Anthony Oates Center 6–10 285 Senior Phoenix, Arizona
1 Jonathan DePina Guard 5–9 185 Junior South Boston, Massachusetts
3 Ronnell Blizzard Forward 6–8 205 Sophomore Waterbury, Connecticut
4 JoVann Johnson Guard/Forward 6-3 205 Junior Johnson City, Tennessee
5 Monty Mack Guard 6–3 200 Senior South Boston, Massachusetts
11 Darryl Denson Guard 6–0 194 Junior Springfield, Massachusetts
20 Winston Smith Forward 6–5 228 Junior Summit, New Jersey
22 Chris Kirkland Forward 6–6 230 Senior Timmonsville, South Carolina
23 Mike Babul Forward 6–6 230 Senior North Attleboro, Massachusetts
30 Shannon Crooks Guard 6-2 222 Sophomore Everett, Massachusetts
33 Kitwana Rhymer Center/Forward 6–10 256 Junior Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
40 Micah Brand Forward/Center 6–11 243 Freshman Middletown, New York

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/03/1999*
7:00 PM
California All-Stars W 103-97 
Mullins Center (????)
Amherst, Massachusetts
11/10/1999*
7:00 PM
Converse All-Stars W 97-88 OT
Mullins Center (3,718)
Amherst, MA
Regular Season
11/20/1999*
7:30 PM
at Iona W 85-77  1–0
Mulcahy Center (3,025)
New Rochelle, New York
11/22/1999*
7:00 PM
at #7 UConn
U-Game
L 65-79  1–1
Gampel Pavilion (10,027)
Storrs, Connecticut
11/29/1999*
6:30 PM
Marshall L 55-65  1–2
Mullins Center (5,682)
Amherst, MA
12/02/1999*
7:00 PM
Boston University W 70–51  2–2
Mullins Center (5,847)
Amherst, MA
12/04/1999*
1:00 PM
at Boston College
Commonwealth Classic
W 74-67  3-2
Conte Forum (6,475)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
12/06/1999*
????
Villanova W 52-51  4-2
Mullins Center (6,643)
Amherst, MA
12/11/1999*
????
at Detroit L 59-63  4-3
Calihan Hall (6,152)
Detroit, Michigan
12/18/1999*
????
vs. Florida State
Orange Bowl Classic
W 69-60  5-3
National Car Rental Center (????)
Sunrise, Florida
12/21/1999*
????
vs. Southern Illinois
Puerto Rico Holiday Classic
L 63-65  5-4
Eugene Guerra Sports Complex (????)
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
12/22/1999*
????
vs. American (Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rico Holiday Classic
W 102-65  6-4
Eugene Guerra Sports Complex (????)
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
12/23/1999*
????
vs. Boston College
Puerto Rico Holiday Classic
L 59-83  6-5
Eugene Guerra Sports Complex (????)
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
12/30/1999*
????
at Providence L 60-61 OT 6-6
Providence Civic Center (9,796)
Providence, Rhode Island
01/06/2000
????
St. Bonaventure L 60-70  6-7 (0-1)
Mullins Center (5,136)
Amherst, MA
01/08/2000
7:00 PM
Fordham W 82-52  7-7 (1-1)
Mullins Center (5,092)
Amherst, MA
01/16/2000
4:00 PM
at St. Joseph's W 79-71  8-7 (2-1)
Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse (3,200)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
01/20/2000
????
Dayton L 52-57  8-8 (2-2)
Mullins Center (4,835)
Amherst, MA
01/22/2000
????
Rhode Island W 89-50  9-8 (3–2)
Mullins Center (5,050)
Amherst, MA
01/27/2000
????
at Duquesne W 84-75  10-8 (4–2)
Palumbo Center (5,565)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
01/29/2000
????
at Virginia Tech W 49-41  11-8 (5–2)
Cassell Coliseum (4,661)
Blacksburg, Virginia
02/01/2000
????
#21 Temple L 48-75  11-9 (5-3)
Mullins Center (8,048)
Amherst, MA
02/05/2000*
????
#16 Texas L 57-68  11-10
Mullins Center (8,145)
Amherst, MA
02/09/2000
????
La Salle W 82-48  12-10 (6-3)
Mullins Center (4,772)
Amherst, MA
02/12/2000
????
at Xavier L 77-87  12-11 (6-4)
Cincinnati Gardens (10,100)
Cincinnati, Ohio
2/16/2000
????
at Fordham W 81-72  13-11 (7–4)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (3,018)
Bronx, New York
02/19/2000
????
St. Joseph's W 76-65  14-11 (8-4)
Mullins Center (5,356)
Amherst, MA
02/22/2000
????
at Rhode Island W 57-37  15-11 (9-4)
Providence Civic Center (5,335)
Providence, Rhode Island
02/26/2000
????
at #8 Temple L 54-72  15-12 (9-5)
Liacouras Center (9,714)
Philadelphia, PA
02/29/2000
????
George Washington L 86-87  15-13 (9-6)
Mullins Center (5,430)
Amherst, MA
03/04/2000
????
at St. Bonaventure L 69-86  15-14 (9-7)
Reilly Center (6,000)
St. Bonaventure, New York
2000 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/08/2000
????
vs. Duquesne
1st Round
W 77-52  16-14
First Union Spectrum (5,528)
Philadelphia, PA
03/09/2000
????
vs. George Washington
Quarterfinal
W 86-68  17-14
First Union Spectrum (7,002)
Philadelphia, PA
03/10/2000
????
vs. #6 Temple
Semifinal
L 47-54  17-15
First Union Spectrum (????)
Philadelphia, PA
2000 NIT
03/16/2000*
????
at Siena
First Round
L 65-66  17-16
Pepsi Arena (9,649)
Albany, New York
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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