2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

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2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Runner-Up
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 5
2000–01 record28–8 (15–3 Pac-10)
Head coachLute Olson
Home arenaMcKale Center
Seasons
2000–01 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Stanford 16 2   .889     31 3   .912
#2 Arizona 15 3   .833     28 8   .778
#12 UCLA 14 4   .778     23 9   .719
USC 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
California 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Oregon 5 13   .278     14 14   .500
Arizona State 5 13   .278     13 16   .448
Washington State 5 13   .278     12 16   .429
Oregon State 4 14   .222     10 20   .333
Washington 4 14   .222     10 20   .333
As of November 30, 2007; Rankings from Coaches Poll

The 2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona in the 2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Lute Olson. The team played its home games in the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, and was a member of the Pacific-10 Conference. The Wildcats finished the season second behind Stanford in the Pacific-10 conference with a 15–3 record.[1] Arizona reached the National Championship game in the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, losing to Duke 82–72 and finishing the season with a 28–8 record.[2]

Roster[edit]

2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Gilbert Arenas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) So Grant HS North Hollywood, California
F 2 Michael Wright 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Jr Farragut Academy Chicago, Illinois
C 3 Loren Woods 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Sr Wake Forest St. Louis, Missouri
F 4 Luke Walton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 233 lb (106 kg) So Univ. of San Diego HS San Diego, California
G 5 Travis Hanour 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Fr Laguna Beach HS Laguna Beach, California
G 11 Jason Ranne 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Bishop Kelley HS Tulsa, Oklahoma
F 13 Andrew Zahn 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Fr Redondo Union HS Redondo Beach, California
F 14 Mike Schwertley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Fr Brophy Prep Phoenix, Arizona
G 15 John Ash 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Sr Salpointe Catholic HS Tucson, Arizona
G 22 Jason Gardner 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 181 lb (82 kg) So North Central HS Indianapolis, Indiana
G 23 Lamont Frazier 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Sr Lon Morris College Los Angeles, California
G 24 Russell Harris 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Mundelein HS Mundelein, Illinois
F 30 Justin Wessel 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Prairie HS Cedar Rapids, Iowa
F 33 Eugene Edgerson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 237 lb (108 kg) Sr St. Augustine HS New Orleans, Louisiana
F 35 Rick Anderson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr Long Beach Poly HS Long Beach, California
F 44 Richard Jefferson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Moon Valley HS Phoenix, Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Loren Woods Justin Wessel Andrew Zahn
PF Michael Wright Eugene Edgerson Rick Anderson
SF Richard Jefferson Luke Walton Mike Schwertley
SG Gilbert Arenas Travis Hanour Jason Ranne
PG Jason Gardner Lamont Frazier John Ash Russell Harris

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Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
Nov. 20, 2000*
vs. Chaminade
Maui Invitational quarterfinal
W 97–57  1–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
Nov. 21, 2000*
vs. Dayton
Maui Invitational semifinal
W 76–59  2–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
Nov. 22, 2000*
vs. Illinois
Maui Invitational championship
W 79–76  3–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
Nov. 25, 2000*
at Purdue L 69–72  3–1
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, Indiana
Nov. 29, 2000*
Gonzaga W 101–87  4–1
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 2, 2000*
Saint Mary's W 101–41  5–1
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 9, 2000*
at Connecticut L 69–71  5–2
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
Dec. 16, 2000*
at Illinois L 73–81  5–3
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, Illinois
Dec. 20, 2000*
LSU W 88–75  6–3
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 28, 2000*
Butler W 72–60  7–3
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 30, 2000*
Mississippi State L 74–75  7–4
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Jan. 4, 2001
California W 78–75  8–4
(1–0)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Jan. 6, 2001
Stanford L 76–85  8–5
(1–1)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Jan. 11, 2001
at Washington State W 84–51  9–5
(2–1)
Beasley Coliseum 
Pullman, Washington
Jan. 13, 2001
at Washington W 89–64  10–5
(3–1)
Bank of America Arena 
Seattle
Jan. 18, 2001
USC W 71–58  11–5
(4–1)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Jan. 20, 2001
UCLA
Rivalry
W 88–63  12–5
(5–1)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Jan. 24, 2001
Arizona State
Rivalry
W 86–75  13–5
(6–1)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Jan. 27, 2001*
Texas W 80–52  14–5
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Feb. 1, 2001
at Oregon L 67–79  14–6
(6–2)
McArthur Court 
Eugene, Oregon
Feb. 3, 2001
at Oregon State W 68–41  15–6
(7–2)
Gill Coliseum 
Corvallis, Oregon
Feb. 8, 2001
Washington W 82–62  16–6
(8–2)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Feb. 10, 2001
Washington State W 86–51  17–6
(9–2)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Feb. 15, 2001
at UCLA
Rivalry
L 77–79 OT 17–7
(9–3)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
Feb. 17, 2001
at USC W 105–61  18–7
(10–3)
LA Sports Arena 
Los Angeles, California
Feb. 21, 2001
at Arizona State W 88–58  19–7
(11–3)
Wells Fargo Arena 
Tempe, Arizona
Mar. 1, 2001
Oregon State W 65–54  20–7
(12–3)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Mar. 3, 2001
Oregon W 104–65  21–7
(13–3)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
Mar. 8, 2001
at Stanford W 76–75  22–7
(14–3)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
Mar. 10, 2001
at California W 78–76  23–7
(15–3)
Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, California
NCAA Tournament
Mar. 16, 2001*
(2 MW) vs. (15 MW) Eastern Illinois
First round
W 101–76  24–7
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, Missouri
Mar. 18, 2001*
(2 MW) vs. (10 MW) Butler
Second round
W 73–52  25–7
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, Missouri
Mar. 23, 2001*
(2 MW) vs. (3 MW) Mississippi
Sweet Sixteen
W 66–56  26–7
Alamodome 
San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 25, 2001*
(2 MW) vs. (1 MW) Illinois
Elite Eight
W 87–81  27–7
Alamodome 
San Antonio, Texas
Mar. 31, 2001*
(2 MW) vs. (1 S) Michigan State
Final Four
W 80–61  28–7
H.H.H. Metrodome 
Minneapolis
Apr. 2, 2001*
(2 MW) vs. (1 E) Duke
NCAA National Championship
L 72–82  28–8
H.H.H. Metrodome 
Minneapolis
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

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NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • Mideast
    • Arizona (#2 seed) 101, Eastern Illinois 76
    • Arizona 73, Butler 52
    • Arizona 66, Mississippi 56
    • Arizona 87, Illinois 81

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 13 Richard Jefferson Houston Rockets
2 30 Gilbert Arenas Golden State Warriors
2 32 Luke Walton Los Angeles Lakers
2 38 Michael Wright New York Knicks
2 45 Loren Woods Minnesota Timberwolves

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000–01 season statistics". Arizona. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "2000-01 schedule". Arizona. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Arizona Season Statistics". ArizonaWildcats.com. Arizona Athletics.
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/arizona/2001-schedule.html
  5. ^ a b http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=2001
  6. ^ http://www.databasebasketball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?yr=2001&lg=N[permanent dead link]