2000–01 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2000–01 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2000–01 record 10-18 (4-12, T-8th Big Ten)
Head coach Brian Ellerbe
Assistant coach Scott Trost
Assistant coach Kurtis Townsend
Assistant coach Terrence Greene
MVP LaVell Blanchard
MVP Bernard Robinson, Jr.
Captain Josh Asselin
Captain Mike Gotfredson
Seasons
2000–01 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Illinois 13 3   .813     27 8   .771
#3 Michigan State 13 3   .813     28 5   .848
#20 Indiana 10 6   .625     21 13   .618
#25 Wisconsin 9 7   .563     18 11   .621
#24 Iowa 7 9   .438     23 12   .657
Penn State 7 9   .438     21 12   .636
Purdue 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Minnesota 5 11   .313     18 14   .563
Michigan 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Northwestern 3 13   .188     11 19   .367
Ohio State* 0 0       0 0  
2001 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ohio State: 30 reg. season games; 1 NCAA Tourn. game vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed record: Ohio State-(20-11)(11-5)

The 2000–01 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2000–01 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach Brian Ellerbe, the team finished tied for eighth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned a ten seed but was defeated in the first round of the 2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[2] The team failed to earn an invitation to either the 2001 National Invitation Tournament or the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[3] The team was unranked for all eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll,[4] and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[5] The team had a 2–8 record against ranked opponents, with both of its victories coming against conference foe Iowa who was ranked #14 at the time of the first meeting on January 20 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which resulted in a 70–69 victory, and #25 at the time of the February 14 meeting at Crisler Arena that Michigan won 95–85.[6]

Josh Asselin and Mike Gotfredson served as team co-captains, and LaVell Blanchard and Bernard Robinson, Jr. shared team MVP honors.[7] The team's leading scorers were LaVell Blanchard (499 points), Bernard Robinson, Jr. (404 points) and Josh Asselin (269 points). The leading rebounders were Blanchard (235), Asselin (167) and Chris Young (138).[8]

Chris Young won the Big Ten Conference statistical championship for field goal percentage with a 64.0% mark in all of Michigan's games.[9]

In the 2001 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center from March 8–11, Michigan was seeded tenth. In the first round they lost to number 7 Penn State 82–80.[10]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
2004 2 15 45 Bernard Robinson Charlotte Bobcats

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Through The Years". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 48. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  7. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 33. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  10. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  11. ^ "2004 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25.