2001–02 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team

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2001–02 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball
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NCAA National Champions
ACC Regular Season Champions
BB&T Classic Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 4
2001–02 record 32–4 (15–1 ACC)
Head coach Gary Williams (13th year)
Assistant coach Jimmy Patsos
Assistant coach Dave Dickerson
Assistant coach Matt Kovarik
Home arena Cole Field House
Seasons
2001–02 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Maryland 15 1   .938     32 4   .889
#1 Duke 13 3   .813     31 4   .886
Wake Forest 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
North Carolina State 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Virginia 7 9   .438     17 12   .586
Georgia Tech 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
North Carolina 4 12   .250     8 20   .286
Florida State 4 12   .250     12 17   .414
Clemson 4 12   .250     13 17   .433
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001–02 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team represented the University of Maryland in the 2001–2002 college basketball season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team was led by head coach Gary Williams and played their home games at Cole Field House. The Terrapins were champions of the 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning the first national championship in school history.

Pre-season[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Team
ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll ranked preseason #2

Roster[edit]

2001–02 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G/F 1 Mouton, ByronByron Mouton 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Rayne, Louisiana
G 3 Dixon, JuanJuan Dixon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Sr Baltimore, Maryland
G 4 Badu, EarlEarl Badu 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Baltimore, Maryland
G 5 McCall, CalvinCalvin McCall 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Orlando, Florida
G 10 Collins, AndreAndre Collins 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Crisfield, Maryland
G 12 Nicholas, DrewDrew Nicholas 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Hampstead, New York
F 21 Grinnon, MikeMike Grinnon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Huntington, New York
G 25 Blake, SteveSteve Blake 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Jr Miami Lakes, Florida
F/C 33 Randle, RyanRyan Randle 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Duncanville, Texas
F/C 35 Baxter, LonnyLonny Baxter 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Silver Spring, Maryland
F 45 Holden, TahjTahj Holden 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 247 lb (112 kg) Jr Red Bank, New Jersey
F/C 54 Wilcox, ChrisChris Wilcox 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Whiteville, North Carolina
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
C Lonny Baxter Ryan Randle
PF Chris Wilcox Tahj Holden
SF Byron Mouton Calvin McCall Mike Grinnon
SG Juan Dixon Drew Nicholas
PG Steve Blake Andre Collins Earl Badu

Season recap[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Lonny Baxter

  • Wooden Award All-American Team
  • NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player
  • Second Team All-ACC

Juan Dixon

  • AP First Team All-American
  • USBWA First Team All-American
  • Wooden Award All-American Team
  • Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award
  • Senior CLASS Award
  • ACC Player of the Year
  • First Team All-ACC

Gary Williams

Schedule and Results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 2, 2001*
8:00 p.m.
EA Sports All-Stars W 98–80 
 22  Baxter   10  Baxter   9  Blake  Cole Field House (10,612)
College Park, Maryland
November 13, 2001*
8:00 p.m.
Nike Elite W 99–67 
 22  Baxter   7  Baxter   10  Blake  Cole Field House (10,000)
College Park, Maryland
Regular Season
November 8, 2001*
No. 2 vs. Arizona
Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic
L 71–67  0–1
 21  Dixon   10  Blake   5  Dixon  Madison Square Garden (12,615)
New York City
November 9, 2001*
No. 2 vs. No. 16 Temple
Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic
W 82–74  1–1
 25  Dixon   9  Wilcox   6  Nicholas  Madison Square Garden 
New York
November 17, 2001*
1:00 p.m.
No. 2 American W 83–53  2–1
 25  Baxter   10  Mouton   9  Blake  Cole Field House (13,485)
College Park, Maryland
November 24, 2001*
1:00 PM
No. 6 Delaware State W 77–53  3–1
 18  Baxter   12  Baxter   5  Blake  Cole Field House (13,146)
College Park, Maryland
November 27, 2001*
7:00 p.m.
No. 5 No. 2 Illinois
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 76–63  4–1
 25  Dixon   6  Holden, Wilcox   9  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
December 2, 2001*
1:00 p.m.
No. 5 vs. Princeton
BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament
W 61–53  5–1
 18  Baxter   12  Baxter   8  Blake  MCI Center 
Washington, D.C.
December 3, 2001*
8:00 p.m.
No. 5 vs. Connecticut
BB&T Classic Basketball Tournament
W 77–65  6–1
 24  Baxter   10  Baxter   9  Blake  MCI Center (14,813)
Washington, D.C.
December 9, 2001*
6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Detroit W 79–54  7–1
 17  Baxter   7  Baxter   8  Blake  Cole Field House (14,327)
College Park, Maryland
December 11, 2001*
8:00 p.m.
No. 3 Monmouth W 91–55  8–1
 18  Dixon   9  Baxter   7  Blake  Cole Field House (13,336)
College Park, Maryland
December 21, 2001*
9:00 p.m.
No. 2 at No. 22 Oklahoma L 72–56  8–2
 15  Wilcox   10  Baxter   6  Blake  Lloyd Noble Center (12,715)
Norman, Oklahoma
December 27, 2001*
7:30 p.m.
No. 8 William & Mary W 103–75  9–2
 19  Dixon, Mouton   10  Baxter   9  Blake, Dixon  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
December 30, 2001
No. 8 at NC State W 72–65  10–2
(1–0)
                     Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena 
Raleigh, North Carolina
January 2, 2002*
8:00 p.m.
No. 8 Norfolk State W 92–69  11–2
 17  Dixon   8  Randle   9  Blake  Cole Field House (13,201)
College Park, Maryland
January 9, 2002
7:30 p.m.
No. 4 North Carolina W 112–79  12–2
(2–0)
 29  Dixon   9  Blake   14  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
January 13, 2002
2:05 p.m.
No. 4 at Georgia Tech W 92–87  13–2
(3–0)
 26  Dixon   10  Dixon   5  Blake  Alexander Memorial Coliseum (6,332)
Atlanta
January 17, 2002
9:05 p.m.
No. 3 at No. 1 Duke L 99–78  13–3
(3–1)
 24  Baxter   8  Baxter   8  Blake  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, North Carolina
January 20, 2002
6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Clemson W 99–90  14–3
(4–1)
 23  Dixon   14  Wilcox   13  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
January 23, 2002
7:35 p.m.
No. 3 at No. 21 Wake Forest W 85–63  15–3
(5–1)
 19  Blake, Dixon   5  Wilcox   4  Mouton  Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (13,886)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
January 26, 2002
4:00 p.m.
No. 3 Florida State W 84–63  16–3
(6–1)
 25  Dixon   11  Dixon   9  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
January 31, 2002
7:00 p.m.
No. 3 at No. 8 Virginia W 91–87  17–3
(7–1)
 21  Mouton   10  Baxter   4  Blake, Dixon  University Hall (8,392)
Charlottesville, Virginia
February 3, 2002
4:00 p.m.
No. 3 NC State W 89–73  18–3
(8–1)
 27  Dixon   6  Mouton   6  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
February 10, 2002
6:30 p.m.
No. 3 at North Carolina W 92–77  19–3
(9–1)
 18  Dixon   10  Baxter   9  Blake  Dean Smith Center (18,751)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
February 13, 2002
7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Georgia Tech W 85–65  20–3
(10–1)
 22  Baxter   12  Wilcox   8  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
February 17, 2002
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 3 No. 1 Duke W 87–73  21–3
(11–1)
 23  Wilcox   11  Wilcox   13  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
February 20, 2002
No. 2 at Clemson W 84–68  22–3
(12–1)
 21  Dixon   12  Baxter   9  Blake  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,500)
Clemson, South Carolina
February 24, 2002
2:00 p.m.
No. 2 No. 20 Wake Forest W 90–89  23–3
(13–1)
 25  Baxter   9  Wilcox   13  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
February 27, 2002
No. 2 at Florida State W 96–63  24–3
(14–1)
 25  Dixon   6  Blake, Baxter   12  Blake  Donald L. Tucker Center (6,461)
Tallahassee, Florida
March 3, 2002
8:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net
No. 2 Virginia W 111–92  25–3
(15–1)
 23  Dixon   11  Wilcox   10  Blake  Cole Field House (14,500)
College Park, Maryland
ACC Tournament
March 8, 2002
12:00 p.m.
(1) No. 2 vs. (8) Florida State
Quarterfinals
W 85–59  26–3
 20  Dixon   8  Wilcox   7  Blake  Charlotte Coliseum (23,895)
Charlotte, North Carolina
March 9, 2002
1:30 p.m.
(1) No. 2 vs. (4) NC State
Semifinals
L 86–82  26–4
 21  Blake   7  Baxter, Mouton   11  Blake  Charlotte Coliseum (23,895)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2002*
10:20 p.m., CBS
(E1) No. 4 vs. (E16) Siena
First Round
W 85–70  27–4
 29  Dixon   9  Baxter   11  Blake  MCI Center (18,770)
Washington, D.C.
March 17, 2002*
4:56 p.m., CBS
(E1) No. 4 vs. (E8) Wisconsin
Second Round
W 87–57  28–4
 29  Dixon   7  Baxter, Mouton, Wilcox   4  Blake  MCI Center (18,789)
Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2002*
(E1) No. 4 vs. (E4) No. 16 Kentucky
Sweet 16
W 78–68  29–4
 19  Dixon   7  Dixon   5  Blake, Nicholas  Carrier Dome (29,633)
Syracuse, New York
March 24, 2002*
(E1) No. 4 vs. (E2) No. 10 Connecticut
Elite Eight
W 90–82  30–4
 29  Baxter   9  Baxter   6  Blake  Carrier Dome (29,252)
Syracuse, New York
March 30, 2002*
8:51 p.m., CBS
(E1) No. 4 vs. (M1) No. 2 Kansas
Final Four
W 97–88  31–4
 33  Dixon   9  Wilcox   11  Blake  Georgia Dome (53,378)
Atlanta
April 1, 2002*
(E1) No. 4 vs. (S5) Indiana
National Championship
W 64–52  32–4
 18  Dixon   14  Baxter   4  Holden  Georgia Dome (53,406)
Atlanta
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Men's Basketball - 2001-02 Schedule

Statistics[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Juan Dixon 36 36 33.6 .469 .397 .898 4.6 2.9 2.6 0.2 20.4
Lonny Baxter 35 35 28.7 .545 .000 .623 8.2 0.8 0.9 2.0 15.2
Chris Wilcox 36 26 24.1 .504 .000 .585 7.1 1.5 0.8 1.5 12.0
Byron Mouton 36 35 28.3 .469 .255 .767 5.0 2.1 0.9 0.2 11.1
Steve Blake 36 36 32.0 .382 .344 .824 3.8 7.9 1.6 0.4 8.0
Drew Nicholas 36 1 20.5 .477 .396 .803 2.3 2.4 0.3 0.4 7.1
Tahj Holden 36 11 18.5 .453 .425 .836 2.7 1.2 0.6 0.9 5.6

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