2002–03 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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2002–03 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
2002–03 record 18-12 (10-6, T-3rd Big Ten)
Head coach Tommy Amaker
Assistant coach Charles Ramsey
Assistant coach Chuck Swenson
Assistant coach Billy Schmidt
MVP LaVell Blanchard
MVP Daniel Horton
Captain Rotolu Adebiyi
Captain LaVell Blanchard
Captain Gavin Groninger
Seasons
2002–03 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 21 Wisconsin 12 4   .750     24 8   .750
No. 11 Illinois 11 5   .688     25 7   .781
Purdue 10 6   .625     19 11   .633
Michigan State 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
Michigan 10 6   .625     18 12   .600
Indiana 8 8   .500     21 13   .618
Minnesota 8 8   .500     19 14   .576
Iowa 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Ohio State 7 9   .438     17 15   .531
Northwestern 3 13   .188     12 17   .414
Penn State 2 14   .125     7 21   .250
2003 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002–03 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 2002–03 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 Tommy Amaker, the team finished tied for third in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned a third seed but was defeated in the first round of the 2003 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[2] The team did not participate in either the 2003 National Invitation Tournament or the 2003 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament because of the University of Michigan basketball scandal.[3][4] The team was unranked for all eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll,[5] and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[6] The team had a 1–3 record against ranked opponents, with the lone victory coming against #24 Purdue 78–67 on February 19 at Mackey Arena.[7]

Rotolu Adebiyi, LaVell Blanchard and Gavin Groninger served as team co-captains, and LaVell Blanchard and Daniel Horton shared team MVP honors.[8] The team's leading scorers were LaVell Blanchard (485 points), Daniel Horton (457 points) and Bernard Robinson, Jr. (339 points). The leading rebounders were Blanchard (205), Robinson (178) and Graham Brown (138).[9]

LaVell Blanchard won the Big Ten Conference statistical championship with a 43.3% three-point field goal percentage in conference games.[10] The team as a whole also led the big ten in three-point field goal percentage (37.5%) in conference games.[11]

In the 2003 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center from March 13–16, Michigan was seeded third. In the first round, they had a bye. Then they lost in the second round to number 6 Indiana 63–56.[12]

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. ^ Zillgitt, Jeff (2003-03-13). "It's unpleasant now but Georgia made right call for now and future". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Through The Years". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 49. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  8. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 34. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 37. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  12. ^ "Big Ten Tournament". CBS Interactive. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  13. ^ "2004 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

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