2002–03 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team

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2002–03 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
2002–03 record 14–16 (8–10 MAC)
Head coach Tim O'Shea
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
2002–03 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 12 6   .667     21 10   .677
Miami 11 7   .611     13 15   .464
Akron 9 9   .500     14 14   .500
Marshall 9 9   .500     14 15   .483
Ohio 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Buffalo 2 16   .111     5 23   .179
West
Central Michigan 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
Northern Illinois 11 7   .611     17 14   .548
Western Michigan 10 8   .556     20 11   .645
Eastern Michigan 8 10   .444     14 14   .500
Bowling Green 8 10   .444     13 16   .448
Ball State 8 10   .444     13 17   .433
Toledo 7 11   .389     14 15   .483
2003 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002–03 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team represented Ohio University in the college basketball season of 2002–03. The team was coached by Tim O'Shea and played their home games at the Convocation Center.

Roster[edit]

2002–03 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 55 Barrett, DelvarDelvar Barrett 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Jr Detroit, Michigan
C 11 Bota, MarinMarin Bota 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 274 lb (124 kg) So Tijarica, Croatia
G 15 Bridgewater, JamesJames Bridgewater 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Ann Arbor, Michigan
F 23 Halbert, JeffJeff Halbert 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr White Bear Lake, Minnesota
G 40 Harris, JaivonJaivon Harris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Jr Alliance, Ohio
F 32 Johnson, SonnySonny Johnson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Sr Garfield Heights, Ohio
G 25 Esterkamp, SteveSteve Esterkamp 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Cincinnati, OH
G 33 Grant, HughHugh Grant 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Fr Gastonia, NC
F 34 Hunter, BrandonBrandon Hunter 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Cincinnati, OH
G 10 Kiekow, ZachZach Kiekow 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Osseo, Minnesota
G 22 Stephens, ThomasThomas Stephens 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Springfield, OH
G 14 King, StephenStephen King 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Fr Richfield, Minnesota
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Gary Manchel
  • John Rhodes
  • Kevin Kuwik
  • Bryan Cornn

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

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 56 Brandon Hunter Boston Celtics

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/30/02*
7:30 pm
at Providence L 68–91  0–1
Dunkin Donuts Center (6,643)
Providence, Rhode Island
12/02/02*
7:00 pm
at Brown W 75–71  1–1
Paul Bailey Pizzitola Sports Center (1,035)
Providence, Rhode Island
12/07/02
7:00 pm
at Toledo L 71–78  1–2 (0–1)
Savage Arena (3,761)
Toledo, Ohio
12/10/02*
8:30 pm
at DePaul L 65–73  1–3 (0–1)
Allstate Arena (4,197)
Rosemont, Illinois
12/13/02*
7:00 pm
at Boston University L 57–78  1–4 (0–1)
Case Gym (838)
Boston, Massachusetts
12/20/02*
7:00 pm
Navy W 54–52  2–4 (0–1)
Convocation Center (4,534)
Athens, Ohio
12/23/02*
8:00 pm
at Wisconsin L 51–75  2–5 (0–1)
Kohl Center (17,142)
Madison, Wisconsin
12/31/02*
4:00 pm
St. Bonaventure W 104–101  3–5 (0–1)
Convocation Center (4,023)
Athens, OH
1/04/03*
4:00 pm
vs. No. 20 Kentucky L 75–83  3–6 (0–1)
U.S. Bank Arena (14,506)
Cincinnati, Ohio
1/08/03
7:00 pm
Akron W 112–104 4OT 4–6 (1–1)
Convocation Center (6,812)
Athens, Ohio
1/11/03
3:00 pm
at Central Michigan L 84–87  4–7 (1–2)
McGuirk Arena (2,585)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
1/15/03
7:00 pm
Northern Illinois L 61–68  4–8 (1–3)
Convocation Center (5,905)
Athens, Ohio
1/18/03
2:00 pm
Miami (OH) L 65–77  4–9 (1–4)
Convocation Center (11,827)
Athens, Ohio
1/21/03
7:00 pm
at Buffalo W 72–66  5–9 (2–4)
Alumni Arena (1,108)
Buffalo, New York
1/28/03
7:00 pm
Bowling Green L 60–66 OT 5–10 (2–5)
Convocation Center (5,816)
Athens, Ohio
2/01/03
7:00 pm
at Marshall W 87–85 2OT 6–10 (3–5)
Henderson Center (6,123)
Huntington, West Virginia
2/06/03
7:00 pm
at Ball State L 68–82  6–11 (3–6)
John E. Worthen Arena (4,791)
Muncie, Indiana
2/08/03
3:30 pm
Buffalo W 61–49  7–11 (4–6)
Convocation Center (5,532)
Athens, Ohio
2/11/03
8:05 pm
at Northern Illinois L 53–80  7–12 (4–7)
Convocation Center (3,002)
Dekalb, Illinois
2/15/03
2:00 pm
Kent State W 74–71  8–12 (5–7)
Convocation Center (4,352)
Athens, Ohio
2/19/03
7:00 pm
Eastern Michigan L 73–76 OT 8–13 (5–8)
Convocation Center (4,102)
Athens, Ohio
2/22/03
1:00 pm
Western Mighigan W 79–72 2OT 9–13 (6–8)
Convocation Center (4,918)
Athens, Ohio
2/23/03
7:00 pm
at Akron L 82–84 OT 9–14 (6–9)
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,143)
Akron, Ohio
2/26/03*
7:00 pm
Virginia W 78–72  10–14 (6–9)
Convocation Center (7,281)
Athens, Ohio
3/01/03
1:00 pm
Marshall W 70–65  11–14 (7–9)
Convocation Center (8,994)
Athens, Ohio
3/05/03
7:00 pm
at Miami (OH) W 64–56  12–14 (8–9)
Millett Hall (5,830)
Oxford, Ohio
3/08/03
12:00 pm
at Kent State L 62–73  12–15 (8–10)
Memorial A & C Center (4,615)
Kent, Ohio
MAC Tournament
3/10/03
7:30 pm
at Akron
First Round
W 79–77  13–15
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,174)
Akron, Ohio
3/13/03
2:00 pm
vs. Miami (OH)
Quarterfinals
W 65–55 OT 14–15
Quicken Loans Arena (4,319)
Cleveland, Ohio
3/14/03
8:30 pm
vs. Kent State
Semifinals
L 70–73  14–16
Quicken Loans Arena (9,265)
Cleveland, Ohio
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern.

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