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2001-2002 Marquette Men's Basketball

Overall Record: 26-7
Conference USA Record: 12-3
Final RPI Rank: 22

In 2001-02, Crean coached Marquette to a 26-7 record and its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance but first since 1997.

The 26 victories were the third-most all-time and represented the program's first 20-win season since 1997. The Golden Eagles started the season by winning 10-consecutive games and claiming the 2001 Great Alaska Shootout championship. As a result of its best start in four years, Marquette appeared in the AP Top 25 at No. 23 on November 27, 2001, its first AP ranking since January 19, 1998.

In conference play, Crean's squad won a program-record 12-straight on the way to a school-record 13 conference wins and a number two seed in the C-USA Tournament, the program's highest to-date. Regardless of what opponents threw at Marquette, they somehow found a way to win at home, including a game in which UAB recorded a Bradley Center record 19 steals on January 15th. A 19-point victory over DePaul on March 1st, wrapped up the Golden Eagles first undefeated home season - 16-0 - since 1995-96.

On February 19, MU achieved the school's highest national ranking since February 1979, when it reached No. 9 in the AP Top 25. The Golden Eagles spent a total of 12 weeks ranked nationally and concluded the year ranked No. 12 by the AP and No. 18 by ESPN/USA Today.

Marquette went one-and-done in the CUSA tournament, losing to Cincinnati, and one-and-done in the NCAAs, losing to Tulsa. They played ranked opponents five times, winning two and losing three.

Schedule and Results

Day Date Opponent Result Record
Tues. Nov. 6 EA Sports (exh.) W, 88-80
Mon. Nov. 12 Foreign Team Exhibition W, 103-57
Sat. Nov. 17 Loyola (IL) W, 80-70 1-0
Sun. Nov. 18 Chicago State W, 102-49 2-0
Wed. Nov. 21 vs TennesseeW, 85-74 3-0Great Alaska Shootout
Fri. Nov. 23 vs #20 IndianaW, 50-49 4-0Great Alaska Shootout
Sat. Nov. 24 vs GonzagaW, 72-63 5-0Great Alaska Shootout
Fri. Nov. 30 Texas SouthernW, 76-40 6-0Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic
Sat. Dec. 1 Sam Houston State W, 77-58 7-0Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic
Wed. Dec. 5 Dayton W, 73-51 8-0
Sat. Dec. 8 Fordham W, 79-55 9-0
Wed. Dec. 19 Arkansas-Pine Bluff W, 100-49 10-0
Sat. Dec. 22 at UW-Madison L, 86-73 10-1
Sat Dec. 29 at #25 Wake Forest L, 64-59 10-2
Wed. Jan. 2 Morris Brown W, 85-38 11-2U.S. Cellular Arena
Sat. Jan. 5 at UNC Charlotte* L, 76-68 11-3
Wed. Jan. 9 at Louisville* W, 75-71 12-3
Sat. Jan. 12 Saint Louis* W, 61-53 13-3
Tue. Jan. 15 UAB* W, 67-59 14-3
Sat. Jan. 19 at DePaul* W, 87-68 15-3
Wed. Jan. 23 Texas Christian* W, 83-72 16-3
Sat. Jan. 26 at Saint Louis* W, 55-38 17-3
Tue. Jan. 29 at Tulane* W, 68-66 18-3
Sat. Feb. 2 Cincinnati* W, 74-60 19-3
Wed. Feb. 6 East Carolina* W, 70-58 20-3
Sat. Feb. 9 at Southern Mississippi* W, 72-58 21-3
Sat. Feb. 16 Louisville* W, 75-63 22-3
Tue. Feb. 19 UNC Charlotte* W, 66-52 23-3
Fri. Feb. 22 at #4 Cincinnati* L, 63-62 23-4
Tue. Feb. 26 at East Carolina* L, 51-46 23-5
Fri. March 1 DePaulW, 72-53 24-5Conference USA Tournament (Cincinnati, OH)
Wed. March 7 LouisvilleW, 84-76 25-5Conference USA Tournament (Cincinnati, OH)
Fri. March 8 HoustonW, 85-73 26-5Conference USA Tournament (Cincinnati, OH)
Saturday March 9 CincinnatiL, 77-63 26-6Conference USA Tournament (Cincinnati, OH)
Thursday March 14 TulsaL, 71-69 26-7NCAA Tournament (Saint Louis, MO)

* Conference USA game

2001-2002 Season Statistics

name G GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS PPG
Dwyane Wade 32 32 935 223 458 .487 18 52 .346 107 155 .690 211 110 79 36 96 80 571 17.8
Cordell Henry 33 33 1081 181 396 .457 50 133 .376 88 106 .830 78 107 32 0 76 54 500 15.2
Travis Diener 33 3 781 77 179 .430 57 129 .442 51 67 .761 81 86 39 2 27 63 262 7.9
Oluoma Nnamaka 33 33 930 89 181 .492 9 29 .310 69 97 .711 142 44 30 16 35 85 256 7.8
Odartey Blankson 29 27 665 92 195 .472 10 41 .244 49 82 .598 179 22 25 9 59 73 243 8.4
Scott Merritt 33 20 661 65 142 .458 0 3 .000 65 89 .730 145 24 21 27 54 100 195 5.9
Jon Harris 33 12 675 62 111 .559 0 0 24 61 .393 120 21 24 8 35 64 148 4.5
David Diggs 30 0 287 29 69 .420 23 50 .460 13 17 .765 44 20 9 0 10 17 94 3.1
Terry Sanders 33 1 359 29 57 .509 1 4 .250 18 24 .750 64 14 10 9 33 46 77 2.3
Todd Townsend 19 4 146 14 32 .438 5 14 .357 6 10 .600 16 6 7 5 14 12 39 2.1
Ron Howard 10 0 51 6 10 .600 0 1 .000 4 8 .500 4 6 2 0 5 2 16 1.6
Kevin Menard 9 0 29 4 11 .364 0 0 4 4 1.00 3 2 1 1 2 3 12 1.3
TOTALS 33 - 6600 871 1841 .473 173 456 .379 498 720 .692 1087 462 279 113 446 599 2413 73.1

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