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1998-99 Season

Coach: Mike Deane
Record: 14-15
Final RPI: 129
Captains: Mike Bargen, Jarrod Lovette
Leading Scorer: Brian Wardle - 12.3ppg
Leading Rebounder: Mike Bargen- 5.4 rpg

Mike Deane's team played four ranked opponents during the 1998-99 season, winning just one of those contests. The team finished with a losing record and failed to make either the NIT or NCAA tournaments. Although widely considered to be a very good game coach, with the bulk of Kevin O'Neill's recruits gone, Deane's recruiting deficiencies became apparent. Deane commented publicly that a school like Marquette should be happy to make occasional post-season appearances. Marquette didn't agree and showed Deane the door.

Schedule

DATE OPPONENT RESULT RECORD NOTES
11/14/1998 at Boston College W 70-49 1-0
11/16/1998 Morgan State W 85-51 2-0
11/19/1998 #13 Oklahoma StateL 54-57 2-1Voicestream Wireless Challenge (Honolulu, HI)
11/20/1998 Nicholls StateW 51-48 3-1 Voicestream Wireless Challenge (Honolulu, HI)
11/28/1998 at DaytonL 49-81 3-2
12/1/1998 Northeastern W 82-66 4-2 Milwaukee Arena
12/4/1998 Cornell W 68-51 5-2 Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic
12/5/1998 TulsaL 51-67 5-3 Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic
12/8/1998 UW-Milwaukee W 77-56 6-3 UW-Milwaukee's Chad Angeli set Bradley Center records for free throws attempted (18) and a Bradley Center opponent record for free throws made (15)
12/13/1998 South Florida L 63-75 6-4 (0-1)
12/19/1998 BaylorW 74-64 7-4
12/23/1998 #20 UW-Madison L 45-61 7-5
12/31/1998 Illinois Chicago W 61-58 8-5
1/4/1999 at #3 Cincinnati L 56-75 8-6 (0-2)
1/6/1999 at UABL 66-73 (OT) 8-7 (0-3)
1/9/1999 at DePaulL 60-75 8-8 (0-4)
1/13/1999 LouisvilleL 63-78 8-9 (0-5)
1/16/1999 Saint LouisW 60-51 9-9 (1-5)
1/21/1999 at UNC Charlotte L 61-67 9-10 (1-6)
1/24/1999 DePaul W 62-46 10-10 (2-6)
1/28/1999 TulaneW 65-59 11-10 (3-6)
1/30/1999 at Saint Louis L 46-48 (OT) 11-11 (3-7)
2/6/1999 at LouisvilleL 77-81 11-12 (3-8)
2/10/1999 #4 Cincinnati W 62-58 12-12 (4-8)
2/13/1999 UNC Charlotte W 69-59 13-12 (5-8) Brian Wardle tied Marquette & Bradley Center records for free throw percentage (100%) and set Marquette & Bradley Center records for consecutive free throws made in a game (16)
2/21/1999 at Memphis State L 79-81 13-13 (5-9)
2/24/1999 Southern Mississippi L 50-59 13-14 (5-10)
2/27/1999 at HoustonW 65-62 14-14 (6-10)
3/3/1999 Saint LouisL 52-59 14-15 Conference USA Championship (Birmingham, AL)

Roster

# Name Position Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High School
21 Mike Bargen Guard/Forward 6-7 215 Sr. Lincoln, NE East
55 Greg Clausen Center 6-11 265 So. Dixon, IL Dixon
4 John Cliff Guard 6-2 210 Jr. Decatur, IL MacArthur
33 David Diggs Guard 6-4 203 Fr. Dayton, OH Northmont
13 Pat Duffy Guard 6-0 170 Fr. Brookfield, WI Wauwatosa East
34 Jon Harris Forward 6-7 213 Fr. Edwardsville, Il Edwardsville
10 Cordell Henry Guard 5-9 160 Fr. Chicago, IL Whitney Young
45 Jarrod Lovette Center 6-10 250 Sr. Blair, WI Blair-Taylor
32 Bart Miller Guard/Forward 6-5 205 Jr. Brandenburg, KY Meade County
35 John Mueller Center 6-11 232 So. Cedarburg, WI Marquette
43 Oluoma Nnamaka Forward 6-7 213 Fr. Uppsala, Sweden Sallen Basket
42 John Polonowski Forward 6-8 235 Jr. Rockford, MI Rockford
22 Brian Wardle Guard 6-5 212 So. Clarendon Hills, IL Hinsdale Central

Coaching Staff

Name Position Yr.
Mike Deane Head Coach 5th
Dan Theiss Associate Head Coach 10th
Rob Jeter Assistant Coach 1st
Brian Bidlingmyer Assistant Coach 2nd
Sean Rivers Administrative Assistant 3rd
David Leigh Athletic Trainer 15th

Statistics

Player GP-GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS PPG
Brian Wardle 28-25 829 118 311 .379 36 101 .356 73 88 .830 41 51 92 47 25 10 75 64 345 12.3
Mike Bargen 29-29 907 112 269 .416 42 113 .372 46 73 .630 49 109 158 68 36 37 73 80 312 10.8
John Cliff 28- 6 664 90 236 .381 55 143 .385 32 42 .762 25 79 104 27 31 1 45 46 267 9.5
Cordell Henry 29-20 836 66 199 .332 27 84 .321 50 65 .769 6 70 76 93 29 1 74 48 209 7.2
Oluoma Nnamaka 25-19 597 57 134 .425 7 24 .292 47 80 .588 65 58 123 25 25 15 38 58 168 6.7
Jarrod Lovette 11-10 302 39 84 .464 4 9 .444 33 43 .767 28 42 70 19 8 2 19 14 115 10.5
Greg Clausen 29-12 409 38 84 .452 0 0 โ€“ 24 46 .522 47 54 101 7 11 9 35 70 100 3.4
David Diggs 23- 1 191 31 68 .456 15 33 .455 15 27 .556 3 14 17 6 5 0 9 15 92 4.0
John Polonowski 22- 6 189 30 70 .429 2 4 .500 3 5 .600 14 21 35 3 7 8 22 15 65 3.0
Jon Harris 28- 6 304 22 58 .379 0 5 .000 14 24 .583 29 37 66 11 6 3 16 25 58 2.1
John Mueller 28- 6 346 15 47 .319 0 0 โ€“ 24 46 .522 33 56 89 4 11 18 19 49 54 1.9
Bart Miller 29- 5 239 12 26 .462 0 0 โ€“ 9 20 .450 3 38 41 28 10 3 33 30 33 1.1
Pat Duffy 12- 0 37 1 6 .167 0 3 .000 3 .750 1 3 4 2 0 0 5 1 5 0.4
TOTALS 29 5850 631 1592 .396 188 519 .362 373 563 .663 344 632 1081 341 205 107 471 515 1823 62.9

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