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2000-01 Season

Overall Record: 15-14
CUSA Record: 9-7
Final RPI: 113

Most preseason polls and publications had Marquette picked no higher than fifth in Conference USA's American Division for the 2000-01 season. As was the case for the previous season, Tom Crean and his club exceeded expectations and recorded their second consecutive 15-14 season.

In contention until the regular season's final day for a top seed at the conference tournament, MU defeated DePaul, Saint Louis and Cincinnati twice, on its way to a 9-7 finish in C-USA, its best since 1997. Marquette's two victories over Cincinnati represented the first time a league member had registered a regular-season sweep of the Bearcats. Marquette played just two contests against ranked opponents this year, losing both games.

Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time/Result Record
Thursday Nov. 2California East All-Stars (exh.) W, 84-76
Thursday Nov. 9Foreign Team Exhibition W, 85-57
Tuesday Nov. 14South AlabamaL, 54-67 0-1Preseason NIT
Monday Nov. 20MassachusettsW, 68-64 1-1
Friday Dec. 1CentenaryW, 66-47 2-1Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic
Saturday Dec. 2Cal State-Northridge W, 69-66 3-1Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic
Thursday Dec. 7MinnesotaL, 61-59 3-2U.S. Cellular Arena
Saturday Dec. 9Arkansas-Little Rock W, 48-46 4-2
Saturday Dec. 16at Xavier (OH) L, 75-59 4-3
Wednesday Dec. 20Western Carolina W, 78-66 5-3
Saturday Dec. 23#16 UW-Madison L, 52-47 5-4
Saturday Dec. 30at Dayton L, 61-60 5-5
Saturday Jan. 6at DePaulW, 69-49 6-5(1-0)
Wednesday Jan. 10CincinnatiW, 47-44 7-5 (2-0)
Saturday Jan. 13at #9 North Carolina L, 84-54 7-6
Wednesday Jan. 17South FloridaW, 72-68 8-6 (3-0)
Saturday Jan. 20UNC CharlotteL, 74-71 8-7 (3-1)
Wednesday Jan. 24at Saint Louis W, 73-64 9-7 (4-1)
Saturday Jan. 27TulaneW, 82-57 10-7 (5-1)Marquette set a school record for three point field goal percentage (67.4%) (19th in NCAA History)
Tuesday Jan. 30Southern Mississippi L, 78-65 10-8 (5-2)
Saturday Feb. 2at Memphis State W, 71-65 11-8 (6-2)
Thursday Feb. 8at Louisville L, 75-65 11-9 (6-3)
Sunday Feb. 11Saint Louis W, 75-69 12-9 (7-3)
Wednesday Feb. 14at UABL, 72-66 12-10 (7-4)
Sunday Feb. 18at Cincinnati W, 66-63 13-10 (8-4)
Thursday Feb. 22DePaulW, 82-64 14-10 (9-4)
Saturday Feb. 24LouisvilleL, 77-74 (3 OT) 14-11 (9-5)
Wednesday Feb. 28at HoustonL, 66-64 14-12 (9-6)
Saturday March 3at UNC Charlotte L, 85-62 14-13 (9-7)
Wednesday March 7TulaneW, 72-67 15-13 (9-7)Conference USA Tournament (Louisville, KY)
Thursday March 8Memphis StateL, 71-64 15-14 (9-7)Conference USA Tournament (Louisville, KY)

Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/High School
12 Brian Barone G 6-0 160 Sr. College Station, Texas/Consolidated
2 Odartey Blankson G/F 6-7 205 Fr. Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest
55 Greg Clausen C 6-11 260 Sr. Dixon, Ill./Dixon
33 David Diggs G 6-4 215 Jr. Dayton, Ohio/Northmont
34 Jon Harris F 6-7 225 Jr. Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville
4 Cordell Henry G 5-10 160 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
5 Scott Merritt F 6-10 240 Fr. Wauwatosa, Wis./East
35 John Mueller C 6-10 240 Sr. Cedarburg, Wis./Marquette
43 Oluoma Nnamaka F 6-7 218 Jr. Uppsala, Sweden/Sallen Basket
40 Terry Sanders F 6-7 215 Fr. Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent/Hargrave Academy
25 Dwyane Wade G 6-4 200 Fr. Oaklawn, Ill./Richards
22 Brian Wardle G 6-5 205 Sr. Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central

Coaches

Head coach: Tom Crean
Assistant coaches: Dwayne Stephens, Darrin Horn, Tod Kowalczyk
Special Assistant: Eddie Nunez

2000-2001 Season Statistics

name G GS MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM3PA3P%FTMFTA FT% REBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTSPPG
Brian Wardle 29 29 1025 175 433 .404 65 170 .382 129 154 .838 106 58 17 2 68 77 544 18.8
Cordell Henry 29 29 988 134 305 .439 30 95 .316 76 105 .724 95 128 37 1 72 73 374 12.9
Oluoma Nnamaka 29 28 850 92 212 .434 11 40 .275 101 129 .783 152 37 14 6 51 72 296 10.2
Odartey Blankson 29 28 725 66 168 .393 16 45 .356 30 54 .556 160 11 27 7 38 67 178 6.1
Scott Merritt 29 0 526 61 142 .430 3 10 .300 48 67 .716 104 22 11 25 31 62 173 6.0
Jon Harris 29 3 604 50 86 .581 0 0 28 63 .444 120 22 10 3 37 76 128 4.4
Brian Barone 29 0 517 24 70 .343 12 42 .286 22 31 .710 57 43 14 7 41 49 82 2.8
John Mueller 29 28 368 25 55 .455 0 0 10 15 .667 56 3 7 12 16 54 60 2.1
Terry Sanders 15 0 111 10 16 .625 1 1 1.00 10 17 .588 20 4 5 4 12 8 31 2.1
Greg Clausen 26 0 156 11 18 .611 0 0 4 7 .571 33 3 0 0 11 37 26 1.0
David Diggs 14 0 47 3 10 .300 2 5 .400 1 2 .500 8 2 2 0 4 2 9 0.6
Pat Duffy 8 0 8 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 1 2 .500 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.1
TOTALS 29 - 5925 651 1516 .429 140 409 .342 460 646 .712 912 325 144 67 382 577 1902 65.6

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