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1997-98 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1997-98 Season

  • Head Coach: Clem Haskins (12th season)
  • Overall Record: 20-15
  • Conference Record: 6-10
  • The BCA Classic took place at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Notes: According to the NCAA, our official record for all years from the 1993-1994 season through the 1998-1999 season is 0-0 due to a widespread academic scandal. This also wipes out all post-season appearances during those years, including our 1997 Final Four appearance and our 1998 NIT title. We have left the game scores and Big Ten standings as they were at the time, but officially speaking, it's as though we didn't even have a team those years.

1997-98 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/08/1997 Exhibition
Yugoslavia-Mornar
W 90-48
11/11/1997 Exhibition
Venezuelan Nationals
W 126-72
11/14/1997 BCA Classic
vs. Villanova
W 68-55
11/17/1997 Chase NIT
Utah State
L 64-75
11/22/1997 Alabama L 63-64
12/01/1997 Campbell W 67-57
12/03/1997 Eastern Michigan W 65-58
12/05/1997 Western Carolina W 63-46
12/13/1997 Nebraska L 66-70
12/17/1997 @ Cincinnati L 71-81
12/20/1997 Fresno State W 92-72
12/22/1997 Sacramento State W 100-56
12/28/1997 Florida Atlantic W 95-45
01/02/1998 Purdue L 79-83
01/07/1998 @ Northwestern L 59-66
01/10/1998 @ Penn State L 68-75
01/14/1998 Michigan State L 60-74
01/18/1998 Iowa L 69-82
01/20/1998 @ Michigan L 57-65
01/24/1998 Ohio State W 76-53
01/27/1998 Wisconsin W 58-48
01/31/1998 @ Indiana L 82-95
02/04/1998 @ Illinois L 56-68
02/07/1998 Michigan W 88-78
02/12/1998 @ Iowa W 73-71
02/14/1998 @ Michigan State L 59-71
02/18/1998 Penn State W 82-77
02/25/1998 @ Purdue L 83-87
02/28/1998 Northwestern W 59-54
03/05/1998 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Northwestern
W 64-56
03/06/1998 Big Ten Quarterfinals
vs. Michigan State
W 76-73
03/07/1998 Big Ten Semifinals
vs. Michigan
L 69-85
03/11/1998 NIT 1st Round
Colorado State
W 77-65
03/16/1998 NIT 2nd Round
Alabama-Birmingham
W 79-66
03/18/1998 NIT Quarterfinals
Marquette
W 73-71
03/24/1998 NIT Semifinals
vs. Fresno State
W 91-89 OT
03/26/1998 NIT Finals
vs. Penn State
W 79-72

1997-98 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 13-3 22-8
Illinois 13-3 23-10
Purdue 12-4 28-8
Michigan 11-5 25-9
Iowa 9-7 20-11
Indiana 9-7 20-12
Penn State 8-8 19-13
Minnesota 6-10 20-15
Northwestern 3-13 10-17
Wisconsin 3-13 12-19
Ohio State 1-15 8-22

1997-98 Big Ten Tournament

First Round

#8 Minnesota 64, #9 Northwestern 56
#10 Wisconsin 52, #7 Penn State 51
#6 Indiana 78, #11 Ohio State 71

Quarterfinals

#8 Minnesota 76, #1 Michigan State 73
#4 Michigan 77, #5 Iowa 66
#2 Illinois 66, #10 Wisconsin 61
#3 Purdue 76, #6 Indiana 71

Semifinals

#4 Michigan 85, #8 Minnesota 69
#3 Purdue 68, #2 Illinois 47

Finals

#4 Michigan 76, #3 Purdue 67

1997-98 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
3 Archambault, Russ G So 6-1 185 Fort Yates, ND (Sartell, MN)
40 Broxsie, Antoine C/F Fr 6-10 220 Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Technical)
10 Clark, Kevin G Jr 6-2 180 Savannah, GA (Richmond Hill/Cowley County CC)
33 Harris, Eric G Sr 6-3 195 New York, NY (St. Raymond's)
5 Jacobson, Sam G/F Sr 6-6 210 Cottage Grove, MN (Park)
20 Lewis, Quincy G/F Jr 6-7 215 Little Rock, AK (Parkview)
13 Nathaniel, Kevin G/F Fr 6-5 210 Camarillo, CA
34 Ohnstad, Mitch G So 6-2 175 Faribault, MN (Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo)
45 Rychart, Dusty F Fr 6-7 210 Grand Rapids, MN
51 Sanden, Kyle C Fr 6-11 260 Thief River Falls, MN (Lincoln)
22 Schoenrock, Rob F Sr 6-8 225 Hinckley, MN (Hinckley/Hibbing CC)
23 Simmons, Terrance G So 6-3 185 Haughton, LA (Haughton/Louisiana State)
30 Stanford, Jason F Jr 6-6 195 Milwaukee, WI (Nicolet)
31 Stanford, Jermaine F Jr 6-6 195 Milwaukee, WI (Nicolet)
42 Tarver, Miles F Jr 6-8 230 Oakland, CA (St. Joseph's/Maine Central Prep)

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

1997-98 Final AP Poll

Team Record Pts
1. North Carolina (55) 30-3 1,734
2. Kansas (13) 34-3 1,652
3. Duke 29-3 1,601
4. Arizona (2) 27-4 1,580
5. Kentucky 29-4 1,429
6. Connecticut 29-4 1,429
7. Utah 25-3 1,216
8. Princeton 26-1 1,194
9. Cincinnati 26-5 1,129
10. Stanford 26-4 1,114
11. Purdue 26-7 1,005
12. Michigan 24-8 961
13. Mississippi 22-6 880
14. South Carolina 23-7 859
15. Texas Christian 27-5 784
16. Michigan State 20-7 717
17. Arkansas 23-8 487
18. New Mexico 23-7 474
19. UCLA 22-8 464
20. Maryland 19-10 417
21. Syracuse 24-8 377
22. Illinois 22-9 366
23. Xavier (OH) 22-7 275
24. Temple 21-8 124
25. Murray State 29-3 71

1997-98 Final USA Today Poll

Team
1. Kentucky
2. Utah
3. North Carolina
4. Stanford
5. Duke
6. Arizona
7. Connecticut
8. Kansas
9. Purdue
10. Michigan State
11. Rhode Island
12. UCLA
13. Syracuse
14. Cincinnati
15. Maryland
16. Princeton
17. Michigan
18. West Virginia
19. South Carolina
20. Mississippi
21. New Mexico
22. Arkansas
23. Valparaiso
24. Washington
25. Texas Christian

Final Four

Semifinals

Utah 65, North Carolina 59
Kentucky 86, Stanford 85

Finals

Kentucky 78, Utah 69