skip navigation

1998-99 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1998-99 Season

  • Head Coach:Clem Haskins  13th( season)
  • Overall Record: 17-11
  • Conference Record: 8-8
  • 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.

1998-99 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/15/1998 Exhibition
Ural Great
W 84-68
11/18/1998 Exhibition
Phillippine National
W 98-55
11/21/1998 Appalachian State W 81-67
11/24/1998 Seton Hall W 77-70
11/28/1998 Winthrop W 68-59
11/30/1998 Oregon W 72-61
12/04/1998 @ Fresno State W 77-65
12/12/1998 Eastern Michigan W 72-53
12/16/1998 Cincinnati L 61-62 OT
12/19/1998 @ Nebraska W 55-50
12/22/1998 Montana State W 78-64
12/29/1998 Sacramento State W 98-57
01/06/1999 Northwestern L 55-58
01/09/1999 Penn State W 75-60
01/13/1999 @ Michigan State L 55-71
01/16/1999 Iowa W 75-70
01/20/1999 Michigan W 76-70
01/23/1999 @ Ohio State L 60-89
01/26/1999 Indiana W 90-83 OT
01/30/1999 @ Wisconsin L 50-61
02/03/1999 Illinois W 75-63
02/06/1999 @ Michigan L 65-75
02/10/1999 @ Iowa L 73-76
02/13/1999 Michigan State L 82-84
02/17/1999 @ Penn State W 69-63
02/23/1999 @ Purdue L 43-54
02/25/1999 Purdue W 62-48
02/27/1999 @ Northwestern W 58-51
03/04/1999 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Illinois
L 64-67
03/11/1999 NCAA 1st Round
vs. Gonzaga
L 63-75

1998-99 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 15-1 33-5
Ohio State 12-4 27-9
Indiana 9-7 23-11
Wisconsin 9-7 22-10
Iowa 9-7 20-10
Minnesota 8-8 17-11
Purdue 7-9 21-13
Northwestern 6-10 15-14
Penn State 5-11 13-14
Michigan 5-11 12-19
Illinois 3-13 14-18

1998-99 Big Ten Tournament

First Round

#11 Illinois 67, #6 Minnesota 64
#10 Michigan 79, #7 Purdue 73 (OT)
#8 Northwestern 54, #9 Penn State 44

Quarterfinals

#1 Michigan State 61, #8 Northwestern 59
#4 Wisconsin 74, #5 Iowa 60
#2 Ohio State 87, #10 Michigan 69
#11 Illinois 82, #3 Indiana 66

Semifinals

#1 Michigan State 56, #4 Wisconsin 41
#11 Illinois 79, #2 Ohio State 77

Finals

#1 Michigan State 67, #11 Illinois 50

1998-99 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
54 Aune, John C/F Fr 6-10 260 Maple Grove, MN (Osseo)
40 Broxsie, Antoine C So 6-10 230 Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Technical)
12 Burleson, Kevin G Fr 6-3 170 Seattle, WA (O'Dea)
10 Clark, Kevin G Sr 6-2 180 Savannah, GA (Richmond Hill/Cowley County CC)
25 Halbert, Greg F Fr 6-8 200 White Bear Lake, MN
21 Keating, Ryan G Fr 5-11 175 Minnetonka, MN
20 Lewis, Quincy F Sr 6-7 215 Little Rock, AK (Parkview)
13 Nathaniel, Kevin G/F So 6-5 210 Camarillo, CA
11 Ohnstad, Mitch G So 6-2 175 Faribault, MN (Faribault/Cal Poly SLO)
50 Przybilla, Joel C Fr 7-1 240 Monticello, MN
45 Rychart, Dusty F Fr* 6-7 210 Grand Rapids, MN
51 Sanden, Kyle F/C So 6-11 265 Thief River Falls, MN (Lincoln)
23 Simmons, Terrance G So* 6-3 185 Haughton, LA (Haughton/Louisiana State)
4 Sinville, Nick F Fr 6-6 230 Shreveport, LA (Loyola Prep)
30 Stanford, Jason F Sr 6-7 200 Milwaukee, WI (Nicolet)
42 Tarver, Miles F Sr 6-8 225 Oakland, CA (St. Joseph's/Maine Central Prep)

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

1998-99 Final AP Poll

Team Record Pts
1. Duke (69) 32-1 1,749
2. Michigan State (1) 29-4 1,654
3. Connecticut 28-2 1,635
4. Auburn 27-3 1,469
5. Maryland 26-5 1,434
6. Utah 27-4 1,396
7. Stanford 25-6 1,316
8. Kentucky 25-8 1,165
9. St. John's (NY) 25-8 1,122
10. Miami (FL) 22-6 1,089
11. Cincinnati 26-5 1,082
12. Arizona 22-6 1,063
13. North Carolina 24-9 895
14. Ohio State 23-8 832
15. UCLA 22-8 801
16. College of Charleston 28-2 695
17. Arkansas 22-10 518
18. Wisconsin 22-9 464
19. Indiana 22-10 373
20. Texas 20-8 356
21. Iowa 18-9 282
22. Kansas 22-9 268
23. Florida 20-8 239
24. North Carolina-Charlotte 22-10 220
25. New Mexico 24-8 95

1998-99 Final USA Today Poll

Team
1. Connecticut
2. Duke
3. Michigan State
4. Ohio State
5. Kentucky
5. St. John's (NY)
7. Auburn
8. Maryland
9. Stanford
10. Utah
11. Cincinnati
12. Gonzaga
12. Miami (FL)
14. Temple
15. Iowa
16. Arizona
17. Florida
18. North Carolina
19. Oklahoma
20. Miami (OH)
21. UCLA
22. Purdue
23. Kansas
24. SW Missouri State
25. Arkansas

Final Four

Semifinals

Duke 68, Michigan State 62
Connecticut 64, Ohio State 58

Finals

Connecticut 77, Duke 74