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2002-03 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 2002-03 Season

  • Head Coach: Dan Monson (4th season)
  • Overall Record: 19-14
  • Conference Record: 8-8

2002-03 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
11/08/2002 Exhibition
Minnesota State-Mankato
W 96-74
11/17/2002 Exhibition
Team Nike
W 115-71
11/24/2002 North Carolina-Asheville W 87-81
11/30/2002 Georgia W 72-69
12/04/2002 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Georgia Tech
W 64-63
12/06/2002 Bethune-Cookman W 79-52
12/08/2002 @ Nebraska L 60-80
12/10/2002 Arkansas-Little Rock W 86-84 OT
12/13/2002 Fairleigh Dickinson W 104-66
12/22/2002 @ Oregon L 81-90
12/28/2002 Texas Tech L 89-99
01/01/2003 Oral Roberts W 85-80
01/04/2003 Sacred Heart W 79-46
01/07/2003 Illinois L 70-76
01/15/2003 @ Wisconsin L 50-66
01/18/2003 Michigan State W 77-69
01/22/2003 @ Michigan L 63-75
01/25/2003 Northwestern W 74-57
01/29/2003 @ Penn State W 76-75
02/01/2003 Michigan W 87-80
02/05/2003 @ Ohio State L 68-73
02/08/2003 Purdue W 90-68
02/12/2003 Iowa W 77-64
02/19/2003 @ Northwestern W 73-61
02/22/2003 Penn State W 77-62
02/26/2003 @ Michigan State L 61-71
03/02/2003 Wisconsin L 61-69
03/04/2003 @ Indiana L 70-74
03/09/2003 @ Illinois L 60-84
03/13/2003 Big Ten 1st Round
vs. Northwestern
L 64-76
03/19/2003 NIT 1st Round
@ St. Louis
W 62-52
03/24/2003 NIT 2nd Round
Hawaii
W 84-70
03/27/2003 NIT Quarterfinals
@ Temple
W 63-58 OT
04/01/2003 NIT Semifinals
vs. Georgetown
L 74-88
04/03/2003 NIT 3rd place
vs. Texas Tech
L 61-71

2002-03 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Wisconsin 12-4 24-8
Illinois 11-5 25-7
Michigan 10-6 17-13
Purdue 10-6 19-11
Michigan State 10-6 22-13
Minnesota 8-8 19-14
Indiana 8-8 21-13
Ohio State 7-9 17-15
Iowa 7-9 17-14
Northwestern 3-13 12-17
Penn State 2-14 7-21

2002-03 Big Ten Tournament

First Round

#8 Ohio State 66, #9 Iowa 64
#10 Northwestern 76, #7 Minnesota 64
#6 Indiana 77, #11 Penn State 49

Quarterfinals

#8 Ohio State 58, #1 Wisconsin 50
#5 Michigan State 54, #4 Purdue 42
#2 Illinois 94, #10 Northwestern 65
#6 Indiana 63, #3 Michigan 56

Semifinals

#8 Ohio State 55, #5 Michigan State 54
#2 Illinois 73, #6 Indiana 72

Finals

#2 Illinois 72, #8 Ohio State 59

2002-03 Gopher Basketball Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown (Last School)
54 Arie, Roye F Fr 6-9 270 Ramat Hasharon, Israel (Rotberg)
41 Bauer, Michael F Jr* 6-8 220 Hastings, MN (Hastings HS)
24 Bolden, Tyree F Jr 6-5 186 Milwaukee, WI (Juneau HS)
12 Burleson, Kevin G Sr* 6-3 185 Seattle, WA (O'Dea)
35 Chall, Randy F Jr 6-5 215 Forest Lake, MN (Forest Lake HS)
31 Esselink, Steve F Jr* 6-6 195 Hills, MN (Hills-Beaver Creek/Augustana)
21 Gaines, Stan F Fr 6-7 230 Chicago, IL (Providence St. Mel HS)
42 Hagen, Jeff C So* 6-11 265 Minnetonka, MN (Minnetonka HS)
11 Hargrow, Maurice G So 6-4 193 St. Paul, MN (Highland Park)
5 Hokenson, Wade G Jr 5-9 170 Watertown, MN (Watertown-Mayer HS)
40 Holman, Jerry F/C Sr 6-10 225 St. Paul, MN (Humboldt/Minneapolis C&T)
22 Johnson, Ben G Jr* 6-3 185 Minneapolis, MN (DeLaSalle HS)
15 Kane, Aliou C Fr 6-9 230 Dallas, TX (Blue Ridge HS)
34 Lawson, Brent G So* 6-4 200 Maple Grove, MN (Maple Grove HS)
1 Rickert, Rick F So 6-11 216 Duluth, MN (East)
3 Robinson, Aaron G So 5-10 165 Rockford, IL (Guilford HS)
55 Smriga, Matt F So* 6-8 255 Apple Valley, MN (Apple Valley/Kent State)

* Indicates a player who has used a redshirt season

2002-03 Final AP Poll

Team Record Pts
1. Kentucky (70) 29-3 1,774
2. Arizona (1) 25-3 1,686
3. Oklahoma 24-6 1,589
4. Pittsburgh 26-4 1,539
5. Texas 22-6 1,498
6. Kansas 25-7 1,450
7. Duke 24-6 1,224
8. Wake Forest 24-5 1,160
9. Marquette 23-5 1,147
10. Florida 24-7 1,141
11. Illinois 24-6 1,101
12. Xavier (OH) 25-5 1,006
13. Syracuse 24-5 968
14. Louisville 24-6 826
15. Creighton 29-4 605
16. Dayton 24-5 584
17. Maryland 19-9 580
18. Stanford 23-8 539
19. Memphis 23-6 468
20. Mississippi State 21-9 372
21. Wisconsin 22-7 369
22. Notre Dame 22-9 313
23. Connecticut 21-9 225
24. Missouri 21-10 199
25. Georgia 19-8 141

2005-06 Final USA Today Poll

Team
1. Syracuse
2. Kansas
3. Texas
4. Kentucky
5. Arizona
6. Marquette
7. Oklahoma
8. Pittsburgh
9. Duke
10. Maryland
11. Connecticut
12. Wake Forest
13. Illinois
13. Wisconsin
15. Notre Dame
16. Florida
17. Xavier (OH)
18. Michigan State
19. Louisville
20. Stanford
21. Butler
22. Missouri
23. Creighton
24. Oklahoma State
25. Dayton

Final Four

Semifinals

Syracuse 95, Texas 84
Kansas 94, Marquette 61

Finals

Syracuse 81, Kansas 78